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Dinoteeth · 31/05/2022 11:08

After a decade of babies and being unfit finally got time on my hands to get back into fitness.
I bought new runners with desires to do C25k. But I've also joined the gym.

Am I OK to use the same shoes for classes as well as weights etc?

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Lastqueenofscotland2 · 31/05/2022 11:20

In an ideal world you want different shoes and running shoes will have a drop from heel to toe and you want no drop.
However unless you’re lifting beastly heavy stuff it’s not a huge issue… imo…

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Stellaris22 · 31/05/2022 16:06

I have two types of shoes as I mainly do weights in the gym, ideally you want flat shoes for weight lifting like converses. I've recently converted to deadlifts in my socks, its great.

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devildeepbluesea · 31/05/2022 16:08

Yeah agree with a PP. I lift barefoot. I only ever buy running shoes, just can’t get on with cross trainers.

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purplesequins · 31/05/2022 16:10

Dinoteeth · 31/05/2022 11:08

After a decade of babies and being unfit finally got time on my hands to get back into fitness.
I bought new runners with desires to do C25k. But I've also joined the gym.

Am I OK to use the same shoes for classes as well as weights etc?

check with the gym. many state strictly no outdoor shoes.

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Dinoteeth · 31/05/2022 17:06

I never thought about the indoor / outdoor thing. I will check on that.

Not sure that I'd be brave enough to venture into a gym barefoot.

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GallstoneGlory · 31/05/2022 17:21

Running shoes should be fine for classes (I've never come across a gym that insists on special indoor shoes). Strictly speaking you'd want different shoes for weights but if you are new to weights it will be a while before this would really matter. If you find you love weights then get another pair for when you go heavier. Or just remove your shoes.

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purplesequins · 31/05/2022 19:52

fwiw I use plimsol type shoes (from decathlon) for indoor strength training.

enough grip for stable positioning and flexible enough.

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BogRollBOGOF · 01/06/2022 08:47

I have seperate indoor/ outdoor shoes.
I need more support for running and it's a bit embarrasing when you hadn't noticed how muddy they were and you're now surrounded by mud-dust and crunchy bits 😂

My indoor shoes are allowed to get far older because they don't have that kind of impact and don't get abused by the elements.

At C25k level it's not a major issue. I tend to do longer distance and trail running so is more worthwhile.

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Dinoteeth · 03/06/2022 17:41

@BogRollBOGOF oh god, I never thought about the mud bit. It is most likely my running will be country park. So not to bad at this time of the year but I can see an issue come winter.

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emmathedilemma · 06/06/2022 16:46

I tend to relegate my old running trainers to gym use, or have a separate pair to avoid having to clean them before going in the gym! If you're running round a country park you might need trail shoes in the winter. I also have a pair of zero drop minimal cushioning trainers that I wear for heavier weights sessions and spin.

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trailrunner85 · 07/06/2022 10:30

Like @emmathedilemma , I relegate my old running shoes that have lost their cushioning to gym use, for either weights or spin. I'm nowhere near a serious enough weight lifter to need specialist shoes for that.

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