Best Shoes for Crossfit: Your Guide for 2017

As a veteran Crossfitter, I’ve tried and tested countless shoes over the years. Continue reading to find out which shoes I’ve found to be the best for Crossfit in 2017!

What makes a shoe the best for Crossfit?

 

When I first started, like most people, I used regular sneakers, but quickly graduated to Reebok Nanos when I realized just how important the right footwear is for your workouts.  After a lot of trial and errors, I now carry three pairs of shoes in my bag; a good pair of running shoes, lifters and a minimalist shoe.

Choose a shoe that fits the WOD

Because Crossfit is by definition constantly varied, you need several types of shoes depending on your WOD  When a metcon or  AMRAP is on the board, you need a lightweight shoe. But when you are working on a heavy Olympic lift, you should choose a shoe with a stable and supportive sole with a low heel-to-toe drop.  

Choose a shoe that’s comfortable

Comfort is clearly high on the priority list, so make sure to take into account the midsole width. Midsoles differ according to the shoe — make sure to pick the one that best fits your foot size (narrow, wide or medium). Cushioning is tricky when it comes to crossfit shoes. Too much cushioning (like in a standard tennis show) and it will be too soft to provide the required stability for your oly lifts.  A good crossfit shoe will have a few mm of sole cushioning (usually around 4mm) — just enough to enhancing while allowing for enough stability for your lifts.

Durability is key

A good crossfit shoe will need a durable outsole. Let’s face it Crossfit workouts are demanding, whether you’re doing box jumps, rope climbs, or running, your shoe needs to be able to take the impact.  

The best shoes for CrossFit in 2017

Nike Metcon 3 

Nike entered the Crossfit world in 2015 when they created the Metcon 1. They originally designed a men’s shoe but later came out with a women’s style. This is the shoe for Nike fans who Crossfit. A pair runs about $130 and use lightweight flywire cable construction for improved flexibility and breathability, wi. In its upgrade, Nike added abrasion-resistant TPU skins to the exterior areas that saw the most wear: the toe box, the upper forefoot area, and quarter panel (heel area). This shoe has a slightly smaller heel-to-toe drop of 3mm. Although these are flatter shoes, they can very easily transition from endurance WODs to Olympic lifts.  These are also some of the best crossfit shoes for women, with awesome designs that are sure to get other Crosfitters’ attention!

 

Click on the image to check out the Nike Metcon 2 on Zappos!
Click on the image to check out the Nike Metcon 3 on Rogue!

 

Inov-8 Shoes for Crossfit

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The Bare-XF 210 is one of the most flexible shoes on the market for crossfitters. Due to the Meta-flex technology, the shoe allows natural flexing in forefoot. The special lacing system provides extra foot security, holding the foot in place while the zero heel-to-toe drop offers the most stability and balance for weightlifting or any other crossfit workout.These shoes are also offered in many different color schemes especially in the women’s style. [$120; Amazon.com]

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Click on the image to check out the Bare-XF 210s!
F-lite 250

The F-Lite 250 is another lightweight selection, but has a higher heel-to-toe drop (6mm) than most of the other shoes in this review. This shoe has a good mix of support and flexibility and has rope-tec protection around the mid foot. Inov-8 also produced the F-Lite 230 and 240, which are a little lighter. The 230 and 240 aren’t as durable as the 250 and all Inov-8’s run about a half size bigger. 

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Click on the image to check out the F-Lite 240 on Rogue.

Men’s FastLift 335

The FastLift 335 provides one of the most solid bases for heavy lifting days. These shoes are a little more flexible that the Adidas Powerlift allowing the ability to wear during metcons. The 335 style is lightweight but still offers the stability of a lifting shoe. This style also has Velcro and laces for that secure fit. Inov-8 also sells the FastLift 370 that has two-dial BOA lacing system. [$127; RogueFitness.com]

Click on the image to check out the Men's FastLift-335 on Amazon
Click on the image to check out the Men’s FastLift-335 on Amazon

 

Reebok CrossFit Shoes

Reebok CrossfIt Nanos

The new Nano 7.0 are the lightest version to date. The mesh material provides ventilation to keep your feet from feeling hot. Reebok has gone for a 4mm heel-to-toe-drop in this model, which is slightly more than in previous models (3mm).   Reebok’s motto is “Created by Crosfitters, For Crossfitters” and this is as true as ever.  One the most striking features of this new shoe is the range of colorful designs, which come in Reebok’s patented Nanoweave technology.  It’s dubbed as the most comfortable, durable and breathable, yet — making the Nano 7 an ideal shoe for any WOD.   This version runs slightly smaller, so order a half size up. Reebok still carries the other versions but have really improved on their newest edition.

