What are cross-training shoes? There are a TON of different cross-training shoes on the market and not all of the widely available options are created… Read More »What Are Cross-Training Shoes? 5 Construction Specs to Know
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Jake Boly is known as a training shoe expert. He’s been formally reviewing shoes and training gear for over 7 years and has hand-tested over 300 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.
As a full-time strength coach and shoe reviewer I spend a ton of time answering questions about which shoes are best for the gym. The… Read More »Can Nike Air Max Be Used for Training? No, Here’s 4 Reasons Why
It can be overwhelming when looking into new shoes for strength training. We all have different strength training goals, levels of strength, and shoe preferences,… Read More »8 Best Shoes for Strength Training of 2023
HOKA shoes are incredibly popular for both runners and general gym-goers. It’s pretty normal to see others working out and lifting in their HOKA shoes… Read More »Is It Okay to Lift In HOKAs? No, Here’s 5 Reasons Why
There are countless shoes on the market that offer ankle support. If you’re working out and need additional ankle support then you’ll want to consider… Read More »The 6 Best Shoes With Ankle Support of 2023
The Xero Shoes HFS 2 is built as a continuation of the popular hybrid-focused HFS barefoot shoe. This shoe has a few major construction changes… Read More »Xero Shoes HFS 2 Review | Good for Beginners and Hybrid Workouts?
Weightlifting shoes also referred to as squat shoes and lifting shoes can be useful for all types of lifters. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t… Read More »Expert-Tested: The 10 Best Weightlifting Shoes of 2023
The sumo versus conventional deadlift debate rages on across all platforms of social media. Both deadlift styles are popular among powerlifters, recreational lifters, and athletes… Read More »Conventional Vs Sumo Deadlift | Differences and Muscles Used
Wide workout shoes continue to grow in popularity due to their perceived benefits for increased performance output and balance. While wider shoes can be great… Read More »Are Wide Gym Shoes Good for Working Out? Benefits and Drawbacks
As a strength coach and shoe reviewer, I spend a lot of time answering questions about deadlifts and footwear and sometimes even deadlifting with or… Read More »Why Do Lifters Deadlift Without Shoes? Benefits and Drawbacks