There are so many bad gym shoes — and even worse — lists of gym shoes by “reviewers” who aren’t even wearing the models they’re… Read More »The 8 Best Gym Shoes In 2024 for Every Type of Workout
Jake Boly is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of That Fit Friend. He's often regarded to as a go-to resource in various performance shoe communities. He’s been formally reviewing shoes and training gear for over 7 years and has hand-tested over 400 pairs of shoes. Jake is known on the internet and YouTube for blending his review process with his educational, strength sports, and personal training background.
Jake has a Masters in Sports Science, a Bachelors in Exercise Science, a CSCS, and he's been personal training for over 10 years helping hundreds of clients get stronger, lose weight, and accomplish their goals. He uses his exercise science brain and personal training background to make curated and thoughtful review content on the fitness gear he's testing.
One of the most common questions I get asked on my cross-training shoe content is, “How does this model fit?” Sizing is quite possibly one… Read More »How Should Your Cross-Training Shoes Fit? Size Guide (2024 Update)
Barefoot shoes and training shoes are very different and it’s important to establish what makes them different so you can better utilize them for your… Read More »Barefoot Shoes Vs Training Shoes (2024) | How I Use Both
The Nike Savaleos weightlifting shoes are a budget-friendly spin-off from the popular Nike Romaleos weightlifting shoes. Unlike the Romaleos, the Savaleos have a much more… Read More »Nike Savaleos Review (2024) | Good First Lifting Shoe?
If you’ve been considering investing in a pair of barefoot shoes, then you’ve likely looked into Xero Shoes before. Xero Shoes designs a variety of… Read More »Xero Shoes 360 Vs Prio Vs HFS 2 (2024) | Which Is Best for You?
If you’re active on social media, then more than likely you’ve seen ads for the Vuori Kore Short. The Vuori Kore Short is always popping… Read More »Vuori Kore Short Review (2024) | Best for Casual Wear?
Handfuls of questions that I receive on shoe reviews on my YouTube channel and from personal training clients revolve around choosing the best footwear for… Read More »Barefoot Lifting Vs Training Shoes Vs Weightlifting Shoes (2024)
The 1HUND Aerolux Barefoot has been one of those shoes that came onto my radar, I didn’t think too much of them and have since… Read More »1HUND Aerolux Barefoot Review | Great for Lifting On a Budget?
Weightlifting shoes also referred to as lifting shoes and squat shoes, are supportive pieces of strength gear that athletes use to improve their lifting performance.… Read More »Should Beginners Wear Lifting Shoes? Strength Coach Shares Insights
Barefoot shoes continue to grow in popularity for training, hiking, and daily wear. This type of footwear comes with multiple proposed benefits and understanding these… Read More »Barefoot Shoes Guide (2024) | Acclimation, Who Needs Them, Sizing