5 Mens Trainers That Are Perfect For The Gym

The best for weightlifting, long-distance running and all-round performance

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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.

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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.

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£130, adidas.co.uk

Short-distance running 

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. 

£80, asics.com

Weightlifting

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. 

£90, reebok.co.uk

The all-rounder

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.

£130, nike.com

Long-distance running

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.

£110, newbalance.co.uk