5 Trainers From Champs Sports to Help Boost Your Workout

  • Nike Fingertrap Max

    A shoe that has been dubbed the Fingertrap due to its obvious similarities to the Chinese novelty toy of the same concept is the ultimate in performance training footwear. The unique weaved design of the upper acts as a support cage, holding the foot in place as your workout regimen continues to intensify. Throw in Max Air heel and Phylon midsole cushioning, as well as a high-traction rubber outsole, and you have yourself the perfect trainer. The shoe’s street-friendly aesthetics aren’t too shabby either.

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  • Nike Free Trainer 3.0

    Nike’s Free barefoot technology has come a long way since it was first introduced back in 2005, and the Free Trainer 3.0 is perhaps the prime example of how the natural-motion outsole can help athletes get the most out of their workouts. The shoe utilizes Dynamic Fit technology to provide a flexible, yet supportive fit, which is complemented by a mesh inner sleeve that offers a glove-like feel. Of course, the star of the show is the Free outsole, which twists and turns with the natural movement of the human foot to provide a wider range of motion. Though slim compared to other training shoes, the low-pro Phylon midsole offers up just enough cushioning underfoot to keep those feet happy.

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  • Nike Lunar TR1

    There’s a reason why the Nike Lunar TR1 can be found in locker rooms and sidelines across a variety of high-intensity sports—particularly football—on both the collegiate and pro levels: The shoe simply works. Designed to hold up to whatever obstacles you encounter in the gym or on the field, the Lunar TR1 helps you stay a step ahead with its Dynamic Magwire and ballistic mesh for lockdown comfort, along with full-length Lunarlon cushioning to hold up against as many reps as you can put out, and then some. The only downside of the TR1 is that it tends to run a bit on the narrow side, so if you have a wide foot, you may want to opt for one of the other trainers on the list.

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  • adidas Pure Boost
    adidas Pure Boost

    With the Pure Boost, adidas offers up a shoe that is technically geared towards runners, however is versatile enough for cross-training. It’s a no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point, trainer that can hold its own with the best of ‘em. Knowing that you’re likely to sweat up a storm (how much depends on the intensity level of your workout), adidas slapped a highly breathable synthetic upper on the Pure Boost to help regulate body temperature, complete with stretch properties for an ultra-comfortable fit. Down below, you’ll find adidas’ coveted high energy return Boost midsole that acts as a soft landing pad designed to give you a spring in your step. You’re going to own that treadmill the next time you hit the gym.

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  • Nike Air Max Effort

    Hailed as the “only training shoe that performs at the same level as you,” the Air Max Effort matches your intensity level in the gym with its Flywire-infused upper for lightweight support and legendary Air Max cushioning in the heel for a soft landing. The shoe’s rubber outsole with a multi-directional traction pattern gives it extreme versatility, meaning that you can continue your training outdoors if that’s what your workout regimen warrants.

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  • adidas Pure Boost

The dawn of a new year brings with it newfound goals and motivation. If you’re like the rest of the world, chances are that getting back into shape is at the top of your New Year’s resolution list in 2015. This is the year in which you’ll get back down to your high school weight. This is the year in which you’ll be more active and lead a healthier lifestyle. This is the year in which you’ll get faster, better, stronger. This is the year. But it all starts in the gym.

Now that you’re ready to get back on the proverbial horse, it’s time to gain a little edge in the form of proper gear, particularly footwear. Because, well, motivation is great and all, but you need to be physically prepared to meet your workout goals as well. After all, in life, it’s the right tools that make all the difference between failure and success.

To get the ball rolling, and to show our support for your active goals, we complied a list of top-tier trainers from Champs Sports that will help boost your workout almost instantaneously. From lasting comfort to lockdown support to sure-footed traction, the shoes featured on this list have it all. Better yet, four of the models (Nike Fingertrap Max, Nike Free Trainer 3.0, Nike Air Max Effort, and Nike Lunar TR1) will be featured in the upcoming “Solar Flare” Super Bowl pack, which drops at Champs Sports on Thursday, January 15. So there’s no time to get started like the present.

These are 5 Trainers From Champs Sports to Help Boost Your Workout.

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