So, we scouted out the top cross-training shoes on the market, and narrowed it down to the 10 best ones for every budget. The following pairs are lightweight, comfortable, and supportive with an average heel-to-toe drop. Whether you're firing out agility drills, sprints, lifting weights, or performing fat-burning bodyweight moves (or doing them all!), these sneakers will enhance your every step.
The F-Lite 250 from Inov-8 is designed with a roomy toe box for ample toe splay when landing on your forefoot while the heel hugs your foot for a secure fit. The multi-way stretch fabric in the upper allows your foot to move in every direction, a durable midsole with a flat-yet-firm heel helps you be more "explosive," and cushioning in the forefoot supports the cardio portion of your workout.
Shield your feet and your ankles with the latest Reebok Nano 5.0 mid-top. It’s built with tough materials like DuPont™ Kevlar® to fight off wear and tear courtesy of those brutal WODS, as well as a stiff toe box with just enough room for toe splay when your foot lands and your toes expand. A plush midsole adds an element of comfort, a super grippy outsole is helpful during those rope climbs, and a flat heel with a molded heel counter ensures a secure fit.
Designed to support fast movements while making sharp cuts and then proceeding straight into your lifting regimen, the GEL-Exert TR from Asics can do it all. The upper portion is constructed with a highly flexible material for greater range of movement, while its comfortable, snug fit ensures your foot remains locked in place. It’s infused with an anti-microbial sockliner to keep your feet cool (and not stinky!), a tough rubber outsole for great grip, and a specially constructed design in the forefoot that supports lateral, dynamic movements.
With a "burrito tongue" that evenly expands over the foot, you'll feel comfortably locked in to place. This trainer is made of lightweight materials for breathability and ease of movement, and is finished with a minimal Vibram® sole that has great grip. The best part? An odor-resistant treatment means you can wear them with or without socks.
Designed with a clean mid-cut silhouette, these APL sneakers won’t just “ascend” your next cross-training workout; they'll elevate your style, too. Full-length honeycomb mesh means optimal breathability when your feet get heated and a lightweight midsole and outsole provides comfort whether you're running intervals, performing bodyweight moves, or banging out kettlebell swings.
This lightweight sneaker features mesh and stretch materials throughout the upper that allows flexibility and breathability, while its signature striped plastic panels on each side of the foot that attach to the laces will hug your feet for a comfortable locked-in fit. They're finished off with a rubber outsole with flex grooves for grip.
This sneaker is constructed with breathable mesh fabric in the upper portion to provide ventiltion for your sweaty feet and an adjustable strap that wraps around your heel to ensure a secure fit. A foam-filled footbed that molds to your every step is super comfy while the high-traction sole with inserted flex grooves helps you hit top speeds with ease.
The upper portion of this sneaker is made entirely from one piece (even the tongue) for a secure-yet-comfortable fit, and is finished with mesh material to allow airflow to your sweaty feet. A foam-filled midsole ensures comfort and support, while strategically placed flex grooves within a rubber outsole give you plenty of traction for running.
These lightweight trainers have a stable platform heel to support your lifting maneuvers, and a section of mesh in the lower quarter to ensure your feet keep cool. The "EVA" foam midsole is built to withstand tough impact, while a rubber outsole ensures great traction to easily grip anything you step on during dynamic movements.