12 Best Crossfit Shoes For Women – Reviews And Comparisons

by: Jessica Wilson

July 6, 2024

If you crossfit you already know the importance of wearing the right shoes.

The countless number of models and all their fancy sounding features might overwhelm you.

Fear not, cause in this article I will share with you the absolute best crossfit shoes for women you can find in 2019.

Heads up though, some of them are a bit outdated, but if you'll ask anyone who ever owned a pair, they'll swear that these are the only shoes you should wear to crossfit, no matter what year it is. 

A great shoe can make the difference between a good workout and a great workout.

This is why we've spent hours upon hours of researching and comparing exactly 100 models.

In short, it took us almost a week to put this list together, but, it was worth it.

Because even if only one woman will find this post helpful, we'll feel like we've done our job right.

We choose them based on key factors we would like our crossfit shoes to have.

  1. Comfort.
  2. Durability.
  3. Flexibility.
  4. Versatility.
  5. Safety.
  6. Grip/Traction.

And like we always do, in order to save you time money and effort in your quest after the next pair of shoes you'll wear in the box, here are our the top 3 picks.

the 3 best crossfit shoes for women

Best Bang for your buck

Inov-8 Women's F-Lite 240 

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The 240 by Inov-8 are on the more affordable side on this list. 

Definitely the best choice for you if you're on the budget. And there more to them than just their price.

best overall

NOBULL Training Shoe

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The Nobull, as their name suggests, are really no bull. 

These shoes have it all, the price is a bit out there, but overall, these are an excellent choice. 

Editors pick

Reebok Women's Nano 8.0

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Reebok has done it again. The Nano 8 are the latest edition to it's well known Nano series. 

And without a doubt, this is the best Nano yet. 

What Is So Special About Crossfit Shoes?

The most simple answer will be, crossfit shoes are shoes that are specifically designed to be used in the type of activities crossfitters do.

As you know, crossfit involves high intensity training, one moment you're sprinting, moment later you try to maneuver between burpees and box jumps. 

OK, But What Does That Have To Do With The Shoes?

Well, everything. When doing the various routines and workouts in crossfit, you want to be able to them in the proper and best form.

If you don't have a shoe that can give you the right support and balance while you weight lift, and at the same time can be supportive enough when you sprint, you might need to change shoes between routines, and that's pretty much take the kick out of crossfit.

I mean, you can't run in weight lifting shoes, and you can't lift in running shoes.

If you don't wear shoes that give you an excellent grip and traction, you might hurt yourself, and yes, sometime crossfitters do get hurt, especially if they don't wear the right shoes to match the workout.

The other reason is that, crossfit shoes are build to last.

Ordinary shoes just won't be able to stand the intensity.

So you would want to wear shoes that are durable and can withstand what ever you throw their way. 

The third reason is, crossfit shoes are comfy as heck.

You could wear some of the shoes on our list every day all day.

A lot of people who don't do crossfit buy crossfit shoes just because their so comfortable to walk in all day long.

How Does This Information Helps You?

Simple, if you're doing crossfit, you would want to get the best possible workout you can every time.

Wearing the right shoes will help you achieve that.

You'll need shoes that are comfortable, flexible, that are versatile enough, but at the same time also supportive and protective.

And let's not forget they should also offer great grip and balance, but in addition that they can also withstand the high intensity type of workout that is crossfit.

Finally and most importantly, you should know that picking the right shoes that will fit your workout type can help prevent injuries.

And this should be your "go to factor" when you look for a new pair of shoes.

To summarize, when you crossfit you need shoes that:

  • Are Comfortable For You
  • Versatile Enough
  • Supportive
  • Have A Strong Grip
  • Fits Your Workout Type 
  • Is Durable (So You Won't Have To Buy New Pair Every Two Months)

1. NOBULL Women's Training Shoe

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The Nobull women's training shoes are the newest model on our list, so you might think that the "New kids on the block" ain't got much to them, but, you would be wrong. Oh so wrong. 

Like the Nano 8, the Nobull are extremely comfortable and provide an extremely balanced platform, with great grip an traction thanks to a lug like pattern that keeps this shoe stable and flexible on any surface. 

