HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FITNESS SHOES FOR MEN? 

Cardio, weight, strength and cross training are all basic fitness practices that require specific shoes to keep you safe. How do you choose the right ones?

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DOMYOS

DECATHLON's fitness brand offers useful suggestions for your fitness practice.

Choosing the right fitness shoes depends on how frequently you train and your intensity level. Several criteria should be considered: stability, cushioning and support.

STABILITY

If you do weight training (bodyweight or with weights) or cross training, choose a model with a solid base to stabilise your bodyweight. The width of the sole, especially at the forefoot, is important to encourage proper toe movement and ensure good balance throughout your movements.

CUSHIONING

During a fitness session, you are performing a variety of movements at different paces. The theoretical impact in most disciplines is low, but the need for cushioning varies from one person to another (based on build, injuries, shoe habits). If you have a greater need for cushioning, you should check whether the shoe has a shock absorption mechanism, as well as the type, hardness and thickness of the component used for the sole.

SUPPORT

If you do fitness regularly, support is a very important criteria to consider to keep your feet healthy in all disciplines. It can, for example, be characterised by side reinforcements and an effective lacing system that adapts to the shape of your foot.

ALICE

Fitness Specialist

When doing fitness activities, your body weight will mainly be on the forefoot. However, many people use shoes designed for heel propulsion. Rigidity, a straight push-off and difficulty performing rotations are just some of the constraints for people using shoes that are not designed specifically for fitness. This is why it's important to have the right gear!

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