A Great Pair of Shoes Can Make All the Difference!

I love shoes. I love tank tops too but we’ll save that for another post. For now .. shoes!

I don’t actually mean heels and fancy shoes .. I’m a laid back female. I am usually found in flip flops year round (yes, year round) and then in shoes at the gym.

Recently I went through the Les Mills CXWORX training and in the training a coworker suggested that I find a pair of shoes that were a bit more flexible because they would help with the resistance band work in class. So, I ventured out.

To be honest the shoes I’ve been teaching in at the gym I had been wearing them for FOREVER. They probably needed to be replaced anyway. I looked at a few places and could not find shoes that looked like me. Finally I walked into one more store and found them.

ASICS Women's GEL-Unifire TR Training Shoe
ASICS Women’s GEL-Unifire TR Training Shoe and knee high socks by Reebok

The pair I had before were leather and so adjusting to something that was of different material kinda made me nervous at first.

Long story short .. I was hit by a car last year and I’m still a bit tip-toe’ish around my one ankle since coming out of the aircast.

My last pair were leather, wide, and heavy. These are light, breathable, and flexible. They feel amazing on! At the same time I teach a pretty intense bootcamp class that has it’s share of lateral movements. Not one in class have I been worried about ankle stability.

Plus, they are cute 🙂 I actually like the black with the pops of pink.

ASICS Women's GEL-Unifire TR Training Shoe
ASICS Women’s GEL-Unifire TR Training Shoe and knee high socks by Reebok

Granted they don’t match what I’m wearing most of the time but I am going to have to live with that (It’s not like I match most of the time anyway!).

Buying these, and wearing these, has been a bit of an eye opener for me. It has let me know that the cross trainer shoe technology has changed, and changed for the better. I think the old style was about stiffness, weight, and wide bases to protect you while moving. It seems that they have since figured out how to give you the same support in a more foot friendly package.

So, if you have not replaced your shoes in a while it may be worth considering a new pair. I am very happy that I was given that nudge to try something new!

PS – the knee high socks are made by Reebok. I am currently also in LOVE with knee high socks! I need to buy more of them 🙂

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