One of the most important steps you can take toward avoiding injury at the gym is wearing proper footwear. With fitness classes pushing us to jump higher and run faster, our feet take quite a beating! According to a 2009 Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 1500 Americans go to the emergency room each year due to gym-related injuries—and this number doesn’t account for overuse injuries associated with improper form and repetitive stress to joints.
As you kick your workout routine into high gear this fall, the last thing you need is an injury to slow you down!
So, what is the best shoe gear for the gym? The answer to this question depends on your workout, your fitness level, and your foot type. Below are some basic guidelines for choosing the best shoe gear to help you safely meet your fitness goals.