As a fitness lover and instructor I have tested out a number of different styles of sneakers. I do tend to have a universal pair I go to for all classes whether it be weight lifting or zumba. So when I was asked to test out the Ahnu YogaSport I wasn't sure which class I would be rocking these sneakers for. Thinking I could only use it for low-impact classes, I didn't test them out right away. Boy was I wrong! The Yoga Flex provides you with the performance you need to take your fitness to the next level. Designed for medium to high-impact hybrid workouts, the Yoga Flex includes a dual layered air mesh upper for comfort and breathability.
An engineered forefoot Flex Zone allows the foot to naturally bend and flex throughout the most demanding workouts. I found this most helpful during both Body Pump and Zumba classes. The dual density memory foam footbed and second density heel pod provides the perfect balance of comfort, flexibility and support. Spider Rubber™ outsole grips prevent slippage and promote balance.
I have listed out the product details below:
- Engineered forefoot flex zone and second density heel pod
- Air mesh upper for comfort and breathability
- Dual density memory foam footbed
- Shortened lacing system for more comfortable flexing
- Ultra-gripping Spider Rubber™ outsole
With new active footwear brands popping up everyday I wanted to learn more about Ahnu Yoga Sport and how they stand out against well-known popular brands. Continue reading the Q & A below to see if Ahnu is the right sneaker for you!
NMFIT: How do your sneakers differ from other popular brands?
Ahnu: Aside from being the only shoe of its kind on the market, Ahnu YogaSport™ has a very specific and unique design. A shorter lacing system offers greater forefoot flexibility to maximize stretching moves, while a centered heel base offers incredible stability for standing poses. 8mm of dual-density memory foam in the footbed is ergonomically designed to provide arch support and comfort, while an extra light EVA midsole provides full support without the weight. The Ahnu YogaSport™ collection is innovation and comfort at its finest.
NMFIT: How was the concept of the Ahnu sneaker born?
Anhu: Yoga has been one of the fastest growing activities in the U.S. both on its own and as an addition to other core fitness classes. Between the wave of yoga and emergence of hybrid fitness classes as a common offering, we realized there was a major gap in footwear that truly served these blooming fitness categories, which is what got us thinking about creating Ahnu YogaSport™. By tapping into our outdoor roots, as well as our yoga-specific brand integrity, we were able to create footwear that meets the demands of resistance workouts, short runs, yoga or gym workouts by providing supportive stability, integrated flexibility and ultra lightweight comfort.
NMFIT: What types of classes should consumers use Ahnu Yoga Flex for?
Anhu: Anything from TRX to Crossfit and beyond. The Yoga Flex is the most stable and supportive of the collection so classes that integrate running, plyometrics, agility, etc. are all appropriate for this shoe.
NMFIT: Can you explain the Flex Zone feature in greater detail?
Anhu: Flex Zone was created to take on the most intense hybrid workouts you can throw at it, the Yoga Flex provides you with the performance you need to take your fitness to the next level. Designed for medium to high-impact hybrid workouts, the Yoga Flex includes a dual layered air mesh upper for comfort and breathability. An engineered forefoot Flex Zone allows the foot to naturally bend andflex throughout the most demanding workouts. The dual density memory foam footbed and second density heel pod provides the perfect balance of comfort, flexibility and support. Spider Rubber™ outsole grips prevent slippage and promote balance.
NMFIT: Where can Ahnu Yoga Flex be purchased?
Anhu: You can visit: http://www.ahnu.com/.
NMFIT: What are consumers saying about Ahnu?
Anhu: So far the feedback has been incredible. Consumers can't get over how lightweight, breathable and comfortable this shoe is. The flexibility is beyond what a normal sneaker can offer and the fit is superb.
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