It’s time we change the narrative on what it means to train “like a girl.” And if we’re going to show men that we can work, love and lift like a boss, we’re going to need the right equipment (i.e. sneakers) to do so. When it comes to picking your strength training sneakers, there are two key factors: stability and heel lift. The heavier you lift, the more stable you need to be.
So whether you’re preference is boot camp, boxing, CrossFit or weightlifting, you can improve your form and get better results with one of these shoes that is perfect for strength training.
The Crossfit Reebok Nano 8 Flexweave
Weightlifting requires a certain amount of heel stability in order to lift, jump, squat and snatch. With the Nano 8 Flexweave
, you’ll find all of that and more to help keep your weight in your heels for all of the complex movements needed to take your workout to the next level.
Defy Sheen Women’s Training Shoes
Take your training to new levels with the Defy Sheen
trainers. Offering maximum comfort and flexibility, your feet will thank you no matter which workout you decide to do — from CrossFit to powerlifting.
Asics GEL-Nimbus 19
If you’re concerned about the impact that weights, jumping and squatting can do to your knees and joints, look no further than the Asics GEL-Nimbus 19
. Both lightweight and flexible (but not the most fashionably, unfortunately), these trainers will have you ready to workout like Queen Bey.
Weave XT Shift Women’s Training Shoes
Offered in vivid, bold colors, the Weave Shift XT
is the perfect trainer for when you hit the gym, and then happy hour afterwards (because balance doesn’t only happen when you’re in the gym). These offer the stability and cushion you need, without jeopardizing your joints or your form.
New Balance Minimus 20v7 Trainer
Want the benefits of a running shoe and a strength trainer all in one? Whether you’re ready to hit the pavement, or hit the weights you don’t have to worry about switching shoes when you’re getting your workout in the Launch 6s
. With cushion and durability, you’ll feel like you’re walking on the clouds.
If you’re looking for a lightweight, minimalist option, the Minimus 20v7 Trainer
is the best styling option for you. The thin soles allow you to feel the floor and maintain the natural stance you need to lift some weights. It's especially great for workouts that have light-weight, high-rep movements like kettlebell swings and goblet squats.