The upper part of the shoe is made from a seamless one piece of "SuperFabric®", this is supposed to help ventilate the shoe and keep the inside breathable. 

The Nobull are completely enclosed by this "SuperFabric®", meaning there are no seams that break into separate parts, this helps keep this shoe from the damages of rope climbs, and regular wear and tear, making this shoe very durable. 

The Nobull trainers are close to be the total package of crossfit shoes, with great support and balance, breathable, comfy,  great for heavy lifting, and they're also good for running, well at least for short runs.

Bottom line is, you would not need to change shoes between heavy lifting to any other crossfit movement. The Nobull trainers are good for all.

On the downside, they're pricey as heck,  and some might say they're bit stiff to their liking, in addition, they might be too narrow, so you might need to go 1/2 size up.


The Good Stuff:
  • best overall crossfit shoe
  • great for all around crossfit Activities 
  • Great support and balance
  • breathable
  • Flexible, Durable, Versatile 
The Bad Stuff:
  • pricey 
  • some might say their a bit too stiff
  • might be too narrow for some

2. Reebok Women's Crossfit Nano 8.0 Flexweave Cross Trainer

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Well Reebok has done it again, the Nano 8.0 are a though competitor for the title. 

Weighting only 227 grams, the nano 8.0 are one of the more light weight crossfit shoes on the market. It's hard to find anything bad to say about these shoes. and I tried.

The Nano 8.0 are so comfortable from the first use, their flexibility is just one reason to what makes them such a popular choice among crossfitters.

The stability and support in these shoes are just great, you can squat your troubles away wearing these, and the rubber sole provides excellent grip and traction for all your crossfit routines. 

I specially love the flexweave, which helps ventilate and enhances breathability inside the shoe and in the same time keeps this shoe durable and supportive. 

Which brings me to the next point, the drop here is 4 mm, meaning your foot is secured straight when doing heavy lifting, and you even have plenty of room in the toe box.

And did I mention they look great? I know, taste is individual, but you can't tell me these aren't great looking shoes, can you? 

If I had to pick the most comfortable shoes, the Nano 8.0 would've been my choice.

On the other hand, some might say there's too much cushioning going on in these. In addition, they might be too narrow or too tight for some, and the height of the heel may cause heel slippage.


The Good Stuff:
  • extremely comfortable
  • very stable platform, great for heavy lifting
  • flexible, durable, Versatile 
  • lightweight
  • breathable
The Bad Stuff:
  • a bit pricey 
  • back heel's height
  • might be too tight for people with wide feet

3. Nike Womens Metcon 3 Training Shoes

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The Metcon series by Nike is another famous shoe series in the crossfit world, Reebok tried to fight them, ban them from the crossfit games, forbid Nike from using the term "crossfit", but the Metcon's are here to stay. 

And girl oh girl, if only it was appropriate to wear these to a fancy restaurant.

The metcon 3 has a perfect combination of durability, stability and flexibility. It has a flat base with plenty of room in the toe box, so they will be perfect for lifting.

And with its rubber sole you'll feel more secure in your weightlifting routines, since the sole play a major role in providing stability, grip and traction.

An updated and more flexible midsole allows you to perform cardio routines compared to older generations metcons. 

These are tough shoes to beat and wear out, and the embroidered reinforcement in high areas of the shoe help the metcon 3 survive even the toughest crossfit and HIIT sessions.

Another thing I like about them is the flywire cables that help lock your feet in place. This sure comes handy when jumping or running. 

Oh, and they're even great for running, so you don't have to switch shoes between sessions. 

The downsides are the price, they're bit pricey, as most Nike's out there, secondly, the back heel's height is a bit short, which may cause your heel to slip up.

And the midsole might not be the best at holding on to the rope as you hope. 


The Good Stuff:
  • Versatile, durable and flexbile
  • great for cardio
  • Great For Weight Lifting
  • comfortable
  • breathable
The Bad Stuff:
  • a bit pricey 
  • back heel's height
  • might not be the best for rope climbing

4. Inov-8 Women's F-Lite 240 (S) Cross-Training Shoe

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The F-Lite 240 by Inov-8 are an excellent choice for serious crossfitters.

The 240 are properly ventilated thanks to a mesh made surface on top, and with its rubber sole that provides excellent grip and traction you're bound to make your weight lifting more effective and easy. 

