Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
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Updates to Nike Air Bella TR
- The Nike Air Bella TR was specifically engineered to accommodate a woman’s foot during fitness classes, cardio sessions, and short-distance running. The word “Air” in the name of the shoe refers to the Air Max midsole unit. It is a transparent, air-filled compound in the heel that is meant to absorb shock and deliver lightweight cushioning.
- The shoe employs a mix of mesh material and synthetic overlays in the upper unit. It is meant to give the foot a soft and flexible yet supportive coverage.
Nike Air Bella TR size and fit
This Nike trainer is offered in a women’s version only. The sizes range from US 5 to 12 with half sizes available as well. The shoe comes in a standard B - Medium width profile.
The outsole pattern in the Nike Air Bella TR features multi-directional flex grooves all throughout the unit. Most of them are concentrated in the forefoot section to make the platform pliable enough for all kinds of foot movements.
Rubber pods are placed in the key areas of the outsole. Made of a durable material, they protect the high-wear areas from abrasion. The pods also feature a more articulated tread pattern for added traction on gym surfaces.
The Air Bella TR uses a full-length EVA foam compound for cushioning. It is designed to be responsive and flexible to deliver a bouncy effect and help the foot move and bend smoothly.
The brand’s acclaimed “Air Max” technology is embedded in the heel section. It is a dense air-filled vacuum that is crafted to absorb repetitive shock during high-impact exercises. Compared to foam and other midsole materials, its advantage lies in the lightweight nature of the materials and construction.
The major portion of the upper is comprised of a tightly-woven mesh material. It is meant to hug the foot in a supportive way without hindering movements and flexibility.
Wide synthetic overlays are added on the lateral and medial sides of the shoe. Intertwined with the lacing system, they lock the foot down when the laces are tightened.
Another overlay wraps the rearfoot. It contributes to heel stability and support, preventing wobbling and unexpected shoe removal.
The trainer sports a low-cut design. It allows for unrestricted ankle mobility during agile workout sessions.