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Cross trainers/ shoes for bootcamp style workouts - where to buy?

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Closetlibrarian Fri 30-Sep-16 10:55:24

This is probably a really stupid question, but I'm just getting back into exercise after a few years out (injuries + babies). I used to run, so getting appropriate shoes was easy (head to running shop...), but now I'm doing more bootcamp/ hiit style stuff - usually outside on soggy, slippery grass, but sometimes on paved surfaces too. Where's the best shop to go and try on a bunch of different shoes (I presume I need a cross-trainer type shoe?).

Closetlibrarian Fri 30-Sep-16 13:58:30


JakeBallardswife Fri 30-Sep-16 13:59:05


JakeBallardswife Fri 30-Sep-16 14:00:04

I do a lot of walking, diff surfaces and found some chunky supportive trainer type shoes. Around £50

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 30-Sep-16 14:01:43

Have a look at trail running shoes?

Closetlibrarian Fri 30-Sep-16 14:05:37

I don't really want to get running shoes as I'm paying extra for something I don't need. Just want some bog-standard trainers with some cushioning (although not too much as I used to run in minimalist trainers) and not-too-slippy soles.

I'll see if there's a Decathlon near me.

Are places like JD Sports or Sports Direct any good? (Other than their evil employment policies)

Badgerlady Fri 30-Sep-16 16:55:35

I just went into the sports section of a large department store. Enough choice but not overwhelming.

mumsnitter Sat 01-Oct-16 07:38:48

Hi there, second the trail shoes, I wear saloman speedcross shoes which are light, grippy and waterproof. Like you I do a form of hiit in the muddy winter and these are essential!

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