The Skora Base may feel strange at first, but that is only because it closely mimics the contours of the natural foot. It features a zero drop in the sole, meaning that the shoe is level from toe to heel. Nine millimetres of buffer, however, cushion the foot during runs and provides a stable base during weight training activities. Finally, an X-style strap along the top of the shoe ensures a secure fit and does away with the bother of laces.
Extremely light yet reliably sturdy, the ASICS Gel-Lyte33 2 combines the virtues of a classic cross trainer with the conveniences of a running shoe. This multi-faceted shoe features a flexible structure that lets athletes power through agility drills, but also comes with a midsole designed for the runner. Supplementing a cross-training regime with a long run on occasion does not require switching out shoes, making these ASICS an all-in-one solution.
Ideal for the cross training enthusiast who loves the weight room, the Reebok CrossFit Lifter comes with a stability wedge built from polyurethane, which provides comprehensive stability and grounding during heavy lifts. What is more, these shoes mould to the wearers foot over time, ensuring that lifters get the most reliable base possible for their needs.
The Inov-8 Bare-XF 210 is like adhering a layer of rubber to a barefoot, it is that lightweight and low profile. This minimalistic shoe is perfect for the cross trainer who lives in the gym. The rubberised sole utilises rock climbing technology for real stick, while the zero drop design lets men stay in touch with their natural carriage and movements.
Saucony they bring a rugged technology to this all-purpose distance running shoe. With a flexible, low-rise design, the Kinvara 4 is an ideal cross trainer that gives the wearer a quick response, but still retains the resilience and stability of a distance shoe.
Essentially a lifting shoe men also have the ability to run in, the Minimus 20v3 features a 4 mm drop and enhanced cushioning. The unique addition of welded seams means that men have the option to wear these without socks to remain true to a natural stance.
"Zero drop" is the key phrase once again with these Merrell cross trainers, making these shoes perfect accessories for the weight room. The mesh upper, however, delivers comprehensive support and stability, meaning that sprints, jumps, and everything in between still get the lateral and medial support they need.
A flexible heel wrap on the back of the Puma BioWeb Elite provides the stability men want during lifts, but this shoe also has the spirit of a road racer. A rugged outsole with flex grooves ensures that men have the ability to take these trainers out onto the open road for endurance training whenever they like.
Heavy lifting is a breeze with the adidas PowerLift trainers. This shoe features a weight distribution plate in the midsole that gives men the most secure platform from which to execute big lifts. A hook-and-loop strap holds feet securely in place, while a lift in the heel focuses the body on the quads and hamstrings for great isolation and stability.
Another barefoot-style trainer, the Altra instinct 1.5 comes with the cushioning runners want with the low-rise profile cross trainers need for speed and agility. The wide toe box on this shoe gives the tip of the foot more power for acceleration and quick moves.