FN previously broke down the best training shoes for the gym, and now, we’re back with an even fresher selection of top styles you can pick up today.
Whether you’re seeking a new pair of shoes suited for CrossFit, cardio, weightlifting or everything in-between, you’ll find the pair that’s right for you here.
Shop the top trainers below.
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.
Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave
Reebok’s latest — and arguably greatest — CrossFit sneaker is built with the brand’s woven Flexweave material for a feel that is both breathable and flexible without sacrificing the durability you’ll need in the gym. Meanwhile, a dual-density midsole adds extra comfort in the forefoot area.
New Balance Minimus 40
For those who prefer a more minimal feel, New Balance has the solution with its Minimus 40 sneaker. This model features a no-sew construction that won’t irritate your skin and a no-nonsense Vibram outsole for durability and traction.
Asics Weldon X
Asics’ training shoe options are plentiful, but it’s the Weldon X that combines many of the brand’s latest advancements including a Flex Mesh upper and FuzeGel cushioning. There’s also the AHAR (Asics High-Abrasion Rubber) Plus outsole, which the brand says provides 50 percent more wear than its standard AHAR material.
You don’t have to wear your Yeezys to the gym to enjoy Adidas’ popular Boost cushioning. The brand’s Pureboost combines a supportive front strap with a woven textile upper for long-lasting comfort.
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.
Reebok Speed TR FlexWeave
This versatile shoe features a heel clip, low-profile platform and traction outsole for added stability.
Asics GEL-Quantum 180 TR
In addition to 180 degrees of plush cushioning, the Asics Gel-Quantum 180 TR features the brand’s signature Trusstic System for quicker takeoffs and a strong base during lifts.
Nike Free Metcon
While this trainer is great for any type of workout, it features an abrasion-resistant rubber outsole perfect for rock climbing. Meanwhile, Flywire lace cables and a midfoot sidewall help lock the foot in place.
New Balance Fresh Foam Zante
If you love that second-skin fit, New Balance’s Fresh Foam Zante is a great option. It boasts a socklike stretch collar and breathable mesh upper, as well as a notable 6mm-inch drop to promote natural motion of the foot.
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.
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