Although countless sneakers are marketed as "trainers", it can be quite a challenge to find a pair that is truly equipped for cross-training. The best trainers will allow you to effortlessly switch between hitting the weights in the gym, running in the streets, and maybe even squeezing in a game of basketball. What this means for you is that not only will you free up space in your gym bag, but you can save money by picking up one pair of kicks that handles multiple tasks, as opposed to buying multiple pairs.
Originally priced at $90, the New Balance 997 has been discounted to $70 over at Dick's Sporting Goods. The 997's upper is constructed of synthetics and mesh, which will allow for maximum airflow during the toughest of workouts. The midsole is padded with NB's patented REVlite foam, which helps to make this a quality runner as well as a gym shoe. And perhaps most importantly, the rubber outsole is beefed up with Ndurance tech in high-wear areas which helps to increase the amount of use you'll be able to get out of these.
Best of all, Dick's currently has a nearly full size run.