500 Mid Women's Cardio Fitness Shoes - Blue/Green

Users reviews
4.47 / 5 60 Reviews
Collaborators reviews
4.29 / 5 7 Reviews
Key feature
These women's 500 Mid Cardio shoes have a rip-tab on the forefoot which provides optimum support and stabilises your feet during movements in any direction


Multidirectional flexibility
Hexagonal design that matches the foot's mechanics and makes rotation easier
Rip-tab on the forefoot for optimum support which stabilises your foot
EVA sole for effective cushioning that limits the impact from your movements


Upper of : 80.0% Polyester (PES), Upper of : 20.0% Polyurethane (PU) Outer sole of : 70.0% Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Outer sole of : 30.0% Rubber - Synthetic Lining and sock of : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
Designed to
fitness enthusiasts doing moderate intensity cardio fitness 2 to 3 times a week
2 years


Studies carried out at our Sportslab have shown that fitness and other sports involve a whole host of different movements. Movements such as twists, skaters, tuck jumps, squats and lunges all come into play. Unlike running, which uses mainly linear movements, fitness activities involve hardly any linear movements. Our shoes are all designed to help you perform these movements without the risk of getting injured.
Studies have shown that injuries caused by doing fitness are due to inappropriate footwear. 86% of people who get injured doing fitness wear running shoes. Our studies have proven that people doing fitness who don't use the right shoes have a higher risk of injury than people who wear specific fitness shoes. This all shows the importance of creating shoes that are designed especially for fitness activities.
DROP: height difference between the front and back of your foot
All of our fitness shoes have a 4mm drop. This 4 mm drop means that you feel closer to your natural foot position (barefoot = no drop) It's important to bear in mind that, if you're used to wearing shoes with too much drop, such as high heels, it will take some time to get used to your new shoes.
Why is it important? Studies have shown that we need 1.7 times more flexion and extension for fitness activities than for running. The ankle's movement also varies depending on the kind of fitness or running you do. These studies have proven that fitness shoes need to be able to pivot in a very different way to running shoes. This is why we design multidirectional shoes specifically for this activity and its movements
Why is it important? Good forefoot support - a must for fitness - helps you stay balanced when you go to change direction.
Why is it important? The foot's main impact with the floor for fitness activities is at the front of the foot, whereas for running the impact is at the heel. We design our shoes with optimal cushioning at the front to support your body during repeated impacts, while also stabilising your supporting leg for stringing movements together more smoothly.
This model's grip lets you change direction quickly and easily, while the pivot zone has less grip so you can turn and spin easily without pressuring your joints. Finding a balance between these two needs is therefore essential. A combination of sensory, mechanical and biomechanical tests has allowed us to determine the right level of grip and which part of your foot is in contact with the floor as you pivot.
HOW DO WE PROVE IT? Product test
In our labs, our researchers analyse movements using sensors that precisely measure the human body's reactions. But because there's nothing like trying things out in real life, we also test all of our fitness products in the gyms where they will actually be used. These tests enable us to offer high-tech products to everyone at a great price, with the sole objective of helping you enjoy your fitness activities in the best possible conditions.
The sole is specially designed not to leave black marks on the floor.
Can you run on a treadmill wearing fitness shoes?
Our fitness shoes have been specially designed for cardio fitness. They are also suitable for limited running on a treadmill.If you want to warm up/cool down before/after a session on a treadmill, these shoes are just what you need. However if your sole exercise is running on a treadmill or outdoors, for safety reasons it is highly recommended that you wear shoes designed for running.
Fitness shoes, are they exclusively for indoor use?
Cardio fitness is mainly done in gyms and/or at home. Our shoes have been designed for indoor use. Rubber is specially suited for indoor use as it is softer. Wearing these shoes outdoors on tarmac will cause premature wear to the rubber. The grip of our soles is tested based on the floors used in gyms or in the home, and rubber is designed to be more grippy when used in these places.
4.47 / 5 60 Reviews
54 users recommended this product

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  • Woman
    20-29 years old
    03 December 2018
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Its an amazing product for Zumba & PROWL

    Its very breathable, light,good cushion,good grip! I use it thrice in a week for Zumba & PROWL. The cushion is such if even you use it without socks for 1 session it won't harm your legs

  • Woman
    Under 20 years old
    03 May 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    discomfort shoe

    Look and design of the shoe is nice bt it is not comfortable in running and causes pain in my ankle.

    Brand's answer :

    Dear Amrisha,

    We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused to you by the product. Thanks for writing to us. Could you tell me if you were using it for indoor or outdoor running?


    Sonia Maheshwari

    amrisha find this answer useful

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    29 October 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Top Qualität - für wenig

    immer wieder gerne

4.29 / 5 7 Reviews
6 users recommended this product

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  • Woman
    30-39 years old
    22 December 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Máxima comodidad

    Increible sensaciones con esta zapatilla tanto en mis sesiones de elipticas como en mis series de GAP. Su formato de calcetin interno hace que ni las notes.
    Un 10 tambien para su transpirabilidad.
    Siempre conmigo en mis entrnamientos.

  • Woman
    20-29 years old
    10 April 2018
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Sujeccion, firmeza y flexibilidad.

    Debido a mis numerosas lesiones, necesito un calzado para entrenar que sujete mi pie y a la vez me de la suficiente flexibilidad para el confort en las clases dirigidas.
    Esto me lo aporta este calzado al 100%.
    Muy recomendado para sala y actividades dirigidas por su amortiguación y multidireccionalidad.
    Además, ¡No pueden tener un diseño más chulo!

  • 29 July 2018
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Bon produit pour la pratique des cours collectifs

    Légèreté et bon maintien. Amorti suffisant.
    Attention cependant à la forme "chausson" qui ne conviendra pas aux forts coups de pied.