6 Trainers To Fulfill Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

New Balance Minimus 20v5 Trainer
New Balance Minimus 20v5 Trainer.
Courtesy of New Balance

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit in 2016, there are plenty of brands with training footwear that can help you with that. The athletic industry’s leading brands have shoes on retail shelves now ready to be put on your feet for your first workout of the new year.

Footwear News has compiled a list of the six trainers available to buy now that will help you get in shape in the new year.

Nike Jordan Flight Flex Trainer 2

Jordan Brand isn’t all about retro Michael Jordan signature-shoe releases. Some of the brand’s silhouettes are in the training category, including the Nike Jordan Flight Flex Trainer 2, which retails for $110. The shoe features Hyperfuse construction, a flexible midsole, EVA foam lining the footbed for a soft feel and a midfoot strap for support.

Nike Jordan Flight Flex Trainer 2 Nike Jordan Flight Flex Trainer 2. Courtesy of Nike

Under Armour UA SpeedForm Phenom

If your preference is a mid-cut shoe, the UA SpeedForm Phenom from Under Armour may be the training sneaker for you. The shoe, which retails for $110, features the brand’s ArmourVent mesh upper for breathability, full-length MicroG foam for better-cushioned landings and an aggressive traction outsole.

Under Armour UA SpeedForm Phenom Under Armour UA SpeedForm Phenom. Courtesy of Under Armour

New Balance Minimus 20v5 Trainer

The Boston-based athletic brand’s latest cross-training shoe features a Vibram outsole, a 4 mm drop, a burrito tongue to keep your foot in place and an upper with no-sew overlays for durability. The shoe has a retail price of $100.

New Balance Minimus 20v5 Trainer New Balance Minimus 20v5 Trainer. Courtesy of New Balance

Asics Met-Conviction

Asics just isn’t a brand runners love — it’s a brand for anyone looking to stay active and fit. The Met-Conviction is one of the brand’s cross-training shoes on shelves now, featuring its proprietary SpEVA cushioning, a 3 mm drop and a non-scuffing rubberized outsole and toe cap. The shoe has a retail price tag of $110.


Asics Met-Conviction Asics Met-Conviction. Courtesy of Asics

Reebok Nano 5.0 CrossFit

For the avid CrossFitter (or anyone interested in a solid, all-around functional-fitness shoe), Reebok’s Nano 5.0 CrossFit is spot-on. The shoe features a DuPont Kevlar-infused mesh upper, a polyurethane NanoShell for defense against midsole abrasion and RopePro carbon rubber to protect the foot against the toughest of CrossFit moves. It retails for $130.

Reebok Nano 5.0 CrossFit Reebok Nano 5.0 CrossFit. Courtesy of Finish Line

Nike Metcon 1

Nike’s high-intensity training shoe is the Metcon 1, which boasts the brand’s Flywire cables around the arch for support and adaptive-fit flex grooves on the sole so the foot moves naturally, a perforated upper for breathability, and sticky rubber in the forefoot for traction. The shoe retails for $130.

Nike Metcon 1 Nike Metcon 1. Courtesy of Nike

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