Top 5 Best Women Cross Training Shoes

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.

Nike Free Trainer

Nike Free Trainer

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.

New Balance 1225

New Balance 1225

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.

Keen Womens Ridgeline

Keen Womens Ridgeline

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.

Womens Action X Trainer

Womens Action X Trainer

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.

Asics Womens Gel Fluent TR 2

Asics Womens Gel Fluent TR 2

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!


My name is Julian Placino and I am a Team Beachbody Coach. I've completed several Beachbody workout programs including P90X, Insanity and Insanity Asylum. Currently, I'm working through P90X2! You can follow me on twitter @p90xsuccess. Click here to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Team Beachbody Member.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.victorio Anthony Victorio

    Christin,

    The closest I was able to find was a 9.5 on ebay, here’s the link:

    Nike Womens Free Trainer 7.0 IV

  • cam

    Christin, did you try zappos?or the nike site?

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.victorio Anthony Victorio

    Christin,

    Thanks for the comment. I’ve had no luck finding the size 9 as well but I’ve contacted a seller on Amazon. I’ll let you know what I find out :)

    AV

  • Christin

    I have been looking everywhere for the Nike Women’ s Free Trainer 7.0.IV and I cannot find them, not even on the Nike website. I’ve done an online search and only can find one available at Amazon in a size 5 and one on Footlocker in a size 12. I’m a size 9 so I don’t see either of these working. I’m rather interested in these shoes, but I just cannot find them. Any pointers on where to look?