The 10 Best Sneakers for High Intensity Training

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While we at Sneaker Report are all in when it comes to finding a shoe to fit multiple activities, sometimes you need to shell out a few extra bucks for an activity specific kick. While most training shoes work perfectly as multitaskers, these sneakers provide that extra bit of support and balance needed for those of you who are getting serious about high intensity training. Before you start your next set of burpees or deadlifts, check out the following sneakers to up your WOD game.

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  • Adam

    I disagree with this list quite a bit, Missing the New Balance 20V3, Inov 8 f-lite 195/235 or bare xf-210 and forgetting that shoes like the asics tend to be very bad for crossfit due to the high heels and padding, need more research into what crossfit workouts are key and how versatile these shoes can be.

  • brad

    I agree this list is not a good one

  • brad

    The inov8 are solid. The nano from reebox is good. But the Adidas and reebox Olympic lifter isn’t good for crossfit exercises other then the olympic lifts. I like An around shoe so I can do all exercises in the shoe

  • Sandra Madison

    ok , so for a while I’m suffering from pains in both knees and I was reading lately that 90% of pains are caused from the shoes ( I was running with New Balance old ones ) anyway , I’ve bought now the Adidas Energy Boost : http://amzn.to/18JGVrT !

    Now let me tell you something about this shoe , this shoe is the best of the best of the best ! absolutely amazing with soft materials and the cusions on the back …

    The most amazing about it is when you press hard when you start spriting the shoe become more and more soft … something that I can finally say : AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE :

    http://amzn.to/18JGVrT

  • dirius

    I disagree with this list. Pretty limited… Plenty of great shoes left out. Nike LunarTRI1 #1 CrossFit shoe ? Can’t comment much on this, but never heard from my fellow CrossFitters of it as the best crossfit shoe. Actually, I don’t know anyone using it too much. Asics Lift Trainers are more weightlifting shoes and not the best ones. Pretty decent when it comes to back squats and Oly lifts, but not on my top 3 list of best weightlifting shoes. Anyway, weightlifting shoes are just an additional pair of shoes for a CrossFiter. Can’t do much WODs, jumping and running in weightlifting shoes. Overall, pretty limited and not actually a comprehensive list of the best crossfit shoes.

    I totally agree with the list presented here — http://www.bestcrossfitshoesguide.com/ !

  • Jason

    Definitely need something with some solid cushion for CrossFit. I’ve lifted for years in my Vibrams and they were just fine. But once you start integrating heavy ploy’s and running into your workouts, you MUST have some cushion. I found my Nano 3.0’s by reading a buyers guide I found. Pretty solid information about flexibility improvements you need to make to excel at the Olympic lifts that form the backbone of CrossFit. Here’s the address http://www.efficientgains.com/best-shoes-for-crossfit-the-ultimate-guide/.

  • Jason

    Definitely need something with some solid cushion for CrossFit. I’ve lifted for years in my Vibrams and they were just fine. But once you start integrating heavy ploy’s and running into your workouts, you MUST have some cushion. I found my Nano 3.0’s by reading a buyers guide I found. Pretty solid information about flexibility improvements you need to make to excel at the Olympic lifts that form the backbone of CrossFit. Here’s the address. http://www.efficientgains.com/best-shoes-for-crossfit-the-ultimate-guide/.

  • Fred Saintz

    I see a lot of comments were people say that this list is missing shoes? of course it is, but you gotta take it for what it is. I am a shoe expert, thats what I do for a living. I fit people in to running, all around training and also Lifting shoes. I myself can name tons of other shoes that are missing from here but let me tell you this people… there is no perfect shoe. each shoe is different and made for different acitivities and also made for different types of feet. now the 10 shoes listed here are very good all around cross trainers that people who are not familiar with the sport of crossfit can wear and be able to do their crossfit workout but also can go to their local gym and wear them comfortably there too. I am able to see the list for what it is and its great for those newbys. if you are a hardcore guy that knows how to lift already and is efficient than you can be more picky about your shoes.

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  • Josh

    Overall great site! I do not agree with your number 1 here, I am fan of the Reebok Nanos. I like the minimal feel to the shoe. Some thing to think while looking for crossfit shoes, is that you will be running, jumping, lifting and anything else you can think of; so you need a very versatile shoe… like the nano. For a better explanation you can see the write up here http://athleticmuscle.net/looking-best-crossfit-shoes-men-women-2014/

  • boxwod

    I think this list is a little out of date now however there are some good suggestions including the reebok nano even thought the new 4.0 are available update would be good for the list, the adidas power lift are also a nice shoe but I think the Reebok lifter 2.0 are now a better choice.
    The Nike lunar are not bad but probably shouldn’t be no 1 (just my opinion) but far from being the worst shoe on the list this has to go to UA spine RPM I really don’t like anything about that sneaker :-(
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