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july 14, 2017 - Nike

The simple guide to finding the right training shoe for you

Running shoes are for #running. Training shoes are for training. The logic is simple, but often the default is to go with the former regardless of the workout.

“We tend to see most people buying #running shoes out of habit and to be their overall workout shoe when they run once or twice a week — but they’re spending much more time in the gym,” says Greg Smith, the head of Men’s Training footwear at #nike. “It should be the other way around.”

That’s because #running is linear. You move forward and in the same way, stride after stride. So (generally) a runner needs a shoe with a light, breathable upper, cushion underfoot and a durable outsole. Training, though, is not linear. You lift, carry, slam, sprint, pedal, climb, jump cut and everything in between. With all that in mind, #nike training shoes are strategically built to provide 360 stability, durability and cushioning in addition to other attributes, including things like multidirectional traction.

Here’s exactly how #nike designs shoes to support specific training workouts so you can move fast, lift heavy and perform your best.

More information on the press release