Hey crossfitters! First, let me say this – crossfit is awesome.
It keeps my heart pumping and my muscles active, I feel the rush to beat my old scores,
make it faster, better, stronger – you must know how it is.
Let me tell you this though, it turns out the proper footwear can increase your performance,
lower the possibility of injury, and help your take develop a proper formation.
These are vital, and it can mean the difference between linear and magnitude order progression.
I went ahead and planned the following table that I would like to share with you today.
These are the BEST crossfit shoes (I gathered both men, and women, so no one will be left alone) out there,
they are tailored-made to fit our kind of exercise, and if I may say, they made a hell-of-a difference,
I really feel better and more confident in my formation when I squat, clean or deadlift.
Look at the models below –
I just wore these to my second crossfit class and they are worth every dime! My squats are better and they are great for short distance runs. My feet feel great after class. I struggle with shoes because I have no arch in my feet and I have wide metatarsals. Reebok shoes never let me down. These shoes are made to support crossfit athletes. They have a wide toe box for lifting but the fit through the arch gives enough support for running. I think many of the less than great reviews are from folks who don’t understand what a crossfit athlete needs. They look amazing! I wear an 8.5 or 9, and the 8.5 fit like a glove. The only even slightly negative I might put out there is, if you have narrow or skinny feet, these might not work for you.
Perfect for lifting. I read the reviews when trying to find a better lifting shoe. I do a lot of squats, deadlifts, bench, and everything in between, but still like to get a run in, bike, box jumps, etc. I don’t want to change shoes. These are basically Nike Free + but with harder soles. They provide amazing support when squatting and deadlifting and I guess I didn’t know what I was missing. I had always just used trainers, and most recently some of the Pumas with a taller spring sole. These I can really feel a difference on when pushing the weight up. They allow your heels to stay on the ground, but put your soles where they should be and provide support. It just felt like I had more power and although Saturday I seemed to have some more energy, I was able to put on a little bit more weight and felt good doing it.I went with the 9.5 and they’re just about perfect. I’m typically a 9.5, but have to go to 10 or 9 or even 10.5 with different companies. I’ve really only had one pair of Reeboks in the past 5 years and this is a good size for me. My toes are right at the end, but the shape contours with your foot, rather than getting skinnier to a point. I really love that aspect of them. I went with the grey/white and red and they look awesome. My calves automatically look bigger because of the contrast, which is nice. Maybe the only downside is that Reebok puts some sort of Crossfit term, abbreviation or word all over these, so they don’t let you forget these are for Crossfit, just like people who do Crossfit don’t let you forget they Crossfit ;P . I really just lift and do crosstraining, but there’s no doubt these shoes work for anything you’ll do in a gym. Love these and probably won’t go back to any other styles. If you’re a lifter and not a jumper/runner or have other shoes for that, go with the Lifter shoes. These Nanos are better for all around gym work.
I used to wear New Balance and Nike for cross training and I was ready for something new. I tried Under Armor, but it didn’t work out so I was intrigued by Reebok after seeing instructors at the gym with them. I know the gym they teach at is contracted to Reebok through a third party, but I was interested enough to try them out. I highly recommend going to a Reebok store or a store stocking Reebok and trying on the shoes first.FIRST, THESE SHOES ARE NOT MEANT FOR RUNNING IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, FORM, OR LENGTH. I have spoken to others and they prefer the 4s for “semi” running (intervals) as the 5s are more stiff and (extreme) minimal support for running. I did a cardio session and we had to run short intervals and I can definitely tell these are NOT for running. So, what are they for then?USAGELifting, plyometrics, combat classes, or cross training. No, I do not do CrossFit so I can’t help you out there. And I have been only wearing them INDOORS. I have been wearing them to the gym and have tried multiple classes with them. I have done several movements (burpees, squat jumps, lifting, plyometrics, etc) with them and it is extremely comfortable. It has helped me perform better as it helps me land correctly, and the light weight has allowed me to move faster and better. My favorite part is that my feet do not get hot due to the mesh lining in the front that allows air to circulate and keep your feet cool. I spend 6 hours a week at the gym, but it is high intensity interval workouts and I wear them for all 6 hours and for the past 1 1/2 months. So far, so good. I’m interesting in knowing how durable they are, but of course, I won’t know until that time comes. However, I do plan on getting a second pair during the holiday season.There is one thing you do need to know. The front is wider than I expected. It’s not so wide there is discomfort, but I have noticed that people with wide feet could wear this comfortably. I have narrow feet so the front has some (very minimal but noticeable) space to it. BUT it is not enough to bother me. I do not notice it when I start my work outs or when I am done. I do notice it when I first put it on or when I have the time (which is rarely) to actually focus on the extra space.Other than that, I love this shoe. Is it for you? If you tried everything and haven’t tried Nanos yet, this might be for you. However, I strongly recommend trying it on before buying it online! Cheers and happy work outs!
These shoes are great fit. I have owned Puma Pulse XT (Size 9.0), Reebok Nano 5 (Size 9.5) and tried ASICS TR2 (Size 9.5) today. Below are my ratings:Weight:1.ASICS TR2,2.Puma Pulse XT,3.Reebok Nano 5Comfort:1.Puma Pulse XT/ 1.Reebok Nano 5/ 1.ASICS TR2 [Every one of them are comfortable]Foot room:1.Reebok Nano 5,2.Puma Pulse XT,3.ASICS TR2Lifting:1.Reebok Nano 5,2.Puma Pulse XT/ 2.ASICS TR2Metcon: [Any lifting, Box jumps, Rope climbs]1.Reebok Nano 5,2.Puma Pulse XT/ 2.ASICS TR2Double unders:1.Puma Pulse XT/ 1.ASICS TR2,2.Reebok Nano 5
I compared this shoe with the Inov-8 and I really appreciate the fact that the Reebok Nano has more cushion and ankle support. As you can see, the sides don’t come up high at all, but they feel MUCH higher than the Inov-8 shoes. I have only been doing CrossFit for about five months, so I asked fellow Crossfitters and my coaches which shoe they recommend. This shoe (or any of the Nano line) has been the most common recommendation I’ve received.I typically wear a size 9 shoe and I ended up with a size 9 in this shoe. When I first tried them on, I worried about it being too tight in the toes (because of the rubber/plastic material that encases it). I was told by my coach (who has the same shoe) that it loosens up a bit and that it is normal when you first wear them. I took her advice, kept my size 9s, and have been thrilled with them. I’ve worn them for about a month now and they are very comfortable.
