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!
I would also take a look at indoor court shoes as worn for Squash or Racquetball. Those shoes are meant for fast directional changes and are very versatile. Most manufacturers make them, and it would be a matter of just trying out what fits you best.
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!