Keeping fit has never been more popular than it is right now, however, this surge in people going to the gym has meant that many of the people in the gym don’t really know the best practices to practise while there. So, we are here to help. In this article, we are going to take a look at the very best shoes to wear in the gym. Some of these may surprise you slightly but rest assured, these are the very best shoes for a particular workout.

As you might have guessed from that last sentence, no one shoe does everything. That isn’t to say that you have to take a bag full of shoes with you each time you visit the gym but you should try your best to find a happy medium for all of your workouts. Doing this allows you to train harder and reduces your risk of injury.

So, with that in mind, here are our top picks for the best shoes for the gym.

1. Exercising Outdoors

This doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the gym but we thought we would bring it up for the people who like to train outside in the fresh air. If you are looking for a rugged pair of shoes that will last the abuse they are going to get while they support you then you can’t get much better than The North Face Ultra Kilowatts. They are a rugged pair of shoe designed to go the places you want to go while training outside the gym.

2. Lifting Weights

For lifting weights, you need a shoe that has no heel at all. A flat shoe allows you to lift more because they are designed to maximise mobility, power and stability. Don’t believe us? Just watch the weight-lifting and see which shoes they have on. One of the very best shoes for weight lifting is the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top, it might be a classic but it’s a classic for a reason.

3. Cross-training

Cross-training is a very popular way of working out at the moment and for this type of training, you need lightweight, foot hugging shoes that provide good cushioning and high traction. The best shoe that does all of this are the Nike Lunar trainers. These will make sure that you’re working out to the best of your abilities.

4. Metabolic Circuits

For this workout you need support, cushioning and stability, just like in the cross-training section above. The best shoes for this are the Rebook Crossfit Nano’s 4.0. These will also work with any workouts that have a CrossFit tendency.

5. Functional Training

To train your body for daily life, you need a shoe that is going to provide you comfort and stability while being lightweight. For this, we recommend the Topo Athletic Sante. These provide all of the stability and comfort you need while being light weight and providing you with the natural movements to train.

We hope this list helped you choose your next shoes for the gym. If it did, please share it with friends to help them pick theirs as well.