BEST CROSSTRAINING SHOES FOR WOMEN
Shoes and Accessories|February 21
Before hitting the gym, it’s important to make sure you’re wearing the correct shoes before you get started. When shopping for cross-training shoes, there are several key factors to consider. You should be sure to look for a style that offers stability and supports lateral movements during various activities such as strength training and dance fitness. We have prepared a list to choose from.

NIKE AIR ZOOM SUPERREP

Perfect for high-energy workouts like cardio, HIIT, and circuit training, this bold style features a full-length plate designed to offer stability and distribute pressure over the Zoom Air units to activate the cushioned support. You can count on these to absorb impact from high-intensity movement and deliver cushion during lifts. Forefoot grooves also offer flexibility for burpees, planks, and push-ups, while Outrigger arcs up the side of the shoe add forefoot support during side-to-side movements.

NIKE SUPERREP GO

This Nike style, another SuperRep variation, features a soft mesh upper that’s breathable and flexible, paired with a thick foam midsole — a trending feature in the performance sneaker market as of late. The chunky midsole is designed to offer responsiveness during a range of activities such as jumps, squats, and planks. In addition, the shoes boast rubber tread in high-wear areas for stability and traction.

APL ASCEND

The brand’s first training sneaker, this style from Athletic Propulsion Labs is designed with an exceptionally light, breathable Techloom upper and mid-cut silhouette that provides ideal support and ankle stability. Underfoot, the shoe features APL’s signature Propelium midsole for enhanced cushioning and shock absorption.

RYKA DEDICATION XT

Ryka’s Dedication XT features a breathable mesh construction with a soft lycra bootie and stretchy strap near the collar that can be tightened to your liking. The shoe is also equipped with plush forefoot cushioning, a narrower heel for a more secure, locked-down fit and a wider toe box that allows for more wiggle room. The pair is offered in two colorways, as well as wide width sizes.

ASICS GEL-QUANTUM 90 2

Coming in six colorways to choose from, the Gel-Quantum 90 2 delivers a lightweight EVA midsole and Gel cushioning in the heel, which reduces shock during the impact phase and allows for smoother transitions. Meanwhile, rubber and Gel outsoles provide superior traction and added cushioning.

ADIDAS PUREBOOST

Featuring a breathable knit upper, Adidas’ Pureboost offers a sock-like fit and utilizes the brand’s responsive foam cushioning for ideal energy return. A stability strap at the ankle also lends extra support. These come in black and white versions.

NEW BALANCE MINIMUS 20V7

This New Balance sneaker is constructed with a knit upper with nylon infused yarn, while a solid Vibram outsole provides reliable traction and ground feel to maintain a natural stance during strength training. What’s more, the shoe offers a can’t-miss multicolored look that’s perfect for spicing up your all-black workout ensemble.

INOV-8 F-LITE 260

The Inov-8 F-Lite 250 is versatile for any form of workout due to its breathable mesh upper with a Rope-Tec lacing system and Powerheel cushioning for stability. What’s more, the sneaker features Sticky Grip rubber technology for improved traction in the forefoot, as well as an external heel cage at the back for additional support in the heel.

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