288 best neutral training shoes

Based on reviews from 489 experts and 221,657 users. Learn how our rankings work or see our guide to neutral training shoes. Updated Oct 2019.

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    Black/Neon Red/Neon Lime/White
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    University Red/Black/White
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    Multicolore (Blue Force/White/Monarch/Orange Pulse 400)
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    White/Black/Pewter
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Neutral training shoes is a kind of footwear that caters to people with normal foot pronation. They do not have any specialized structures to correct the foot movement. These shoes usually feature a straight last seeing that the person who wears them does not need to correct the way their foot transitions from the heel to the toes.

Are neutral training shoes right for you?

best neutral training shoes

Best neutral training shoes - May 2019

A vast majority of training shoes on the market are neutral training shoes. There are very few brands that offer stability or motion control trainers because it is rather difficult to correct pronation when the foot performs fast multi-directional movements. That’s why arch support and other stability features are mostly found in walking footwear.

You can find out your arch type by conduction a simple “wet test” as shown in this video. If you have normal or high arches, then neutral training shoes are the right gear for you. You can also benefit from this type of trainers if you have slightly low arches. However, if you happen to have flat feet, there is a chance that you might encounter discomfort or feel like your training footwear lacks support. In this case, consider trying a pair of stability or motion control shoes. Another option is to purchase a customized orthotic insole to accommodate your individual preferences.

Things to consider when purchasing neutral training shoes

When searching for a pair of neutral training shoes, or any shoes for that matter, there are several things to consider in order to find the right type of shoe for you.

  • Function

What activities will you be using the neutral training shoes for? CrossFit, HIIT, running, dance, weightlifting, yoga, Pilates, walking - these are just some of the fitness regimens a person can choose from and using the right shoes has a direct impact on a person’s performance. Weightlifting shoes are known to facilitate deeper squats and provide a stable base. Trainers for CrossFit feature components that make some moves easier such as rope guards for rope climbs or bumpers at the heel for smoother handstand wall push-ups.

  • Comfort

Some people work out 1-2 hours a day, three times a week; others work out 4 hours a day, seven days a week. Finding a comfortable shoe to workout in allows users to endure long training sessions. Those who feel any discomfort in their feet, knees, or hips would be most likely take more and longer breaks compared to those who are using comfortable training shoes.

  • Durability

Neutral training shoes are intended to be replaced every six months, though this is not a strict rule. It still depends on how long, how often, and where the shoes are used. Those who can use their footgear for longer than six months are most likely to purchase the same pair of neutral training shoes or another one from the same brand.

  • Price

The cost of neutral training shoes differs from brand to brand. You can purchase a decent model for $60 to $150 with higher priced ones going for $200 to $300. The difference between reasonably priced training shoes and expensive ones are the technologies and materials used in them. As a general rule, the higher the price, the more advanced features or luxurious materials are used in it, while low-priced shoes use basic shoe technologies. A high price tag does not directly equate to better durability, comfort, and performance. Some athletes are satisfied working out in $60 neutral training shoes because the sole unit feels more grounded; others prefer higher-priced shoes because the midsole is more cushiony.

  • Style

There are some consumers who solely base their purchase on the style. If they like its color or the way it looks, regardless of the price or how comfortable it is to wear, they’ll buy it. Others prefer a training shoe that also doubles as a casual sneaker. And then there are those who want to be able to go from the streets to working out in gyms without changing their footgear. Though there are a lot of cool designs for neutral training shoes, choosing which pair of training shoes to get solely relies on a buyer’s preference.

15 best neutral training shoes

  1. Adidas Power Perfect 3
  2. Reebok Legacy Lifter
  3. Adidas Powerlift 4
  4. Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave
  5. Reebok Speed TR Flexweave
  6. Nike Metcon 4
  7. Nike Free x Metcon
  8. Under Armour TriBase Reign
  9. Nike Air Max Alpha Trainer
  10. Nike Free TR 8
  11. Nike Zoom Domination TR 2
  12. Reebok Flexagon
  13. Nike Romaleos 3
  14. Nike Air Monarch IV
  15. Nike Metcon 5
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Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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