Best CrossFit Shoes for High Intensity Training

Nike Metcon 2 Training Shoe

• Ideal for jump training and fast lateral movements

• Secure fit locks your foot in place; no slipping or blistering

• Built for high-powered, high-impact, and high-intensity workouts


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Highly flexible, great traction, versatile, secure fit, durable construction, good impact reduction, great for both running and lifting, neutral design, high quality build, excellent ground control, and responsive sole.

Sizes run small, and reviewers report the fit is a bit narrow.


Performance: For those who want the best CrossFit shoes for high intensity workouts, you won't find better than these shoes. They're designed for runners (with good cushioning and impact reduction, plus solid arch/midfoot support), lifters (thanks to the thick heel), and those performing HIIT/Plyometric/CrossFit training (courtesy of the versatile design).

The soles are solid and offer excellent traction, as well as a solid platform that keeps your ankle and feet stable as you perform quick lateral/forward-and-backward movements. If you're engaged in HIIT training or CrossFit, you'll love how sleek and responsive these shoes feel when you need to move quickly.

Features: The shoes come with extra thick padding around the ankle and tongue that will keep your feet securely locked in place. There's no risk of sliding around or blistering with these bad boys. The grooves in the outsole give you great traction on the treadmill, elliptical machine, or the track. Thanks to the impact-reducing cushioning built into the sole, you can run comfortably during sprint training.

The shoes come with Flywire midfoot technology that enhance the stability of your shoes, all while offering arch support and great traction. The neutral design includes a slimmer platform that improves versatility.

Price: Starting at $75 and rising as high as $250+, these are definitely on the expensive side. However, they're stylish, durable, and a very effective pair of cross trainers for any CrossFit/HIIT workout. Just think of them as an investment in your health!


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