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Click on the image to check out the Reebok Crossfit Nano 7.0s on the CrossFit Store!

Reebok CrossFit Speed TR

One of the Reebok’s most recent additions, the CrossFit Speed TR is narrower, lighter and has better grip with the Nano, due to a different type of tread. .  Because of those features, many people actually prefer it to the Nano for their all-around WOD shoe.  The downside is that because they are narrower, they provide less stability when doing lifts. Also if you have a wider foot, the narrow fit is going to be less comfortable than the Nano.

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Click on the image to view the CrossFit TRs on the CrossFit Store.

Reebok CrossFit Lifter 2.0

Reebok also created an oly lifter when they took over Crossfit apparel. They have a similar toe box to the Nanos. The platform of the shoe is very solid and gives you a good base when lifting. It makes your feet feel sturdy. Although this shoe is mostly for Olympic lifts, you could get away with any metcon – even with a short run. These are the cheaper version of the Adipower lifters which run about $200. [$150; Reebok.com]

Click on the image to check out the Reebok CrossFit Lifter 2.0 on Amazon!
Click on the image to check out the Reebok CrossFit Lifter 2.0!

 

Adidas Powerlift Trainer 3

The Adidas Powerlift Trainer is one of the cheapest models specifically designed weightlifting (oly lifts). It also has a roomy toe box and solid heel and sole, similar to the Reebok Lifters. The velcro strap is great for unwanted movement during lifts. This shoe is better for the adaptability of metcons rather than straight weightlifting. [$90; Adidas.com]

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Click on the image to check out the Adidas Powerlift Trainer 3 on Amazon!

New Balance MX20v5 minimus

The New Balance MX20v5 minimus (the update to the MX20v2)  is a minimalist shoe geared towards men. These shoes came out in 2013 and have since been replaced by several new generations. The shoe is constructed with very little material making it very lightweight (6.5 oz.) and advanced breathability. This can be very beneficial during box jumps, burpees or any types of bodyweight movements. The heel-to-toe drop of 4mm is average for a minimalist shoe. Unfortunately, this shoe has had issues with durability.

While the MX20v5 is the latest and greatest model, don’t forget to also check out the previous models (MX797v2, MX797v3 and MX797v4), which are still available on select websites.

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Click on the image to check out the New Balance MX20v5 on Amazon!

ASICS Gel-Fortius 2 TR

The ASICS Gel-Fortius 2 TR is a great choice for male crossfitters. It is a one of the most durable shoes created by ASICS. It has a zero heel-to-toe drop, providing a solid base when lifting. The thin sole and zero drop may not be ideal for the avid runner, but is great for the average WOD.  [$95; asics.com]

Click on the image to check out the ASICS Gel-Fortius 2 TR on Zappos!
Click on the image to check out the ASICS Gel-Fortius TR 2 on Amazon!

 

If you’re a big fan of ASICS then I recommend also looking into the Asics Gel Nimbus.  

We’ve certainly covered a lot of shoes here, but believe it or not there are more Crossfit shoes out there!For example, the  Puma Bioweb Elite is a very popular choice, the Brooks Glycerin 13 is a great choice for women, and, of course, Vibram Five Fingers are a box classic, and of course, Merrell has a wide range of shoes that are great for CrossFit. The Nike Air Zoom Vomero also get a good rep, if you’re looking for a shoe that can be used inside and out of the box.

Just like you take care of your body before, during and after each workout, you want to take care of your feet. Whether it’s a minimalist shoe or an average Crossfit shoe, make sure to choose the one that is the most comfortable fit for your feet.

Compression Socks for CrossFit: We Review the Best Brands

Compression socks are a common among crossfitters. However, how do you choose a pair? In this article we’ll cover the top characteristic to look for in a pair of compression socks for crossfit and then review some of the top compression socks to consider purchasing.

