If you are like me, then your workout regimen spans from clocking miles in the park, to handling box jumps in boot camp, and even commuting to work on your bike. You’re active, but the real question is: are you wearing the same shoes for all these sweaty moments? I sure hope not.
The athletic shoe game is fresh, fly and super functional this fall, so get ready to stock up on some RAD footwear all in the name of shaping up. Comfort is key, cute is a given and performance just got fun – so keep reading for this seasons’ best athletic shoes.
Run On With Your RAD Self
If running is your game, Ghost 7 is the name! Brooks are simply the best when it comes to the most comfortable neutral shoe. – First I have to give double power props for their design with amazing balance and cushion. Next, double claps are deserved because of how much lighter this new model is. And last, this popular neutral pair is also cosmetically appealing. So, run and tell that beauties! It’s time to kiss bulk goodbye and gear up to – as my friends at Brooks would say – #runhappy. Ready, set, let’s clock some miles!
Sprint In Style
Trying to shave a few minutes off of your fastest 5K time? Then your tempo work needs to team up with the Wave Sayonara 2 by Mizuno. Lightweight, flexible and durable, these kicks are guaranteed to have you sprinting in style. Race day, speed day, shoot everyday just got lightning fast thanks to ultra-responsive lightweight midsole.
My toes totally love the breathability that the mesh upper lining provides too – so kudos for this Mizuno! Oh and the new sockliner? Yassss! They obviously know how to make us running ladies happy with that wider forefoot. Rockstar job on this updated pair!
Who’s That Cross Training Cutie?
Whether you have kickboxing on Mondays or a WOD to complete on Wednesdays, these Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 cross trainers are the gym shoes for you. Nike understands your crazy awesome cross training schedule, so don’t be afraid to cross over to this flexible pair. They are perfect for jumping rope, box jumps, sassy shuffles and so much more. The 5.0 platform is super durable sans constriction. Add lightweight, breathable, and terrific traction to the list and you definitely have a winner beauties. Oh, and P.S. the prints are outrageous so might as well add fashionable to the list too. Head over to Six:02 asap…they have tons!
Plyometric Princess Meets Party Girl FitGirl
If you are one to pump iron in the fitness club by day, and pump fists at the club by night, then the Under Armour Speedform® StudioLux™ is totally for you. Sexy meets sweaty in this appropriately named – lux design. The sleekness is unreal and although it is minimalist in it’s function these seamless shoes are maximal in style. I love how the silk material doesn’t compromise my athletic performance and the flexibility totally makes these sneakers gym bag friendly too – can you say crazy compact. With eight colors to choose from, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t snag a couple of pairs. Trust me, your studio to street FitGirl game will absolutely appreciate it.
Calling All Biker Babes
There’s absolutely no reason why you can’t be cute during your commute. Serve your local bike share program some fitness fashion realness with these lovely slip ons by Ryka. The Thrill Walking shoe is a loafer that feels like a sneaker. Flexible enough to help you push those pedals with power yet durable enough to handle fast breaks, sidewalk posing and beyond. Plus this feminine pair will keep your work attire classy without looking too sporty. They literally feel like you are walking on a cloud, so don’t be surprised if you forget to change into your heels once you arrive to the office beauties!
Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!
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