What HIIT Shoes Need
The best shoes for HIIT workouts are shoes that focus on four core factors: fit, stability, support, and cushioning.
With all the different types of movement you do with HIIT exercises, fit is of the utmost importance. The best shoes will fit snug enough to feel secure, but still allow your feet to move naturally as you perform different tasks. They shouldn’t be too tight, but alternatively, shouldn’t slide around with each step.
Most HIIT exercises have you moving quickly and in a variety of movements and positions. It is important to feel confident that your shoes will give you the stable base you need to properly perform workouts and avoid injury.
Cross-training requires multi-directional support - including for the top of your foot. Shoes for HIIT and cross training need to allow you to run, jump, twist, move, and more in rapid succession. You need shoes that support the full range of motion your exercises can take you through.
Cushioning is about more than just comfort. While running shoes focus on ample cushing to protect your feet, too much cushion in cross trainers can lead to less traction. It is important to find shoes that focus on strategic cushioning that is designed to move with your feet.