Home workouts are great, as long as they’re done correctly. Poor form or equipment can lead to knee or joint injuries, which is why it’s especially important for people who exercise to wear the right gear. Our previous article on ‘Home Remedies for Knee Joint Pain’ introduced a few pointers on recognizing the symptoms and reducing the pain .
One factor that can help reduce bodily pains is picking the right shoes. Proper footwear is especially important for home exercise, so if you need some suggestions we’ve prepared five of our favorite exercise shoes below.
1. Adidas Ultraboost 21
The Adidas Ultraboost 21 has climbed up the ranks of ideal running shoes. It has a rubber sole for excellent traction, its engineered torsion system provides more bending stiffness, and the extra cushioning in the sole gives your feet all-day comfort. The sporty sneaker comes in a variety of colors to match any outfit.
This shoe is perfect for running on a treadmill, working out on an elliptical, or walking up a StairMaster.
2. New Balance (NB) 990v6
The famous sneaker brand has gained a reputation with fitness fans for its comfortable fit and versatility. New Balance’s 990 line best exemplifies this philosophy, and the newest iteration of the 990v6 looks like it’ll follow in those footsteps. Its neutral gray color, mudguard, mesh material base, and the iconic ‘N’ branding outlined on the side result in a signature that’s all about quality.
New Balance’s styles have become a part of active apparel and fit most exercises, whether you’re running, jogging, exercising or working out at home.
3. Reebok Nano X Cross Trainer
The Reebok Nano X Cross Trainer running shoe is perfect for indoor cross-training at home. It has a lightweight rubber sole for traction and durability, a flexible woven textile upper, and a midfoot support cage for added stability.
This is a perfect shoe if grip is important, and can be used in jumping, dancing, or Zumba fitness.
4. Nike Metcon 6 Men’s Training Shoe
The Nike Metcon 6 Men’s Training Shoe is the new standard for versatile athletes. It features a low, flat, and wide heel, which makes it a very stable base when lifting weights. It also has a removable Hyperlift insert so that you can adjust the underside of your heel as needed.
The Nike Metcon 6 is great for working out at home with free weights, doing squats, and deadlifts.
5. ASICS Men’s GT-2000 10
The ASICS Men’s GT-2000 10 running shoe is a super comfortable sneaker that’s made waves thanks to its engineered GEL Technology Cushioning System. It features a patented energetic foam formulation which gives a super bouncy feel. The construction of the shoe uses advanced 3D Space Construction, giving it amazing compression at the foot strike.
The shock absorbing foam sole makes this shoe ideal for home workouts that deal with high impact training or high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Home exercises are a great way to keep fit. However, working out at home also means we have a greater responsibility to prioritize our safety and lessen the risk for injury. By choosing the right exercise shoe based on your needs, your home exercises will be done not just in perfect style, but also with adequate comfort and proper support.