Best Overall Women's CrossFit Training Shoe
Nike Metcon 3 - Women's
New Version Released
In January, Nike released the women's Metcon 3, pictured above. Updates were made to the heel and midfoot rubber, as well as some reinforced material in high-wear areas. The upper is now ballistic mesh, which should be more breathable and flexible than its predecessor. We researched this new model, and expect it to perform equally or even better than the Metcon 1.
The newly released Nike Metcon 3 - Women's
wins our Editors' Choice Award. No matter which metric you investigate, the Metcons always come out at the top of the heap. Where they really stood out above the rest was its ability to handle heavy loads. Our testers were also pleasantly shocked at how sticky and durable the Metcons are for rope climbs. We also can't fail to mention that they have really clean lines and a great visual design.
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Best Bang for the Buck
Reebok Nano 2.0 - Women's
at Road Runner Sports
A tried and true pair of shoes for CrossFit, our Best Buy Award goes to the Reebok Nano 2.0 - Women's
. Even though there have been multiple versions on the Nano since the 2.0, our testers still prefer this older model. It was the most comfortable and most supportive of all the products we tested.
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Top Pick for Running WODs
Reebok Sprint 2.0 - Women's
Our Top Pick for Running WODs doesn't happen to be a strict running model. The Reebok Sprint 2.0 - Women's
cross-trainer is the perfect option for those metcon workouts that combine short sprints with light lifts at high repetitions. They have enough cushion to help protect your feet on the runs without being too soft during the lifts. Our workouts don't include long runs very often, but these were comfortable even at long distances. They felt light on our feet and the uppers were breathable. They also offer good protection on double unders and rope climbs. There is even a thin band of grippy rubber along the instep that helped us grab onto the rope without compromising breathability. Overall, this is a great shoe that handles almost anything up on the whiteboard.
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