CrossfitShoesHQ.comThe Ultimate Guide to Choosing    the Best Crossfit Shoes
LEGAL MUMBO JUMBOThis is to serve that the names of people, trademarks, company names, brand names, andservice marks are t...
Thank you for visiting CrossfitShoesHQ.com , your Crossfit Shoes Headquarters. Aspromised, here is your free Ultimate Guid...
freely, your workouts will suffer and so will your feet. You want to buy shoes that are as closeto barefoot as possible.Fo...
Reebok Crossfit Shoes                                     Reebok Crossfit NanoReebok is the official shoe sponsor for Cros...
Reebok Crossfit Nano 2.0The 2nd version of the Nano came with some improvements from its predecessor. The shoesprovide mor...
Reebok Crossfit OLY LifterThe Reebok Crossfit Oly Lifters are those odd looking shoes with the thick heels which are amix ...
Inov-8 Crossfit ShoesInov-8s are another shoe thats very popular amongst Crossfitters because of theirminimalistic propert...
Inov-8 F-Lite 220The F-Lite 220 has a 6mm forefoot with a 6mm heel raise, making it ideal for newbieCrossfitters. This sho...
Inov-8 F-Lite 230The F-Lite 230 has a 3mm forefoot with a 6mm heel raise, making it most ideal for olympiclifting. It is a...
Inov-8 Bare-XF 210The Bare-X 210 has a 3mm forefoot with a 0mm heel raise, this shoe does NOT have amidsole and its made o...
Converse All-Stars aka Chuck TaylorsThe Chucks are probably the cheapest shoes youll find in the Crossfit community. That ...
Nike Free Run+ 3 and Nike TrainersThe Nike Free shoes are very flexible, breathable, lightweight and very comfortable on y...
Nike Free TrainersA flexible, barefoot-like feel for excellent support and multi-surface traction that can take onrunning,...
Merrel Barefoot Trail GloveThis shoe has a very breathable upper and is very lightweight. It comes with an omni fit shoela...
Vibram FiveFingersThe Vibram FiveFingers feature a thin, abrasion-resistant stretch nylon, as well as breathablemesh upper...
Thank you for taking the time to read over this guide and I hope the information in here helpsyou find a shoe that works f...
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  1. 1. CrossfitShoesHQ.comThe Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Crossfit Shoes
  2. 2. LEGAL MUMBO JUMBOThis is to serve that the names of people, trademarks, company names, brand names, andservice marks are the property of their respective owners and used only in editorialcommentary as permitted under constitutional law.The author has made all efforts to represent all information accurately; no warranties orguaranties of any kind are written or implied in this document. In no case shall the author beheld responsible for any loss or other damages caused by the use and misuse of, or inabilityto use any or all of the information described in this report.By reading this document the reader agrees to acknowledge the appropriate Terms andConditions of Service (TOS) of the shoe companies mentioned. Any and all use of thisinformation is at your own risk, the author can not, and will not be held responsible for youractions.The contents of this document are right protected under international copyright laws. Thisdocument may not be altered in any way without permission of the author.