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Key features to look for in compression socks for crossfit

Reebok CrossFit compression socks

Rogue compression socks

Zensah compression socks

2XU compression socks

CEP compression socks

Compression socks for women versus men

First, let’s understand the purpose of compression socks. As outlined in this great article, compression socks are designed two have two main benefits: increased blood flow and decreased muscle vibration. These two benefits generally lead to improved recovery and decreased soreness. We all know that the demands of crossfit are tremendous, and therefore any edge we can get on recovery or soreness, will be jumped upon by many.

Here’s a great figure from 2XU outlining the key reasons to wear compression socks

And here’s a good video about how compression socks work:

What to look for in compression socks for crossfit

Now that we know the main reasons for using compression socks in crossfit, let’s consider the most important factors to consider when choosing a pair. They are:

1) Compression level.

After all, the whole point of a compression sock is to provide compression! And not all socks are made equal in this regard. In fact, many so-called compression socks do not provide adequate levels of compression, so it’s an important point to consider. You’ll also want to consider whether to choose graduated compression or constant compression.

2) Quality

CrossFit workouts are intense! We put out our gear through intense amounts of stress. And the last thing you want is for your compression socks to fall apart or deteriorate quickly. Therefore, it’s important to take quality into consideration when purchasing a pair.

3) Wicking

Wicking materials pull sweat and moisture away form the body, keeping you dry. Given the intensity of WODs and the amount of sweat generated, it’s a good bet to choose a pair of compression socks made from wicking fabric.

4) Style

Another consideration to keep in mind is the style. A viable alternative to the standard compression socks is to get a calf sleeve. This will generally provide enough compression on your core muscle (the calves) to get a full effect of compression. Using a calf sleeve will allow you to wear your normal socks underneath which is something a lot of people find beneficial.

So, now that we’ve covered the key characteristics to consider when purchasing a pair of compression socks, let’s go through some of our top picks.

Reebok CrossFit compression socks.

First off are Reebok CrossFit compression socks. Since these are the only socks licensed by CrossFit, they are the only ‘official’ CrossFit compression socks. That said, there are plenty of other brand compression socks that are suitable for use in crossfit, and we’ve featured a few of them below.

Check out the official Reebok CrossFit compression socks by clicking on the picture
Check out the official Reebok CrossFit compression socks by clicking on the picture

A key feature of Reebok’s CrossFit compression socks are the graduated compression. This means that the compression level is tightest in the lower part of the sock (near the foot) gradually becoming less tight as the sock moves up the leg.

The below diagram shows what graduation would look like in a full leg compression stocking. The below diagram demonstrates what graduation compression would look like on a full length stocking.

Graduated compression means that there is greatest compression at the bottom of the sock. Compression decreases as the sock moves up the leg.
Graduated compression means that there is greatest compression at the bottom of the sock. Compression decreases as the sock moves up the leg.

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Another great feature (and something unique to Reebok CrossFit compression socks) is that they have a padded front panel. This provides protection when doing deadlifts, rope climbs, or other movements where you can scrape your shins. I don’t think they’d give adequate protection if you misjudge your box jump though!

Notice the padded section on the shin. This provides additional protection from scraping during deadlifts or rope climbs.  Click on the picture to check them out.
Notice the padded section on the shin. This provides additional protection from scraping during deadlifts or rope climbs. Click on the picture to check them out.

They also have arch and ankle support which provides muscle stabilization during workouts. The best thing about these socks? The price! At only 16 dollars per pair, they’re actually one of the cheapest compression socks on the market. This is unusual, as generally Reebok CrossFit gear is more expensive than the non-crossfit brand equivalent.

They come in plenty of colors as well.

Rogue compression socks

When looking for any gear for CrossFit you can’t go past Rogue. They have their own branded compression socks, located here.

Check out Rogue’s compression socks by clicking on the picture
Check out Rogue’s compression socks by clicking on the picture

What makes these socks different is the fabric. They’re made from Olefin fibres, which are so light weight and fast drying that they retains less than .01% of their weight in moisture! Olefin also has special qualities that resist deteriation from chemicals and perspiration. A great little fact about Olefin is that it’s inventors won the Nobel Prize for it. This was in large part because of Olefin’s environmental impact: the manufacture of Olefin has a less negative environmental impact than alternatives and is easy to recycle.

The material is also anti-microbial, which means they won’t smell as much. An essential factor for socks you wear during a WOD!

These socks are actually made by Swiftwick, then branded with Rogue. So if you like the product features, but don’t like Rogue branding, you can check out the full range of Swiftwick compression socks on Amazon, here.

