17 Best Training Shoes for Less Than $100 Out Now

If you’re looking to buy a solid gym shoe but don’t want to spend a lot of money, there are plenty of options on the market for less than $100. Regardless of the workout, whether you’re doing heavy weightlifting or high-intensity interval training, there’s something out there for you.

Below, consider 17 options that are in stores now.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

The iconic shoe isn’t necessarily built for the gym, but since cushioning often has an adverse impact on heavy lifts, bodybuilders often lace up a pair of these.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star


New Balance Minimus 20v7

This cross-training sneaker from the Boston-based brand is ideal for the person who does it all in the gym. It features grippy Vibram outsoles, knit uppers and lightweight Revlite midsole cushioning.

New Balance Minimus 20v7

Buy: New Balance Minimus 20v7 $100

Puma Lqdcell Hydra

This is the first training sneaker from Puma to feature full-length Lqdcell cushioning, which was designed to promote stability. It also features EVA and rubber that wraps up the lateral side of the shoe for added stability.

Puma Lqdcell Hydra 


Adidas Powerlift 4

If you’re looking for a lifting shoe that won’t break the bank, the Adidas Powerlift 4 may be the one for you. The shoe is lightweight and built to keep your foot locked in place. It also features a durable Adiwear outsole.

Adidas Powerlift 4


Nike Flex Control 4

This shoe was built with reducing weight in mind, all while staying stable and comfortable. It features a flexible upper, a mid-foot strap for stability and deep flex grooves on the outsole to promote natural movement.

Nike Flex Control 4

Buy: Nike Flex Control 4 $65

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture FM

This simple and sleek look from Puma is designed with a textile and synthetic upper and a rubber outsole for traction, and it’s ideal for training that involves running.

Puma Tazon 6 Fracture FM

 


Nike Air Monarch 4

It’s not just an ironically cool sneaker. The Nike Air Monarch 4 actually has performance features made for working out such as a Phylon midsole paired with full-length Air cushioning, keeping the shoe light and plush underfoot.

Nike Air Monarch 4

 


Whitin Cross-Trainer

This look from the brand sold on Amazon features a zero heel-to-toe drop, an anatomical foot shape and minimalist construction — a simple shoe that doesn’t get in the way of a great workout.

Whitin Cross-Trainer

 


Whitin Cross-Trainer With Bungee Lacing System

This style from the Amazon-sold label is executed with a bungee lacing system, zero heel-to-toe drop and minimalist construction.

Whitin Cross-Trainer

 


Nike Varsity Compete TR 2

If heavy weightlifting and working on explosive movements is your thing, this shoe may be for you. It features a durable mesh and synthetic upper that’s reinforced to resist abrasion, laces that integrate with the mid-foot straps for support and a rubber outsole made to grip all surfaces.

Nike Varsity Compete TR 2


Reebok Dart

Although this shoe has a far cheaper price point than others, the Reebok Dart is still built to withstand grueling high-intensity workouts. The shoe features a lightweight mesh upper, a cushioned EVA midsole and a multipurpose outsole for traction on most surfaces.

Reebok Dart


New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Trainer

This lightweight gym shoe features Fresh Foam midsole cushioning made to give the wearer a plush and natural ride, a stretchy collar and a breathable mesh upper.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante


Adidas Solar LT

Adidas kept things light with the Solar LT, which is made to tackle all workouts. The shoe is built with lightweight and flexible textile uppers and springy Bounce midsole cushioning.

Adidas Solar LT


Nike Renew Fusion

A shoe built for intense workouts, the Nike Renew Fusion features a foam midsole to cushion for the impact from high-paced activities and a midfoot cage to lock your foot in place.

Nike Renew Fusion


Under Armour Commit TR EX

This versatile look features a lightweight mesh upper, an external TPU heel counter for support and the brand’s acclaimed responsive Charged Cushioning midsole.

 

Under Armour Commit TR EX


Reebok Flexagon Energy

The least expensive option on this list, the Reebok Flexagon Energy was designed with minimalism in mind. The shoe features a breathable upper, an origami-inspired EVA midsole and flex grooves in the outsole for natural movement.

Reebok Flexagon Energy


Nike Renew Retaliation TR

Made for people who incorporate lots of running in their high-intensity workouts, the Renew Retaliation TR is executed with abrasion-resistant mesh on the upper, and resilient and stable Renew cushioning in the sole.

Nike Renew Retaliation TR

All products featured have been independently selected and curated by our editorial team. If you buy something through the links included on our site, FN may earn a commission.

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