The 6 Best CrossFit Shoes for Women (Because Regular Sneakers Won’t Cut It)

Your regular sneaks are OK for the gym—but not for the box. Here are the best women’s CrossFit shoes for your most intense workouts.

From running and rope climbing to weight lifting and other high-intensity moves, CrossFit workouts are seriously tough, which means that any old gym shoes just won’t cut it. With a regimen that includes such a variety of movements, you need shoes that offer stability for lifting, as well as comfort and support for all the sprinting, jumping and climbing. Unlike your everyday kicks, CrossFit shoes should be specifically designed to provide all three of these at the same time. Finding the right pair, however, can be difficult. Our handy guide to the best CrossFit shoes for women can help.



Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave

To buy: AMAZON

This style from Reebok’s CrossFit collection has a cushy footbed and firm fit, which make doing squats super comfortable. Bonus: They’re available in a huge range of trendy colorways.



Nike Metcon 4 XD

To buy: AMAZON

Say buh-bye to scuffing up your shoes during rope climbs with the help of these kicks, which have extra tough rubber sides.



New Balance Minimus 20v7 Trainer

To buy: AMAZON

No socks, no problem. The New Balance Minimus Trainers are odor-resistant and super breathable; your feet (and nose) will thank you after a sweat-drenching WOD.



ASICS Women’s Gel Fortius TR 2 Training Shoe

To buy: AMAZON

Tacking Murph in the rain? The run portion will be a breeze (kind of) in these shoes, thanks to the durable, water-resistant outsole.



F-Lite 235 Cross-Trainer Shoe

To buy: AMAZON

Higher box jumps call for lighter kicks. These sneakers help you reach your max height and won’t weigh you down.



Adidas Powerlift 3.1 Shoes

To buy: AMAZON

Deadlift day? The wide, stable base and extra anchored support strap over the laces on these trainers will keep you grounded so you can lift heavy.

By Alexis Reliford and Kathleen Felton from Health


Editor-in-Chief and founder of Web developer for the stars of CrossFit, and all-around fitness enthusiast and fan.

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