  3. 3. Thank you for visiting CrossfitShoesHQ.com , your Crossfit Shoes Headquarters. Aspromised, here is your free Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Crossfit Shoes!The ideal Crossfit shoe is a minimalist shoe. If you havent heard that term before, aminimalist shoe is a shoe that lets you run or workout with a feel as if you were barefoot. Withthat being said, how do you know a shoe is considered minimalist?When choosing the best shoes for Crossfit, there are plenty of options to choose from and weare here to make this process a bit less complicated for you. Choosing the best shoe for yourWODs should be based on a few factors: Comfort, Weight, Performance, Cost, andDurability.ComfortLike any athlete, you want to wear a shoe that’s comfortable so you can complete your brutalworkout without hurting your feet. You also want your shoes to be breathable because as youmay have experienced, you will be drenched in sweat after any WOD. Most Crossfit shoesare built for comfort, but feet come in all shapes and sizes so what may work for an athletemay not work for another. The athletes with the most problems here, are the ones with widefeet, but fortunately some companies have designed shoes for the wide loads.WeightDue to the intensity of WODs, you don’t want to be weighed down by heavy shoes whenyou’re trying to be quick on your feet.PerformanceSince completing your WODs in the fastest time possible (with proper form) is the name of thegame, you want to make sure you choose shoes that will improve your performance, NOThinder it.A number of features can affect your performance such as: flexibility, sole thickness, and flat,stable heels to name a few.Shoe flexibility is a must for any athlete for obvious reasons. If you can’t move your feet
  4. 4. freely, your workouts will suffer and so will your feet. You want to buy shoes that are as closeto barefoot as possible.For heavy lifts such as a deadlift, where force is driven through the heels against the floor, aflat, hard sole and stable heel is recommended so you can get the most amount of forcetransferred to the ground and remain on your heels. These types of shoes allow you to moveheavy loads more efficiently.You don’t want to use a shoe with a soft, raised heel for these types of moves because itcushions the force through the heels and can get you on your toes making them a bitunstable.CostAlthough the only official Crossfit shoe is the Reebok Nano, many athletes use shoes that arebeneficial to their WODs and the prices range anywhere from $45 to $150.This is one area where more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better because it all comesdown to the athletes preference and what they believe will keep them in the competition.DurabilityIf you’re serious about Crossfit, you’re going to buy a high quality shoe that will help youperform at your best and go all out on every single WOD. By the same token, you want tomake sure the shoe you payed for is durable to withstand months of hardcore training.In the next few pages Im going to show you the highest rated shoes in the Crossfitcommunity and give you some details about each shoe so that you can determine if they arethe right fit for you. Clicking on the links and pictures in this guide will direct you to a pagewhere you can see reviews, different colors, and gives you the option to make a purchasewith FREE shipping.
  5. 5. Reebok Crossfit Shoes Reebok Crossfit NanoReebok is the official shoe sponsor for Crossfit so well start off with their collection of shoes.The Nano comes with U-Form technology, which allows you to mold the inside of the shoe toyour foot (using a blow dryer, yes thats not a typo!). It comes with super ventilated mesh tokeep your feet as cool as possible and DuraGrip tape along the toe cap, to make the shoedurable under rigorous WODs. For a detailed video about the Nano please click this linkBest for: WODs, running, olympic lifting, rope climbingPrice: $120Where to buy: Click here to buy the Reebok Nano with FREE domestic shipping
  6. 6. Reebok Crossfit Nano 2.0The 2nd version of the Nano came with some improvements from its predecessor. The shoesprovide more flexibility, breathability, and a wider toe box while providing great stability forolympic lifts, making it one of the best all-around Crossfit shoes. For a more detaileddescription you can see our blog post hereBest for: WODs, running, olympic lifting, rope climbingPrice: $110 ($10 cheaper than the original Nano)Where to buy: Click here to buy the Reebok Nano 2.0 with FREE domestic shipping
  7. 7. Reebok Crossfit OLY LifterThe Reebok Crossfit Oly Lifters are those odd looking shoes with the thick heels which are amix between a runner’s shoe and an olympic lifting shoe. The shoes are specifically designedfor Crossfitters so that they can go from doing big lifts to other explosive movements such asbox jumps, jump rope, burpees, etc.One thing the shoe was not designed for was running. If you do need to run in these shoes,make sure it’s not a long distance run because it will alter your biomechanics and you will notfeel safe running.Best For: Olympic lifting, some WODs, rope climbing, not good for long distance runsPrice: $150Where to Buy: Click here to buy the Reebok OLY Lifter with FREE domestic shipping
