Whether your favourite activity is spinning, running, aerobics, or hiking I've got you covered with which sneaker is best for your step.
When sprinting, you want a light shoe that is still supportive and will add a spring to your step. Enter the Asics Gel Lyte 33 2 which comes in at 7 ounces, has gel shock absorbers, and a flexible sole.
When hiking, the most important factor to look for is stability. You want a shoe that can handle uneven terrain. You also want to make sure your shoe is breathable and comfortable for along hike. The Ahnu Sequoia II hiking shoe is all that plus has a hard plate in the toe of the shoe for added protection.
There is nothing better than a bike ride for cardio because it doesn't even feel like you're working out. The Bontrager RL Road Shoe is vented for comfort and the perfect 'tight, but not too tight' fit.
Spin class (which is my favourite form of cardio) is perfect for the person who wants to bike, but wants the group class experience. The Sidi Sun MTB shoe is the perfect spin shoe. It has a hard sole, a wide front for comfortable toes, and are easy to clip in and out of on the bike.
HIIT is always about quick movements and stability which is why you do need an alternative for these exercises from your running shoes. Flexible bottoms, flat soles, and light weight make the AdiPure 360 the perfect shoe for all your HIIT routines.
Walking does require it's own shoe that has roomy toes, arch support, and cushioning for long walks. The New Balance 1765 Walking Shoe is super comfy, supportive, and will let you walk to where you need to go no matter the distance!
Zumba/ Shred/ Gym Classes
If you are a gym class addict, you will want a shoe that can take you from Zumba to Shred to TRX and back again. The Nike Free TR Fit does just that. The flat, cushioned sole make it great for jumping and transitioning to different exercises.
When weight lifting, you want your feet planted firmly to the ground to give you stability and leverage. This is not something that a lot of sneakers offer because of the cushioning. Enter Chuck Taylor's Converse All Stars. Their flat, firm soles make these shoes power lifting stars.
Gym Cardio Machines
Versatile enough to take you from the Elliptical to the treadmill, the Under Armour Micro G Toxic Six are supportive and firm enough to offer maximum stability.
Yoga/ Pilates/ Barre
Want the barefoot feel but with stability and grip? The Nike Studio Wrap Pack is stylish, offers the stability and grip of sneakers, but with feeling of being barefoot.