While it might be against your nature to have multiple pairs of sneakers, it’s time to let that go. Lifting weights in cushy, plush running sneakers doesn’t provide you with the stability you need to engage your core, glutes and all of the other muscles you’re working. An excellent gym sneaker has a low platform and sturdy sidewalls to protect your feet during lateral motion (side to side lunges, lateral steps with resistance bands above your knees, side to side hops, etc.). Today, you can save big on the latest iteration of Nike’s weightlifting shoe, the Nike Metcon 4.
If CrossFit or weight lifting is your workout of choice, you likely know the Nike Metcon. With a tough, grippy sole and solid heel cup, the Nike Metcon 4 is pretty close to perfect. Right now you can grab a pair for just $78 from Nike.
If you’re not in the market for a new pair of Metcons, or are looking to update your race day sneakers, we recommend checking out JackRabbit’s 30 percent off Nike sale. Pick the Air Zoom Vomeros 13, Zoom Structure 21, Vapormax or the Zoom Fly running shoe.