There are few things that feel better after workout than unlacing your sneakers and letting your feet breathe. But you can’t walk barefoot everywhere and need something separating them from the ground.
That’s where slides come in.
Slides are a great option to add to your post-workout gear arsenal. Aside from letting your feet breathe a bit from the abuse you just put them through, several are also made to wear in the gym shower.
Tips and Notes
- Why are slides a necessity for showering in the gym? Experts say the showers may have mold, algae and fungi in them that could cause infections. Gross.
- Recovery is a vital part of your workout routine. It should also be a post-workout focus. And like the shoes you train in, one model of slide isn’t meant for everyone. Make sure to choose the style that is most comfortable for your foot.
- Although there are pricey slides on the market, you don’t need to spend a ton to get a pair. Most styles start around $20.
Under Armour UA Locker 3
This one-piece EVA slide from Under Armour is meant to dry quickly, built to move water away from your foot, making it ideal to wear in the shower after a hard workout. And aside from the quick drying benefits, the style is also inexpensive.
Adidas AlphaBounce Basketball Slides
If you’re looking for comfort as soon as you step off the basketball court and unlace your sneakers, this slide from Adidas may be for you. This style, inspired by the brand’s hoops shoes, is equipped with its comfortable Bounce cushioning.
Nike Ultra Comfort 3
Want a slide with comfort that won’t fall off your feet while you walk? This Nike style is designed to achieve both. It features a memory foam footbed and a gore panel on the strap to keep it on your foot.
Oofos Ooahh Sport Sandal
Designed to reduce the stress on feet, knees and lower back, this Oofos slide is made for comfort. It also can be worn in the shower after working out.
New Balance Response Slide
Looking for post-run comfort? The Response from New Balance could be the slide for you. The look features a comfy foam midsole for a soft underfoot feel.
Hoka One One Ora Recovery Slide 2
If you’re looking for a slide to help you recover from a grueling workout, Hoka One One may have what you’re interested in. Like several shoes from the brand, this slide boasts maximal cushioning between your feet and the ground.
Jordan Hydro 11 Retro
The look of a classic Air Jordan sneaker informs the design of this Jordan Brand slide. The Jordan Hydro 11 Retro features a soft midsole/outsole combination for long-lasting comfort.
The water-resistant construction make these ideal for shower use post workout, and the comfort elements — such as the molded footbed — are designed to keep you comfortable.
The North Face Base Camp Slide 2
After a long hike, the Base Camp Slide 2 from The North Face may provide the relief your feet need. The style features a synthetic upper, molded EVA footbed and a durable rubber outsole.
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