During a workout, you make different movements such as rotations, skater steps, jumps, squats, or lunges at a variety of different paces. That is different from running, which involves primarily linear movements.
To comfortably and safely do cardio fitness, it is important to pay attention to these 3 criteria:
- Multidirectional flexibility: promotes freedom of movement for quick foot motions, rotations, and flexion. Check that your shoes have a flexible sole.
- Forefoot cushioning: protects your body from repetitive impacts while stabilizing your footwork for better sequencing of movements.
- Forefoot support: the main fitness support, it helps you keep your balance when changing direction.
We recommend choosing the same size as your usual city shoes.
Choosing fitness shoes suited to your cardio training activities reduces your risk of injury by 24%.