Gymgoers, These Trainers Will See You Through HIIT Workouts and Beyond

Updated 06/21/18
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When it comes to the best training shoes for your workout, you need a pair that is lightweight, comfortable, supportive and stylish. I was not the sportiest kid at school, and since my feet were still growing, I was never in the It trainers. But now, with a personal trainer qualification under my belt, I have a couple of pairs of trainers that I love for both their performance and aesthetics. Plus, a box-fresh pair is a surefire way to encourage you to go to the gym (or that long-forgotten workout class you once loved).

These days, there are plenty of great training shoes that will take you from the gym to a boxing session. You'll find some of the chicest pairs in the edit below, along with some more specialised ones (I'm looking at you, CrossFit fans). Keep scrolling for the seven best training shoes money can buy.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 $105

While these shoes might be specifically tailored toward running, it's safe to say that they'll take you from the pavement to the gym to whatever other sport tickles your fancy. The breathable mesh upper (combined with the out-turned collar) means your heels feel supported, not restricted. The full-length Zoom Air cushion also makes for the bounciest run ever.

Reebok Crossfit Nano 8 Flexweave
Reebok Crossfit Nano 8 Flexweave $100

If CrossFit is your jam, then these shoes—designed specifically for varied and intense classes—should be your top pick.

Puma Running Ignite Flash EvoKnit Trainers in Stone
Puma Running Ignite Flash EvoKnit Trainers in Stone $75

If comfort is king for you, then look to this pair of soft, supportive training shoes from Puma. They look great on.

Under Armour Training Charged Bandit 3 Trainers in Black
Under Armour Training Charged Bandit 3 Trainers in Black $80

With a sock-like upper and cushioned sole, these training shoes are great for anyone who is susceptible to blisters. We love the textured print design, too.

Saucony Jazz 20
Saucony Jazz 20 $100

If the treadmill makes up the bulk of your workout, then look to these neutral, everyday running shoes for your gym sessions.

Adidas 24/7 Shoes
Adidas 24/7 Shoes $85

You can't go wrong with a monochrome "goes with anything" pair of training shoes. This offering from Adidas has great ankle support and a cushioned sole to ensure you're protected in high-agility classes.

New Balance Running Fresh Foam Lazr Knitted Trainers in Black
New Balance Running Fresh Foam Lazr Knitted Trainers in Black $75

This is another good pair of shoes that will get you through a run or a gym session. New Balance's offering is seriously cool with a moulded tread for an extra grip. This is which ideal for when you're going fast on the treadmill (take it from someone who has flown off one mid-sprint).

Nike Metcon 4
Nike Metcon 4 $80

I love these training shoes from Nike. They're designed with weightlifting in mind, so they're durable and supportive. However, they'll also see you through sprints, sled pushes and ball slams. They look seriously stylish, too.

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