Top 10 Best Workout Shoes

What shoes you wear when working out is very important that can give yo advantage.

1.Best For Weight Lifting  Nike Metcon 4

The Nike Metcon is always a top contender in the gym space — the fourth iteration of this sneaker is pretty darn close to the perfect weightlifting shoe. If CrossFit is your workout of choice, or you like to hit the gym and only lift weights, this is the shoe for you. The grip is tough and will help you crush sled pushes and pulls without slipping. There’s not much cushioning between your feet and the ground, so there’s more of a stable launch point for tuck jumps and power cleans — and the sneakers are a breeze to tighten with an added sixth lace loop option.

2.Reebok Crossfit Nano 8.0 Cross Trainer

They are finally here. New for 2019 the much anticipated Nano 8.0s do not disappoint.

Forget the flaws of the 7.0, the 8.0 addresses those issues, even though they look similar they are quite different.

The 8.0 is constructed with a heel bootie and sock liner, making the upper flexible and well padded and super comfortable. The heel counter is not as hard as it was on the 7.0. and the midsole is the dual density midsole like every generation previous (except the 7.0).

There is a lot to love here with the 8.0


  • Thicker insole than the 7.0.
  • Flexible, softer sole, padded tongue.
  • One of the wider Nano models, best workout shoes for wide feet.
  • Thinner laces than other models.


  • Does not climb ropes as well as the 7.0, likely due to the softness of the sole.

3.Nike Zoom Train Command

If the high-intensity training-ready Nike Metcon isn’t your cup of tea, consider the brand’s Zoom Train Command. Perfect for cardio workouts, this model offers a bit more cushioning than the Metcon thanks to its Zoom Air-equipped heel.

4.For running Hoka One One Women’s Cavu

“When I was training for an Ironman (after coming back from knee surgery), a friend who had done the race a year before recommended I check out Hokas. The sort of clown-looking shoes? I thought. But after going to the gym and doing a five-mile run in them, I was hooked. They look big and bulky to put on, but feel amazingly light when running. The toe box is just a touch wider than a standard running shoe, which gives a noticeably more comfortable and relaxed fit without feeling like your foot is sliding or shifting around. And thanks to the ample amount of cushioning packed into the outsole, I have far less aches and pains in my knee compared to other sneakers when running long distances.” — Jen Ator, 31, fitness director atWomen’s Health magazine, running on treadmills and outdoors

5.Adidas AlphaBounce Beyond
The cushioning on these sneakers is what sets them apart from the others on the list. They’re comfortable enough to handle miles on the treadmill and are most similar to the Reebok Flexweave Fast in that you can do a variety of activities in them. The grippy Continental rubber outsole means they’ll work just as well in the grass as they will on the mats at the gym. We highly recommend these for classes like Barry’s, as well as for your day-to-day gym trips.
6.Jordan Nike Men's Trainer Pro Training Shoe

The Nike Jordan Pro Trainer is an attractive trainer reminiscent of the Air Jordan 11 with the weave lace.

The shoe has a full neoprene bootie and elastic straps at the midsole that lock in the foot.


  • Full neoprene bootie.
  • Flex grooves at midsole for mobility.
  • Rubber outsole with traction pods.


  • No heel clip or cup for stabilization. Good for running, not lifting.

7.Under Armour Tribase Reign

Complete with a tough ripstop material and sturdy mesh, this shoe is lightweight yet durable. Plus, it features a rubber build under the toe box to give you added grip on the ground where you need it most.

8.For cross-training

Asics Gel-Flux 4

“I’ve had this same pair for years. Many times when they’ve felt snug (like during pregnancies), I’ll go to the store and get a non-Asics pair, but they never support my toes, so I go back to these. I do hikes, walk on an incline, run, strength train, and kickbox with them, which requires good heel and ankle support for all that twisting and turning.” — Maaria Mozaffar, 40, civil-rights attorney, hiking outdoors, treadmill workouts, strength training, kickboxing

9.Nike Tech Trainer Russell Wilson

Designed with soccer and football players in mind, the Nike Tech Trainer Wilson is finished with a soft and stylish textile upper and webbed lace loops to keep feet secure.

10.The best post-injury running shoe Saucony Triumph ISO 4

I wrote about these here before, but I have to give the Triumphs another mention since I currently run in these most days, and I credit them with getting me back to a regular routine after a nagging hamstring strain. I usually prefer more minimal shoes, but my old favorites weren’t doing my aching body any favors when I was injured, so I switched to the Triumphs, which are somehow both lightweight and generously cushioned. My hamstring is thankfully feeling better, but I’ve been sticking with the Triumph just because it’s a well-constructed shoe that feels great on the foot.


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