Women who play several different sports should think about buying a great pair of cross training shoes. Wearing cross training shoes allows you to go from one activity to another without changing your shoes, making cross trainers much more practical than specialized shoes that have to be taken off when you move between sports. Many women appreciate cross training shoes for financial reasons. You can save a lot of money buying one multi-purpose athletic shoe instead of different pairs for all their various activities, but cross training shoes aren't right for everyone. They aren't as well cushioned or lightweight as running shoes, so women who run will need a separate pair of shoes dedicated to that sport. But for other athletic forms, cross training shoes can be a good choice. Here are three of the best cross trainers on the market.
The first thing that will catch your eye about the GEL-Ipera from ASICS is the extra-bright color. The body of the shoe is a stunning blue, and it's touched with white, hot yellow, and green. Even the laces are green! In terms of functionality, this cross trainer is very breathable thanks to the mesh uppers that let air escape. The sockliner can be taken out, leaving you free to replace it with an orthotic insert. This shoe also features the GEL cushioning system, and it has a rubber outsole that promotes traction. This shoe is built to last, so you can be confident that the sole will stay intact through energetic practices. This shoe costs $70.00.
The Nike Free TR Fit Winter Women's Training Shoe is ideal for training during the coldest time of the year. The upper is made of synthetic leather and breathable satin, which releases air while keeping out the snow and slush. A nice feature of the upper is that it has as few seams as possible, cutting down on irritation to your feet. Nike has also added reflective material to the upper, a safety feature that's especially important on dark winter afternoons and evenings. This cross trainer aids stability with grooves along the full-length midsole and foam in the arch. Another great support feature is the overlay on the heel counter. For increased traction, the shoe has rubber pods on both the heel and forefoot that prevent slips. And the shoe's internal structural system facilitates movement in multiple directions, which matters for athletes who need to turn or reverse direction quickly. You have lots of colors to choose from as the Women's Training Shoe comes in pink, red, black, blue, purple, white, gray, and yellow. This cross trainer is priced at $85.00.
The 813 from New Balance is a lightweight cross trainer that gives your feet excellent support. The upper is designed to keep down the number of seams, which maximizes comfort for your feet. The midsole is made of compression-molded foam to cushion your feet at every step. This cross trainer also features a multi-density insert. The 813 is available in pink, black, or gray, and it sells for $79.99.