The best workout shoes of 2017 to wear for running, CrossFit, spin & more

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Having the correct workout shoes for the activity your doing is essential and can help you take it to the next level. Whether your enjoying a long run, high-intensity CrossFit training or hitting a spin class, we have the best shoes of 2017. Add more spring to your step this season with a new set of workout shoes below.

Having the correct footwear will help ensure you make the most of your time and will help you to move around properly as well as naturally. In addition, having the proper sneakers will help prevent you from injuring yourself. Plus, majority of the sneakers below are still fashionable and have the features that you need such as lightweight material, support, cushioning, rebounding and more.

This year throw away your old sneakers and grab a new pair that will help you meet your workout goals. Below we have rounded up the best shoes for men and women depending on the workout regimen.


The proper running shoes need to be lightweight and supportive so you are able to take your best stride yet. For women, the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 is lightweight, responsive, and designed for high speeds. Plus, its rubber outsole offers durable cushioning that will support your run mile after mile. Another great women’s option for running is the Asics GT-2000 5. It’s comfortable and features all-around support during long runs. For men, the Brooks Ravenna 8 features a midsole cushioning and rebounding material that gives you a springy step. Lastly, the Nike Zoom Fly’s combination of lightweight material and foam footbed propels you forward from marathons to short runs.

CrossFit and Training

CrossFit workouts, as described by the founder, as “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.” The women’s CrossFit Nano 7 Sneaker is designed with a flexible bottom for mobility and traction that’s perfect for a CrossFit workout. Plus, it’s currently on sale for just $100. For men the New Balance Men’s MX40V1 Cross Trainers are a must-have for your workout. It features a rapid rebound system and features a bright red color that will stand out at the gym. Even better, the men’s Nike Zoom Train Command Training Shoe is unique and functional for fast movements.

Maximize your spin class by wearing the right shoe to get the best results. The women’s Pearl Izumi W Tri Fly Spin Shoe includes highly-breathable mesh and lightweight material that clicks into the bike for a comfortable ride. Even better the New Balance Cycle WX09 shoe is made for both men and women that features the comfort and style of a sneaker with the function of a cycle shoe. Plus, the men’s Giro Treble 2 Cycling Shoe is just $70 and works with both indoor and outdoor cycle bikes.

What is your favorite workout shoe? Let me know in the comments below.

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