Our design teams have created this product just for you, fitness enthusiasts who never miss a session and train regularly. If you want to do it all - treadmill running, group fitness classes, and strength training - these shoes are made for you. They provide very good support and high-quality cushioning.
The flex grooves allow you to move in all directions.
Synthetic reinforcements to support the foot
You are protected by the good cushioning in the sole.
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LEVEL OF PRACTICE
Why wear fitness shoes? Can't I just keep my running shoes?
Studies carried out at our Sportslab have shown that fitness and other sports involve a whole host of different movements. Movements such as twists, skaters, tuck jumps, squats and lunges all come into play. Unlike running, which uses mainly linear movements, fitness activities involve hardly any linear movements. Our shoes are all designed to help you perform these movements without the risk of getting injured.
Why should I wear fitness shoes? For safety
Studies have shown that injuries caused by doing fitness are due to inappropriate footwear. 86% of people who get injured doing fitness wear running shoes. Our studies have proven that people doing fitness who don't use the right shoes have a higher risk of injury than people who wear specific fitness shoes. This all shows the importance of creating shoes that are designed especially for fitness activities.
DROP: height difference between the front and back of your foot
All of our fitness shoes have a 4 mm drop. This 4 mm drop means that you feel closer to your natural foot position (barefoot = no drop) It's important to bear in mind that, if you're used to wearing shoes with too much drop, such as high heels, it will take some time to get used to your new shoes.
Why is it important? Studies have shown that we need 1.7 times more flex and extension during fitness activities than during running. The ankle's movement also varies depending on the kind of fitness or running you do. These studies have demonstrated that the need for flexibility and torsion in the fitness shoe is specific and different to that required for running. This is why we design multi-directional shoes specifically for fitness and its movements.
Why is it important? Good forefoot support - a must for fitness - helps you stay balanced when you go to change direction.
Why is it important? The main place of impact between the foot and the floor during fitness activities is at the front of the foot, whereas for running the impact takes place at the heel. We design our shoes with excellent cushioning at the front to protect your body from repeated impacts while also stabilising your supporting leg to help you string movements together more smoothly.
CAN YOU RUN ON A TREADMILL WITH THESE FITNESS SHOES?
Our fitness shoes were specially designed for cardio fitness activities. They can also be used for limited treadmill running. They're perfect for a quick warm-up or cool-down on the treadmill before or after a class. However, if you plan to only run on a treadmill or outside, you should choose a pair of shoes designed for running to avoid injury.
MUST FITNESS SHOES ONLY BE WORN INDOORS?
Cardio fitness activities are mainly done at a gym or at home. Our shoes are designed for indoor use. The rubber used is much softer than on shoes designed for outdoor use. Wearing these shoes outdoors on concrete will cause them to wear out quickly. The grip of the soles was tested on flooring used at gyms and at home and was designed to offer good traction for these types of uses.
HOW DO WE PROVE IT? PRODUCT TEST
In our labs, our researchers analyse movements using sensors that precisely measure the human body's reactions. But because there's nothing like trying things out in real life, we also test all of our fitness products in the gyms where they will actually be used. These tests enable us to offer high-tech products to everyone at a great price, with the sole objective of helping you enjoy your fitness activities in the best possible conditions.
Upper of : 50.0% Polyester (PES), Upper of : 50.0% Polyurethane (PU) Outer sole of : 80.0% Rubber - Synthetic, Outer sole of : 20.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)