10 Best Shoes For Going To The Gym

Updated on: April 2021

Best Shoes For Going To The Gym in 2021


New Balance Women's District Run V1 CUSH + Sneaker, Black, 6 M US

New Balance Women's District Run V1 CUSH + Sneaker, Black, 6 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Peacoat Orchid, 9 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Peacoat Orchid, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Manmade upper
  • Lace up closure for a secure fit
  • Fabric linings keep feet cool and dry
  • Cushioned footbed for added comfort is removable to help accomodate medical orthotics
  • Rearfoot GEL cushioning system helps absorb shock for a smoother transition

Under Armour Men's Charged Commit 2.0 Cross Trainer Running Shoe, Black (003)/Pitch Gray, 11

Under Armour Men's Charged Commit 2.0 Cross Trainer Running Shoe, Black (003)/Pitch Gray, 11
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Lightweight mesh upper delivers complete breathability
  • Dual external heel counter hugs for your foot for added stability
  • Leather, mid foot saddle provides comfortable support
  • Cushioned sockliner molds to the shape of your foot, eliminating slippage & providing ideal underfoot comfort
  • Charged Cushioning midsole absorbs impact & converts it into a responsive burst

Under Armour Men's HOVR Sonic 2 Running Shoe, Black (002)/White, 9

Under Armour Men's HOVR Sonic 2 Running Shoe, Black (002)/White, 9
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need flexibility, cushioning & versatility
  • DIGITALLY CONNECTED: UA’s Record Sensor technology tracks, analyzes & stores virtually every running metric so you know exactly what you need to do to get better
  • UA HOVR technology provides ‘zero gravity feel’ to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact step after step
  • Compression mesh Energy Web contains & molds UA HOVR foam to give back the energy you put in
  • Microthread upper

New Balance Women's Roav V1 Fresh Foam Running Shoe ,GUNMETAL/LIGHT ALUMINUM , 8 W US

New Balance Women's Roav V1 Fresh Foam Running Shoe ,GUNMETAL/LIGHT ALUMINUM , 8 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Truly Unique: The New Balance Fresh Foam Roav v1 running shoes are the ultimate in casual athletic style. Pairing a bold, attractive look with plush comfort, these cushioned running shoes are in a league of their own.
  • Fresh Foam Midsole: Feel like you're running or walking in the clouds. The first of three proprietary technologies in this athletic shoe, Fresh Foam midsole cushioning is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride.
  • NDurance Outsole: Step up your game without wearing out your favorite running shoes. Ndurance rubber outsole technology provides superior durability in high-wear areas to help get more out of the shoes.
  • Ultra Heel: These neutral running shoes boast a head-turning heel that performs as well as it looks. The Ultra Heel design hugs the back of the foot for a snug, supportive fit. This unique heel works alongside the bootie upper for all-day comfort.
  • 8mm Drop: These lightweight shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 8mm. Due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 8mm are approximate.

New Balance Women's Arishi V2 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Gray/Guava, 10 D US

New Balance Women's Arishi V2 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Gray/Guava, 10 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Versatile style: Enjoy the New Balance fresh Foam Arishi V2 running shoe whether you're in the gym or the office. These ultra-comfortable shoes bring style and versatility to the traditional Runner, making them a go-to for daily wear
  • Fresh Foam midsole: built for all-day comfort, these everyday shoes feature fresh Foam midsole cushioning that is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride
  • Breathable upper: these lightweight shoes feature a breathable upper made of engineered Mesh to help keep your feet feeling their best, even when the heat picks up. Flexible yet supportive, this shoe's upper offers comfort all day long
  • Comfortable collar: Designed to take you from the office to the gym and everywhere in between, these fresh Foam running shoes have a cushioned heel collar for soft support. Whether you're racking up miles or exploring the city, feel good doing it
  • 8mm drop: these running shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 8mm. Due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 8mm are approximate

Brooks Womens Levitate 2 Running Shoe - Grey/Grey/Rose - B - 11.0

Brooks Womens Levitate 2 Running Shoe - Grey/Grey/Rose - B - 11.0
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with a medium to high arch looking for neutral support.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • ENERGIZED CUSHIONING: With the most energy return of leading performance running shoes, the DNA AMP midsole technology in Levitate 2 gives you back more of the effort you put in.
  • INTUITIVE FIT, INCOGNITO COMFORT: The inside of the highly adaptable Fit Knit upper holds a host of comfort features to keep you running at your best.

