You’re a runner. Congratulations on that. It’s not an easy hobby. Runners have to willingly hurt themselves all in the name of exercise. You’d think the most important part of running is the act itself but you are sadly mistaken. Behind that pain-stricken face, all runners have a sly smile. Secretly, runners only run for one reason and one reason only. Fashion.
Alright, that’s not entirely true but there are some runners that care deeply about what shirt they’re wearing if their sunglasses are cool and of course, what color their shoes are. Today, you’ll see all sorts of neon, attention-grabbing shoes on the market. These are certainly trending but don’t forget our old friend the black shoe.
Black shoes have been with us since the beginning. They’re sharp, simple and safe. You really can’t go wrong with a black shoe and they work for both genders. We’re not examining both genders today though.
Today, we are taking an in-depth look at black women’s trainers. Some will be great while others are lackluster. You’ll never know until you read the list so prepare yourself for the time of your life.
The first shoe on this list needs no introduction. Everyone knows Nike and everyone loves Nike. If you don’t love Nike, then you will by the end of this feature. It’s safe to say that most people like Nike for their style. They just look darn good. There’s no argument there.
With this particular women’s shoe, working out in style comes easy. The black synthetic, mesh material looks classy while simultaneously acting as a breathable function. On the underside, this Nike has soul. Rubber sole that it. Don’t worry, there will be plenty more puns like that throughout this article.
Anyway, the real secret of this show are the multi-directional flex grooves. These help to enhance flexibility specific to whatever training you’re doing. Be it rock climbing, deer hunting, pizza cooking or anything else, these flex grooves can stand up to it.
If one were to rate this shoe, one would give it 4/5 stars. Actually, that’s exactly what someone did rate it. 4/5 isn’t so bad. As mentioned before, we’ll see shoes better than this and shoes far worse than this. Hopefully, you haven’t’ made up your mind yet. There’s plenty more to go.
Wait. What’s this? Didn’t’ we just look at a Nike Women’s Flex Trainer? The short answer is yes, we did. However, if you took some time to actually read this article closely, you’ll notice one major difference. This is A Nike Women’s Flex Trainer 6. Not 5. 6. Six is one more than five and five is one less than six. Understand now? Good.
So what’s the big difference between these shoes besides the name? After all, they do look relatively similar and they are both black. Even after some research, you’ll be hard-pressed to find any major differences.
Both shoes have the aforementioned, multidirectional flex grooves designed to enhance flexibility specific to your training. Furthermore, both have a phylon outsole combined with rubber pods that provide good traction. Yes, under the hood (or bonnet for those in the U.K) these shoes are quite similar. However this time, it’s not what’s inside that counts.
On the outside of this shoe, you’ll see a mesh material. No synthetic, mesh combo here. Just straight up mesh. This helps to optimize breathability to the highest level and also making your shoe lightweight. Running with heavy shoes is no fun. It’s tiring and lame. Speaking of lame, our next shoe borders the style of lame but is starting to make a comeback.
If we’re comparing shoes to cars, let’s call Nike a Mercedes and New Balance a Honda. It’s true that New Balance shoes aren’t as sleek or sexy as their friends at Nike but that doesn’t mean they can’t make a good shoe. In fact, they make a very good shoe. People on Amazon even rated this higher than the previous two Nike’s.
If looks aren’t an issue for you, then consider this shoe. They definitely don’t look sexy but try to forget about that part. New Balance claims to dedicate themselves to helping athletes and average joe’s alike in achieving their goals.
They design their shoes to fit first and look good second. Furthermore, they put research and development into each shoe to ensure it’s up to their high standards.
You won’t find much going on the exterior. It’s just a fabric and synthetic blend with a normal rubber sole. If you want to get a little technical though, then turn your attention to the supportive internal shank. This baby features shock-absorbing technology that protects your precious knees and other body parts.
Other than that, this looks like a rather bulky shoe but tell that to the 2,000 plus customers that gave this shoe a great review. Nice rhyme there right? There’s plenty more where that came from so stay tuned.
American writer Dale Carnegie once said to “live today with gusto.” It’s an inspiring quote but do you want to know the real meaning behind it all? Carnegie wasn’t talking about gusto in the traditional sense but actually these Gusto Cross Trainer shoes by Champion. They are arguably the best shoes on this list and here’s why.
We’re talking light weight fabric, memory foam insole, soft lining, super grip, non-marking outsole. Nothing complicated is it? You won’t see any shoe science going on here. It’s just a simple good shoe. The lightweight material of the Gusto Cross Trainer helps you up your pace dramatically.
It also features a durable upper, laces for a tight fit, padded collar, soft lining and cushiony memory foam insole for supreme comfort. Furthermore, they are all manmade materials. You know the attention to detail is top notch on this one and the Amazon reviews prove it. People praise the longevity of Champion products.
