Here's the thing about training at home. When you are in the gym, you are in a controlled environment. The flooring was specially selected for sporting activities. The only obstacles on your way are the weights that you didn't put away (tsk, tsk). But at home, you may find the terrain less than ideal. Did you think of big leaps when you put these shiny porcelain tiles in your dining room? And does your dog / cat / toddler keep a respectable distance during your weekly Zoom Zumba course? I would not have thought that. Therefore, now that you are training at home, your choice of training shoes is more important than ever. Here are the proven employees of the WH team.
The latest version of Reebok's nano trainer offers the same stability that previous versions were known for, but with even more support thanks to additional reinforcement on the heel and a wider base at the back. These cool looking training shoes hold up well in lateral movements (speed skating; avoiding the dog), jumping and one-legged movements like lunges and "Oh, sh-, Gemma, get out of the way!" The woven upper allows your toes to bend freely, but is more durable than normal mesh. The rubber reinforcement at the front reduces the likelihood that a toe will come loose when jumping or jumping repeatedly.
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Deputy Editor Wanita Nicol says: “What makes these really great training shoes at home is their seriously grippy outsole. I jumped freely and never felt like I was in danger, even on the floor. It's spacious enough for wider feet – if yours are narrow like mine, I would recommend a thicker sock. The forefoot is springy, which is ideal for shuttle sprints, but I wouldn't wear it to make a run. They're great for functional training! And they look so hot with dark jeans. "
Puma provokes XT
The WH team has carried some Puma cross trainers into the ground, but the Provoke must be the hottest ever. We are all a bit obsessed with the geometric design and pink details. Although the Provokes have more to offer than their eye-catching looks. These are great home training shoes if your home has hard floors or you're training on pavement outdoors as the soft, springy PROFOAM midsole provides great cushioning. They are also super handy and stable.
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Digital editor Gina Beretta says: "First of all, I really like the look of this! You can easily switch from the exercise mat to the coffee date – they have a strong street style atmosphere. I did HIIT training in them and I felt that they were really supportive and flexible. My foot didn't move at all in the shoe and it didn't feel like I was wearing a "sock". "
The senior editor Leigh Champanis-King says: “These shoes are ideal for training. They offer a lot of support and are very stable during intensive training. My feet don't slide around, but they are spacious (no crushed toes!), And the PROFOAM midsole is light and springy and so comfortable to jump around. "
Nike Metcon 5
Nike has always made great training shoes, but in the fall they improved their game with the Metcon 5. If you're familiar with the Metcon 4, the 5 has more cushioning without sacrificing grip. You can jump, sprint and change direction quickly without losing your grip. You could even do a short run, but no more than 5 kays max. They are beautiful and smooth, so they move with your foot, but are still stable enough to prevent the ankle from rolling. They also have some bonus features: for starters, they're available in UK size 2.5. to 9. Women without a sample size, look forward to it! They also come with 6mm insoles that you can put in your shoes for extra buoyancy when exercising, including movements like wall balls, snapshots, and engines.
Key Account Manager Jeanine Kruger says: “The Metcon 5 is comfort in every way. They fit like a glove from the moment I tried them on. I had shoes that I had to replace in a month because the material is too soft for the hardcore exercises required by CrossFit, but the Metcons have a durable material that keeps all toes and feet well padded in the shoe (no holes or any Material that comes off the soles). And if you hit your feet with a skipping rope that makes double underwear, you won't feel anything. Another great feature: the additional 6 mm insoles. Definitely a money-saving technique since I don't have to worry about buying additional weight lifting shoes. One-leg squats have never felt better! The shoes are also easy to clean; You can literally only wipe off dust or stains. It is versatile, durable and top. "
Under armor HOVR Apex
The HOVR Apex features Under Armor's Tribase technology in the sole, which is designed for extra stability, especially for workouts where you need to change direction very quickly. And stability should surely be the middle name. It almost feels like you are wearing braces. If you're struggling with ankle instability and tend to twist or sprain ligaments, this is a really good option. Since it's not quite as grippy as some of the other shoes we've tested, it works very well on carpets. There's no chance you'll get stuck jumping around. However, keep it in the training area – it's a little hard to walk.
Deputy Editor Wanita Nicol says: "These shoes are among the most stable training shoes I have ever trained in. Thanks to the clever lacing design and reinforcement around the midfoot, my narrow feet felt supported and even wore a thin sock. They are a little tight when you use them put it on, but UA seems to have thought of it – there is a loop on the heel that makes it easier. They also have good ventilation so my feet don't get hot and sweaty while training. "
adidas Primeblue Ultraboost 20
adidas Primeblue Ultraboost 20
A recent worldwide study by SportsShoes.com of Internet search results in 40 countries showed that Ultraboost is the most popular running shoe in South Africa and worldwide: 32 out of 40 countries search for it more than any other running shoe and an average of 327,000 searches per month ! To be honest, we weren't really surprised. It is a fantastic running shoe for every distance and a firm favorite of many of us here in the WH office. And although it is technically a running shoe, it can also train at home. The upper hugs your foot, but the Primeknit fabric prevents your feet from feeling bruised. The characteristic boost foam in the midsole drives you forward with every step.
Content creator Cally Silberbauer says: "I have used these shoes for both road running and HIIT workouts and they are delivered in every way. There is a great ankle support system that is a winner for me as I tend to roll my ankles while running (weak ankles!). The Ultraboost range always has a large energy return or jump factor and the 20s are no exception. All in all, my feet are always happy to train in these beauties! "
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