New Balance Men's MT10V1 Minimus Trail Running Shoe, Grey/Yellow, 11.5 D US

New Balance Men's MT10V1 Minimus Trail Running Shoe, Grey/Yellow, 11.5 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Acteva midsole
  • Antimicrobial treatment to reduce odor
  • 4 mm drop - due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4 mm drop are approximate
  • Odor-resistant treatment to reduce odor

New Balance Boys' 888v2 Hook and Loop Running Shoe, Grey/Grey, 9.5 W US Toddler

New Balance Boys' 888v2 Hook and Loop Running Shoe, Grey/Grey, 9.5 W US Toddler
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Rubber outsole
  • Split suede upper
  • Hook and loop closure system
  • Rubber outsole

Roxy Women's Rory Slip On Sneaker Shoe, White, 6.5

Roxy Women's Rory Slip On Sneaker Shoe, White, 6.5
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Textile
  • Rubber sole
  • Contrast heel panel
  • Memory foam insole for comfy fit

Tips on What to Wear to the Gym as an Overweight Pear Shape

Aren't sure how to maximize that curvy shape during a workout? Check out the following tips on what to wear to the gym as an overweight pear shape.

Tip #1: Re-think longer lengths. Sure, you may be trying to hide those thighs, but the truth is that wearing fabric that is too bulky over a problem area can actually attract attention rather than minimize the issue. Instead, try a more flattering shorter length when it comes to gym shorts, and wear a pair of slimming biker shorts beneath those for extra coverage and support.

Tip #2: Replace spaghetti strings with tank tops. While spaghetti string tops may be a great way to show off those slim shoulders, they are actually doing the rest of your body an injustice. Wider straps will help offset those wider hips, making your body appear better proportioned.

Tip #3: Opt for drawstrings. A drawstring around the waist allows the pear shaped woman to adjust the fit of her clothing around her most critical region. Traditional gym shorts and pants with spandex linings tend to pinch and create an otherwise non-existent muffin top. Choose looser designs that give you control around the hips and waist.

Tip #4: Add a jacket...around your waist. A jacket around the waist lets your thinner lower thighs take on the attention. Just be sure that jacket isn't too bulky, and that it doesn't add too much excess fabric to the backside. Tie it low on the hips.

Tip #5: Choose a sports bra that lifts. Pear shapes often dread the flattening affect of a traditional sports bra because it tends to make their figures appear even more disproportionate. Even things out a bit with a bra that offers separation, and perhaps even a wireless lift.

Tip #6: Stick with ankle socks. When pairing gym shorts with traditional crew socks, the body appears cut off at the middle of the shin. Pear shapes look best when their outfits add as much leg length as possible, so stick with socks that won't cut off the inches visually where they count the most.

Tip #7: Layer up on top. Wearing two thin tank tops (or something similar) gives the body proportion when thicker gym shorts or pants are being worn over the hips and thighs. Wear two contrasting colors for extra definition.

Tip #8: Shop for longer t's and tops. Choose gym tops that skim the hips to add length to the torso and even out the body. Do be careful not to go too long, however, or the leg length will be shortened. An inch longer than the average gym shirt will be sufficient.

Keep in mind that looking and feeling great at the gym before you lose the weight, especially as a pear shape, is entirely possible with a bit of strategy. Keep the above tips in mind before you hit the treadmill again, and resist the urge to don anything that doesn't highlight your best features when you're busy shedding the pounds.

Related Bestselling Lists That You Might Like