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    For the gym

    I need a new pair of trainers for the gym... which I have just re-joined... and this time I mean it!!...for life!

    Anyway, I wear standard/staple grey marl jog pants with (black, blue or white) tee, and I'm thinking these look pretty damn sexy to go with:
    Nike Fingertrap Max Premium Men's Training Shoe. Nike Store UK

    What d'ya reckon?
    I think looking at them makes me actually horny. Which may or may not be a good thing when down the gym.

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    Personally speaking, I don't rate Nike or Adidas' trainers for running/gym - they just never seem to get the comfort/fit etc. right for me... Either the soles are too soft/springy or they fit too tightly/too loosely etc. so on a personal level i'm not a fan.

    I have these from Asics (I think it's this model, price is the same - got them a year ago) as I have over-pronating ankles due to multiple fractures from football so need the support. Set me back 100 but totally worth it for comfortable running! I got them in a fairly basic colourway like this except where the flashes are orange on this on, there are less flashes on mine and they are yellow instead.

    ASICS UK | Shop GEL-FUJITRABUCO 3 G-TX | Men Trail Running Shoes

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    Nike and Adidas are supposedly the top two brands to look at. You don't hear much about Asics, Brooks and Saucony but they are all very good as well.

    I'd advise going in to a shop to try different shoes on and get the best fit. The best places to go/purchase online are startftness, sweatshop, sportsshoes, bournesports and prodirectrunning.

    I've recently just started training everyday for 400m hurdles so gym work is also on the programme, I've gone through a lot of trainers throughout the seasons. I'd personally avoid barefoot running shoes (e.g. Nike Free Flyknit) as you want quite a large sole to avoid impact.

    At the moment I'm using the Nike LunarRacer +3, great shoe and very comfy!

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    As above, I wouldn't bother with Nike, Adidas for the gym or running.Those brands for me anyway are pub/casual wear trainers. For exercising I have always gone for the specialist brands like Saucony, Asics, Scarpa, Brooks etc.

    If you're thinking of running I would go to a specialised running shop and get them analyse your gait then you can get the right pair of trainers that suit your running style. Even if you don't do many miles on the treadmill or the roads the right pair will help. Meaning, maybe you won't get quite so many blisters or lower limb aches and pains.

    On the other hand, if you're going to be lifting in the gym, I would recommend a pair of these Scarpa Mens Crux Shoe| Cotswold Outdoor I've been using a pair of those for about a year now, I find them very comfortable and supportive, with none of the excessive cushioning you find in running trainers, which can cause stability issues when doing some compound movements.

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    thanks dudes.

    yeah I'm best to try them out, for sure.
    Nike are generally comfortable for me. My last gym pair were Nikes, kind of cross-trainer/runner type shoes, supported me well enough.
    I'll be mostly weight training, but do a bit of running to warm up (10 mins), and want the option of using them for any extended cardio (which is likely to be indoors, again)

    It does mention the 'gym/training/on the field' a few times in the blurb at the bottom, so I'm assuming that's what they were designed for.
    I'll give 'em a go next time I'm near a Nike shop. But I'll look at others too.
    Cheers

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    I did just have a quick look at the sites for the other brands mentioned here, Saucony and Brooks look to be purely for running.
    And Scarpa for trekking, but can see what you mean about being sturdy and supportive, for the gym.
    Ideally I want something supportive, with a bit of cushioning, that look good. So I'll have a hunt around.
    Asics have 5 pairs under 'fitness & training', the Gel Craze TR looks suitable, but pretty standard in the looks dept.
    I do have a pair of standard black Nike cross trainers that are pretty much unworn. I suppose they do the job. I'll probably save myself a few bob and just wear those till they're knackered.

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