If you're serious about sticking to your New Year's resolutions, then it's important to invest in the right kit. There are so many styles of sneakers out there that it can be tricky to know which ones are actually worth investing in and which work best for each different workout. If you're looking to upgrade your gym kit, we've turned to some of the most fitness pros we know from some of London's coolest studios to find out the shoes that see them through every training session. Keep scrolling to discover the best trainers for all of your workouts.
The Trainers That Make HIIT Sessions More Bearable
Talilla Henchoz, head of brand at 1Rebel, says she always works out in Adidas Ultra Boost. "I probably have about six different pairs because I wanted/needed every colour. The obsession is real. My workout regimen is very varied, from boxing and skill-based sessions to outdoor running and HIIT work. The Boost range are the perfect lightweight trainer option that suits all styles of training. The boost technology and optimised arch responds to how your feet move, helping to increase performance. They literally feel like you're walking on fluffy clouds (which makes that killer HIIT session a little more bearable)."
The Most Comfortable for Your Feet
"For the last year, I have only worked out in Nike's Lunarepic Low Flyknit trainers," says Kirsty Raynor, founder of Pop Up Practice and Burn Strength Yoga. "I bought them in bright orange and yellow (I’m on my second pair) to add a bit of colour to my workout gear. For me personally, I prefer a more solid base of trainer but also a really light fit around my feet. They are completely breathable but also have a solid heel so your feet feel supported. The soles are also designed to offer comfort on varying pressure points of your feet. They are mainly designed for running, but I love them for the gym and classes too, as they fit my feet perfectly."
The Stylish Option
Amy Desenberg, a Pilates instructor at Frame, adds: "I always work out in Nike's Free Flyknit 2s because they are the epitome of fashion meets comfort meets practically—the perfect combination.
The Trainers to Protect Your Knees
Says Lucia Farina, personal trainer at Frame, "I always wear Reebok Freestyle Hi trainers to work out in because I find they have given me the best support, mainly for my knees. They are really durable, so whether I'm sprinting or doing my Olympic lifting, I find they can handle both. And they look awesome and have crazy colours, which suits me well!"
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