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RE: Best shoes for women / P90X
Best shoes for women / P90X
5/20/12 6:06 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions on the best shoes to wear while doing P90X for women? I was looking at cross trainers, but there are so many different ones. I've broken my ankle in the past and really want to bring it during my exercises, but want to minimize the chance of re-injury. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
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RE: Best shoes for women / P90X
5/20/12 9:07 PM as a reply to ibryar25.
I use running shoes that were selected for me at a running store - I overpronate pretty severely and needed motion-control shoes to keep my ankles straight.

I would try that route and make sure there is enough ankle support and padding/side support for the plyo stuff.
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RE: Best shoes for women / P90X
5/21/12 1:39 PM as a reply to ibryar25.
Best thing would be to go to a sports stores and have them evaluate your way of walking and your feet.

Before starting with Insanity and after Graduating from P90X I was planning on getting a shoe with inside foot support because I thought it would help with the jumping and such. However, after the guy at the store made me walk barefoot and did some measurements he said that it would have been a really bad idea since I didn't need the support and it would have weakened my foot. That just really showed me that the best thing to do is explain what you need your shoes for and then have them look at how you walk and what your weaknesses/strength are footwise emoticon

Those tests are usually free too.
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RE: Best shoes for women / P90X
5/21/12 3:16 PM as a reply to ibryar25.
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RE: Best shoes for women / P90X
4/1/14 9:44 PM as a reply to ibryar25.
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RE: Best shoes for women / P90X
4/3/14 5:13 PM as a reply to ibryar25.
I agree that you need to go to a sports shoe store and be VERY specific about what you are using them for. A lot of the time people will push you toward running shoes which are not the right shoes for this purpose. Crosstrainers are exactly what you're looking for. Or a lot of people like minimalist shoes like Vibram 5 Fingers. I usually do my P90X workouts barefoot.

ibryar25:
Does anyone have any suggestions on the best shoes to wear while doing P90X for women? I was looking at cross trainers, but there are so many different ones. I've broken my ankle in the past and really want to bring it during my exercises, but want to minimize the chance of re-injury. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
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