There are very clear benefits of wearing shoes specific to CrossFit because we perform such a wide range of activities. CrossFit workouts consist of everything from sprints to heavy weightlifting and rope climbing to box jumps. It’s clear that a running shoe, or cheap workout shoe won’t stand up to this kind of test. That’s why you should consider a specialized Cross Fit shoe.
Here are some specific reasons why you might consider CrossFit shoes instead of running or general training shoes:
- Durability (especially with rope climbs & handstand push-ups)
- Heel-to-toe drop
- Ankle rolls
- Shoe weight
Some great options to consider are Reeboks, Nikes, and NoBulls. There are definitely other options available, but you should be able to find a pair of shoes that work for you among these three brands.