Having shoes that work with your outfit is one thing—but having shoes that work for working out is a whole different challenge. Luckily, looking stylish in a pair that performs is getting easier each season. A renewed sartorial focus on activewear means there are more fashionable options to pick from than ever. We’ve rounded up our favorites from a multitude of workout shoes, so no matter what kind of exercise you prefer, there’s a good pick for you—and your toes.
Check them out below!
When it comes to trekking, you’re going to want to look for something sturdy enough for rocky terrain, and a rubber outsole that can tackle the trail. Good ankle support is key, but leather accents make it easier to take the look from the woods right back into the city.
A good boxing shoe will give you a sole with traction, but a soft leather upper allows for quick and easy movement. Even if you’re not aiming to become a champion, boxing boots make for a unique look that will ensure you stand out in the ring.
The right cross training sneakers can take you all over the gym—from a workout class to the StairMaster and beyond. Look for a sleek and sporty silhouette, with enough ankle and arch support that you can take on any fitness challenge.
Walking is as good of a workout as any—and most of us do it every day. Look for a pair that’s comfortable but stylish enough that you could head straight to brunch after your get your exercise in.
The right trail running shoes will give you all the nimbleness of a running sneaker, with the support of a hiking boot. Look for traction and protection—the ideal pair will help you gain more ground without extra effort.
Skater girls—or girls who want the same casual vibe—should look for strong reinforcement. That means lace protection, a sturdy grip, and padding that promises comfort.
Proper boots are sturdy enough to protect your ankles, with solid soles capable of taking on all kinds of terrain. Look for a classic pair with minimal lines and you’ll be the most stylish one on the mountain.
This popular exercise du jour demands its own kind of footwear. Spinning shoes tend to look different from your average workout gear, so opt for a neutral color with a feminine silhouette.
Every woman’s foot is different and might demand a different kind of running shoe—but no matter your arch, you can always rock a pair of throwback sneaks and find the right insert to take care of your toes.
When it comes to classes like boot camp or kickboxing, look for control and flexibility. The pair should be light enough to throw into your gym bag after you’re done.
A day running around town is its own kind of workout, and when you’ve got the chance to don a good pair of comfy sneakers, go classic. Think high-tops, old Chucks, and lace-ups—go for that laid-back look.
What are your go-to workout sneakers? Let us know in the comments below!