Posh: Nike Sister One

I’m totally guilty of crimes against my feet. I’m not only terrible at purchasing replacements, but I’m also guilty of buying one pair of running shoes and wearing them everywhere for everything. Whether it’s to the grocery store, on the elliptical or to bounce around my living room doing a DVD, my running shoes are on my feet.

When the people behind Nike shoe design mentioned earlier this month that many women commit this athletic faux pas—wearing the wrong shoe for the activity—I didn’t feel so bad. My guilt was assuaged knowing that I was in the company of millions of foot criminals around the world.

Nike is, however, on a mission to match the shoe with the activity with its Sister One training shoes. Running shoes are built for forward motion. The tread is designed for the areas of greatest wear and tear while running. But when doing other sorts of training, which requires multi-directional movement of your feet, an actual training shoe is your best bet.


Nike’s Zoom Sister One+ training shoe is built so that you’re not fighting the shoe. It’s got a unique tread pattern that allows the tread to move in all directions, working with your natural movement, and the Flywire threads form a cage of support around your foot. I tried the shoes out during an intense workout and loved their light weight. Unlike running shoes, which have that super-thick tread that hinders sideways movement, these shoes are smooth and won’t easily snag on carpet if you’re jamming out to your favorite workout DVDs at home. For how lightweight they are, my feet definitely feel supported for any quick drills or bootcamp moves that could be thrown at me. They’re also Nike+ enabled. Technology and fashion? Count me in! —Erin

Don’t forget to wear the right shoes for hiking, too. Check out Jenn’s new hiking boots here.

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  1. Marcy says:

    Oooooo they look nice 🙂 (LMAO, I still get sucked into the “how it looks” deal HAHA)

  2. tfh says:

    Great reminder. I tend to just use old running shoes for all other activities. In fact, when I do workout DVDs, often I do so barefoot. For yoga? OK. Anything high impact? Not very nice to my legs. Now if only Nike could make their shoes just as functional but much cheaper…sigh.

  3. GroundedFitness says:

    for a personal trainer i will admit that i have ZERO knowledge of how to pick the proper shoes for both feet type and activity level. im sure i always buy the wrong shoes- but they are always cute!

    Kelly Turner

  4. WeightingGame says:

    Those kicks are SO cute! very old skool and retro. Me likey!

  5. Sagan says:

    Very nice!

    I like that we need specific shoes for each activity so that we protect our bodies from injury. It makes me feel better about my love of shoes and excessive spending on them:)

  6. Danica says:

    Those shoes are super cute! 🙂 I’ll have to try them out when they are released. And the bottom line is… how much?!

  7. Erica says:

    hmmmm I may be need these to teach in! Like I told you before, I always buy cross trainers now, but was guilty for years of buying running shoes because they were cuter/cheaper. Good job Nike!

  8. Andres says:

    Nice post..! Well, those Nike shoes are fabulous.