Whether you're working on your clean and jerk, or hammering out a WOD, it's your feet that provide the foundation for your power on a move. That means a poor choice of footwear (like running shoes) can sap your performance, slow you down, and even make you more susceptible to injury.
So what should you be wearing? The perfect CrossFit shoes provide support, stability, and confidence for your toughest workouts. Determining what you'll wear to your box comes down to goals and budget. You can get high-performance, all-arounders for about $100 that can tackle anything a WOD throws at you. You can also opt for an additional pair of lifting shoes to get an advantage for Olympic movements and heavy strength days. Here are seven great shoes — from minimalist trainers to high-tech lifters — that we'd be happy to pack in our gym bag.