I've trained to be a professional athlete, and my style outside of training is all stars, and slip ons and all of that scene/punk type stuff. Don't wear shoes like that to the gym. You are only going to get shin splints or mess your muscles up. You need to invest in a good pair of running shoes to support your feet/arches. The gym isn't about your personal style. You check that at the door. Buying the proper shoe is only going to help your performance and prevent you from unfriendly occurrences that happen when you wear the wrong kind of shoes. Hope that helps you!
I don't really pay attention to brand names, I'd be more taken aback if you didn't have shoes on at all :)
Wearing running shoes would be advisable if you play on running on the treadmill a lot. That's pretty much the only reason to have them at a gym. For those that don't do any running at a gym, I've seen all kinds of shoes, even a few guys who have the flat/unlaced shoes who just lift weights.
I won't comment on the stylistics aspect of your footwear choice . But, I do advise that you invest in a pair of good runners (these days companies are making all kinds of runnings shoes in various funky colors and designs, that also support your feet and mold to your foot -- it's not just those plain ol' white shoes) . In the longterm, proper shoes for proper activities will save your feet in the longterm . ! Next time your at the sports/running store ask for some advice for what footwear would be most appropriate for the sports your playing . I am positive you will find something funky, but functional . :)
Hey! First of all, if you're working your butt off, who cares what people think about what you're wearing to the gym.
Secondly, I do deadlifts and squats and shoes like those Vans and Converse are what a lot of REAL lifters wear. Why? Because they are flat and have a hard sole. When you start doing heavier squats and deadlifts, it makes a huge difference. I own a pair of Reebok Trainer Lites. They are designed to look similar to converse shoes because they really are what we need.
Overall, YES they are actually great for the gym, especially if you are lifting with a barbell. If you're running or doing jumps or cross training type of stuff, then they wouldn't be good for your ankles. Hope that helped!! My instagram is tasharenae if you want to see what my shoes look like! :)
The most important thing to think about is whether they'll support your feet. Most people, except for those (admittedly awesome) ones who love leggings and hoodies and basketball shorts, don't worry about style at the gym.
I wore my converse for gym and I had friends wear vans or converse.
I don't think so, it depends what you match it with. Vanz are comfortable and cute. Go for it. Converse. Can't help you. I personally don't like that style so I would never wear them, but if you want to y shouldn't you?