Quick Tip Friday: Running Shoes or Cross Trainers?

Can I run in my cross training shoes? Can I cross train in my running shoes?

Running shoes vs. trainers

If you are not putting in a ton of running miles each week, you can run light miles in your trainers, but you shouldn't cross train in your running shoes! Running shoes provide support for forward and back movement, not lateral (side to side) moves.

You need trainers for your gym classes (think boot camps, Zumba, cardio classes, etc.) or at home workout videos. If you run a moderate amount, you should have running shoes for running and trainers for everything else. Running shoes are generally more expensive than trainers, so if you cross train in your running shoes you are burning money and risking possible injury. Any questions? Ask in the comments.

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