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Lee’s Journey Through AbsoluteFIT… “It’s gotta be the shoes”

Not that I needed an excuse to buy more shoes, but: My AbsoluteFIT workouts go better with these rad new Asics than with old running shoes.

Not that I needed an excuse to buy more shoes, but: My AbsoluteFIT workouts go better with these rad new Asics than with old running shoes.

It’s gotta be the shoes

Quick gear note: AbsoluteFIT does not require special gear beyond your regular workout clothes. That said, it only took me about two sessions before I realized my long-demoted running shoes (you know, the ones you can’t run distance in anymore, but are still mostly OK?) were not cutting it. So I asked around — and my coaches and the Internets agreed it would be better to get a pair of the new cross-training type shoes.

I got recommendations for a few brands (e.g. inov8, Nike Free, Merrell, Skechers), all of which I’d seen people wearing in the sessions, but in the end, I went with my beloved Asics. I’ve worn Asics Gel-Kayanos as my #1 running shoe for years and I know and trust their fit — it’s perfect for my long, narrow ex-dancer feet.

So I ordered a pair of Gel-Fortius TR trainers, and you guys — I love them! They’re light, flexible, and breathable, with just the right amount of support and excellent traction, plus they’re super-cute — so many wild colors to choose from! I want to wear them all the time now, but I save them for the gym.

Do you have a go-to shoe for workouts? Share your thoughts and recommendations!

—Lee M.

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