There are many new CrossFit shoes out there and so many choices and designs. Reebok came out with the Nano 3.0 with good reviews with its update features.
Check out this list we put together of the most popular, best selling and best reviewed CrossFit shoes in 2013.
#10 of Top 10 CrossFit Shoes in 2013
Chuck Taylor Converse
These classic shoes have been a staple in CrossFit boxes around the world for the past few years. They are not flashy or expensive but get the job done. Long lasting and great for heavy deadlifts or a 200 meter sprint in the parking lot. What is not to like about the Converse Chuck Taylors? nothing:).
#9 of Top 10 CrossFit Shoes in 2013
Vibram Five Fingers
Review by JPE: I am asked by strangers everywhere what it is that I am wearing on my feet. These are a great conversation piece.
The Vibram FiveFingers are extremely comfortable and give you the feeling of walking around everywhere barefoot without the pain of rocks and sticks stabbing you in the soles of your feet. I have run in these fairly regularly and despite what some say, even after 3 or 4 months of running in them I still haven’t gotten used to them completely. I still end up with sore feet or leg muscles about half of the time and the first 1/2 mile of the run I notice the lack of cushion on the bottom of my feet.
#8 of Top 10 CrossFit Shoes in 2013
Nike Free Run
Review by BT: These shoes are lightweight, great arch support, wide room for toes. Now that i’ve run in these, i can’t go back to my other running shoes. The Free Run makes your calves work harder, but reduces strain on the knees. relative to other shoes, there’s less cushion on the heels, which make you want to land mid-foot.
#7 of Top 10 CrossFit Shoes in 2013
Adidas Powerlift Trainer Cross Training Shoe
Review by John P: I don’t know how I squatted, cleaned, snatched, or did any other power/olympic weightlifting moves without these Adidas Powerlift Trainer. They have a solid sole-feel and a firm heel, keeping you seriously grounded and stable when you pick up heavy things. I wouldn’t use them for a competition, though – I’ve seen denser heels. But for training these are totally legit, and the price is right.
#6 of Top 10 CrossFit Shoes in 2013
PUMA Bioweb Elite NM Running Shoe
CrossFit can be more than a 400 meter sprint especially if if you’re supplementing endurance training. The PUMA BioWeb Elite provides enough support for lifting and training in the gym (thanks to its flexible heel wrap), but it’s built to withstand road running too—the outsole with flex grooves ensures a smooth stride on long runs.
Merrell Men’s Barefoot Hammer Glove Running Shoe
Review by JHan: I’ve been running all of my adult life, +40years. I was a little hesitant to try these shoes at first. I was worried about losing the support and the cushioning that I had in the old-style running shoes. I’ve been running in the Hammer Gloves almost daily for several months, now, and have found that my worrying was unfounded. These shoes are great. I wish I had them when I was a younger man.
ASICS Men’s Gel-Fortius TR Cross-Training Shoe
Review by Gregory: Been doing Crossfit for awhile and everyone told me to get Reeboks but I thought they were too expensive. Found the Gel-Fortius shoe on amazon for a great price and I am impressed with the shoe. Lightweight and looks to be built tough. I recommend them for cross-training.
Reebok Crossfit Nano 3.0
Review by Mendoza: I don’t just wear these shoes to the gym. I wear them everywhere. They’re super comfy, light, and they provide a stable stance for weightlifting. The Reebok Crossfit Nano 3.0 are alright for running, but lack arch support for long distance. Be careful if you’re walking in these and it’s raining or snowing. Tread isn’t made for fast speeds on wet surfaces.
New Balance Men’s MX20v3 Minimus Cross-Training Shoe
Review by StandUPguy: The Minimus are a minimalist shoe, so they don’t have a lot of support. It has a 4mm heel drop which puts you in a very neutral position for doing cross training, which is what you want; you can feel your feet. Makes for a more intimate workout. I wear the Minimus Cross-Trainers strictly in the gym for about half hour +, while i do tabata training or longer format interval training. I have been exercising for over 40 years, so i think i know my way around a pair of shoes. These are great shoes – for the gym they give great lateral support for doing footwork and hold your feet in well.
Inov-8 Bare-XF 210 Shoe
Whether running, lifting, climbing or any form of intense exercise, the INOV-8 Bare-X 210 Cross Training Shoe is a trainer designed to withstand it all. Superbly durable and with features tailoring it as the ideal gym shoe, this can be the difference between having to stop, or breaking your personal best. Featuring a Zero-Drop height, this shoe is ideal for short runs, providing minimal support to allow for fast, flexible forefoot running. The Zero-Drop also enhances weightlifting prowess by giving you a flat, solid contact to push up from. An ultra-grippy rubber outsole also ensures you get optimal movement from your shoes, reducing the risk of falling, slipping and injury.
Questions from athletes in our gym and readers online.
Question: Coach, what do you know about the Puma bioweb elite for CrossFit? The Puma bioweb is getting good reviews by CrossFit athletes.
Question: What brands of CrossFit shoes can I get for cheap? The cheapest CrossFit shoes may be the Chuck Taylors.
Question: What do you think of the Merrell hammer glove vs asics gel forties? Try on each pair and see how they fit your feet first. What is good for one athlete may not be so good for another.