Ok, I got some flak for only providing information on Men’s Cross Training shoes. Here we go ladies. Enjoy! Running and other high impact exercise can be damaging to the back, spine and feet. With each strike of your feet on pavement, the ground or asphalt, your body absorbs an enormous amount of shock equaling five times its normal weight. Wearing shoes providing a means to absorb the shock is critical.
Top 5 Cross Training Shoes for Women # 1 Nike Free Trainer
The Nike Free Trainer is a super lightweight cross training shoe. It is manufactured with a breathable mesh designed to strengthen and improve performance, sturdy material which provides the wearer with comfort in addition to support, a mid sole constructed and specifically cut with horizontal and vertical grooves designed to provide flexibility and give when running and rubber insets placed on a phylite outer sole providing extra traction. The Nike Free Trainer weighs only 6.7 ounces. This cross trainer retails for a MSRP of $69.00 and is available in grey/black, pink/gray and black, white/pink and gray and rose/white and gray.
You can learn more about the Nike Free Trainer on Amazon. It goes for about $69.00
Top 5 Cross Training Shoes for Women #2 Women’s New Balance 1225 (High Stability)
The Women’s New Balance cross training shoe is an award winning cross training runner designed to provide the highest level of cushioning, arch and inner foot support for individuals with moderate to severe pronators. This shoe has been manufactured with Abzorb and Abzorb DTS cushioning which provides maximum heel strike reinforcement cushioning. Also manufactured into the shoe is Abzord SBS, which provides longer lasting compression. Weighing only 9.7 ounces, this cross trainer is available at most sports wear retailors and sells for $139.00 in gray/pink/white only.
You can buy the Women’s New Balance 1225 on New Balance website. It sells for about $139.00
Top 5 Cross Training Shoes for Women #3 Keen Ridgeline
Available in black olive/baroque rose for around $69.50, the Keen Ridgeline provides the wearer with S3, which stands for Shock, Suspension, and Stability. This S3 technology was engineered to support the feet of anyone with foot problems to those with no problem feet. S3 protects and supports on impact, will dissipate shock and reduces the potential for the wearer to twist or turn their ankle preventing damage. A multi directional lug on the outsole provides traction to the feet on all surfaces. The keen Ridgeline shoe weighs in at 10 ounces.
The Keen Rideline is available on Amazon for around $69.50.
Top 5 Cross Training Shoes for Women #4 Orthaheel Women’s Action X-Trainer
A licensed Podiatrist designed the Orthaheel Women’s Action X-Trainer. The shoe reduces the potential of a runner to suffer from heel, shin, knee or back pain. With built in orthotics, the X-Trainer realigns the flat-footed individual’s foot to its natural position. It reduces shock absorption, eases knee or shin pain and has a heel counter, which increases the stability and support while walking, jogging or running. Available in white/blue or white/pink the Orthaheel retails for $99.00.
The Orthaheel Women’s Action X-Trainer sells for around $99.00 on Amazon.
Top 5 Cross Training Shoes for Women #5 ASICS GEL-Fluent TR 2
A cross trainer with synthetic and mesh design GEL cushioning placed at the front and rear for shock absorption, the ASICS GEL-Fluent TR is a scaled up, sleeker version of the ASICS GEL-Fluent original cross trainer. An AHAR heel plug has been added to provide runners with enhanced durability on impact. An outsole wrap placed at the forefoot protects the arch by providing lateral stability. A DuoMax Support System found only in the ASICS shoe guarantees that the wearer is provided with support at the heel on impact which continues through the arch to the toe. Available in White only, this newer version of the GEL-Fluent cross trainer retails for $85.00 at most sports wear retail shops.
The ASICS GEL-FLUENT TR can be bought on Amazon also. It sells for around $85.00.
I hope this helps guys! I mean gals….. Even better, let me know what shoes you all use and would recommend!