For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a Nike girl. I’ve only bought Nike runners my entire life. Now that’s saying something about a brand. To me, Nike was superior to all other shoe brands. It’s a brand I trusted with my fitness life.
For the past 5 years, I’ve been working out at home. It started with running on the treadmill, but over the past couple of years, it’s grown to so much more. In fact, I haven’t run on the treadmill in over three years. Now, my preference is high impact aerobics combined with strength training.
When we moved into our house earlier this year, we had the opportunity to finish the basement. After years of working out on carpet, I knew I wanted to change that. So we built a workout area that has cork flooring.
I love working out on the harder floor. It gives me the ability to pivot my feet so that I don’t torque my knees! This is super duper important when doing high impact sports and aerobic activities. The last thing I need is to twist my knee.
Even though the cork floor is great, I’ve noticed that my feet were starting to take a beating. After my workouts, I would get hard calluses and blisters on the balls of my feet and my big toes. Ouch! At first, I attributed it to worn out runners. So, when we went to Tucson in the spring, I bought 2 new pairs of Nike shoes, both cross trainer type shoes.
But after a month of wearing my new Nike’s, my feet were still killing me. That’s when I decided to try out some new shoes. I headed down to the nearest Short Chek and asked the experts: what is the best women’s cross training shoe?