Perfect fit. Very comfortable for running, jogging, waking and jumping. I read a few reviews listed about these shoes and was surprised that some stated the shoes fell apart or they don’t hold up under workouts. I bought them anyway as I liked the construction of the shoes. These are my gym shoes only. I were them strictly for their use. When I run I wear them. Not for long distances as these are contstructed for “Sprinting” and my feet feel good in them when running as it has great support and cushion. I will purchase these again when I wear the supports out.
I bought these after watching a video about the design and thought that they would be great for my supperset style workouts. They are comfortable and light weight. Plus they look pretty good too. I have read some of the negative reviews and I think that they are misleading. These live up to the training that they are designed for. What else do you really need? I recommend these shoes to anyone who wants a good crossfit or weight training shoe.
I am not a die hard crossfit guru and have never tried any other “crossfit” type shoe, but I am really happy that I spent the moneyon these Reebok Crossfit Nano 4.0s.I run a couple miles and some crossfit kinda stuff about 3 times a week. I used to use running shoes for both, but while in a retail store I saw these and asked what makes this a “crossfit” shoe? The sales person basically said the bottom is harder and flatter for stability, while a running shoe is soft to cushion the impact of running. My running shoes would last me about 6 months and then they are totally flat underneath with no traction. I bought these shoes because I wanted more traction for my non-running workouts. So far after a couple of weeks and 10 workouts, I am totally satisfied and have purchased another in a different color.My Pros:Is wider than a normal shoe so good for wide feet.Good stability and traction for crossfit and weightliftingComes in a variety of colorsWas still comfortable wearing these even after a 1 hour workoutMy Cons:Arch support is minimalNot as comfortable if you plan on running longer distances
Just started Crossfit a little over a month ago and after struggling with squats for two WOD’s it as brought to my attention that it was most likely my shoes and that my weight was being pushed to the balls of my feet instead of my heals where it should be, it made total sense. It was also pointed out to me that my knee’s were rolling in no matter how hard I tried. So I went to the local running store and was fitted for some cross training shoes (I prefer to try on new shoes in person and then once I know I like them, then purchase future pairs on Amazon). I liked these ones the best because they were so flexible and it barely felt like I was wearing anything, compared to the other shoes I tried on. I have a weird thing about shoes making my feet feel “claustrophobic” (I know Im a bit crazy lol) but these didn’t do that and I didn’t overly feel the shoe on any point of my foot. I’ve had these for about a month now and we do WOD’s 3x a week and these shoes have made things a lot easier. They have helped my form as well and I feel it now in all the right places. Plus they’re a cute purple so that helps too.
I’ve had these since January of 2014. I’ve worked out with these a whole lot since then. When I first got them and tried them on I remember I was impressed by how light they were. Now I’m used to that. When I first got these I would run a mile to work, then walk around 8 hours all day as my job required it, and then ran a mile back home. My feet would kill me, even after the first mile run to work because the shoes are flat and I have arches in my feet. My feet would be in pain, not horrific pain but noticeably uncomfortable. I’ve read that it’s actually good to run in shoes that are flat as a supplement to training to strengthen the feet (like once a month), but not as a primary running shoe because it’s just not reasonable running long distances because ultimately it will be detrimental. What I eventually did was put Dr. Scholl’s gel insoles in to the Nano 3.0’s and that relieved the pain from the run I had to do but because the shoes are flat it’s still not nearly as good as buying actual running shoes that are intended for running. Also in the first couple months when I got these shoes when I would practice double-unders my shins and calves would be in so much pain it would mess with me the rest of the workout. I think it’s again because there flat and there’s not allot of cushion like with some running shoes. It would hurt so bad when I first started out doing double-unders that I would have to switch and wear running shoes for the double-unders and then switch back to nano’s for the rest of workout. Eventually though after a couple of months of forcing my self to go threw with it, my calves and shins got used to it. Now I can whip out well over 100 double-unders unbroken easily and quickly like nothing. I’ve already done thousands of push up burpees, double unders, pistol squats, hand-stand push ups, dumbbell and barbell front squats, deadlifts and a bunch of other stuff. They feel really good on squats because there flat I feel I have a good solid base in my feet, and the toe area is also roomy (not oversized like some people allude to) but comfortably roomy for the burpees so your toes are not squished up and blistered. I’ve put these shoes threw the wringer and they have still held up. They still look really good and when I wash and clean them they actually look kind of new. These are definitely the most durable shoes I’ve ever owned. Like Rich Froning said, these nano 3.0’s are “bulletproof”.
I used this shoes in a crossfit WOD (functional training, olympic weightlifting and running). It met all my expectations. Enough cushion for 1k runs (only 1k rounds), the drop was good light weighlifting and back squat. I enjoy this shoes better than the fortius previously worned, but still is a good training companion. Pending on using the metconviction on rope climbs and longer runs.
Awesome shoes – Awesome workout
That’s my tip for you, dear reader.
Having the right pair can really turn your workout into a better, more confident,
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