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What Shoes Do You Wear When You Strength Train?

While attending their Women's Media Summit, I learned that Nike wants you to think about your workout shoes. This may not surprise you since they are, after all, in the business of selling shoes.


When working out, most of us lift weights and strength train in our running shoes; I know I do. But running shoes are technically made for running — just front to back motion. Strength training happens in all three planes of motion: front to back, side to side, and rotation. And our running shoes just don't support that variety of motion. While shoes specific for "training" seem a little excessive, like a marketing ploy, I see Nike's point.

What I want to know is . . .

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