They are sporty, comfortable, tough and even fashionable too. The best part is, they achieve this all with “gusto” and a humble attitude.
Remember we were just talking about New Balance and how they’re not stylish and possible only for old people? Well, forget all that. These New Balance shoes defy all previous misconceptions about the brand. They’re sexy, they’re original and they are downright functional.
Through intense, athlete testing in a research lab, New Balance created a new flexonic sole designed to improve training sessions with a diverse range of flexibility. The 99v1 model seen here has a unique, engineered mesh with a clear mold to allow for more breathability and security as you move.
As you can see, this isn’t the typical New Balance experience. Perhaps they’ve heard the complaints and want to move into the current century. New Balance is an old company. They are used to changing with the times.
They wouldn’t be here if they were bad at it. Hence, we can only assume they are the masters of adaptability. If the consumers go left, they’ll go left harder. If they go right, well, you get the point. New Balance cares about their loyal customers. If you want to become one of them, then buy this shoe.
Since we’re on the topic of underdog shoe companies, let’s visit our old friend Skechers. Like New Balance, Skechers has a long and successful history. However, they are not nearly as hip as Nike trainers or ASICS. Does that mean they deserve to be forgotten? Absolutely not. Skechers still makes a great shoe.
The Skechers Grace sneaker has a nice, textile upper with lace-up front. Inside, you can find a memory foam footbed and smooth textile lining for all-day comfort. Since they are both lightweight and durable, you can wear these Skechers in a variety of places.
They can be used for running around town or just walking around the house. Climbing giant hills or climbing steps to the supermarket. Lifting weights or lifting popcorn out of the bowl.
Without going any further, these are basic shoes but versatile ones. Like its name suggests, you can expect a graceful experience while wearing these underrated shoes. If you’ve learned anything by this point in the story, it’s don’t count out the underdog.
Now that we’ve seen two dark horse candidates on this list, it’s time to unleash the front runner. This PUMA Tazon 6 is one of the highest rated shoes on this list and not surprisingly, it’s a well-deserved award.
With a sharp, streamlined silhouette, the PUMA Tazon 6 stands apart from the competition in looks alone. It has more than just style though. This shoe features a nice, synthetic leather upper with a midfoot saddle for maximum fit and comfort. For the heel, an absorbing impact rounds out the whole experience.
People love PUMA because they always fuse athletics, lifestyle, and fashion. This is a trainer shoe by definition buy don’t limit it to that. Thanks to PUMA’s unique perspective, this shoe transcends the boundaries most shoes offer.
Go ahead, just read the Amazon reviews. You’ll see countless people claiming how cute and comfortable these shoes are. Furthermore, they are not all black, like some of the other shoes on this list. It has just enough pink to give the shoe character but the black also keeps it classy.
We’re nearing the end of this list but we are not saving the best for last. That’s what everyone does. Instead, we are saving the best for right now. ASICS. You’ve heard them, seen them and perhaps even felt them (if you’re lucky). They’re hyped all over that world and for good reason.
The people over at ASICS don’t just make shoes. They make weapons. Foot weapons. Don’t worry, they won’t actually hurt you but they’ll hurt the confidence of anyone else you run against. Shoes alone don’t make you a better athlete but these ASICS will certainly help you. A lot.
So what’s the big deal with these shoes? After all, they’re just shoes. Wrong. They aren’t just shoes. This is the new version of the ASICS GEL-contend series. It’s designed to provide ASICS hallmark performance through mind-blowing cushioning and great fit. It’s ideal for entry-level or low mileage runners.
That doesn’t mean expert runners won’t enjoy this shoe though. It’s a high performance running shoe. Simply put. The textile/synthetic material give you that classic breathability we all know and love and the rubber sole ensure you’ll have good traction the whole time.
2,600 people can’t be wrong, can they? If they are, then what’s the point of life? This is the most popular shoe you’ll find on this list. Whether it’s the best shoe on this list is up to you. Don’t decide just yet though, we still have one more to go.
We started with a Nike shoe and now it’s only fitting we end with one. Also, it makes sense to end our black women’s trainers list with a women’s trainer that’s 100% black. Some might be disappointed that they can’t see the Nike “swoosh” symbol clearly. That’s the reason most people buy Nike’s.
If you are humble though and don’t mind hiding your Nike love a little bit, this shoe is a good option. It’s mesh, it has a lace up closure and features the Nike Free flex grooves for stellar flexibility. Have you ever wanted internal zonal support? Whether you did or not, you have it now with this shoe.
Rounding everything off is the cushion foam with offers a cloud-like landing surface. It’s smooth, it’s comfortable and it’s cool. Lastly, for Nike’s, this particular shoe won’t break the bank. It’s an awesome, well-rounded shoe that ends this awesome, well-rounded list of other cool shoes.
Hopefully, you enjoyed the ride. If not, then sorry. No refunds allowed.
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