Nike Metcon 4 in Crimson
Cross Training Shoes

Anatomy of a Training Shoe

Here’s a cool infographic that gives some info about the important parts of a training shoe. Have a look! Find out more about the Nike Metcon 4 Photo Credits Nike Metcon 4 product photos are property of Nike, Inc. and provided by the manufacturer

Inov-8 FastLift 335 Women's Weightlifting Shoe - three quarter view
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Inov-8 FastLift 335 Weightlifting Shoes

Today we’re going to take a look at some high-tech weightlifting shoes – the inov-8 FastLift 335. Never heard of inov-8? Founded in 2003, they design high quality, innovative products in both the running and performance training sectors. We’ll focus on the FastLift 335 – a serious weightlifting shoe. It’s got a raised heel, stable construction, and serious traction. This isn’t a running or CrossFit training shoe – but it gets the job done when doing the Olympic lifts such as the clean & jerk and snatch. Let’s review what makes these shoes stand out from all the other options. Click to See The Inov-8 FastLift 335 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website Why Weightlifting Shoes? First a quick recap [Read more …]

Reebok Nano 8 - New CrossFit training shoe from Reebok for 2018
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Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave – CrossFit Training Shoe

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave is the newest version of the Nano CrossFit training shoe from Reebok. It’s designed for all the demands of the WOD – heavy weight lifting, short runs, jumps, rope climbs, or just about anything else. It’s now available to order online from Rogue Fitness. Click to See The Reebok Nano 8 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website A lot of the great features of the previous shoe, the Nano 7 and Nano 6, are carried over to the new model. But there’s a multitude of improvements too – especially in comfort and versatility. The newest innovation is the extensive use of Reebok’s Flexweave material which provides lightweight support, breathability, and durability. Reebok CrossFit Nano [Read more …]

Adidas Power Perfect 3 Weightlifting Shoe - in Blue
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Weightlifting Shoes vs Cross Training Shoes

The difference between weightlifting shoes and cross training shoes Lifting heavy requires the right footwear. Many people lift using normal sneakers or running shoes – and that’s a big mistake. They should be using proper weightlifting shoes instead. Running shoes have way too much padding and cushion. While this makes them great for the repeated, jarring impact of running, it doesn’t make them very good for hoisting hundreds of pounds above your head or on your back. But while functional fitness training like CrossFit does have a lot of weightlifting, it’s not exclusively about lifting weights. The WOD incorporates a lot more variety of training: sprints, rope climbs, box jumps, burpees, rope skipping, and so much more. We’re also going [Read more …]