Choosing the proper sports fitness shoes for your workout of choice is an important part of improving performance, reducing injuries and adding support. The advent of the cross trainer has allowed a single pair of shoes to function properly over a wide range of sporting activities. Their versatility provides today’s sportswoman with a comfortable fit regardless of the activity. Check out this list of the best of the bunch in 2017.
Reebok Crossfit Speed TR
The Women’s Crossfit Speed TR is a lightweight shoe that provides excellent shock absorption making it great for running and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT.) It provides excellent grip due to its RopePro Shank, gum rubber sole and all-direction stability. It’s available in a wide range of colours and designs allowing coordination with any workout clothing.
Asics GEL Fit Sana
The Asics GEL Fit Sana line relies on a proprietary gel cushioning system to reduce impact and provide a shock resistant cushion. Adding comfort and grip is the impact absorbing rubber sole. The seamless upper reduces the chances of rubbing and blistering while allowing for breathability and circulation. The trademarked Mono-sock system fuses the tongue with the upper decreasing irritation from tongue movement and allows ease of foot insertion and removal. The shoe is flexible and lightweight making it ideal for a wide range of sporting activities.
Nike Free RN Flyknit
The Nike Flyknit series continues to impress with its famed Flyknit upper allowing for a light, breathable fit that tries to mimic a barefoot running feel. The upper’s yarn is knitted into differing textures making it incredibly strong and adding support where needed while still maintaining a flexible, lightweight fit. Flywire cables stabilize the foot by locking it down. Soles composed of foam and rubber provide the cushioning while allowing easy flexing, twisting and bending. The sole’s design also results in a lifted toebox which gives the shoe a unique look.
Puma Cell Riaze
Puma’s Cell Riaze women’s line is known for breathability, wicking abilities, odour resistance and comfort provided by its mesh upper. It has superior shock absorption due to its cushioned midsole with extra support along the arch, ball and heel of the foot. A midsole shank provides stability and added support while an innovative sole allows for increased traction and grip. This cost effective trainer is durable and suitable for all types of sporting styles.
Reebok Nano 7 Weaves
Improving on the Nano 7 with greater flexibility by using less plastic in its knit-like weave, Reebok’s Nano 7 Weaves also benefit from added breathability. Durability is not compromised by the lightweight material and seamless construction with the upper remaining strong despite its airy feel. The Weave still uses the same moulded midsole, heel counter and sockliner as its predecessor, but the tongue and collar cushioning has been improved reducing friction and rubbing. The outsole is similar to the Nano 7 in providing exceptional stability and grip.