Zensah

With Zensah you can either go for the full compression socks, or for a calf compression sleeve.

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Click here or on the picture above to check out Zensah’s compression socks

If you dig around the internet, you’ll find that Zensah are one of the most highly recommended compression socks around, particularly by elite athletes. Zensah markets their compression socks as “ProGrade” and judging by the reviews, they are. In addition to the superior levels of compression, another core feature is the built-in arch support, which Zensah claims to assist your legs last longer during endurance runs. Another great feature of Zensah compression socks are that they come in many differing colors. If you want to make a statement at the box, then try bright green or argyle!

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Click here or on the pictures above to check out the Zensah compression socks

Even more popular than Zensa’s compression socks are the leg sleeves

They come in a wide range of colours, and are made from wicking and antimicrobial fabric. Just like compression socks, the compression sleeves provide superior compression, aiding athletic training and recovery. The main benefit of the sleeves is that you can wear them with normal socks. Potentially this means that you don’t have to wash them every time you use them, whereas you would need to wash your socks! A downside of the sleeves is that they don’t have the in-built arch support.

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Click here or on the pictures above to check out the Zensah leg sleeves on Amazon!

2XU compression socks

As is standard for compression socks, these socks are moisture wicking, and have very good compression levels. Reviewers tend to be very happy with these, and it has a 4.8/5 star rating on Amazon. The compression is ‘graduated’, what this means is that the compression is tightest around the feet and gradually become less tight as the sock moves up your leg. The model most useful for CrossFit are the Compression Race Sock. The features of the various types of 2XU compression socks are outlined in this table. Check them out by clicking here.

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Source: Amazon

 

CEP compression socks

Finally, we have the CEP compression socks.

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Similar, the 2XU socks, customers are very happy with these socks, giving them well over 4.5/5 on amazon.

One of the unique things that CEP has done is rigorous research on the benefits of their compression socks, including reduction in shin splints, calf craps, Achilles issues and pulled muscles. Below are the results of one such study showing the significant increase in lower leg blood circulation when wearing CEP compression socks.

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Studies show that CEP compression socks improve leg blood flow

One of the big differentiating factors is that CEP does not have graduated compression, but rather has compression all over the foot and lower leg. Some feel that it does not fit them anatomically as well as socks with graduated compression.

Crossfit compression socks for men versus women

Finally, let’s consider what men and women might look for in compression socks. The anatomy of a man’s leg is pretty much the same as a woman, so the sock structure itself is going to be the same. What differs is the design.

Women crossfitters might like to consider these pink or orange compression leg sleeves from Zensah.

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There are also some great patterns out there from some lesser known brands, such as Red Lion

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Click here or on the pictures to check them out on amazon

Summary

We’ve shown you the key characteristics to look for in compression socks for crossfit, as well as providing reviews of the top five brands. Let us know your experiences. Did we miss out on an important brand? Have you found compression socks useful for crossfit? Or are they more hype than function?

The Best Crossfit Shorts: We Review the Top 5!

No matter what your WOD consists of – kettle bell swings, pull-ups squats, rope climbs or  thrusters –  shorts are one of the most important items of gears you can buy. With so many Crossfit shorts out there, it’s hard to determine which ones are worth the money. Crossfit is unlike any other type of workout, which means you are going to want the proper shorts that have the flexibility and durability to hold up to the most demanding metcon. Make no doubt about it, after Crossfit shoes (such as the Reebok Nanos or Lifters), a great pair of shorts are the most important item of clothing you’ll buy. Continue reading to find out which ones are the best!

The Top 5 Crossfit Shorts:

Reebok CrossFit Super Nasty Board Shorts for Men:

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Click on the image above to check out these shorts on Amazon.

Reebok is the official sponsor of the Crossfit games, and its no wonder they are stepping up their game. This unique Crossfit short guarantees to get you through even the most unusual movements during the WOD. These are the most comfortable recommendation, which again is no surprise, because they were developed by Crossfit athletes; making these shorts ideal for Crossfit training. Water resistant, UV protective fabric, and made from 100% cotton, as well as with bonded gusset that allows for total range of motion and contain an antimicrobial inner brief to help keep these shorts feeling fresh each time you put them on. Visually these are short shorts, but on the left leg is a large vertical Reebok Crossfit logo in baby blue. Each leg has a 3 inch side slit, but that’s not the only point of ventilation. The PlayDry technology has the ability to move moisture and increase ventilation.

