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    Default What kind of sports shoe?

    I have been doing personal training sessions and also going to boxing classes. I want to get some new shoes but I am not sure what to look for. What is the distended between a cross trainer and runner? I will go to a proper sports shoe store but would like to be armed with some information so I don't end up being sold something I don't need.

    In PT seasons we do some running, some other forms of torture like step ups, boxing, wall squats, those horrid weighted ropes, core work, just a wide range of different things.

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    A cross trainer seems more suited to the workout you do. A runner tends to have less padding and structure I have found.

    I have two pairs - cross trainers for pt and gym work and a pair of really light flexible runners for walking and jogging.

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    I don't think you could go wrong with a pair of Asics kayanos or brooks adrenalines. Both very cushioned to absorb all the shock to your feet from such a big work out.

    These are both ultimately running shoes but If they are your first proper workout shoes I would go the above mentioned and then when your feet are used to the work out you could slowly go down in cushioning.

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    Cross trainers are designed to provide more stability for side-to-side movements while exercising (eg they're better for netball/court sports than regular runners). Runners are lighter & more just to stabilise & protect your feet while running. I'd go a cross trainer for what you've said you'll be doing. But of course I'm no expert just worked in a sports shoe store for a little while a few years ago.

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    Thanks girls. I thought cross trainer would be the thing to look for but wasn't too sure and didn't want to walk in like a know it all and ask for the wrong thing.

    I think what I have now might be a runner. I find the incline on the heel is a bit high and it seems to shift my weight forward and I struggle to get my weight over my heels to do squats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorMade View Post
    Cross trainers are designed to provide more stability for side-to-side movements while exercising (eg they're better for netball/court sports than regular runners). Runners are lighter & more just to stabilise & protect your feet while running. I'd go a cross trainer for what you've said you'll be doing. But of course I'm no expert just worked in a sports shoe store for a little while a few years ago.
    Everyone is different i guess. I don't like my cross trailers


 

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