A versatile and all-around athletic shoe, the cross trainer category includes a range of men's and women's shoes for athletic walking, working out and general exercise indoors and out. Cross trainer shoes are designed to support your feet and offer cushioning for walking and athletic activities.
If walking is your passion, cross trainers are the shoe for you. Dedicated walking demands a comfortable and durable shoe. The cross trainer category offers numerous dedicated walking shoes from the best brands in the business. Walking shoe designs even include relatively casual looking designs from Rockport and New Balance that are perfect for traveling and long days on your feet where you prefer the look of a shoe over that of a sneaker. You can find both leather and synthetic construction, and all are designed with comfort in mind.
Cross trainers also include a variety of multi-sport shoes intended for use at the gym. Whatever workout you have in mind, a good pair of cross trainers will support and cushion your feet. The more technical training shoes from Reebok and New Balance off all-day comfort and specific features like:
You can also find a cross trainer shoe to suit your needs if your exercise routing leads you outdoors and onto the trail. Skechers and New Balance all make shoes with trail walking in mind that feature durable uppers and trail minded soles. Think athletic running shoe feel combined with all-day comfort and durability. Some designs even offer waterproof construction.
You can even find occupational sneakers from Converse that combine cross trainer comfort and versatility with work shoe durability like steel toes that meet ASTM standards for protective footwear.
Cross trainers are designed to do it all. The downside is that you will find better shoes suited to true hiking or dedicated running use. The cross trainer is the jack-of-all-trades shoe that is at home in the gym, Pilates studio, and out for a walk. If you want one pair of sneakers to cover your bases, look over the different designs, and pick the one that suits your style.
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