Rokfit Booty Short for Women:

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Click on the image to check out the RokFit Booty Shorts on Amazon.

Coming in a variety of styles, the Cross Training Short will be your go-to black short. You don’t have to worry about falling down or riding up-esepcially if your WOD is AMRAP; with the waistband a bit higher than most shorts, you will feel the reassurance that your booty wont be falling out; especially during HIIT or other workouts like double unders, or burpees. However size up!

RokFit Fight Short for Crossfit for Men:

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Click on the image to check out the rokfit fight shorts on Amazon

This high performance fight short is built tough, yet flexible. Heavy weight two way stretch body with double layer four way stretch inner flex panel, AND triple stitches on all seams, as well as a double hook and loop enclosures with a drawstring and 6” side slits, these shorts are very versatile; one of the top shorts for heavy lifts or metcon activities. The curved waistband fit the body perfectly to help prevent the shorts from shifting during training. These training shorts are the perfect pair for handstand pushups and rope climbs.

Nike Flex Shorts:

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Click on the image to check out the Nike Flex shorts on Amazon.

This list wouldn’t be complete without one of the top names in the athletic company. With this in mind, I was expecting great things, they didn’t disappoint when they introduced their Flex shorts. Without being long or baggy, they look as nice as they feel. This year they upgraded to now feature Hyra Void technology with DWR finish. You get an 8” inseam, but now they added side slits so chaffing begone! The side slit pockets have plenty of room for even the biggest phones (iPhone 6s, I’m lookin at you). The 4-way stretch fabric is comfortable but substantial.

Hylete Mens Helix Flex-Knit Pocket Shorts:

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Click on the image to check out the Hylete Helix Flex-Knit on Amazon

With the fabric of the future and a two-way drawstring, these shorts allow you to rock out with your drawstring out (or lace it up and tuck it inside for a clean look). The ultra-durable, lightweight fabric stretches with you, instead of against you- even for the deep squats, snatches, and box jumps that athletes do. The quick drying, moisture wicking fabric performs wherever, whenever. The zipper side pocket on both side are placed at the upper side seams of each leg so they won’t get in the way of your movements- whether you are hanging upside down or falling. These pockets make the perfect place for your ipod/phone/mp3. Whether you’ve got long legs or short, these are the shorts for you; they are available in regular, short/above the knee, and tall/long

UN92 Men:

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Click on the image to check out the U92 shorts on Amazon

Made from polyester offering a 4 way sretch fabric, as well as a drawstring to ensure they stay put during an entire workout, and with a Velcro fly to keep you comfortable; its no wonder the athletes have remarked just how easy these are to wear, and just how quickly they dry after a session of even the most intense HIIT. This apparel is dying to be apart of your WOD gear.

Rogue Fight Shorts:

These shorts from Reebok have 4-way stretch fabric. Click on the image to check them out.
Click on the image to check out the Rogue Fight Shorts.

One of the top rated shorts among Crossfitters  are the Rogue Fight Shorts. More and more men are choosing to wear these while they perform their WOD. These bottoms com in black and offer a 2 way stretch polyester fabric, with a side slit, so you will never feel boxed into the short. Known for being lightweight and never to hold sweat (or odor), you are sure to feel fresh each time you put them on.

 

Honorable Mention:

UN92 Women:

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Click on the image to check out the U92 women’s shorts on Amazon.

For those who want to add more color to their outfit, the UN92 WC Women’s Kettlebell Fit Shorts are for you. Made with breathable fabric that naturally wicks away water from the body, so you can stay cool during your workout. 4-way stretch fabric ensuring you never feel restricted, as well as an invisible zipper card and key pocket on the back for convince. The 3-inch inseam is ideal and will ensure you never want to take these training shorts off.

 

2pood Performance V. 4.0 Shorts

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These have been among my favorite functional fitness shorts, not so much for the style though. I just don’t see the need for such an in your face logo on the side of their shorts. The material is middleweight 4-way stretch fabric that comes together with an elastic waistband with a tie together in the front. Being the V 4.0’s are not an overly baggy pair of shorts, they feel great and actually look outstanding once you get past the huge logo. These shorts look, feel, and perform awesome..however..on their site 2POOD states ““This is an amazing material but excessive scraping with barbell knurling will damage these shorts”. Obvioulsy this was part of the test, and this shouldn’t just be brushed off. After three wears, where the bar meets my leg is already starting to fade and have scratches. Keep that in mind, and just don’t wear these for days you have barbell work! Add this pair of active wear to your WOD gear collection!

