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Best Cross Training Shoes

By Perry Hua

When it comes to cross training shoes, there are a ton of options on the market to choose from. For the person looking to get right into the gym and get fit, it might be intimidating with all the choices you have. We understand your plight completely. What we recommend you do first is to learn what makes a great pair of cross training shoes, which will help you in your decision immensely. If you haven’t yet, read through our guide on how to choose cross training shoes to get a better idea of what to look for. If you’ve already done that, you’ve got all the knowledge you need to make an informed purchase. With that being said, keep reading to discover our choices for the best cross training shoes.

Tips for Picking Cross Training Shoes

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Best Cross Training Shoes for Men 2017-2018

1. Nike Metcon 4

Best Cross Training Shoes

A very versatile and durable shoe that provides amazing support for any CrossFit or cross training needs. Although super lightweight, the Nike Metcon 4 features a stiff midsole and barefoot feel for weightlifting prowess.

2. Adidas Alphabounce Beyond

Best Cross Training Shoes

Geared more towards athletes who incorporate a good deal of running into their training regimen, the Adidas Alphabounce Beyond offers a neutral cushioned sole for more natural movement. You could even do some long-distance running in these if you really wanted to.

3. Inov-8 All Train 215

Best Cross Training Shoes

Superior comfort and support allows you to train all day in the Inov-8 All Train 215. Extremely versatile and responsive, with enough flexibility to allow you to move at your own pace. You can use these for literally any workout you have in mind.

4. Reebok Speed TR 2.0

Best Cross Training Shoes

With a firm heel and stable platform, the Reebok Speed TR 2.0 works well for weightlifting, but also excels at high impact workouts and speed training. A very durable Cordura upper and rubber outsole can withstand demanding rope climbs and virtually any exercise on any surface.

5. Reebok CrossFit Nano 8

Best Cross Training Shoes

Flexible, lightweight, supportive, and comfortable. Those are the key features of the Reebok CrossFit Nano 8. Built for various CrossFit WODs with influence from the CrossFit community, these won’t disappoint hardcore gym rats who desire a functional shoe.

6. Nike Train Speed 4

Best Cross Training Shoes

Designed to be lightweight to perform exceptionally well in speed training, the Nike Train Speed 4 look amazing and function amazingly. Our favorite feature would have to be the Flywire technology that provides amazing lateral support for any running and cutting you might be doing. For fitness addicts only.

Best Cross Training Shoes for Women 2017-2018

1. Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 High Energy

Best Cross Training Shoes

If you haven’t heard of knit fabric yet, you’ll be glad that you did now. Offering superb comfort and flexibility for long periods of exercise, the Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 High Energy are also incredibly responsive due to its memory foam insole. Stylish enough to wear when picking up your coffee and lunch after working out as well.

2. Adidas Alphabounce Beyond

Best Cross Training Shoes

Geared more towards athletes who incorporate a good deal of running into their training regimen, the Adidas Alphabounce Beyond offers a neutral cushioned sole for more natural movement. You could even do some long-distance running in these if you really wanted to.

3. Reebok CrossFit Nano 8

Best Cross Training Shoes

Flexible, lightweight, supportive, and comfortable. Those are the key features of the Reebok CrossFit Nano 8. Built for various CrossFit WODs with influence from the CrossFit community, these won’t disappoint hardcore gym rats who desire a functional shoe.

4. Nike Metcon 4

Best Cross Training Shoes

A very versatile and durable shoe that provides amazing support for any CrossFit or cross training needs. Although super lightweight, the Nike Metcon 4 features a stiff midsole and barefoot feel for weightlifting prowess.

5. Nike Free TR 8

Best Cross Training Shoes

Featuring an extra-cushioned sole, a supportive heel, a lightweight build, and lateral support for days, the Nike Free TR 8 helps promote natural movement in whatever you might be doing in the gym. Also features Flywire cables for improved foot lockdown.

6. Adidas 24/7

Best Cross Training Shoes

The Adidas 24/7 has a breathable and flexible mesh upper to keep you comfortable during dynamic activities, while the lacing system around the midfoot ensures that you’ll stay supported. A molded sockliner helps to improve comfort, while a classic design will have you feeling confident in finishing that next rep.

Best Cross Training Shoe Brands

Adidas

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ASICS

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Inov-8

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New Balance

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Nike

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Puma

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Reebok

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Skechers

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Under Armour

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