Updated March 2017
We updated our CrossFit shoe review with the latest models available for Spring 2017. Reebok, Nike, and Inov-8 recently released new versions of the models we tested in hand. We researched each model to ensure that it lives up to the high standard of its predecessor and provided purchase links to these updated versions. While we are currently in the process of reviewing these latest contenders, we updated the product photos and highlighted the differences between the new and previous models in the individual reviews. We expect the performance of each product to increase with their design updates.
Best Overall CrossFit Training Shoes
Reebok Nano 7.0
The New Nano 7 Is Out!
Reebok has released the Nano 7, pictured above. Aiming to be more breathable and anatomical along with changes to the heel, this latest version looks to be an improvement on an already great product. We expect to get the same level of performance in the Nano 7's as in the Nano 5's, and then some.
The Reebok Nano line continues to beat back the competition. The Reebok Nano 7.0
is the latest evolution of this excellent shoe. The sole, which is durable and rigid enough to support you in weightlifting movements, provides a substantial amount of traction and flexibility to absorb the impacts of running, and are light enough to perform the other various gymnastics and high-intensity movements incorporated into the sport. Furthermore, the Kevlar outer mesh protects your feet more than any other model we tested, while also making them the most durable CrossFit shoe on the market. These shoes are our favorite, crushing in every key area of CrossFit.
Best Bang for the Buck
Reebok Nano 6.0
The Reebok Nano 6.0
win the Best Buy award because they offer an extremely functional product for a great value. With the release of newer generations of the Nano, the Nano 6.0's can be found for well under $100. They were the most recent building block for the Nano 7.0's, so they provide their wearers with a similarly high level of quality and functionality and are still the second highest scoring shoes for CrossFit overall. They can often be found for half the price of the 7.0. These shoes offer a level of stability and support in all other movements, weightlifting in particular, that almost equals that of the Nano 7.0s.