Are you wearing the right footwear for your workout ?
Tipton Leisure Centre’s Gym Instructor, Christopher Ash, offers some great advice for buying new trainers for your health & fitness campaign.
When starting any exercise programme your first purchase should be a quality pair of running shoes suitable for activities you are going to undertake. You couldn’t play football without boots on a wet pitch but the right footwear will make a considerable difference.
Additional heel support and a stable base when lifting weights & extra grip on edges can help with quick lateral movements if you are doing speed or agility training.
Unless you’re going to spend all your time on the gym treadmill, running shoes are not ideal for training as the extra cushioning that helps when pounding the pavements makes for an unstable base when lifting weights.
Here are my tips for the best value trainers for every need you may have.
Best trainer for lifting : Adidas Powerlift.3.1
Power through your workout in these weight-lifting shoes. They feature an extra-wide design that allows the foot to spread, while the lightweight synthetic upper provides durability and support. A midfoot strap offers a secure fit as you increase your load.
Best trainer for combining treadmill & weights : Nike Zoom Complete
These Nike Zoom Complete Mens Training Shoes have been crafted with a visible Nike Zoom Air unit which offers responsive cushioning throughout your workout and the Flywire cables ensure you get a locked-down fit which is vital for quick movements. These training shoes also have a foam midsole which cushions the impact of each landing and meshed panelling help keep your feet cool and comfortable.
Best trainer for high impact sessions :- Reebok Crossfit Nano 8 Flexweave
the Nano 8 so you can push physical limits. A new heel bootie construction creates ultimate performance comfort with the addition of a CMEVA moulded midsole and sockliner. Toe tection adds durability in key areas for sports activities. High abrasion rubber grips the floor as you lift and forefoot flex grooves give you flexibility and enhance your ability to balance.
Best trainer for stylish gym wear :- New Balance 99v2
Enhance your training with the dynamic flexibility of the men’s 99 Trainer, originally developed using athlete testing in our Sports Research Lab. This season, we’ve updated it to have even more of a second-skin like feel, featuring more streamlined bootie construction. An engineered mesh upper with a minimalist rubber overlay is incredibly lightweight with an adaptive fit that allows for freedom of movement.