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The 7 Best Training Shoes for the Gym

Now that FN has brought you up to speed on the best weightlifting shoes, today we’re looking at a broader range of training shoes equipped for a variety of tasks in the gym.

No matter what your workout of choice is, these are the shoes you ought to consider when it comes time to invest in a new pair of trainers.

Nike Zoom Train Complete
The Nike Zoom Train Complete is equipped with visible Zoom Air cushioning in the heel for responsiveness during landings, while a dual-density foam midsole delivers stability suitable for heavy lifting.
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Nike Zoom Train Complete, $84.97; nike.com

Puma Ignite Limitless
With a look reminiscent of Rihanna’s popular Fenty Trainers, the Puma Ignite Limitless features a supportive midfoot cage and Ignite foam midsole.
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Puma Ignite Limitless, $120; puma.com

Reebok JJ I
The J.J. Watt-endorsed Reebok JJ I is reinforced with support pillars in its midsole to prevent the foam cushioning from bottoming out, allowing it to withstand heavy weight with ease.
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Reebok JJ I, $99.99; reebok.com

Air Jordan Trainer 1 Low
While many people associate Air Jordans with basketball shoes, the brand’s trainer offerings are also worth considering if you’re looking for a pair that is as stylish as it is functional.
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Air Jordan 1 Trainer Low, $125; nike.com

Adidas CrazyTrain Bounce
The Adidas CrazyTrain Bounce is cushioned with the brand’s Bounce midsole, which is firmer than Boost but still provides long-lasting comfort.
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Adidas CrazyTrain Bounce, $90; adidas.com

Nike Free Train Versatility
If flexibility is what you’re after, the Nike Free Train Versatility has a natural motion midsole and stretchy upper for an unrestrained feel without sacrificing support.
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Nike Free Train Versatility, $90; nike.com

Reebok CrossFit Nano 7
Reebok’s latest CrossFit Nano is worn by some of the sport’s top athletes, so you know it’ll be able to handle whatever WODs come its way.
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Reebok CrossFit Nano 7, $130; finishline.com

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