Some things just go together. Like wine and large family gatherings. Sunday afternoons and your couch. Resolutions and a brand new year. If you’ve promised everyone you know (and a few people you don’t) that this will be the year you keep a fitness resolution, don’t fret. To help you out, we’ve put together a list around one of our very favorite pairings: exercises and athletic shoes.
For the Runners: Nike Flex Contact
“I hate running,” says your body. “But I love new shoes!” says your heart. If you’re trying to beat (or set) your own personal record, look no further than the Nike Flex Contact. Whether you rack up the miles or simply turn heads on the treadmill, these shoes will make sure you do it in style.
For the Interval Trainers: Under Armour Charged Escape
Interval training does less with more—and so does the Under Armour Charged Escape. Sleek and lightweight in its design, this shoe is the perfect complement to some fast-paced, calorie-blasting interval training.
For the Outdoors Lovers: Saucony Excursion TR 11
Skip the outdoor workouts in winter? That’s so 2017. Don’t let cabin fever get the best of you—lace up the sturdy Saucony Excursion TR 11 and hit the trails running. These shoes can handle anything you throw at them. How fast and how far you go is totally up to you.
For the Class Enthusiasts: New Balance 420
Most gyms offer tons of exercise classes at the beginning of the year. That way, you can dabble in a bit of everything to see which you like most. Since every class is different, you need a pair of shoes that can thrive in a variety of exercises. Enter the New Balance 420. It provides all the (figurative) motivation and (literal) support you could ever need.
For the (Light) Lifters: Nike Air Max Sequent
Want to get into lifting weights but don’t know where to begin? Start small—as in, very light hand-weights that you can use from the comfort of your own home. The Nike Air Max Sequent 3 is a great shoe to get started. Pro tip: Wear shoes with a flatter insole to keep your balance and spine aligned while you lift.