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The 18 Best Cross-Training Shoes For Every Type Of Workout For 2022

How many pairs is too many? Asking for a friend.

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Your workout is only as good as the shoes on your feet. That’s especially true when it comes to cross-training, which calls for all kinds of movement: front to back, side to side, up and down, you name it.

If you’re going to go all-out in a HIIT or bootcamp workout, you need a shoe that can handle everything from box jumps and cardio machines to weight lifting. Not only will the right shoes enhance your performance, but a secure and comfortable fit can help you prevent injury, too.

Mixing up the type of physical activity you do can help you avoid overtraining in any one domain—and therefore, avoid getting injured. Of course, cross-training is a broad term that includes many fitness pursuits, each of which comes with its own perks. For example, one 2017 study from the European Journal of Applied Physiology found that high-intensity interval training boosted the metabolisms of exercisers past finishing as opposed to participants who exercised at a steady-state pace.

Ready to sweat? These are the best cross-training shoes you can buy right now, per online reviews.

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1
Best for HIIT
Reebok
Women's HIIT Training Shoe
Now 29% off
2
Best Designed For Women
Ryka
Influence Training Shoes
3
Best for Strength Training
New Balance
Minimus Tr Boa V1
4
Best For High-Impact
Nike
Air Zoom SuperRep 2 Training Shoes
5
Best Lightweight Shoe
Under Armour
Charged Aurora Cross Trainer
6
Easiest Slip-On
New Balance
FuelCore NERGIZE
7
Best Heel Support
ON
Cloud X Sneakers
8
Best Lacing System
Hoka One One
Hupana Flow
9
Best For Ankle Support
APL
Wave Sneakers
Now 11% off
10
Best for Runners
Brooks
Adrenaline GTS 21
11
Best for Shock Absorption
Puma
Optic Sheer
12
Best for Breathability
Ryka
Dedication XT Training Sneaker
Now 23% off
13
Best Versatility
Hylete
Circuit II Cross-Training Shoe
14
Most Stylish
adidas by Stella McCartney
Earthlight Mesh Shoes
15
Best Roomy Toe Box
Reebok
Nano X Cross Trainer Running Shoes
16
Most Secure Fit
Under Armour
HOVR Apex Cross Trainer
17
Best CrossFit Shoe
NOBULL
Neon Pink Camo Trainer
18
Best Minimalist Shoe
Vibram
V-Soul Fitness and Cross Training Yoga Shoe
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