Is Barefoot Training Healthy for your feet? What sneakers and shoes are best for weight lifting and functional training? Is it safe to wear running sneakers for lifting weights? Get the answers to these questions and more.
Barefoot Training vs Lifting in Running Sneakers
It’s time to make the switch. Nike, Asics, New Balance, and a host of other companies make fantastic running sneakers. But running sneakers are designed for running. Lifting shoes (sneakers) are designed for lifting. Your running sneakers aren’t designed for lifting. That’s why all these same companies make special shoes for lifting.
Great Sneakers for Weight Lifting
- Reebok: Nano and Legacy
- Nike: Metcon and Romaleos
- Innov8: BARE-XF 210 V2, F-Lite 235, F-Lite 290
- Nobull Trainers
Great Alternative Footwear for Weight Lifting
- Yoga Socks
- Converse All-Star
- Most zero-drop sneakers
Help us Keep You Safe with Barefoot Training
We are professional personal trainers and yoga instructors. Running shoes hide weaknesses that can be fixed with mobility training and corrective exercises. Barefoot training is much more effective at building toe and foot strength.