These are not running shoes and as such, they have little to no arch support, but, you can take out the insole and insert your own. 

The support here is great, and though some might say these shoes are too cushioned, I on the other hand find the padding to be just in the right amount and place. 

They are super lightweight and very comfortable, and though they're not running shoes, you could run at least 2 miles in these before you'll start to feel any discomfort or slight pain. 

So, we have ourselves here a shoe that is super light, comfortable, breathable, flexible, supportive and with great grip and traction. 

However, there are some down points here, first of all, the shoe runs a bit small, so you'll have to go half size up. In addition, some people might feel that their feet are not so protected inside these shoes, since they are so lightweight it feels like you're not wearing any shoes. 

Anyone who ever felt the pain caused by a dumbbell falling on his pinky toe knows what i'm talking about. 

beside that, this is one heck of a crossfit shoe. 


The Good Stuff:
  • super lightweight and comfortable
  • great grip and traction on various surfaces
  • Great For Weight Lifting
  • flexible
  • breathable
The Bad Stuff:
  • Not Suitable for long runs 
  • no arch support
  • might feel too lightweight for some

5. Reebok Women's Crossfit Nano 7.0 Track Shoe

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What else there's to say about the Nano series? 

In this version, the 7.0 features a rubber sole, just like in the 6.0, you should expect an excellent grip outdoors and indoors as well. 

When it comes to shock absorption the Nano 7.0 uses a molded EVA foam for the mid sole, which increases the amount of shock they can absorb.

Meaning, you can jump, climb, drop, what ever you want, and the shoe will take care of the rest. 

The design of the Nano 7.0 is what allows it to provide great amount of stability through various exercises.

The 7.0's stabilize your feet from heel to toe, but in the same time they are also very flexible.

this is due to the upper part being from knitted fabric.

And just like in the older version of the series, the Nano 7.0 are not suitable for running, at least not for long distances.

The heel drop is 4 mm, making it a great shoe for weight lifting because of the stability a low heel drop provides and the fact there's almost no arch support, but also making it not suitable for running.

I don't want to sound like a broken record. but the Nano 7.0 will be great for crossfit, as long as your WOD doesn't include a lot of running. 

You can definitely run 200-400 meters and that will be fine, but anything above that will make your feet feel sorry you woke up that day.


The Good Stuff:
  • lightweight and comfortable
  • supportive and balanced from heel to toe
  • Great For Weight Lifting
  • Great For Rope Climbing
  • flexible and durable
The Bad Stuff:
  • Not Suitable for long runs 
  • little to no arch support

6. ASICS Women's GEL-Fit Sana 2 Fitness Shoe

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The Sana 2 by Asics are rather affordable comparing to other crossfit shoes out there, and this doesn't mean they fall behind. 

First of all, like the Fuzex TR the Sana 2 are also somewhat narrow, and as such they will fit you perfectly if you have narrow feet.

So, if you have wide feet, I would recommend ordering half size up from your true foot size, since they run a bit small. 

What I like about the Sana 2 is the fact that they are so comfortable and lightweight, It's like you're not wearing shoes at all.

These shoes use asics "Rearfoot" gel technology, which helps reduce shock and allows for smoother transition when running.

Though the lack of arch support will not allow you to run wild in these shoes, but the Rearfoot technology will come handy when doing a brisk walk, or slow jugging, and of course when jumping. 

They're flexible and yet they provide you support and balance to perform routines that require you to be "planted", sort of speak, into the ground. 

And to keep things short, if you're workout consist of a lot of weight lifting, the Sana 2 by asics will be a perfect choice for you. 

On the downside, you can't adjust the tongue on this shoe, since it's sewed in.


The Good Stuff:
  • lightweight and comfortable
  • supportive and balanced from heel to toe
  • Great For Weight Lifting
  • flexible
  • great at Absorbing Shock
The Bad Stuff:
  • Not Suitable for long runs 
  • no arch support
  • tongue is not adjustable

7. Reebok Women's Crossfit Nano 6.0 Cross-Trainer Shoe

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The Nano series is pretty popular in our list, as you can see. But that's only because Reebok knows how to make great crossfit shoes.

