Inspired by Nick's post on headphones
My Workout Headphones
Nick Taylor (he/him) ・ Jan 11 '21 ・ 2 min read
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?
Top comments (8)
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.
Very nice! I have never heard of Brooks shoes before, they sound like a performance car.
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.
Do you usually get your feet and weight distribution scanned for a perfect fit?
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...
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
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...
I like em! New Balance are supposed to be really good for running