Wearing the right shoe for a workout can help protect from injury, optimize your workout, and give you the needed support. When you go into a store you'll see racks of not only different styles, but there is also a variety of categories based on your activity. From running to football onto aerobics and workout branded shoes like CrossFit, Zumba® and Les Mills.
👟Here are a few pointers that you can keep in mind
🏃🏻♀️Ready for a jog? When your feet pound the pavement, you'll want a shoe with plenty of cushioning to absorb the shock. Running shoes are designed for forward motion, and they protect the front of your foot and heel. A good pair may help you avoid shin splints, stress fractures, tendinitis, and other problems.
🏋🏻♀️Cross Trainers can be a good choice if you do more than one type of sport. Look for one that's flexible in the forefoot if you're going for a run but also has good side-to-side support for tennis or aerobics class.
💃🏻Aerobics and dance shoes are great for pivoting and lateral movement like in a dance fitness class. Optimize your booty-shaking and side-stepping 😉
Can you workout barefoot? Hell yes! But that depends on what kind of workout. Some of the toughest sports out there such as Gymnastics are done barefoot. What else can you do barefoot? Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Pound Fitness.