lululemon has officially launched training shoes for women — so we had to put them to the test. Here’s an honest review of lululemon’s chargefeel cross-training shoe; plus personal size and fit notes.
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“What shoes do you wear in all your workouts?”
This is one of the most common questions that lands in my inbox and I get why – good shoes can truly make or break a workout. The best training shoes are basically a necessity in my line of work.
Our team has tested and loved the lululemon blissfeel Running Shoes (which launched earlier this year). They have become our go-to walking and running shoe because they are so comfortable and supportive.
So we were super excited to put lululemon’s NEW TRAINING SHOE to the test: the chargefeel cross training shoe!
These workout shoes for women are designed to support you through ANY kind of workout: HIIT workouts, weight training, walking/running, aerobics, boxing, dance and more. That makes them perfect if you love NML training programs, which include a variety of workouts.
While most athletic shoes are designed first for men, and then shrunk down for women, lululemon’s new footwear line was designed for women’s feet FIRST, based on their unique biomechanics.
This is something we get SUPER excited about, and wanted to try out for ourselves.
I have a narrow foot, and felt like the chargefeel shoe provided a snug fit (which I prefer) and a good amount of arch support without being too constrictive. The chargefeel shoes are true to size – I wear a 7.5 in athletic shoes and wear my typical size in these chargefeel shoes as well.
lululemon is set to launch more performance and workout shoes over the next few months:
1) blissfeel running shoe (currently available)
2) chargefeel cross training shoe for short runs and gym workouts (currently available)
3) restfeel post-workout slide-on sandal (currently available)
4) strongfeel training sneaker for multi-directional movement (coming fall 2022)
5) and a men’s collection is in the works for 2023
lululemon shoes come in sizes 5-11, including half sizes.
The best workout shoes for ALL your workouts. The chargefeel women’s training shoes are designed to take you from short runs to high intensity interval training classes to strength training to running errands — and everything in between.
If you’re all about versatility and want a shoe that works no matter what workout you choose, you’re going to love these.
Although traditional running shoes and cross-training gym shoes are both for “athletic” purposes, they’re built differently. Traditional running shoes are designed to help you move forward, while traditional training shoes focus more on moving horizontally.
When choosing the best training shoe, you want to think about:
If you’ve tried one of my workouts, you know that I love variety. Our workout plans are filled with different types of workouts to prevent fitness plateaus (and boredom).
That means I expect a lot from my training shoes. I need something that can take me from a power walk with the stroller, to a quick lifting session at the gym, to a sweaty HIIT workout at home.
Sizing Notes: I have narrow feet but the chargefeel cross-training shoes fit true to size for me. I love the snug fit. I wear a size 7.5 which is my typical workout shoe size. I wear a size 7.5 in Nike shoes and size 8 in APL sneakers. If you have a wider foot you may want to size up.
Color: I have the light sage (pictured in this post), but I’m eyeing up the magenta purple, asphalt and white low tops as well as the highlight yellow mid-top.
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