2POOD Metcon Shorts:

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Who loves short shorts!? Compared to the Soffe ranger panties, these are slightly longer making them more wearable day to day, but still have a 3” inseam. The Metcon shorts have the simple 2P logo that should really just be used on all shorts. No need to fuss with finding the right compression shorts to go with these because they have a built in liner. The camo has reflective stripes that will make sure you are shining bright like a diamond. With plenty of room for the thighs and a gusseted crotch so you wont have to worry about them catching. Best part? They don’t show wear like the v4.0’s!

 

Born Primitive Compression Snatch Shorts:

Men’s Snatch Shorts

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Click on the image to check out the compression snatch shorts on Amazon.

Women’s Snatch Shorts

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Click on the image to check out the women’s compression snatch shorts on Amazon.

Have you been doing Olympic lifts, and after a few sessions have your pubic bone feel bruised? I know I’m not alone. These shorts remind me of the Under Armour Compression Shorts; they wick away sweat, are light and stretch allowing you to feel free as a bird. With a heavy-duty waistband and a pad that protects your pubic bone-however this isn’t just some ordinary piece of foam- it’s made of little octagon pads that connect and are firm, yet never feels bulky. You may look silly but they actually do work. Even if you don’t have a hard hit on your hips, you are able to do more volume; its no wonder the brands slogan is “PR Without the Pain.”

Born Primitive Renewed Vigor Booty Shorts:

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Click on the image to check out these Crossfit booty shorts on Amazon,

Coming in a variety of colors and designs, these form fitting Crossfit shorts are 100% Supplex –the feel of cotton with the benefits of advanced fiber technology. Complete with a longer inseam for comfort, while the wide waistband keeps these training shorts not only in place, but they keep you covered. If you are between sizes, it is recommended to go down in size as these shorts fit pretty true to size, but can be slightly on the bigger side. Because of the material, these bottoms stay put-even through the toughest WOD, HIIT, or even a few miles. You wont need to worry about them riding up or falling down- these are a must.

Final thoughts

If you aren’t into the shorts scene, there are plenty of bottoms you can wear ranging from leggings, capris, and even skirts- without sacrificing mobility, function, or style. It’s also important to keep socks in mind, particularly when doing dead lifts or other exercises that can scrape up your shins! There are plenty of great socks out there that can provide solid protection. Alternatively you might like to consider compression socks, which can double up to provide improve recovery and performance.

Did you like this article? Make sure to check out our upcoming reviews on otehr crossfit gear: we’ll be coving hoodies, shirts (with or without compression sleeves), tanks and gloves.

Best CrossFit Shirts – We Review the Top 5!

CrossFit shirts are undoubtedly one of the the most popular items of CrossFit clothing out there. Whether it be a shirt with a funny design that show off at your box (CrossFit gym) or a high performance shirt that assists you maximise your WOD, shirts are a must buy item of any serious CrossFitter. However, sometimes the task can be a bit daunting. There are so many companies, shirts, fabrics and designs out there that it can get overwhelming to sift through them all. In this article, we’ll show you some of the best shirts for Crossfit out there, to help you on your way,

There are certain key features to look for in shirts for Crossfit. Those features include breathability, durability, and comfort. There are also extra features you may be interested in, such as fast drying material, or a lightweight material to prevent heaviness. Let’s face it, you get very sweaty during a WOD, and fast trying and lightweight material can often make a big difference.

Don’t think you have to spend a fortune to get high quality, durable CrossFit shirts either, because that’s not the case. Shop at the right stores and you can find the best CrossFit shirts at very cheap prices.

Rogue Fitness Froning Eagle Shirt

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Click here or on the picture above to purchase!

If you know much about CrossFit then you’ll know that Rich Froning is THE number one CrossFitter and arguably the fittest person in the world. He teamed up with Rogue to design and create a range of great CrossFit clothing, including this shirt. The shirt is more than just great on the eyes. This product has one of the coolest CrossFit shirt designs, making you look super stylish, but there’s much more to it than that. This is a great option for CrossFit clothing for men, or women, as a short sleeve athletic unisex shirt. It’s also made made lightweight, breathable material, which allows you to easily move around during your WOD.

