Gear we love: Cross-trainers to conquer any workout

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Your shoes are likely the most important part of your workout. Whether you are tackling squat jumps, hitting the rowing machine or pumping some iron, here are some multi-functional kicks that will keep your feet happy. Each will support your feet across many different types of workouts:







New Balance 711v3 Mesh Trainer


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Shoes that fit like a glove? Yes, please. The memory sole insert is supremely comfy. Tire flips and rope climbs are no match for these shoes.

($69.99; newbalance.com)







Under Armour Breathe Trainer


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This shoe has heal and arch support and lateral stability, making it great for weight training and strength training. Plus, the rubber outsole helps with traction and the flex grooves provide extra flexibility.

($80; underarmour.com)







INOV-8 F-LITE 195 Classic


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This super lightweight shoe is also super responsive, and the sticky rubber outsole comes in handy for rope climbs and such.

($120; inov-8.com)







York Athletics The Frank


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These shoes will help you kick some serious booty during any workout -- and look good while doing it. The mesh allows for ventilation, the leather cage makes for safe lateral movements and the slipper-like fit is oh-so-comfortable.

($125; yorkathleticsmfg.com)







Nike Free TR 8 Training Shoe


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These shoes are designed to flex and expand while you work out. The cables that integrate with laces also make your feet feel secure.

($79.99; dickssportinggoods.com)







APL Ascend Sky


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The Athletic Propulsion Labs' Ascend Sky boasts more than just loads of fun color combos. They have a mid-cut silhouette for awesome ankle stability, integrated zones of ventilation and custom cushioning. Bonus: The laces are designed to be tucked in, too.

($200; athleticpropulsionlabs.com)







Saucony Freedom ISO 2


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This shoe works well for running, weight training and fitness classes. It's neutral and lightweight and has continuous cushioning, which will make your joints happy.

($160; www.saucony.com)







Adidas Women's Cloudfoam Racer Trainer Shoes


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These versatile shoes have ultra-responsive cushioning perfect for vertical movements.

($74.99; dickssportinggoods.com)







Reebok Speed HER 2


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For HIIT, sprints, weights and agility movements, this versatile shoe is a solid choice. The woven jacquard upper is built to be durable, but it still light enough that it doesn't feel clunky. Great stability, traction and grip for all those lateral movements you love to hate.

($80-$100; reebok.com)







Puma Defy Sneaker


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The high-rebound foam sole makes this a comfy shoe that supports most any kind of crazy gym routine you can dream up.

($90; us.puma.com)

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