Great gym kit should start from the bottom up, beginning with apt footwear. Trainers must be tailored to how you specifically train — you wouldn't wear flip flops to trek up a mountain, so you shouldn't work out in the wrong shoes. However, London's College of Podiatry have found that 65 per cent of Brits select the wrong footwear for their chosen sport. So, to put your feet first, I've selected the top five trainers out there right now — and the type of training they're best suited to.
In the gym
Adidas Ultra Boost ST
The new Ultra Boost ST's Continental™ Rubber outsole adds greater grip, and the Primeknit upper provides adaptive support.
Asics fuzeX Lyte
A super-lightweight shoe with all the cushioning and support of a classic Asics runner, but with next to none of the weight. Perfect for short runs over a distance of 5–10km.
Reebok CrossFit Nano 6.0
Designed for CrossFit, the Nano 6.0 possesses a Kevlar-infused upper that allows for greater durability and support, while the wide footplate provides a stable platform, perfect for pumping iron.
Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit
With an outsole that disperses the impact of movement across the foot, Nike's LunarEpic has been designed for optimal comfort.
New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6
The 1080v6 offers the most cushioning of any long- distance running shoe, and comes in wide sizes, as feet expand the longer you run.