Whether you’re getting a head start on your New Year’s resolutions this year or you’re simply ready to up your style game at the gym, finding the right CrossFit sneaker to give you the support you need, while still looking fresh can be a tough task to accomplish.
Unfortunately for many women, modern workout shoes can give you flashbacks of high school pep rallies and the familiar chunky footwear adored by nursing students the world over.
Finding the right pair of CrossFit sneakers is an important part of your training because without proper support, the constant changes in movement demanded by this style of exercise will literally wear your shoes out.
Some basic criteria that each pair of CrossFit sneakers should meet include good structure, breathability and overall durability to help you execute those difficult moves like a pro.
And let’s be honest, it would help if they looked good with the rest of your workout gear too. Before shelling out a bunch of money on a new pair, we’ve picked out 7 awesome options that will satisfy both your WOD and style needs.
With a bit of fine tuning and extra attention paid to detail, Reebok has finally come up with a Nano series that works well to combine the perfect light and comfortable fit with maximum durability and optimal support.
In the Nano 5.0 you’ll find that the Kevlar-infused mesh upper gives just the right amount of protection and breathability. While the updated midsole, precision contouring and polyurethane “NanoShell” exterior provide the support you need.
As an extra bonus, there are 10 different color combinations to choose from to keep you looking fit and fresh at the gym.
For the right combination of comfort, flexibility and support, look no further than the GEL-Fit Sana by ASICS.
These sneakers not only look great but pack a bunch of extras to give you the best fit possible, while still meeting your durability and structure needs.
Rearfoot GEL cushioning gives extreme shock absorption, while the high abrasion rubber and sleek MONO-SOCK upper construction give you the ability to stretch and move easily to perform repeated movements for your WOD.
Additionally, the low-profile midsole offers a barefoot-like sensation to give a customized workout while still protecting your feet.
From Nike comes another great sneaker option that follows the cool and stylish, slip-style cross trainer formula that is so popular right now.
What makes this sneaker superior to others is the 15mm-thick memory foam sockliner that provides extra cushioning. Deep flex grooves that extend all the way down to the midsole also give the wearer an enhanced natural range of motion, perfect for CrossFit training.
A durable heel ensures that you’ll be able to to handle a more intense workout by giving you added stability and support.
At first glance these Crossfit sneakers look super cool but it’s the details that make them a great shoe to help boost your skill level in the gym.
The protective and lightweight DuraCage upper gives you the flexibility and breathability needed to complete repetitive moves on the ropes. While abrasion-reducing ETC anti-friction lining offers a great fit.
For the extra hard moves in the gym, you’ll have the shock absorbing, 48C foam compression molded midsole to give you the support you need.
The traditional lace-up closure also ensures a prefect, comfortable fit every time you slip these on and hit the mat.
If the name alone isn’t enough to grab your attention, then the sleek design features and comfortable wear that New Balance is known for should be enough to make these your go-to workout shoes.
With a number of high performance materials including an odor resistant lining (goodbye nasty foot odor!) and traditional lace-up closure for that perfect fit, these shoes also pack a secret weapon for comfort and durability with their Vibram sole.
The REVlite RC competition-grade midsole and 4mm heel-to-toe drop also add the perfect package for a durable, comfy and ultra-supportive CrossFit shoe.
Similar to her streamlined younger sister, the Nano 4.0 follows Reebok’s best design formula to date with a ton of excellent features and a slightly more affordable price tag that will help you round out your workout wardrobe nicely.
The DuraCage protective upper and RopePro protection wrap make hitting the rope and other repetitive moves simply and easy, while protecting your feet from mishaps on the mat.
The open weave mesh upper also offers great breathability and you’ll be able to rely upon both forefoot and heel pods to provide the cushion and shock absorption you need.
With updated comfort technology, the GEL-Fit Tempo is a versatile and eye-catching option for your regular workout sneaker.
This particular design from Reebok is prefect for low and high-impact training as it offers just the right amount of flexibility, support and cushioning needed to withstand the demands of Crossfit workouts.
The Flexible Fit system provides much needed midfoot lockdown and quarter panel bracing adds just the right amount of support for repeated side-to-side movements.
A breathable mesh upper, cushioned midsole and rearfoot GEL cushioning system offers unbeatable shock absorption and ensures a smooth transition to the midstance position with each movement.