Because of the demands of Cross training, your regular trainers won’t cut it. They might be hindering your performing, and stop you from reaching the next level. Cross training shoes should be durable like any other, but also meet the demands that come from sudden movements, box jumps, and rope climbs.
Of course, they must be comfortable and look good, and combine this will a high-level of quality, and you are starting to look for the perfect shoe. We have found ten options that take you as close to perfection as possible. at the very least, they will last a long time, help you to reach your goals, and offer good value. Whatever training you are looking to put them through, these shoes have been proven to cope with the demands of different exercises time and again.
10. Adidas Powerlift 3.1, Men’s Weightlifting Shoes
We’re going straight in with the big brand names and where better to start than with Adidas. Their tailor-made weightlifting shoe is great for several hard training variations. It includes a mesh collar and lining that will ensure you get a lot of breathability, making them comfortable when the rest of you is sweating. The strategically placed grip on the bottom makes sure your feet stay where you want them when you are lifting big weights. For a trainer that makes you feel grounded when the demands of your session require, Adidas has made a great option look good. The lace-up closure is comfortable and you get excellent ankle support.
9. Reebok Men’s Sole Fury Cross Trainer
These sturdy cross training shoes look good for casual wear, but also have the functionality to increase performance. The low cut design allows for faster movements, but will also make running more comfortable. They are breathable thanks to the meshed upper which has been designed to allow freedom in your movements. Under the toe and heel, you will find carbon rubber which makes them feel sturdy and offers good support for the demands of cross training. The lacing is asymmetrical which makes them more reliable. One of the chunkier shoes on the list, but also very comfortable if you enjoy the feeling of your feet being wrapped and well supported. With added bounce, they are certainly going to help to improve performance, and get you closer to your goals.
8. New Balance Men’s 20v7 Minimus Cross Trainer
One of the go-to brands for many people, New Balance have made a quality trainer to meet a variety of demands. The synthetic sole provides a good level of support and helps to give you the spring in your diverse movements. The upper is seamless but with a nylon-infused yarn, it gives the foot more protection. It also has mesh windows which help to increase the breathability, making them comfortable for longer workouts. The traction is perfect for fast movements, but also gives you the grip you need during strength training. As you would expect from New Balance trainers, these look great and come in a wide range of colours to suit any taste.
6. Reebok Men’s ROS Workout Tr 2.0 Cross-Trainer Shoe
A very popular trainer that feels lightweight but offers a more solid feel than a lot of the competition. We like the slick black design, but they also come in stone/sand with a touch of yellow, as well as grey/blue and beyond. The rubber outsole has multiple layers and surfaces which makes them durable and hard-wearing. This is great because the demands of cross training can be hard, and you want a shoe that lasts. It has been shaped to cradle your feet, making them feel supported throughout. The sole has been made more comfortable, to make sure every impact is cushioned and every spring is made easier. A reliable brand that has made a reliable cross training shoe.
5. ASICS Men’s Gel-Quantum 180 TR Cross-Trainer Shoe
A high-performance cross training shoe that will turn heads, and help to improve your performance. The high abrasion rubber surrounds the shoe in vital places, making them extremely durable. It includes a trusstic system which reduces the weight of the sole without affecting its quality. This is one of the reasons this shoe feels light, but the level of support you get is among the best you can find. The gel cushioning system reduces shock during impact, whilst improving your step as you launch into quick movements. It is a good all-round option meaning it will improve your cross training and can be used for running meaning you don’t have to buy two separate trainers. Suitable for wear on a variety of surfaces, it is a great option for the casual, and serious cross trainer.
4. New Balance Men’s MX517v1 Training Shoe
One thing you can always say about New Balance, is they make some great looking shoes. These trainers have a lot more going for them as well, especially being suitable to numerous types of exercises. A cross training shoe that is well suited to the demands of heavy lifting, and short bursts of speed. They have removable soles to make them more comfortable should you wish to fit your own, and have a memory foam that ensures they are super comfortable every time you put them on. The rubber sole has a lot of grip making these durable and long-lasting cross trainers an ideal option for anyone. They come in a variety of designs and colours including Navy/Grey Red/ Black Hi-Lite and more.
3. Reebok Women’s CROSSFIT Nano 8.0 Flexweave Cross Trainer
A great option for any woman who needs added comfort, and a trainer that is tailor made for the demands of cross training. The low top from the arch means they feel good, and the cushioned sole gives you the spring you need at certain times. They keep you flexible thanks to the flex grooves on the forefoot, giving you grip when you need it, but allow you to make fast movements. The low cut design isn’t there to look good, it’s there to make you more mobile, which is one of the elements a normal trainer fails on when it comes to cross training. They have been made to offer a lot of stability, and the wide toe box gives you the room to make powerful movements.
2. NOBULL Men’s Training Shoe
A cross training shoe made to meet the demands of lifting, running, sliding, climbing, and a lot more. Nobull has made a lightweight trainer that is incredibly breathable and comes in a variety to stand-out colours. The canvas outer looks great, and the one-piece super fabric construction is hard-wearing. The mesh layer is extremely flexible but will protect you from abrasions which makes them ideal for the likes of rope climbs, and other demands of cross training. If you are looking for something to help with box jumps, then they have excellent grip, whilst the cushioned sole is super springy helping you to get higher. For many people, these are the cross training shoe that they swear by.
1. Nike Men’s Air Monarch Iv Cross Trainer
For a cross trainer of such high-quality, it is surprising to find this is so reasonably priced. The low arch improves comfort and doesn’t feel as restrictive as other trainers in the niche. The tiny perforations are strategically placed to increase breathability, and the air sole cushions are there to ensure they are some of the most comfortable trainers you can own. The solid rubber outside gives you a natural feel when in motion, and the traction to grip to surfaces when you are lifting heavy weights. The heel tab makes putting them on easy, and the quality materials will mean these trainers last a long time, whilst performing to their best for ages. A comfortable cross trainer shoe that can be worn with casual clothing as well.