Cross-trainers are lightweight and tech-filled. Man Machine rounds up eight of the best
This is great for anyone who seeks variety in the gym. Hardest workers
will love the odour-destroying sockliner.
A shoe that works with you in training. The bands support lateral movement and the ‘Free’ sole flexes for natural foot motion.
You’ll reap rewards if you’re brave enough to try these. Our daring tester loved them for floorwork, but avoid the treadmill.
The only shoe on this list that you bake in the oven. Seriously. For weights and resistance, these are heated to mould to your feet.
A popular choice from Asics, the GT-1000 is a durable shoe with the brand’s Gel cushioning pushing this model into the elite.
They look ostentatious, but the skills back them up. The laces here are offset to reduce pressure on the top of your foot.
Described as “the ultimate in-gym barefoot performance shoe”, this is one of the most ‘minimal’ trainers around.
Great looking, mostly designed for neutral running, but adept at anything gym-based due to their comfort and versatility.