What training shoe should I wear? Irène Scholz, owner of Bold Functional Training, on the functional versus running shoes.
“For functional training, you want a sturdy, strong, flat-soled shoe, so you’ve got good grip and the upper material must hold your foot in place tightly. Size-wise, go for something pretty snug. Running shoes are different – depending on your foot, you could go for a minimalistic running shoe or something with more support. However, light and soft uppers are fairly nice for road running as the foot doesn’t need to do fast side steps and jumps. People often arrive at my gym wearing running shoes and they struggle to squat because the shoe is limiting their range of motion.”
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