Do You Need To Wear Shoes For At-Home Workouts? Trainers Explain
Aside from the type of workout, certain injuries or sensitive spots may call for wearing supportive shoes. For example, injuries like turf toe (a sprain in the main joint of the big toe), twisted ankles, or knee injuries, may warrant sneakers. “A shoe will help lessen the pain and allow you to still crush a workout,” McCullough says.
Many at-home workouts incorporate plyometrics, or jump training, to get the heart rate up. While that targeted effect is beneficial, the impact can be harmful for people with tendonitis in the knee—but wearing shoes can help, he explains.