Your Guide to Buying Womens Trainer Boots

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Your Guide to Buying Women's Trainer Boots

Running, intense exercise, mountain climbing, and other high impact routines are almost a staple of any active woman’s regimen. Such exercise needs high quality trainers that can protect the feet from injury, and help the woman’s body sustain the impact and shock that such exercise can bring. Trainer boots are built for such a purpose. Without the correct trainer boots, a woman may experience ankle sprains, shin splints, knee injuries, and even tendonitis. They wrap around a woman’s ankles, making running even up inclines easy, and trainer boots can provide support and shock absorption that ordinary trainers cannot. The right trainer boots, moreover, can make a workout more efficient. Trainer boots can also be stylish, especially in the winter. They can keep a woman’s feet, ankles, or legs warm, and even provide traction while walking over ice or snow.

Trainer boots are made from various materials, and various types of trainer boots have varying degrees of cushioning and support. The choice of trainer boots will also depend on the surface they are used on and the weight of the woman wearing them. The active woman will find a wide selection of trainer boots to choose from on eBay.

Factors in Selecting the Right Trainer Boots

An active woman will need the right trainer boots that will be most appropriate to her exercise situation. Often, price is less a concern compared with the quality of the materials and the support that the boot provides. The factors that a shopper will need to consider include the weather, the exercise, and activity surface, as well as the size of the foot, the shape of the foot arch, and the weight of the wearer.


A stylish woman might choose to wear fur-lined trainer boots during the winter, and as part of her wardrobe. However, the same fur-lined boots might not be appropriate for everyday wear in warmer climates. Weather can be an important factor when selecting the correct trainer boots. The weather in which the boots will be used will dictate what kinds of materials the boots should be made of, as well as the amount of traction needed on the boot’s undersole.

In general, warmer weather will require trainer boots made of breathable materials that will keep the feet cool. On the other hand, colder weather will require trainer boots that have thicker, insulating fabric, such as leather or even fur, to keep the feet warm.

Activity Surface

The nature of the surface on which the trainer boots will be used will also determine what kinds of trainer boots are the most appropriate. Unpaved roads and inclines, rough terrain, and even ice or snow will require trainer boots that are heavier, and have greater traction. Such boots will keep a woman stable and balanced

The Type of Activity

Exercise, in general, will require durable, flexible trainer boots. High impact exercises, including racing and even mountain climbing, might tax a woman’s knees and ankles heavily, so trainer boots with greater support and shock absorption are required. Walking, on the other hand, especially leisurely strolls, might require boots with less support and shock absorption.

Arch of the Foot

Every woman’s body is different, and no single model of trainer boots will apply to all women. Therefore, a woman must know her body well, and make sure that she buys the appropriate boots for her body. The quality of the arch of a foot is determined by how much the foot makes contact with the ground. High arch feet are often inflexible, and will not be able to absorb shock. Neutral and low arch feet are more likely to absorb shock without causing a strain on the legs. Flat feet will tend to roll inwards, causing problems with balance.

To determine the nature of an arch, the wearer must soak the their feet in water, and step upon a sheet of paper. The amount of space between the area near the toes and the heel will determine whether the foot has a high arch, neutral arch, low arch, or has no arch at all.

Leg Axis

The leg axis is determined by the relation of the knees, thighs, and lower legs to each other. Bow legged knees tend to go outward, creating space extending from the thighs to the ankles. Straight legs will show no such space. Knock knees, on the other hand, will have the knees touching each other, creating space from the knees to the ankles. Women who have bow legs with a high arch, straight legs with a high arch,  bow legs with a neutral arch, straight legs with a neutral arch, or straight legs with a low arch are considered to be neutral. They will need cushioned trainers, which will help their feet deal with the stress and shock of running.

Women who have knock knees with a low arch or knock knees with a neutral arch will need a structured trainer. Such a trainer will provide support and structure to the foot, but with some cushioning.

Women with knock knees and flat feet will need maximum support trainers. These provide the most support and will help the body keep its balance.

Body Weight

The heavier a woman, the greater the support that her feet will need in order to bear her weight. Therefore, heavier, active women will also need greater support from their trainer boots. Lighter women might require less support, although the amount of support will also be determined by the nature of a woman’s leg axis and the arch of her feet.

Foot Size

The size of a trainer boot dictates how well it will fit a woman’s foot. The follow table compares women’s shoe sizes, which likewise apply to women’s trainer boots, across different international sizing systems.



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While this table provides the most common foot size systems, there are still other systems available around the world for women’s trainer boots. The boots should fit well, without creasing across the toes, pushing against them, or pinching them. The trainer boots must be snug, but not too tight, allowing them to offer the best protection for an active woman.

Before you search for trainer boots online, ensure that you also go to a brick and mortar store to try on trainer boots. This will help you narrow down your search in terms of brands, sizes, and even styles. You will need to try the boots on with a pair of socks, wear them as you walk around the store, and use them to go up and down inclines and/or various surfaces.

How to Find Women’s Trainer Boots on eBay

Consider all of the factors mentioned above before you begin your search for women’s trainer boots on eBay. Carry out the wet foot test, examine your leg axis in the mirror, and know your shoe size. You can then visit the main eBay site. Using the search window, type ‘womens trainer boots’. You can also specify the size of boot that you will need, as well as the desired boot material, which can narrow your search down immediately. Other possible search queries that you might use include ‘womens hi top boots’, ‘womens high top trainers’, and ‘womens hi top trainers’.

On the results page, you will find more opportunities to narrow down your choices. You can select your shoe size according to the UK system. You can also select the style that you wish to purchase, which can range from exercise trainers, to lace ups, to trainers for walking and hiking, and to those that are meant for fashion alone. You can also specify whether you are looking for second-hand trainer boots, or trainer boots new out of the box.

You can specify your ideal price range by entering numbers in the fields provided. You can also tick off boxes that correspond to specific brands that you want to look at, as well as specific colours that are available. You can also select the specific heel height, the materials that make up the upper part of the boot, and even fastenings.


Trainer boots can protect a woman’s foot and provide support and shock absorption, both of which are important in high impact activities like trail running and mountain climbing. The choice of trainer boots is determined by the woman’s weight, the surfaces that she will use them on, and the nature of her feet and legs. A combination of the leg axis and the height of the arch of a woman’s foot will dictate what kind of support and cushioning the trainer boot should provide. By choosing the appropriate pair of trainer boots, her exercise will be more efficient, while protecting her knees and feet. Trainer boots should be strong, comfortable, and appropriate for the woman who wears them.

The eBay marketplace can give active women many choices of trainer boots to fit a variety of needs. Such a marketplace, with its diversity and convenience, can save a woman time and money when shopping for trainer boots.

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