From boxing to TRX to pilates to hot yoga to Crossfit to just plain old ‘going for a run’ there are so many ways to keep fit these days – we are certainly not starved for choice. But what’s equally as exciting is the fact that companies, like Nike, have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes with athletes creating the perfect shoe for every activity.
No longer do you have one pair of sneaks for it all. From the street to the studio, Nike has come up with the right technology to get you through and here are my 5 faves for a few different occasions:
Nothing fancy for you, just straight up pounding the pavement:
Nike Air Zoom Structure 18
This shoe is for the kilometer clockers. Those of you who live to run and need a shoe that will support you but won’t slow you down. The Zoom Structure 18 is put together with some really cool flywire and triple density dynamic support midsole that will keep you from pronating by promoting a smoother transition with each step you take.
For the burpee lover?
Nike Zoom Fit Agility
Ok, I’m not going to lie. When I first tried out this shoe the team was all, Skylar swears that this shoe makes her WANT to do burpees. My immediate response was *scoff* *grumble* “Ya RIGHT!” But then I couldn’t stop myself from hopping around Academy of Lions in them before our class even started…. The independent air bags that fill the hexagonal shapes on the bottom of the shoe were actually created to increase flexibility and responsiveness. So although they didn’t make me WANT to do burpees, they surely made it a slightly more palatable experience. Plus they’re super cute!
Meet Me In The Studio:
Nike Studio Mid Pack
When the studio wraps first came out I died. They’re the magical toe sock type shoes with the ballerina straps that I constantly photograph while at Lagree feeling like a full fledged Prima. Now the Mid pack takes the studio wraps to the next level. Not only do they come with supportive, lightweight, no slip sole that we’re used to with the wraps, but they now come with an over boot (pictured above) that you can throw over your studio wraps after your yoga or pilates class, and you’re good to go.
In The Gym
Nike Free 5.0 TR FIT 4 PRT
Forever a fan of the Free, this has to be my go-to shoe. Flexible, lightweight yet surprisingly supportive, I take my Free’s with me wherever I go. Though I know the idea of this post is to show you what shoe is best for what workout, this shoe is the one I can feel comfortable in whatever the workout. Though they’re best suited for when I want to hit the gym hardcore. Grrrrr.
And of course, for the fashion:
Nike Air Max 1 Sneakerboot
I love me some Air Max for nothing else but style. They’re good for that chill M.O.D. style and the introduction of this cool new sneakerboot has me weak. These and those silver numbers at the top of the post. I. Die….
All of these styles and more are available at Nike stores and select retailers.