Last updated on May 18th, 2021 at 02:14 pm
With the rise of virtual gym classes and online fitness challenges, home workouts have never been more popular. Whether you’ve a passion for Pilates or dedicated to abdominals, you’ll need the right shoe to support your fitness regime.
Before you get going with your jumping jacks, planks and warrior poses, you’ll need sturdy footwear to keep fit, balanced and secure. That’s why we’ve created this guide, to help you find the best home workout shoe for your indoor exercise routines.
In this guide:
What should I look for in home workout shoes?
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your old plimsolls or add some indoor trainers to your footwear collection, there are plenty of options to choose from.
The best shoes for home workouts tend to have several important features, including:
- Cushioned insoles – memory foam adds a layer of comfort for gentle exercise. You can find out more in our guide to insoles.
- Breathable materials – think lightweight mesh or perforated knit details to keep your feet cool.
- Sturdy soles – shoes with a thick grip offer extra stability, while those with flexible soles are ideal for yoga.
Read on for a roundup of the best home workout shoes in our Shoe Zone range.
Best home workout shoes
XL Women’s Lace Up Trainer in Black
You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of black trainers, especially when they’re this affordable. These XL Women’s Lace Up Trainers look good with all your workout clothes and have a memory foam insole for added support. Better yet, the elasticated slip-on feature means you don’t need to fuss around with laces – so, there’s nothing to get in the way of your home workout.
Top Tip: With their subtle design and all-black finish, these shoes are also a comfy option for the office.
Sprox Men’s Lace Up Trainer
Add a pop of colour to your at-home workout routine with these stylish Sprox Men’s Lace Up Trainers. The thick grip sole adds stability for lunges and squats, while removable insoles let you adapt the shoes to your feet.
Top Tip: These trendy trainers look just as good with jeans and t-shirt as they do with a pair of gym shorts.
Hush Puppies Makenna Lace Up Shoe
There’s nothing worse than sliding about on your mat and losing your pose. With the Hush Puppies Makenna Lace Up Shoe, you’ll have extra grip without the extra weight of a heavy trainer. The breathable mesh material and flexible design create a barely-there feel, perfect for holding your downward dog or plank pose in a virtual class.
Top Tip: It’s a great idea to have a separate pair of shoes for indoor and outdoor workouts, so you don’t risk making your house muddy after a run.
Gola Beta 2 Men’s Black Lace Up Trainer
Choose a trainer that’s versatile and lightweight when mixing up your workouts. With a black mesh design, secure fastening and flexi-sole, these Gola Beta 2 Black Lace Up Trainer are well-equipped for any gentle exercise. You can practice your skipping skills in the garden one day, then stretch out with some yoga on the next.
Top Tip: Black trainers are a staple in any wardrobe, so pick a pair that can be used for both working out and everyday wear.
Skechers Dynamight 2.0 Women’s Trainer
Whether you’re doing an online workout challenge or your own abs circuit, the Skechers Dynamight 2.0 Trainers are sure to keep your feet comfy and secure. They have a memory foam insole and sturdy platform for support. Plus, they look amazing in a simple grey mesh with pretty pink detailing.
Top Tip: These trainers are machine washable too, so feel free to take your workout into the garden.
XL Men’s Black Slip-on Trainer
Swap your lace-ups for a fuss-free pair of XL Men’s Black Slip-on Trainers. The simple slip-on design ensures easy fitting, so you can start your workout straight away. They also have a grip sole to support your feet during gentle exercise.
Top Tip: If you find yourself needing a shoe for around the house or garden, this slip-on style is a great option too.
Divaz Women’s Steffy Metallic Sneaker Boot
Jazz up your at-home workout wardrobe with the Divaz Women’s Steffy Metallic Sneaker Boot. These sparkly statement trainers will get you ready and raring to Zumba in your living room. The hi-top lace-up design keeps your ankles secure, while a thick grip sole stops you from slipping – perfect for dance workouts.
Top Tip: When it comes to Zumba workouts, the more fun the better. So, why not apply the same thinking to your shoes?
Podium Men’s Blue Lace Up Casual Shoe
If you’re looking for an affordable trainer for at-home circuits and workouts, the Podium Men’s Blue Lace Up Casual Shoe is ideal. Comfortable yet stylish, with a memory foam insole and thick grip, these trainers can be used for gentle exercise or everyday wear.
Top Tip: Choose a trainer which works with other outfits in your wardrobe. That way you can make them multi-purpose, for both workouts and casual looks.
Relife Women’s White Slip-on Trainer
Bungee laces and a sturdy sole make the Relife Women’s White Slip-on Trainers easy to wear. The stunning neutral colour scheme adds a trendy touch to your gym clothes. Plus, exercising at home means you don’t run the risk of getting them dirty. Find out more about Relife Shoes at Shoe Zone.
Top Tip: These trainers look great in the summer with midi skirts and dresses, perfect for when you want to be casual and comfy.
Skechers Go Run Consistent Men’s Navy Trainer
Workout in the comfort of your own home with a pair of Skechers Go Run Consistent Men’s Navy Trainers. The combination of breathable mesh and leather makes them ideal for gentle exercise, while the trendy design shows off your style and personality. They also feature Skechers’ shock-absorbent Goga Mat insole which offers additional support for everyday wear.
Top Tip: These trainers are a sporty statement shoe. Pair them with jeans and a sweatshirt for an athletic look.
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