Get Your Gear: The Best Home Workout Shoes

Get Your Gear: The Best Home Workout Shoes

Everyone has their own reasons for working out at home—convenience, privacy, cutting down on gym expenses, just getting started, etc. And while the reasons may be different, one thing is the same for each person: you need a great pair of home workout shoes you can rely on to keep you upright and in step during each exercise. But you probably already knew that.

So, what should you look for in the best home workout shoes? Here are the main things to focus on when deciding on your new pair:

  • Cushioning: Get shoes with adequate cushioning to absorb impact and reduce stress on your joints—different activities may require varying degrees of support.

  • Supportive Structure: Choose shoes with support that will keep your feet firm and stable through every part of your workout routine. Arch support, ankle stability, and a flexible, yet sturdy sole are all essential.

  • Breathability: Shoes with breathable materials help regulate temperature and keep your feet cool during workouts, making you feet way more comfortable and reducing the chances of issues like blisters.

  • Versatility: Get athletic shoes that can handle a variety of exercises. Whether you're doing cardio, strength training, or flexibility exercises, your shoe should feel good doing any workout.

  • Traction: Home workout shoes should have good traction to prevent slipping, especially for activities like jumping, lunging, or quick lateral movements. Natural rubber and strategic tread designs are two peas in a pod.

  • Ease of Cleaning: Just because you’re working out at home doesn’t mean your shoes won’t get dirty—especially on the inside. Easy-to-clean workout shoes are an absolute must so you can keep things fresh.

  • Style: Come on, everyone wants their shoes to look great, regardless of why or where. And the best way to do so is to go with a versatile look and color that aligns with your unique style and personality.

We happen to know of shoes that meet all (and more) of the above criteria. Let’s take a closer look at each one.

The Best Home Workout Shoes from Allbirds

Tree Flyer 2

The Tree Flyers 2’s are built for everything from long runs to short HIIT workouts at home and pretty much everything else in between. This springy shoe offers a combination of smart (sustainable) materials and a strategic design to deliver an elevated amount of stability, durability, and lateral support, along with an external heel counter that maximizes each stride for better energy return. And how about that bouncy and extremely lightweight SwiftFoam™ midsole? The foaming process used to manufacture SwiftFoam™ is the lowest energy midsole production process on the market, with a compound that delivers a finished part with 48% bio content. Now, that’s some sustainable performance.

Tree Dasher Relay

A laceless active shoe with a sock-like fit? You bet. Ready for action the moment you slip them on, the Tree Dasher Relays deliver performance and comfort on all ends. It all starts with a stretchy, flat-knit, one-piece upper that conforms to your foot and provides a snug fit while ensuring the breathability your feet need to stay cool during workouts. Our renowned SweetFoam™ keeps a proper bounce in your step and maintains better stability, and ZQ Merino wool lining is situated along the heel counter to keep your feet locked in place as you keep your heart rate elevated during your favorite (and least favorite) workouts.

Tree Dasher 2

Engineered with more responsive foam, additional gripping ability, and an overall improved fit, the versatile Tree Dasher 2’s are an easy choice for your next pair of home workout shoes. Crafted with a seamless one-piece upper made from eucalyptus, these sneakers provide the ideal amount of breathability to complement a soft yet snug fit. The dual-density SweetFoam™ sole ensures not only ample cushioning but also efficient energy return, making the most out of every stride, jump, and squat your routine requires. And don’t forget about the ZQ Merino wool lining in the heel to offer an added touch of softness while helping ensure your feet remain locked in place. Whether you're breaking out the yoga mat or powering through an hour of cardio while trying to focus on your favorite podcast, the Tree Dasher 2 effortlessly supports your every step.

Need some new apparel to go with your new workout shoes? Take a look at the new additions to our ever-expanding lineup, ranging from bralettes and boxer briefs to sweatpants and socks.

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