The Nano 6.0, as you would expect from a Nano, are very comfortable, durable and flexible. They are not too different than the 5.0.

The upper part is Kevlar-infused and mesh, the mid sole is equipped with Roprpro+ with textured Kevlar, meaning, you will feel like spider-woman while climbing up the rope with these shoes, and in the same time it will help preserve and reduce the damage a rope can cause the shoe. 

Don't expect to go for a long run in these. Well, you could, but that's only if you like sore feet. However, you can definitely go for a quick run, jump on boxes, get down, and all the crazy stuff we do in crossfit. 

Weight lifting is an ease with the Nano 6.0, since they offer stable and balanced platform for your feet, and overall, the shoe gives you a lot of confidence to do your weight lifting without worrying about losing your footing. 

The mesh on the upper part of the Nano 6.0 I mentioned in the beginning, allow for a good amount of air flow, keeping the Nano 6.0 from overheating, and from you to "cast your smell upon thy." 

Bottom line, the Nano 6.0 will be perfect for crossfit, and they can definitely be considered as one of the best crossfit shoes ever made.


The Good Stuff:
  • have some arch support
  • great for hIIT sessions
  • Great For Weight Lifting
  • Great For Rope Climbing
  • Lightweight And Comfortable
The Bad Stuff:
  • Not Suitable for long runs 
  • a bit narrow in the toe area

8. ASICS Women's FuzeX TR Cross-Trainer Shoe

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The Asics FuzeX TR are yet another great choice for you crossfitters. 

They use a mix of gel and foam to create a special cushioning in the mid-sole, which is a nice add-on that makes this shoe extremely comfortable for long wear and workouts. 

And this also comes in handy when it comes to shock absorption, no problem with jumping wearing these babies.

Like many other specific for crossfit shoes, the FuzeX TR has almost no arch support, You could however sprint in them, just don't expect to go long wearing these shoes. 

As such, they are perfect for weightlifting and crossfit, the toe-box is rather spacious which is great when you need to do routines that require balance, like squats for example. 

One thing you should know is that this shoe is rather narrow, and if you do consider ordering these, I would suggest ordering half size up from your true foot size. 


The Good Stuff:
  • lightweight and comfortable
  • supportive and balanced from heel to toe
  • Great For Weight Lifting
  • Great For boot camp
  • Cushioned Midsole Absorbs Shock
The Bad Stuff:
  • Not Suitable for long runs
  • no arch support
  • Not so great for rope climbing
  • a bit stiff

9. Reebok Women's Crossfit Nano 5.0 Training Shoe

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The upper part of the Nano 5.0 is made of DuPont kevlar.

The idea behind this is to provide your feet with an extra protection through any scenario in your WOD, since kevlar is an extremely strong material.

And yet the Nano 5.0 weighs only 225 g, and furthermore, it's keeps your shoe ventilated.  

This also means that these shoes are very stiff, well, at least in the parts where of the kevlar. 

Reebok went ahead and redesigned the show, and if you ask me, it looks much better than the old Nano's.

The Nano 5.0 are super comfy and would be a great choice for your lifting WOD, however, like the Nano 3.0 and the 4.0, they are not suitable for long distance running.

The out-sole of the Nano 5.0 was designed to ensure excellent grip and balance no matter what routine you may be doing, on ground. Because, these might not be the best choice for rope climbing. 


The Good Stuff:
  • Great for weight lifting
  • the use of kevlar
  • nice support including side support
  • lightweight and comfortable
  • balanced and stable from heel to toe
The Bad Stuff:
  • Not suitable for long runs
  • little to no arch support 

10. Reebok Women's Crossfit Nano 4.0 Training Shoe

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Another Nano series born, this time it's the 4.0. 

This crossfit shoe is a well crafted piece for rope climbing. The out-sole on this shoe is specifically designed to support your grip onto the rope. 

Reebok calls this "Ropepro" wrap.

And with only 4 mm heel to toe drop you'll feel pretty much planted into the ground. This shoe will provide you the balance you must have when you lift. 

The Nano 4.0 are also extremely flexible, but they are not however, suited for long distance running. Running for more than anything above 200 yards will make your feet feel sore and sorry. 

Spacious toe box is something this shoe doesn't have a problem supplying you with. Some might might even say it's too much. 

