This lady is in need of a new pair of kicks! The shoes I wear for my workouts I also wear at work when training my clients & they’re just gettin’ run down. I need a good cross-training shoe that allows me to handle the different movements & drills I do in my P90X3, T25, Insanity & soon-to-be the 21DayFix training. No running shoe recommendations please, because the extra cushioning in running shoes don’t allow me to land properly & can cause knee & ankle injuries from instability. Function over fashion is my #1 objective, although I do love fun pops of color!
You may get a few different answers for this, and it really depends on your feet. I teach a few high intensity classes as well, and find that I’m partial to New Balance cross trainers. I have wide feet and that brand works well for me. In addition to great support for higher impact activities, they also have the support I need for any lateral movement across the floor. Plus a roll bar for over-pronating. They are plain old boring white, but they get the job done!
I always buy two pairs at a time and rotate them (as well as buy special inserts to put in them).
I used to wear them to train when they no longer supported my activities, but now I buy yet another pair (not specifically cross trainers) for this. It helps to wear a different pair of shoes because the cushioning and pressure points are slightly different when you walk. It made a difference to me because I spend a good part of my day training and teaching.
Good luck finding the ones that work for you!