The past few weeks I have been digging deep and challenging myself in a way that I have never been stretched before. I have been doing strength consistently and doing a new-to-me workout with friends. It is hard. It is challenging. It is good. This new-to-me workout is all cross training and functional movement.
Doing any type of cross training or strength training move… in my running shoes (which I own a lot of)… was not pleasant. Running shoes are not meant to support your feet when you move laterally or do similar cross training moves. At least that is what I found. I found that when I wore my running shoes (that I love for running) during strength training, my feet ached and they moved inside my shoes. Bummer.
I needed and wanted to find a good, cute, functional pair of cross training shoes that would not only look good but also support my feet to keep them healthy when I worked on functional strength.
As a FitFluential Ambassador and huge fan of ASICS, I was sent the Gel- Fit Sana to use and review. I was super excited because I was had been researching different cross training shoes and wanted to find one that worked best for me. I think I found it in the Gel-Fit Sana!
My first impression of these shoes when I opened the box were that they were so pretty! The lacing on the outer edge (near the heel) looks like ribbon laced intricately around the back. I also love the way they feel when I put them on. It is very light and non-intrusive. It supports and adapts to my foot with an inner lining from the heel to the forefoot… and feels like I am barefoot.
When I wear my shoes it almost feels like I could go without socks, although I haven’t braved that just yet for fear of blisters (I hate blisters). But… one could try it. The Gel-Fit Sana fits like a glove (no kidding) so that is why I had the thought of not wearing socks.
In my opinion, these shoes are super cute (I love the color I chose) and could wear them from the gym to running errands for a sporty chick look.
One thing I do want to mention is that these are not running shoes. They have more of a barefoot feel to them, but I would not recommend running in them. I did post workout last week and wouldn’t recommend it.
Walking? Yes! Strength training? Yes! Cross training? Yes. Running? No.
I have really been enjoying wearing and using my Gel-Fit Sana ASICS shoes for my cross training and strength workouts the past few weeks. They are flexible, light weight, supportive, and have amazing traction (grip). If you were like me and needing to find a new cross training shoe (not running shoe), I would recommend you trying these out to see if they would work for you. I love mine!
Do you wear a different set of shoes for each type of workout?
Do you do strength training in your running shoes?
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of ASICS.