But most users, and I'm one of them, love the room and the protection the Nano 4.0 provides. 

Finally, this model is great for your weight lifting WOD, and also lets not forget they will be great for rope climbing. 


The Good Stuff:
  • Great for weight lifting
  • great for rope climbing
  • nice support 
  • lightweight and comfortable
  • balanced and stable from heel to toe
The Bad Stuff:
  • Not suitable for long runs
  • no arch support 
  • quite pricey 
  • and yes, quite outdated

11. Reebok Women's Crossfit Nano 3.0 Training Shoe

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OK, so this one is a bit old, a model from 2013 actually, but still, the Nano 3.0 secured it's place in our list, rightfully. 

They were actually the first in the Nano series to introduce the dual density platform, which stabilizes your rear-foot and absorbs impacts. 

A wide toe box and the dual density platform will provide your foot with an excellent cushioning and stability in the heel area, which will help you to improve and better balance yourself while lifting.

The Nano 3.0 are perfect for you if you're more into lifting and less into cardio training. 

This shoe is also great for rope climbing, the out-sole is very flexible and thick, definitely a sole that, at least on paper, will last for a long long time.

Overall, what we got here is a shoe with excellent grip, balanced, very flexible, durable, breathable, with a high quality out-sole.

A shoe that will survive high intensity workouts, and would be perfect for you if you're a weight lifter or cross trainer and as long as cardio is not part of your workout program. 


The Good Stuff:
  • Great For Weight Lifting
  • flexible and durable out-sole
  • Lightweight And Comfortable
  • Perfect For Rope Climbing
  • Balanced And Stable From Heel To Toe
The Bad Stuff:
  • Not Suitable For long runs
  • no arch support
  • Pricey
  • outdated 

12. PUMA Women's Tazon 5 Cross-Training Shoe

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The Tazon 5 by puma are great shoes for you if you're more into cardio training. Including HIIT cardio. 

These might not be the shoes you would want to wear when you're planning on doing more weight lifting than cardio.

The rubber sole will not provide the best balance for you while you lift, and there's nothing on the shoe that will help you with rope climbing. 

But, they will be great for your HIIT or running and jumping sessions. In addition, the tazon are very comfy shoes, and need little time to break in. 

Furthermore, the tazon is a very breathable shoe, you won't feel like your feet's are on fire, or all sweaty in a way that all you can think of is of the moment when you will take them off. 

You can wear these babies all day long. 

Before you go ahead and order these, I must note out that a lot of reviewers state that the show runs a bit small, like a half size smaller. Therefore make sure you order your size accordingly. 


The Good Stuff:
  • Great for cardio training 
  • great for hIIT sessions
  • very comfy shoe 
  • lightweight
  • breathable
The Bad Stuff:
  • Not the best choice for weight lifting 
  • little to no arch support 
  • no support for rope climbing
  • runs a bit small


Well kudos on making it this far on this review, but, if you made it this far, it means you hadn't decided yet on which crossfit shoes you should wear to your next WOD.

And that's normal, but here's a quick 4 step list that will help with that.

So how do you find the right shoes for you?

  1. If you know what kind of crossfit activities you will be doing, or doing already, match the shoe to the activities.
  2. Try to go for the shoes that will fit your feet, don't get narrow shoes if you have wide feet, even if you really want those shoes.
  3. Read this review. Thoroughly.
  4. Check out the good and bad of each pair and read what the shoe is capable of delivering.

Bottom line is, you could read all the "best crossfit shoes for women" reviews that are out there, but none of them will answer your question of which crossfit shoes are best for women.

And that's because you need to find the shoe that is best for you. 

And finally, if you think we skipped a shoe you love and you think deserve to be on this list, or if would like us to review crossfit shoe that is not featured on this list we would like to hear from you.

About the author

If Working full time, raising two kids, and one husband doesn't stop her from doing what she loves, then nothing will!

And what Jess loves is keeping in shape and living a healthy lifestyle.

She even found time to write the best-selling book of the year, "How To Train Your Husband in 10 Days".

Just kidding, she keeps her methods a secret.

Luckily she holds nothing back when it comes to health and fitness, and that's why she's with us.

Jessica Wilson