The best cross-training shoes: Nike, Puma, and more

Asking yourself, “what are cross-training shoes for?” There are several reasons why you might want to invest in a good pair of cross-training shoes, even if you already own a pair of running shoes. When you’re cross-training you need to be able to easily pivot from an activity like biking or running to something else like weight training or using the elliptical. A huge part of your success in all of those activities is the workout gear you choose to wear, most importantly your footwear. 

A good cross-training shoe will work perfectly no matter what gym activity you decide to undertake on a given day. Whether you’re working out hard or hardly working (hey, we won’t judge), we hope you enjoy this great selection of cross-training shoes.

Nike Men’s Air Monarch IV Cross Trainer


The Nike Men’s Air Monarch IV Cross Trainer looks like a real streetwise shoe, but has a practicality about it that’ll make it a real favorite for CrossFit folks out there.

Puma Men’s Cell Surin 2 FM Shoe


The Puma Men’s Cell Surin 2 FM is one sleek shoe that will be your ultimate workout partner. Supremely breathable and with a modern design, you’ll be tempted to get a second pair just for running errands. They really are quite nice to look at.

New Balance Women’s FuelCore Trainers


The New Balance Women’s FuelCore Nergize has all the comfort of a slip-on combined with all the traction and responsiveness of a gym shoe. These shoes go just as well with a pair of jeans as they do with some workout shorts.

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