It’s late January here in the Lowcountry and now that Mount Pleasant and Charleston have thawed out a little bit, we’re BACK ON TRACK with our 2018 fitness goals!  And what better way to bring some inspiration into our workouts than to gear up with the best that 2018 has to offer?

This week we are going to focus on the 5 hottest new shoes of 2018!  Read on to hear what our favorite experts have to say and if you’re convinced, click on the links for more info!


Reebok Crossfit Nano ($148)

According to Esquire, these black beauties are great for training at the gym: “ Reebok has been dominating the Crossfit sneaker space, crafting shoes that enhance every piece of your WOD. They have a tight, barefoot feel—good for lifts—but aren’t too stiff for suicides.”  These come in Men, Women and Kid sizes so even your smallest trainees can rock them at the gym!

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APL Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Phantom 3d Mesh Sneakers Gold ($185)

Bring a little bling to your workouts with these sassy shoes that work great for running and at the gym.  The experts at PopSugar explain that these from APL “are a great low-profile shoe that work for the gym and the road.”  (ps. If gold is a little to flashy for your feet, APL offers several other colors including black, plum and peach).

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Nike Metcon 4 ($130)

The newest iteration of Nike’s immensely popular Metcon 3 is so amazing that GQ dedicated an entire article singing it’s praises.  Here is, in short, why the experts at GQ have named it “The Best Gym Shoe” for 2018: “It’s a workout sneaker that can handle intensive movements, heavy lifting, and circuit conditioning—and if all that performance support weren’t enough, it’ll also give you a boost of style so that you’re at the top of your game, in and out of the gym.”  These are available in Men, Women and Kid sizes.

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New Balance Minimus 20v6 Trainer ($80)

Men’s Fitness explains why they rank this stylish sneaker “Best All-Round”: “Unlike other options, its “burrito tongue” folds from left to right, making the top of the shoe softer and more flexible than others’. This is especially nice for movements like jumping and rowing, which require ankle flexion.”  Not to mention the fact that at under $100, this shoe comes in as our most affordable.

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HOKA One One Clifton ($130)

For workout warriors who do some heavy cardio to compliment their weights, New York Magazine interviewed Jen Ator, Fitness Director at Women’s Health Magazine. She recommends Hokas.  While they’re kinda outer-spacey upon first glance, this writeup got us interested to try them out! “ They look big and bulky to put on, but feel amazingly light when running. The toe box is just a touch wider than a standard running shoe, which gives a noticeably more comfortable and relaxed fit without feeling like your foot is sliding or shifting around. And thanks to the ample amount of cushioning packed into the outsole, I have far less aches and pains in my knee compared to other sneakers when running long distances.”

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