Gym Shoes Recommendations

  • CalmSpirit

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    Oct 16, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    Looking at getting some new gym shoes. I've heard ASICS Gel Kyano's were good shoes. What shoes do you wear to the gym and/or recommend?
  • toolmaker1

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    Oct 16, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    I have a pair of asics gel equations and I freakin love them, so light weight and comfortable.I'm assuming they are similiar.
  • ASHDOD

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    Oct 16, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    well i have saucony , very light ,comfrtble, the only problem is the bright colors [but its good for cardio outside...so]
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    Puma Voltaic III. Best shoe ever! Enough said.
  • ftwcycle

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    Oct 17, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    I wear the Vibram 5 fingers, Komodo Sport. On my 5th pair of these. I do many of my workouts on a Bosu or other unstable surface and I have found these to be the best choice. I also do my normal workouts and run in them; I don't enjoy running, so that is limited to 2-3 times a week, about 3 miles each time. I don't expect I will return to a traditional shoe.
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    Beside Toe Shoes and Running shoes, what are good for just going to lift? I'm thinking I might just buy a nice pair of shoes for volleyball and use those at the gym as well...

    I don't run.
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    Do not use those shoes that look like feet. They are meant for outdoors and you will look like an ass hole :-)
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    Nike Frees are my shoe of choice.

    But I also recently got a pair of the Under Armour Spine RPMs and they are amazing. Great support, lightweight, stable.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 17, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    I wear Vibrams, and am very happy with them. Barefoot, or at least minimalist, is the way to go.
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    Oct 17, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    Saucony Hurricanes... use them for gym and running:

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    Oct 17, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    These are great gym shoes from Manolo Blahnik.

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  • ftwcycle

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    Oct 17, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
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    I'm guessing you wear these to your Zumba class?
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    Oct 17, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    for lifting i prefer any flat bottom shoe... wrestling sneakers or chucks work great.
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    Oct 17, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    I love Nike Free...they are the lightest and most comfortable shoes EVER!!!
  • Medjai

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    Oct 17, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    USCGAMECOCK12 saidI love Nike Free...they are the lightest and most comfortable shoes EVER!!!


    Most comfortable? Personal interpretation. Lightest? Hardly. The Nike Free 5.0 is 8.5oz per shoe. Lightest I could find is the Vibram Moc minimalist shoe, weighing in at a mere 2.6oz each, and there's possibly lighter out there.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 17, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    Without looking are u from Chicago?
    We call em sneakers.icon_cool.gif
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 17, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    CalmSpirit saidLooking at getting some new gym shoes. I've heard ASICS Gel Kyano's were good shoes. What shoes do you wear to the gym and/or recommend?


    Do you run or just train?
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    Oct 17, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    Actually, I've been working out barefoot this year. (There is a 3/4" wrestling mat on the floor.) It seems to help with my knees, especially on squats day.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Oct 17, 2012 8:13 AM GMT
    Nike air 360, best shoes ever!
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    Oct 17, 2012 8:38 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidThese are great gym shoes from Manolo Blahnik.

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    OMG GOTTA HAVE IT!!! icon_biggrin.gif
    They're perfect for heavy squats and sprinting!
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:12 AM GMT
    Just get some nice Converse All-Stars .... Good ankle support for leg workouts and a good soul for pushing weight through ur heels ;)

    I didn't go for those expensive brands with air / jell souls coz I burst one doing leg press once and it went squishy... and that was with just 530 lbs
  • mrblue

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    Oct 24, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    Yeah I've heard that a lot of crossfitters wear Converse All-Stars but I've never tried them myself.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 24, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    Tskunt saidBeside Toe Shoes and Running shoes, what are good for just going to lift? I'm thinking I might just buy a nice pair of shoes for volleyball and use those at the gym as well...

    I don't run.


    For volleyball, I usually buy tennis shoes for the lateral support.
  • An0n12

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    Oct 09, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    I've been using some variation of the Vibram Five Finger shoes for almost the whole time I've been lifting. They really are good for squats and dead lifts by letting you get proper purchase on the ground as you push up.
  • nafgooc

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    Dec 30, 2013 6:04 PM GMT
    ECnAZ saidNike Frees are my shoe of choice.

    But I also recently got a pair of the Under Armour Spine RPMs and they are amazing. Great support, lightweight, stable.


    +1
    Can't go wrong with nike frees. They have different types of frees depending on the support you need. I've noticed 90% of the guys at my gym wear them... Not that that should be reason you get them