Best of Office Weekly Roundup: Fitness Sneakers for Work
Staying fit and active can be a challenge when you’re like one of the millions of people all over the world who have an office job. Getting up early just to get ready for the morning commute to get to work isn’t easy, but then you’re probably a parent who has to get their kid(s) ready for school as well. And what about when the workday is over? Now you’re sitting in traffic and maybe you want to relax with friends afterwards. Where do you find the time to take care of your body? Lunchtime! For this week’s roundup, we’ve gathered some of the best fitness sneakers you can buy and use during lunch hours to get in a quick workout.
The New Balance 1600 v2 were built from the ground up for racing (the soles even have the word ‘racing’ imprinted in huge type). They feature a responsive ride, a versatile racing flat, and are very comfortable with a sock-like fit. They can be had for $110.
The Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit women’s running shoe is designed to give support to a runner’s natural stride with a low-profile midsole and a lightweight, supportive Flyknit upper. It also has cool features like asymmetrical lacing, non-stretch heel material, and waffle outsole pistons. They can be yours for $120 from the Nike Store website.
Keeping track of your workout regimen is so much easier in the digital age, especially with fitness trackers like the ones from Garmin. The Vivofit tracks your daily goals, your progress, and reminds you when its time to move.
The Saucony Virrata 2 is a lightweight shoe, weighing in at only 6.5 ounces. The weight of these sneakers means that you can carry them to and from work with little effort and you can even log 4-6 mile distances with them comfortably. They’re available in both men’s and women’s sizes for $90.
The Under Armour Speedform Apollo has a seamless heel and ultrasonic seams so you can’t feel any rough edges. The sneakers also feature a wide toebox, giving your toes plenty of breathing room to spread and feel each hard-earned step. They’re available in both men’s and women’s sizes for $100.
The Mizuno Wave Hitogami is a shoe made for the advanced runner who takes the sport seriously. It has a lightweight midsole and flat construction that are perfect for gaining speed when you need the extra support. They’re also available in both men’s and women’s sizes for $100.
So no matter what your style or your fitness goals are, there are a pair of sneakers out there for you. It is also not enough for you to work out or eat healthy; you have to commit to both, and then you have to commit to overcoming any obstacle that may prevent you from doing either, like the temptation of a free, unhealthy lunch at work or bad weather.