  8. 8. Inov-8 Crossfit ShoesInov-8s are another shoe thats very popular amongst Crossfitters because of theirminimalistic properties and resiliency during WODs. All F-Lite shoes by Inov-8 have 3components in common (upper part, midsole, and sole), the upper part and sole are the samein all of them. The difference is in the midsole. To see a short video comparing the 3 differentmidsole visit this blog post here Inov-8 F-Lite 195The F-Lite 195 has a 3mm forefoot with 3mm heel raise, making it the most minimalistic out ofthe F-Lite series and it is ideal for barefoot runners with strong feet. It also has great stabilitymaking it a good choice for olympic lifting. DO NOT use for rope climbing or your shoe willdamage!Best for: WODs, running, olympic liftingPrice: $120Where to buy: Click here to to buy the Inov-8 F-Lite 195 with FREE shipping
  9. 9. Inov-8 F-Lite 220The F-Lite 220 has a 6mm forefoot with a 6mm heel raise, making it ideal for newbieCrossfitters. This shoe gives you a good amount of support, theyre light for running, low tothe ground for barbell work and have excellent grip for sprinting. DO NOT use for ropeclimbing or your shoe will damage!Best for: Beginners but great overall for WODs, running, and olympic liftingPrice: $100Where to buy: Click here to buy the Inov-8 F-Lite 220 with FREE shipping
  10. 10. Inov-8 F-Lite 230The F-Lite 230 has a 3mm forefoot with a 6mm heel raise, making it most ideal for olympiclifting. It is a very flexible, lightweight, and durable shoe. DO NOT use for rope climbing oryour shoe will damage!Best for: Olympic lifting, running, WODsPrice: $110Where to buy: Click here to buy the Inov-8 F-Lite 230 with FREE shipping
  11. 11. Inov-8 Bare-XF 210The Bare-X 210 has a 3mm forefoot with a 0mm heel raise, this shoe does NOT have amidsole and its made of a more stiff rubber. The shoe is lightweight and has great support forrope climbing and weightlifting.Best for: Running, rope climbing, weightliftingPrice: $120Where to buy: Click here to buy the Inov-8 Bare-XF 230 with FREE shipping
  12. 12. Converse All-Stars aka Chuck TaylorsThe Chucks are probably the cheapest shoes youll find in the Crossfit community. That doesnot mean they are not durable or good for WODs. The shoes provide great stability andflexibility making them great for weightlifting and some WODs. Because of their lack ofcushioning, however, these are not ideal for running. They can be used for rope climbingbecause of the tough rubber sole, but the upper part is thin and can cause some pain to thetop of your foot.Best for: Olympic lifting, WODs, rope climbingPrice: $45Where to buy: Click here to buy the Chuck Taylors with FREE shipping
  13. 13. Nike Free Run+ 3 and Nike TrainersThe Nike Free shoes are very flexible, breathable, lightweight and very comfortable on yourfeet. Nike Free Run+ 3An all-around shoe that merges the strengthening and injury prevention benefits of barefootrunning with the comfort and protection of a shoe. DO NOT use for rope climbing or yourshoe will damage!Best for: Running, decent for WODsPrice: $100Where to buy: Click here to buy the Nike Free Run+ 3 with FREE shipping
  14. 14. Nike Free TrainersA flexible, barefoot-like feel for excellent support and multi-surface traction that can take onrunning, lifting, and most WODs. DO NOT use for rope climbing or your shoe will damage!Best for: WODs, running, and plyometricsPrice: $81Where to buy: Click here to buy the Nike Free Trainers with FREE Shipping
  15. 15. Merrel Barefoot Trail GloveThis shoe has a very breathable upper and is very lightweight. It comes with an omni fit shoelacing system, which gives you a very secure and customized fit. It is built on a veryaggressive yet flexible Vibram sole.Best for: Running, WODs, olympic lifting, rope climbingPrice: $110Where to buy: Click here to buy the Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove with FREE shipping
  16. 16. Vibram FiveFingersThe Vibram FiveFingers feature a thin, abrasion-resistant stretch nylon, as well as breathablemesh upper that wraps your entire forefoot. A single hook-and-loop closure helps secure thefit. A non-marking 3.5mm Vibram performance rubber sole is razor-siped for a sure grip, anda 2mm EVA midsole enhances plating protection and comfort.Best for: Running, WODs, olympic lifting, rope climbingPrice: $85Where to buy: Click here to buy Vibram FiveFingers with FREE shipping (Sun & Ski Sports)
  17. 17. Thank you for taking the time to read over this guide and I hope the information in here helpsyou find a shoe that works for you and helps you attain your training goals.For your convenience, under each shoe, Ive included links of online stores where you canpurchase these shoes with FREE shipping (make sure you take advantage of that!).Shopping online is a great option because internet prices are usually cheaper than going to astore. Shopping online also allows you to browse through a wider selection of shoes and avariety of colors not seen in stores. Feel free to share this guide with your friends and family.For the latest news on upcoming shoes and sales please connect with us on Facebook andTwitter.CrossfitShoesHQ.com

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