The 7 Best Training Shoes for the Gym

If you’re a gym rat, a solid cross-training sneaker is a must. And if you’re looking for a new pair, you’re in luck, as the market’s top brands have several styles out now to choose from. Below, shop options from Nike, Adidas, Puma and others that could be in your gym bag today.

Nike Metcon Flyknit 3

This versatile look boasts a breathable Flyknit upper, a stretch-woven sleeve for a sock-like fit and firm rubber in the heel for stability.

Nike Metcon Flyknit 3
Nike Metcon Flyknit 3
CREDIT: Nike

Reebok Speed TR Flexweave

Built to tackle any workout, this shoe from Reebok is executed with a soft and responsive EVA midsole, the brand’s Duracage heel clip for stability and a grippy traction pattern on the outsole.

Reebok Speed TR Flexweave
Reebok Speed TR Flexweave
CREDIT: Reebok

Jordan Delta Speed TR

Jordan Brand isn’t only good for basketball sneakers. This shoe from the label features a stretch midfoot strap and rubber side rail for stability, a responsive midsole and an outsole with multidirectional traction.

Jordan Delta Speed TR
Jordan Delta Speed TR
CREDIT: Jordan Brand

Adidas Pure Boost Trainer

The Three Stripes puts its acclaimed energy-returning Boost cushioning into this training sneaker and also gives it a breathable knit upper and an ankle strap for support.

Adidas Pure Boost Trainer
Adidas Pure Boost Trainer
CREDIT: Adidas

Puma Mantra Fusefit Unrest

The look boasts the brand’s Fusefit knit lightweight upper that is also made to provide a sock-like feel, an outsole designed to withstand 360-degree movement and an asymmetrical collar to make them easy to remove and put on.

Puma Mantra Fusefit Unrest 
Puma Mantra Fusefit Unrest
CREDIT: Puma

New Balance Minimus 20v7

The Boston-based brand delivers the Minimus 20v7 with a knit upper featuring nylon-infused yarn for protection and lateral support and a Vibram outsole for traction.

New Balance Minimus 20v7
New Balance Minimus 20v7
CREDIT: New Balance

Asics Conviction X 2

Made specifically for high intensity workouts, Asics equipped this style with a firm and flat heel for stability and seamless construction to reduce friction. 

Asics Conviction X 2
Asics Conviction X 2
CREDIT: Asics

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