Take you training to the next level with the best new workout shoes for men
Get more out of every step and every rep by upgrading your old sneakers for the best new workout shoes for men to get the physique and performance results you want faster, says New Body Plan’s Joe Warner
When choosing a training shoe, it’s important to consider three key factors: fit, support, and cushioning. Your perfect workout shoe should fit comfortably and securely, with enough room in the toe box to allow for natural foot movement. It also needs to provide adequate support for the foot and ankle, particularly for the specific type of training you will be doing.
Cushioning is also important to help protect the feet and reduce the impact on joints during high-impact activities, such as high-intensity interval training. The perfect workout shoe for you offers a good balance of cushioning and support to help you perform at your best. Here’s our guide to the best new workouts shoes to elevate your training.
Vivobarefoot Primus Trail II
Best for: Reconnecting with nature
In tune with Vivo’s back-to-nature philosophy this shoe is thin, light and foot-shaped, rather than shoe-shaped, to give you the optimal feel, control and agility over hills, trails or cliff edges. And as well as being durable and flexible, the all-weather mesh textile gives you the highest-performance output whatever the conditions, both underfoot and up above. It’s also 100% vegan. Note: this shoe fits small, so select one size up for the perfect fit.
The North Face X Elvira Vectiv Enduris II trail running shoe
Best for: Trail running supremacy
An incredibly light and cushioned trail running shoe with a stunning stand-out-from-the-pack design inspired by Spanish artist Fernando Elvira. The 3D dual-density footplate, midsole rocker geometry and propriety surface grip combine to make the North Face’s trail shoe technology unrivalled in minimising energy expenditure, and maximising energy, return on even the most unstable of surface.
Under Armour TriBase Reign 4 training shoe
Best for: Gym floor domination
Equally adept at supporting your new best overhead squat as cushioning your next box jump and posting a new mile PB, the TriBase Reign 4 from Under Armour are the go-to trainer for CrossFit diehards and all multi-discipline athletes. Surprising lightweight for such stability, the low triangular base with both internal and external heel support keeps you strong and stable for the perfect position to maximise your power output, no matter what challenge comes next.
Under Armour HOVR Sonic 5 running shoes
Best for: Unrivalled road running
Under Amour’s newest addition to the HOVR range is a huge upgrade for middle to long distance runners who want more flexibility without sacrificing comfort or cushioning. The minimalist-designed upper is lightweight, breathable and durable, while the external heel wrap provides solid structure and support for added energy efficiency with every stride. The shoe also connects from UA MapMyRun for real-time performance reports and from coaching.
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