9 Street Style Sneakers You Can Work Out In

by Alexa Tucker

When it comes to my accessory of choice, I am undoubtedly a shoe girl. However, as much as I swoon over a killer stiletto or sky-high over-the-knee boots, my main form of transportation is typically walking, so street style sneakers have become my BFFs (I am no Carrie Bradshaw in Manolos). My well-worn Stan Smiths make frequent appearances from brunch to the bar and everywhere in between. Problem is, when I'm actually fitting in a workout between destinations, the trendy picks aren't that functional.

I admit, I've been known to toss my more training-friendly shoes in my bag to work out in and wear my "fake" workout kicks out and about, but the less stuff I have to carry around, the better. So even though my classic white Reeboks have a special place in my heart (and shoe rack), I love a shoe that looks cool and performs well whether I'm strength training, doing dance cardio, or hitting up a kickboxing class.

Whether they're paired with jeans and a bomber jacket or leggings and your go-to workout top, these nine picks are street-style and studio friendly. And, hey, even if you're not sweating it out in them, they'll still give any ensemble an active, on-the-go vibe.

1. Nike Air Max Thea

Nike Air Max Thea, $125, Amazon

Muted shades of green make this shoe the ultimate neutral staple if you'd describe your style as "black on black," in and out of the gym.

2. Adidas Pureboost X Trainer Zip Shoes

Adidas Pureboost X Trainer Zip Shoes, $130, Adidas

When you're just too busy for laces, the zip closure on this shoe creates a modern slip-on look (while keeping the shoe snug enough for a workout).

3. APL Ascend Sneaker

APL Ascend Sneaker, $130, Bandier

These breathable kicks will do the job during squats and push-ups, but you'll want to wear this ultra-comfy quilted style even when you have zero plans to work out, too.

4. New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 Club Pack

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 Club Pack, $110, New Balance

This lightweight shoe was designed for running, so it's supportive enough for a long jog or treadmill sprints—and anywhere you're running after, too.

5. Reebok Guresu

Reebok Guresu, $80, Reebok

These sneakers were designed for studio wear—rock them in a TRX or dance cardio class, then to a post-sweat coffee date.

6. Allbirds Wool Runners

Allbirds Wool Runners, $95, Allbirds

The flexible, lightweight design of these wool sneakers makes them ideal for a strength training session, and the minimalist look means they're versatile enough for any outfit. The best part? If they get too sweaty, toss them in a washing machine.

7. Puma IGNITE Limitless Training Shoes

Puma IGNITE Limitless Training Shoes, $170, Amazon

Because the FENTY Puma x Rihanna velvet creepers aren't exactly workout-friendly (fabulous as they are), these all-white-everything kicks will do.

8. Saucony Kineta Relay Runshield

Saucony Kineta Relay Runshield, $60, Amazon

This throwback running shoe features a water-resistant upper, so getting caught in the rain won't leave you with workout-killing soggy socks.

9. Under Armour UA Street Precision

UA Street Precision Mid EXP, $138, Amazon

If you're all about a colorful statement, these stabilizing high-tops do the trick without feeling distractingly bright.