Cross training has grown in popularity in the past few years, many people are finding it to be the best way to get a full body workout. The idea behind cross training is very simple, if you challenge your body in various ways, your body will grow in a number of different ways. Cross-training includes gaining muscle and weight and also ways to increase cardio, all while preventing injury because you are not overusing your joints while you exercise. Cross training allows parts of the body to rest while you work on others so it is a great workout and a safe workout, if you have the right techniques and equipment, that is. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the very best cross training shoes on the market in 2016 and give you a few things to look out for when you are buying your next pair of shoes.

Just remember, a lot of best equipment lists, like this one, are personal opinions. When you are looking for the best shoes to buy for your cross-training needs, try on a few pairs and see how they feel on your feet. What works for someone else, may not work for you. With that in mind, let’s get started.

Asics Men’s GEL-Craze TR 2

the Asics’ are breathable, bendable, padded and supportive, all things that work wonders for you when cross training. The breathable upper of this shoe means that your feet will stay dry while you are working out. The padded soles give you some great shock absorption to save your knees from any unwanted impact stress. The bendable grooves in the side of these shoes mean that they flex along the joints of your foot making for comfortable feet and a smooth stride. And a combination of all of the great talking points of these shoes makes them supportive for your feet which means your feet won’t be put under too much stress while you are training.

Nike Free Trainer 5.0 v6 mesh Cross-Trainers

Stability, support, cushioning, flexibility and natural movement. Just like the Asics above, the Nike 5.0 ticks all of the boxes for a lightweight shoe that packs all the right punches. Its got a mesh upper that makes it breathable and supportive, the flexible grooves to move with your foot in all the right ways, a fantastic rubber on the heel and toe that is abrasion-resistant and plenty more features that make it one of the very best cross training shoes of 2016.

New Balance Minimus 20v3

Cushioning, supportive, lightweight and very comfortable. The New Balance are great for anyone who prefers to go sock-less when training, they have welded seams that prevent chafing and odour resistance so you don’t leave the gym smelling of your feet. To top that off, they have great support for lifting and jumping, they only weigh 6.5 ounces and have great cushioning for comfort and shock absorbing. An all-around great shoe for an all round workout.

We hope you find this list helpful when you are looking for your next cross training trainers. Please take a look at the other posts on our website to find out more about shoes for types of workouts.