If you have ever wondered if you really need special sneakers to exercise, and if it is really justifiable that sometimes you have to spend up to close to a hundred dollars on sneakers with "specific characteristics", with designs that would make engineers pale. NASA… well, in some cases you may be right.
It all depends on the type of exercises you are going to do and your level of performance. Some activities do not require you to wear specific footwear, and a comfortable pair of sneakers, however cheap and old, such as stationary bikes, other gym equipment, and even touring bikes would suffice. In other cases it is even preferable or necessary not to wear any type of shoes: for dance, yoga and Pilates classes, for example, it is better that you are barefoot so that you do not limit the balance that your foot muscles give you.
Arm and leg exercises
However, when it comes to impact exercises, which are those that can affect the knee and hip joints, it is highly recommended that you wear shoes with cushioning or cushioning, so that the pressure of the blow is reduced. Impact activities include running, jogging, jumping rope, and other aerobic exercises. As you increase the intensity and the distances, you must also take into account the need to replace the tennis shoes every certain number of miles (about 300 or 400, depending on your weight and the surface where you run), because although they are new they go losing the ability to absorb impactand that can cause you injuries. If you run on trails or cross country, it is worth investing in shoes with more traction and foot support: your whole body will thank you when facing obstacles and slippery surfaces.
Mind you, there is no reason for you to pay a fortune for your exercise shoes. The designs change so often that it is very easy to find sneakers at half and a third price when they are no longer the latest model. And honestly, the technology they were created with cannot have expired in less than a year!