My feet are killing me...need cross-trainer shoes!!!

  1. Hello ladies!

    I am in desperate need of a pair of cross-trainer shoes. I've been taking some high-intensity aerobis classes and the day after the muscles in my feel are swollen and very sore. I've been using my Nike running shoes and didn't even know there was difference in shoe types.

    I'd love to know what shoes you ladies wear in your fitness classes! My feet will definitely thank you!! :smile:
  2. Aer you sure it's from the shoes and not just from the workout?

    Either way, the best thing to do is go to the store and try on different brands. Go with the one that feels best.
  3. I have been having the same problem with my feet and legs after my workouts lately. I also figured that it was my shoes and that I probably needed to buy a pair of cross-trainers (also use running shoes to do aerobics and my walks, and jogs in).

    It's probably just the workout itself too. I know some days lately I've been working out twice per day (trying to really get into spring/summer's working!) so I think I'm just pushing myself too hard but I will see if the new shoes will work.
  4. How long have you had your shoes? If you've had them for a while, it is probably time to replace them.

    I went to a local running store and was fitted for shoes. I went with the Asics GT-2100, and recently purchased a pair of Asics GT-2120s. Since you're doing more aerobics and classes instead of running, you might want to go to a store such as Foot Locker (or Lady Foot Locker) and try on different brands. There are so many different brands that you'll definitely find the shoes that work for you :nuts:
  5. Personally, I prefer New Balance shoes. I've been wearing their cross trainers for a number of years and I really like them.
  6. Hi all, thanks for the feedback. It's probably a combination of the workout and the shoes. I'm definitely going to try a pair of Nike cross trainers. Then if that still doesn't help I'll try the NB.

    Thanks again!
  7. I can't wear new balance- they are cut narrow, although they are a really good company and you should support them (the only real USA made sneaker)

    I have been wearing different styles and support from Saucony for about the last five years- they are the ones that fit me best.

    I agree that if you can, go into your local running store and get fitted for sneakers. Then you will know what size fits your best and you can buy them there or go price comparing.

    I was getting major heel pain this past summer and the podiatrist told me it was because the insoles of my running shoes were worn out. So it is probably your shoes.
  8. Ascis trainers are brilliant!
  9. I'm sorry that I can't recommend a shoe for you to try, but I'm wondering if your pain might not subside after a few more weeks of exercise?

    I think new, appropriate shoes would be a good thing, but sometimes muscles and bones react in an uncomfortable way before they get attuned to a new sport. It seems weird, I you are doing something great for your body and your health, and oh, the pain! But, from my past experience, the soreness settles down over time.
  10. try the Nike shox
  11. Thanks every for your feedback! I ended up having to order shoes online, as I'm barely a size 5 in womens and all the shoe stores I went to only carried size 6 as their smallest size. Hopefully the one's I ordered fit good.

    Leelee you are probably right, though I really hope the pain goes away soon! Working out's great, but muscle soreness is the pits!
  12. I love my Brooks running shoes. They have been great for my feet. I went in to my local running store and had a specialist help me find the right shoe for my foot. I did not lean towards on brand or another because of popularity. I chose the one that felt the best and have been wearing these shoes for over 4 years now. No more blisters!
  13. I just purchased a great new pair of New Balance cross trainers and they are great! Thanks for this thread!