When looking for a new pair of fitness trainers, it’s important to do your research first to find the best pair for your body and the type of exercise you’re going to be doing. From running trainers, to support trainers to cross trainers, it can be quite overwhelming when comforted with all the different types, especially for an exercise novice looking for their first pair. Here’s a guide to help you select the right workout shoe for you:
Think about what you’re going to use your trainers for
The type of exercise you’ll be doing determines the best type of shoe for you to invest in. Trainers are made to support the foot in different places depending on where your foot sits, so for example running trainers support the foot under the arch in a different place than shoes designed for playing court sports like tennis or squash. If you prefer a more extreme sport like BMXing or skate boarding, then slightly bulkier trainers with more padding to support the foot all round from the impact of landing jumps and tricks is important and essential to protect your feet.
Different surfaces also have an impact on the type of sole required. Whether you go for a waffle sole, minimalist thin sole or non-marking sole is completely up to you but obviously it’s better to make the right choice. If you’re going to be playing on an indoor court then a sole which is non marking is required at most venues. Tennis players tend to have a variety of shoes depending on the ground their playing on with concrete, clay and indoor courts each requiring a different type of shoe.
When it comes to buying trainers, cost is a big deciding factor for many. If you’re serious about your sport you probably will be wanting to spend quite a bit of money on a decent pair of trainers but if you’re new to a sport, perhaps buying a mid-range or even a budget pair of trainers is a good way to ease your way in and then you can upgrade to a top brand once you’ve improved your skills and worked out exactly what pair of trainers would best suit you
Picking the most appropriate pair of trainers for your sport is really important as taking your time and getting the right pair will keep you safe whilst playing and ensure that you can perform to the best of your ability.