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Posted By Sport & Health on Jul 24, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Having the right shoe for the right exercise is a critical element of training but one often overlooked. Consider some tips for getting the best fitness shoe for your favorite workout.

Shoes for Running

Runners need shoes that protect the forefoot like the balls of the feet. It’s the part of the foot that absorbs most of the punch as you land. When shopping running shoes consider the Saucony Triumph ISO 5, which focuses on the upper foot. 

Shoes for Weightlifting

To be clear, you can wear your running shoes to the gym in a pinch. The best choice though is to pick a shoe specific to the task. If today is your day on the free weights or kettlebells then look for a shoe that is lower to the ground to help stabilize your body. Something like the New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer is a fair choice. 

Spin Class/Cycling

You only need to keep one thing in mind when looking for biking shoes — the sole. You want something with a stiff sole to maximize your output. You also want to avoid ties that will get caught right and lead to injury.

Shimano SH-RP200 has all the right stuff for a spin workout or bike ride on the road or trail. The sole is firm enough that you are not fighting it with every push. The shoe relies on velcro closures for safe biking. 

Crossfit/Interval Training

For Crossfit or interval training, look for a shoe with a flat sole and no cushioning. This shoe should feel like an extension of your barefoot, so the natural strength of the foot and arch power though. Focus on a brand-specific to interval training like STR/KE MVMNT Interval

The All-Purpose Shoe

If you are the athlete that runs in the morning and plays tennis or hits the gym after the day is done, then you might need one shoe that can do it all. Don’t go with a traditional running or crosstraining shoe, look for an all-purpose brand like Nike Metcon 2. It has a little bit of everything for the multipurpose athlete. 

For more information, contact any of the sport&health's qualified fitness professionals.

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