I am looking for advice on gym footwear. My gym time is primarily spent lifting 2 days a week upper body and 2 days a week lower body. I use a treadmill 3 days a week for some cardio and an elliptical for more interval type work in conjunction with the treadmill. As far as the cardio goes my regular pair of running shoes is fine.
For the days I am doing lower body work I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for footwear. I feel I am killing my sneakers faster than necessary as they really weren't designed to support my weight and a squat bar on my back. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate the feedback.