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Lee Wynne
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My workout sneakers

Inspired by Nick's post on headphones

My Nike sneakers were a birthday present from my wife, I have only had them about 5 months but they have seen some serious action already.

These sneakers are glued to my feet during Les Mills Body Pump classes, Muay Thai bag work and treadmill / elliptical training.

Most of that takes place in my home gym 👇🏼

When looking for sneakers, this is my criteria:

  • I have super narrow feet, like blades, so I need a super-narrow fit.
  • They need to be really light, I can't stand any weight on my feet when training.
  • My laces need to strap wide across the top.
  • The upper needs to be very thin, so when I am kicking the bag I can still get the conditioning on the tops of my feet.
  • I never wear socks, so they need to be airy.
  • The soles need to be anti-slip as my garage floor can get slippy in the winter.

My search led me to Nike's Free Run 5.0 Trainers, size 8 to be exact and they fit like a glove!

I am a huge martial arts fan, so I went ahead and got them customised with some personal lettering. They cost me about £75 and I only wear them for the gym and the fit all the criteria above, the thing I like about them the most though is the fit, it feels like they were custom made for my feet.

What sneakers are you wearing and why?

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Keith

For my upper body workouts, I just wear my old Brooks running shoes.

For my lower body workouts I wear Vans Era

For my runs, I'm currently wearing Brooks Adrenaline GTS 20 (link is to the 2021 models)...I swear by Brooks for running shoes.

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Lee Wynne Author

Very nice! I have never heard of Brooks shoes before, they sound like a performance car.

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Keith

Thankfully they don't have that performance car price...but as a runner I'm used to paying a little over $100 for a good pair of running shoes. Worth every penny.

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Lee Wynne Author

Do you usually get your feet and weight distribution scanned for a perfect fit?

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Keith

Nah, shoe store recommended me a pair of Brooks in 2012ish and I've pretty much gone with the same brand/model since. If it works...

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Lee Wynne Author

Yeah I hear that a lot - if you are running then invest in some really good shoes, great shout out on the brand, I'll be adding them to my shopping list

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Nick Taylor (he/him) • Edited

Nice! I've got a cross trainer shoe from Under Armour that's been serving me well for my garage gym workouts, the Charged Commit 2.0 Cross Trainer .

Come spring time though, I'm going to be looking for a running shoe. I'm looking to get back in to some light running (5km) once the snow is gone. If anyone has any recommendations...

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Lee Wynne Author

I like em! New Balance are supposed to be really good for running