500 Mid Women's Fitness Cardio Training Shoes - Black

Users reviews
4.44 / 5 239 Reviews
Collaborators reviews
4.65 / 5 20 Reviews
Key feature
These women's 520 Mid cardio fitness shoes have a rip-tab on the forefoot which provides optimum support and stabilises your feet during multi-directional movements.


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)
2 years


Why wear fitness shoes?
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.
Doing fitness in running shoes (or vice versa) isn't a good idea
Wearing suitable shoes for fitness reduces the risk of injury by 20% compared with people who wear running shoes. But why? Our research and development lab has demonstrated specific ways that the foot moves in different sports: a straight stride when running, versus rotations during fitness activities. Wearing the right kind of shoes for your sports activity protects your feet and boosts your performance!
DROP: height difference between the front and back of your foot
All of our fitness shoes have a 4 mm 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..
Multi-directional flexibility
The multi-directional flexibility refers to how well a shoe flexes and twists to support direction changes. Studies have shown that we need 1.7 times more flex and extension during fitness activities than during running. The ankle's movement also varies depending on the kind of fitness or running you do. That's why we've created multi-directional shoes specifically for fitness.
Forefoot support
Why is it important? Good forefoot support - a must for fitness - helps you stay balanced when you go to change direction.
Forefoot cushioning
The cushioning is the ability of the shoe to cushion impacts and dampen vibrations. The main point of impact between the foot and the floor during fitness activities is at the forefoot, whereas for running the impact is at the heel. We design our shoes with excellent cushioning at the forefoot to protect your body from repeated impacts while also stabilising your supporting leg to help you string movements together more smoothly.
Grip and rotation
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 putting pressure on your joints. Striking the right balance of grip is 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 nothing is as good as tried and tested experience, we've also tested our products in gyms where they'll actually be used. We use these tests to create technical and affordable products to keep you doing sport safely and comfortably.
The bonus is no marks on the floor.
Our sole has been designed to leave no 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. You can wear them for a quick warm-up/cool-down on the treadmill before or after a class. However, if you plan to only run, whether on a treadmill or outdoors, you should choose a running shoe for safety reasons.
Are fitness shoes for indoor use only?
Cardio fitness is mainly done in gyms and/or at home. Our shoes have been designed for indoor use. The 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 your home, and rubber is designed to be more grippy when used in these places.
4.44 / 5 239 Reviews
211 users recommended this product

At Decathlon, reviews are reliable.

  • Woman
    23 July 2019
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Very pleased with these trainers

    I bought these trainers in the sale as a "tide me over until I get a decent pair". Only to realise that these are decent pair. I am very happy with them and would happily buy them again and pay the full price.

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    12 July 2019
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Superb product

    Too much satisfied with product

  • 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

4.65 / 5 20 Reviews
19 users recommended this product

At Decathlon, reviews are reliable.

  • 24 March 2019
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Super comodas

    Zapatillas muy cómodas para cualquier práctica dentro del gimnasio, se ajustan muy bien y no se mueven, son perfectas para los giros y sobre todo, tienen un diseño muy bonito

  • 10 March 2019
    That review has been deposited on this product version

    más gama de colores y largura

  • 12 February 2019
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    excelente sujeción

    buen calzado para entrenar en sala de musculación, cómodo y estéticamente bonito.