As we’re all being charged with staying at home right now, most of us will have to make do with home workouts and in order to make sure they’re as effective as possible, you need to make sure you’ve got the right footwear for the job. Comfort and support are the two most important features for workout footwear to possess so we’ve compiled a list of 6 of the best sneakers for home workouts below:
Vans Ultrarange EXO Sneakers – $90
An incredibly versatile sneaker which has been crafted by the folks that have been doing it the right way for over half a century, these Vans UltraRange EXO Sneakers ($90) are ideally suited to any home workouts you’ve got planned during the lockdown. They are supremely lightweight and offer a design which never weighs you down.
The EXO Sneakers boast a contemporary style with everyday sneaker wearability with an upgraded UltraCush Lite midsole compound which ensures the unparalleled comfort and cushioning for any workout routines you’ve got planned for yourself. The full rubber-wrapped reverse waffle lug outsole is perfect for maximising traction, grip, and durability for the ultimate workout performance. ($90)
Saola Semnoz II Sneakers – $70
With robust, stretchy, and extremely breathable uppers which have been made from a combination of mesh and canvas, these Saolo Semnoz II Sneakers ($70) are ideally suited to home workouts this spring. Each pair is crafted from recycled materials wherever possible in order to decrease the overall environmental impact of their manufacturing.
The cork insole with recycled polyurethane foam cushioning will effortlessly mould to your foot over time for a much more comfortable fit that makes workouts less stressful on your feet and joints. Saola have a never-ending goal to enhance the quality of their footwear while decreasing their overall impact on the environment and this results in a range of stylish, comfortable sneakers you can feel good about wearing and perform impeccably. ($70)
On Cloud Sneakers – $130
Made for everyday active use and all-day comfort, these On Cloud Sneakers ($130) will stand up effortlessly to any home workout routines that you can throw at them over the next few months. One of the most eye-catching features of these sneakers is the proprietary and innovative CloudTec® outsole structure which cushions both horizontal and vertical forces for a very light, comfortable running sensation that will reduce the stress on your feet during exercise.
Boasting a dual-density sock liner material for a fine, breathable, and comfortable step-in feel, it’s easy to see why these sneakers are a go-to for anyone who is serious about their running and, as the name suggests, they deliver a cloud like comfort. They have a speed-lace system for easy on and off shoes that stay in place securely and a moulded heel for a comfortable fit that still ensures freedom for your feet. ($130)
Lems Trailhead Sneakers – $130
Each pair of these Lems Trailhead Sneakers ($130) have been engineered with a low profile rubber tread that combines ample traction on trails and excellent durability on pavement so they won’t let you down whatever terrains your home workout pan out on. They have a retro-inspired upper which has been designed to be worn for all occasions, not just when out on the trail so these will be a great all-rounder for after the lockdown comes to an end (which will hopefully be sooner rather than later).
With 4mm of drop, which when compared to the traditional 12mm of drop, makes the Trailhead much less susceptible to heel-striking and ensures a more natural gait and healthier posture whilst walking, running and exercising in general. They boast a cushioned EVA midsole that’s not too soft and not too firm and an ultra-grip outsole which combine together for a complete shoe that checks every box and looks great in the process. ($130)
Asics Goretex GEL Cumulus 21 Sneakers – $150
These Asics Goretex GEL Cumulus 21 Sneakers ($150) have been made in conjunction with Reigning Champ for the 2020 Olympics (awkward). They have a lightweight and breathable construction to make sure your feet don’t overheat whilst working out (whether this is at home now or the gym in a month or two’s time). They boast ripstop nylon uppers which are highly robust and designed for off-road exploration and the Gore-Tex® waterproof liner makes sure your feet stay completely dry whatever the weather.
The signature GEL® technology will reduce the impact on your feet and protects your joints whilst exercising. The FLYTEFOAM® Lyte is Asics’ most lightweight midsole formulation that delivers continuous cushion thanks to organic nanofibres and a premium sockliner which has higher rebound properties while ensuring first class moisture management and a high-level of breathability. ($150)
Danner Caprine Low Sneakers – $140
Crafted from nubuck leather and an abrasion-resistant, woven textile upper work to deliver an exceptionally breathable, comfortable, and robust construction, these Danner Caprine Low Sneakers ($140) have got everything you need for a workout at home or trek through the woods. They have a removable ortholite footbed which provides three layers of varying density that are combined for maximum cushioning and support.
The whole footbed is crafted from an open-cell polyurethane for enhanced heat dissipation and air circulation. These fantastic sneakers from Danner are inspired by the hoof patterns of mountain goats, and the Caprine’s finished with a wonderfully grippy, Vibram outsole that’s built for traction in urban environments. ($140)