Check out this great video of Rich Froning showing off some Rogue’s fantastic collection.

 

Pros: Lightweight, comfortable, affordable

Cons: Lack of color selection

Nike Element Half-Zip

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Click here or on the picture above to purchase!

This fashionable long-sleeved top has a lot to offer. Whether you’re working out indoors or outdoors, this zip-up CrossFit shirt is comfortable, maintains an ideal body temperature, and allows for maximum movement during all your workouts. With a stand collar and half-zip closure at the front, it’s not only chic and stylish, but also easy to get on and off. It’s one of the best CrossFit womens shirts to wear alone, or to use as a layering piece. Another great feature if this shirt is that it has reflective elements which helps to increase visibility in low-light conditions. That means if your WODing at night and it involves a run outside the box, you’ll be safe from any passing cars!

If you’re shopping for CrossFit clothes for women and workout regularly, it’s ideal to find a machine washable shirt, to make it easy to launder. This authentic CrossFit shirt is machine washable and is also available in a wide array of colors.

 

Pros: Excellent color selection, machine washable

Cons: High cost

 

Amazon Get Low Ladies T-Shirt

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If you’re more interested in funny or cute CrossFit T shirts,this is one of the top picks. We all know that when doing squats, snatches, or clean and jerks, it’s all about GETTING LOW! You can keep yourself motivated and keep pushing harder with this “Get Low” T-shirt, one of the best custom CrossFit shirts you’ll find. It’s a very comfortable, fitted T-shirt that lets you show off your personality when you head to your next workout. If you’re looking for cool T shirts for women, this pre-shrunk, quality t-shirt makes an ideal choice. Amazon has a lot of crossfit t shirts, with some great phrases and sayings, so even if you don’t like this particular t shirt, make sure to check out the other t shirts on offer.

Pros: Various sizes available, low cost

Cons: No color selection

Reebok EasyTone Double Layer Tank

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If you want to get performance and style in one, the EasyTone Double Layer Tank from Reebok is the perfect pick. Made of a lightweight poly/cotton mix, the fabric of this shirt is soft and breathable, perfect for any WOD. Whether you’re doing push-ups, jerks, or kettle bell swings, this breathable wicking fabric will help you reach your next PR. Available in a bright, bold fuchsia shade, it provides a stylish, feminine look that makes you stand out from the crowd. It also offers some unique features that differentiate it from the rest of the CrossFit sportswear out there, namely its inner poly spandex layer which features resistance technology, to keep you dry and sweat-free for hours. Moisture is kept away from your skin, so you stay comfortable and dry, and can focus on making the most of each and every workout session.

Pros: Lightweight, comfortable, low cost

Cons: Lack of size and color options

Jaco Women’s Training Jacket

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This training jacket by Jaco really packs a punch. With a cool shirt design and the ultimate in style, along with a great price, it’s not one you want to miss out on. With attractive features including a branded zipper pull, fleeced face lining, and a back notch to conform to your shape, it fits your body like a glove. This quality CrossFit clothing is perfect for indoor or outdoor workouts and is easy to get on. It’s ideal for an outdoor WOD during those colder winter months, or simply to throw on afterwards to help cool down. This white CrossFit shirt is warm and durable, but not heavy at all.

There are even pockets to keep small items during your workout. Machine washable, it’s simple to throw in the laundry after a sweaty workout. If you want to make the most of your workouts but stay comfortable and stylish at the same time, this Jaco long-sleeved hoodie works wonders. It’s also surprisingly affordable which is always a nice bonus.

Pros: Reasonable cost, durable, high quality

Cons: Lack of available sizes

Conclusion: where to buy the best CrossFit shirts…

Shopping for the best CrossFit shirts doesn’t have to be a huge challenge you need to face. These are some of the best options on the market today, but above all you need to make sure you choose the right type of shirt for your body type.

  • For a great design with light weight, breathable fabric, you can’t go wrong with Rogue’s Froning t-shirt
  • For women, you’ll need shirts that are specially designed for your body. These shirts have the same functionality as the men’s shirts, but are better suited for your body and fit more comfortably, such as the Reebok EasyTone tank. An added benefit off this sleeveless shirt is that it facilitates maximum range of motion, which will help you with your double-unders, pull-ups and rope climbs.
  • For those looking for funny crossfit t-shirts, have a look at the many shirts available on Amazon, such as the featured Get Low shirt.