Essential Footwear & Good Trainers For Running: The Only 4 Pairs You’ll Ever Need 

We’ve rounded up essential pairs for anyone looking to up their gym game, covering a range of activities and training types. Whether you’ll be hitting a class, squatting or maybe talking to the hot yoga instructor who wears the crazy tight pants, we’ve got you covered with good trainers for running and much more.

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Leg Day


If you take away nothing from this post, let it be this… A pair of classic chucks or waffle soled vans can make the difference between a good squat and a bad one. Take it from someone that has the knees of a 90-year-old, Converse have regularly meant that my form remains tight, which means I can squat more and throw my back out less, a win/win situation for everyone involved.

HIIT Training


Go back to the days of hanging around street corners with a lightweight pair carrying serrated grip, some non-ugly versions include the LunarEpic from Nike. These are also dual purpose, as these are good trainers for running on a treadmill, but be careful running outdoors if you have any instability or major weaknesses.

Running (Outdoor and Treadmill)


If you are the owner of terrible knees then it’s worth investing in a pair which has a high energy return, so that your knees aren’t absorbing the impact when running across a flat terrain. Our favourite good trainers for running include the LunarEpic, and anything with a Boost sole from adidas – the Ultraboost is an absolute staple.IMG_2612

Classes & Aerobics


A good all-rounder for aerobics style classes is the air max, another favourite of lean queen Michelle Lewin.

A darn good excuse to go shoe shopping, each of these will make up a large part of your essential gym fit. If you only get two pairs, go for a cushioned running shoe and a pair of flat soled lightweight for leg day and watch the difference in how low you can go…

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