Best Gym Shoes For Women-Working Out To Stay Fit


Best Gym Shoes For Women
Best Gym Shoes For Women

I have previously written a post about the best gym shoes for men, and I thought it wise to also write for our ‘Ladies’. It is only fair, isn’t it? That’s right, women also workout, if not more than the men. Ok, maybe not entirely true but the truth is that women workout. They go to the gym, hike, run, name it. They are damn very good. That is why it is important to give them some pointers about the best shoes they could use.

The good thing about these shoes is that they are not strictly for the gym alone, they can be used for hiking and running too. You may consider them multipurpose because you can also use them for just walking around.

But seriously, they are useful for any kind of workouts. And it will be an advantage to acquire one if you have not gotten one. So, below are the few I have taking out the time to review, and I bet you will like them.

But before the review, I will like to quickly add that, having a good workout shoe will do you a great deal of good. It will provide you with the comfort, protection/safety, maximizes result and even gives you a smart look. It has been proven that a bad shoe could cause foot injury. The ‘cost’ of any of these shoes can never be compared to the benefits it will offer you. Therefore, I would rather say it is inexcusable not to get one if you are really working out.

Under Armour Women’s UA SpeedForm® Apollo Running Shoes

Under Armour Speed-form Apollo

This is a seamless workout shoe with a perforated toe. Designed with a TPU shank at mid-foot for extra support and stability. It has an outsole for natural fit and performance, weighs about 6.5 ounces. Very good for running.

Sold on Amazon at the rate of $79.95 – $109.95.

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Saucony Women’s Virrata 2 Running Shoe, Blue/Orange,8 M US

Saucony Virrata 2
Saucony Virrata 2

Saucony Virrata 2, helps to maximize performance and has a cushioning effect and stability that will keep you on top of your game. The heel is about 2″, 0mm heel-to-toe-drop, and even won ‘Outdoor Magazine Gear of the Year (2013)’. It also has an upper covering that is a quick-drying mono mesh.

Sold at Amazon at the rate of $50.99 – $90.00

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New Balance Women’s W980V1 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Blue/Orange, 9.5 B US

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New Balance FreshFoam 980

This one is designed to fit, it knows exactly how the feet move. The upper covering has a breathable mesh that makes it offer a ‘cool’ comfort to the feet. It has an innovative mid-sole made from a foam that provides a lower and a natural underfoot feel. The New Balance W 980 weighs about 9.4 ounces.

It is sold at Amazon at $59.99 – $109.95

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ASICS Women’s Gel-Excel33-3 Running Shoe, Capri Blue/Orange/Black,8 M US

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Asics Gel-Excel33 3

ASICS Women’s Gel-Excel33-3 is yet another gym shoe that gives an excellent support and protection to the feet. It is a traditional sneaker with a wonderfully natural feel. It has a ‘Fluidride midsole and Ortholite’ that provides underfoot comfort. An engineered mesh covering with a lightweight heel clutching. This weighs about 7.4 ounces.

Sold at Amazon at the rate of $62.38 – $120.00

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Karhu Women’s Running Shoes Fast4 Fulcrum Cloud/Double Pink 8.5

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Karhu Fast4 Fulcrum

This Karhu is undoubtedly an ideal shoe for any workout. It has a synthetic and mesh covering, and an open-air mesh vamp supported by side quarter reinforcements. This also uses a forward fulcrum technology to provide energy efficiency and forward momentum with maximum comfort and support.

Sold at Amazon at the rate of $79.95 – $134.99

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Like the popular saying goes; anything worth doing at all is worth doing well. If you are working out/exercising for good health and image, then why would you jeopardize that effort and objective by not getting all the necessary resources you need. I guess you know the answer to that. Make taking care of ‘you’ a priority!

Someone may ask, why would she not go for a cheaper shoe instead. Now it’s easy, you can always go for a cheaper shoe, but in reality, you get what you paid for. In other words, these cheaper shoes are not designed exclusively with all the technology that could offer your feet the ‘comfort and safety’ it requires. It may not even withstand the test of time, in terms of durability.

In case you don’t know, bad shoes can cause more havoc to the feet than good.  And if I may ask, why would you spend money on a shoe that is cheap, only for it not to be right for the purpose you bought it for, let alone lasting considerably. I think it would be a penny wise, a pound foolish action.

14 thoughts on “Best Gym Shoes For Women-Working Out To Stay Fit”

  1. booklover2

    Great choices for running shoes! Thanks for the comparisons! running shoes work great if you work on your feet all day too!

  2. Michelle

    I hate to admit it, but I have never taken the time or effort to have a pair of shoes that were just for running and I run every day! I have always just worn my regular tennis shoes and knew I should do better. Looking through your women’s best gym shoes, I really love the New Balance Fresh Foam shoes. The breathable mesh on top is great and with their rating, I think I need to look into a pair for myself!

    1. Nnamdi

      Hi Michelle,

      I am glad you love it. It will be an added advantage to your running if you get one of those. You will surely feel the difference.

  3. Katerina Markakis

    Hello! This is a great post and thank you so much for sharing that info with us!!
    I have been a runner for 4 years and I am always on the search for a good pair of running shoes! I have to admit with you that bad shoes can cause a number of problems to your feet and maybe even your back especially when you have to stand on you feet from prolonged periods of time!
    I will be purchasing one of those soon! Thank you again!

    1. Nnamdi

      Hi Katerina,

      I am glad that you found this helpful.

  4. Hilda

    Congratulations for this detailed and useful review of the best gym shoes for women. I can see that you have taken into consideration different features that make them really perfect for working out. I like the ASICS Women’s Gel-Excel33-3 for the support and protection they offer. Working out can be risky. It is important to protect our feet.


    1. Nnamdi

      Hello Hilda,

      Good to know that you liked ASICS Women’s Gel-Excel33-3.

      And thanks for stopping by.

  5. Hayley

    I wear Asics and can attest that they are very comfortable (I’m in my early 20’s). I’d say I have an average arch, so I guess they are good all around!

    1. Nnamdi

      Thank you Heyley, for attesting that ASICS is one of the best shoes out there.

  6. Marco

    Very nice post and a lots of information, I’ll pass it to my wife who loves to do some exercises… She’ll love it!

    1. Nnamdi

      Hello Marco,

      Lol, that will be nice, because she will need it, if she hadn’t gotten one yet. You may also checkout ‘shoes best gym for men’.

  7. Maria

    Nnamdi –

    Great website you have here – lots of useful information and easy to navigate. I liked this post about the best gym shoes for women. I am always looking for different workout shoes for better fit and comfort. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    1. Nnamdi

      Thank you Maria for stopping by. Do visit again.

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