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.

By Alexis Reliford and Kathleen Felton
January 08, 2019
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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

Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave

To buy: $130; reebok.com

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.com

 

Nike Metcon 4 XD

To buy: $130; nike.com

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

New Balance Minimus 10v7 Trainer

To buy: $100; newbalance.com

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

ASICS Women's Gel Fortius TR 2 Training Shoe

To buy: $95; amazon.com

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

Amazon.com

Inov-8 F-Lite™ 235 Cross-Trainer Shoe

To buy: $95; amazon.com

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

adidas

Adidas Powerlift 3.1 Shoes

To buy: $90; adidas.com

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.

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