Above all else, a training shoe has to be comfortable. And not just comfortable, but comfortable immediately—meaning there should be no need for a break-in period. Because nobody has time to sit around and wait for a shoe to loosen up, there’s work to be done.
Whether you’re looking to go pro, or just pumping iron to impress some broad, a comfortable pair of training shoes can make all the difference. If you’re comfortable, you’ll stay in the gym longer, which means you’ll pump more (in theory anyway).
So what makes a training shoe comfortable? Well for starters, it has to fit properly. You know what they say: “If the shoe don’t fit, don’t wear it” (or something like that). Along with the right fit, it has to be properly cushioned, padded in all the right places, and has to be durable and breathable enough to go the distance. So now that you know, it’s time to take a look at our options. These are the 10 Most Comfortable Training Shoes Available This Summer.