Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

Jun 25th, 2009

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes

CrossFit’s High Performance Shoe

In your opinion, is there such a thing as an all-purpose CrossFit shoe? What would you recommend to a new Crossfitter and why?

Tomorrow’s WOD:

As a 2-person team, Max Reps in 10 Minutes:

Rope Climbs
Push Presses @ 135#/85#

In order for the score to qualify, a team must complete a minimum of 10 rope climbs.

Only one bar for push presses. No rack. Only one person can be push-pressing at a time.

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DISCUSSION 21 Comments

  1. Nicole Okumu June 25, 2009 at 4:17 am

    We’ll be gathering at the Townhouse tomorrow night at 8p.m. to honor Tom C’s undying love for metal and milk (and also to thank him for helping us with our new website)! All are welcome!

  2. jp June 25, 2009 at 4:26 am

    Can we see the new website before committing to hang out w/ TomC at an expensive restaurant?

  3. Joe P June 25, 2009 at 4:33 am

    rope climbs? ugh. bust out the CFO track pants…

  4. TomC June 25, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Damn, the beans have been spilled. JP, once I’ve done some more polishing, I will probably invite people over to the temporary site to start bashing on it to see if anything breaks. Until then, I will only say the following – no wine before its time. As for spending time with me, I don’t recommend it.

    Will a second rope be installed in the gym? If not, I imagine only three or four teams could go at a time.

    Lee, I owe you a six pack of your favorite malted beverage. Vee, if Lee doesn’t read that, tell him I said so.

  5. TomC June 25, 2009 at 6:38 am

    > In your opinion, is there such a thing as an all-purpose CrossFit shoe?

    Chucks aren’t very much fun to run in, but there are worse choices for WODs. If I had to pick just one shoe to do any CF workout, I would probably go for a very minimal racing flat. Nike’s Waffle Racer or Saucony’s Shay XC Flats come to mind. They are good for running and don’t get in the way of any of the lifts like a bigger running shoe would. I also give my lifting shoes a hug after every workout that I use them.

  6. bad brad June 25, 2009 at 7:09 am

    To CFO –

    Just a few musings before I leave for vacation. I’ll be gone til mid-July, then work trips, a wedding, and work trips. So I won’t be around for a bit. No tears people. Unfortunately, I’ll miss the CF Games. It’ll be torture to not hear the results in a timely fashion…..I’ll be cheering for CFO!

    Also want to give a shout-out to Tamara’s dad – Aubrey. Welcome to CFO and I’ll enjoy watching you fight towards your 5/10 210 goal.


  7. bad brad June 25, 2009 at 7:22 am

    ps – I’ll miss the box.

  8. Leigh June 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Nike Frees. Good for running and minimal cush. Only thing is, you need a stiffer sole for burpees or your toes get crushed.

  9. jp June 25, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    RE: Shoes – I’m loving my Saucony Bullets (there are women’s Bullets too). They have minimal heel for Pose (in my case, “poser”) running and I think they’re just fine for oly/power lifts. They also have a nice hipster look so that when I put them together with an olive-green legion cap, tight jeans, and a striped zip-up sweater-hoodie ensemble, I maintain my cazsh-fasion cred while walking around my hood in NOPA, SF.

    Plus Davey also wears them so that makes it correct.

  10. Lydia June 25, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I’m with JP, celebrating TomC and the new website that may or may not be working is like celebrating Tami winning the games- we don’t know yet if Skittles really are the breakfast of champions and until she actually wins, we won’t know…

    Although, I would hate to miss the possibility of seeing Aaron make-out with TomC again, hopefully Tom has changed his face lotion for the occasion… I’ll have to think about it.

  11. pelon June 25, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    no more free shows here! thats for the “other” website tom has been working on 😉

  12. Ev June 25, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Cha cha heels are right out. Flip flops are also disasterous (I’ve tried). Bare feet are cool but often painful (watch out for the broken glass doing the Vallejo loop). I have a pair of lifting shoes and a pair of sneakers. Neither is perfect. I’ve heard good things about the Vibram five fingers but find them quite hideous and hate the feeling of things between my toes. Toe wedgies are very distracting :(

  13. megan June 25, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    All you need are flat shoes for lifting and running shoes for running. You Xfitters are so high-maintenance.
    Tom, I will do my best to celebrate you at Townhouse. Can the restaurant accommodate 100 people, all wanting steak and requesting Slayer as mood music?

  14. Tamara June 25, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Say what you want about my diet, but first let me point out a few things:

    1. I did not have to qualify at the regionals.

    2. Minus a few workouts, I remain unbeaten at CFO.

    It’s really going to blow your mind when I place top three at the games coming out of shape, overworked and fueled by skittles!

  15. Alan June 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Hey guys…Just checking out your site linked from the main crossfit page, and saw your post on shoes. We have had great results with indoor soccer shoes of all things! They have a really flat sole for lifting, and they are flexible enough to run in as well! I think the brand that I have is the Nike Tiempo.

    Alan (CrossFit Verve)

  16. megan June 25, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    The real MJ just died! Micheal Jackson. :(

  17. Robyn June 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I’m in for dinner w TomC – website or no website. What a great opportunity to make a few helpful suggestions!

    Thanks for the shoe tip, Alan. Real question are soccer shoes cute w playful color combinations?

  18. Joe P June 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Lau, did you see the wingsuit BASE jump video on today’s CF national site?

  19. Lydia June 25, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    That’s another point for “pelon” on the creepiest post list. It looks like he may be in the running for Bad Brad’s title 😉

  20. TomC June 25, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    > Can the restaurant accommodate 100 people, all
    > wanting steak and requesting Slayer as mood music?

    What kind of a restaurant would they be if they could not accommodate such reasonable requests?

  21. Ann June 26, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Dinner was awesome!!! So glad I could make it!! :) Yummerz for sweet potatoe fries, ceviche, mini burgers and goat cheese and beet salad! Rock on!