What shoes to wear when working out?

What kind of shoes should I wear to workout?

You should wear a comfortable shoe with a closed toe when working out. The shoe should be specific to athletics, with a solid heel and good support throughout the foot and toes. Wearing open-toed shoes could result in injury from dropping weights or stepping incorrectly in a workout area.

Is it OK to workout barefoot on carpet?

“Some people can handle higher-impact workouts barefoot but it may depend on the surface (carpet is easier on the feet than hardwood floors or concrete), any previous injuries to their feet or ankles, and their level of comfort (meaning their feet shouldn’t hurt training barefoot),” Barsanti adds.

Can I do HIIT barefoot?

You can get barefoot-style trainer for running, but whether you wear these or a cushioned trainer is down to preference. However, you probably want to wear shoes with a bit more cushion when doing HIIT to absorb some of the impact of jumping.

Is it OK to workout without shoes?

Lifting weights barefoot is generally safe so long as you’re careful to keep your feet out of the way of weights. Ballistic exercise such as CrossFit workouts pose a greater risk.

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