Everyday I walk into the gym carrying my bag. It seems to get heavier week after week because I am always adding new toys that help me on my way to reaching my goals. Some things I don't find necessary, others I can't live without. I've experimented with many different contraptions, gizmos, and gear. I'm going to break down what I currently have in my bag, so you might have an understanding why I carry what I do.
First and foremost I have my running, met-con shoes. I've tried a couple different versions of the Nano, and I liked them until I came across these Inov-8s. I really like the feel of a zero drop shoe when I do decide to do some running because I'm not a heel striker. The soles are pretty hard, which takes some getting used to, but that means I can still do deadlift and squat and not have to put my lifters on.
Next up are my all around gym shoes. These are the shoes like I like to wear when I plan on having a lifting session. I wear these when I train because they are also very flat. My go to when deadlift is on the menu.
The last set of shoes I wear at the gym are my lifters. I don't have the greatest ankle flexion, so I wear these when squatting heavy and to do my olympic lifts. If I'm not doing one of those things, these stay in the bag. You might wonder why I would spend so much for a pair of very specific shoes, but I'll never have to buy another pair.