10 Best Cross Training Shoes For Weightlifting

Updated on: February 2021

Best Cross Training Shoes For Weightlifting in 2021


Ryka Women's Influence Cross Training Shoe, Black/Sugar Plum/Vivid Aqua, 9 M US

Ryka Women's Influence Cross Training Shoe, Black/Sugar Plum/Vivid Aqua, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

adidas Men's Powerlift 4 Weightlifting Shoe, White/Black/White, 11 M US

adidas Men's Powerlift 4 Weightlifting Shoe, White/Black/White, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Weightlifting shoes designed for serious lifters
  • Narrow, snug fit; Lightweight, locked-down feel
  • Canvas upper for soft comfort and durability
  • Lace closure with a hook-and-loop strap; Open forefoot and flexible toe design
  • Adiwear outsole offers the ultimate in high-wear durability; Heel height (shoe plus insole height): 28 mm (size 9)

Reebok Men's Lifter PR Weightlifting and Gym Shoes, White/Black, 10 M US

Reebok Men's Lifter PR Weightlifting and Gym Shoes, White/Black, 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • BREATHABLE AND DURABLE MATERIAL: These weightlifting sneakers feature a full-grain leather toe and an air mesh tongue on the upper for support and breathability
  • EFFICIENT FOOT SUPPORT: These athletic trainers feature the Powerbax TPU plate and a dual rubber outsole which provides a stable and responsive ride; Hook-and-loop closures lock the foot
  • STAY COOL AND DRY: This footwear features anti-friction lining that reduces moisture and heat build-up keeping you cool and dry
  • COMFORTABLE AND STURDY DESIGN: This low-cut design footwear provide mobility at the ankles; The U-form and Thermo TPU midfoot wrap secures feet for a customizable fit
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPORT SHOES: Ideal for workouts and weightlifting

Nike Women's Free Metcon 2 Training Shoe Black/White Size 8.5 M US

Nike Women's Free Metcon 2 Training Shoe Black/White Size 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • mesh
  • Midfoot cage locks your foot in place without restricting movement.
  • Rubber wraps up the sides to help resist abrasion during rope climbs
  • Foam midsole has a firmer foam carrier for comfortable cushioning where you need it and stability for heavy weightlifting.
  • Deep grooves along the outsole allow the shoe to flex and expand in every direction for a lightweight feel as you train.

Nike Free X Metcon 2 Black/Black 10.5

Nike Free X Metcon 2 Black/Black 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Midfoot cage locks your foot in place without restricting movement.
  • Rubber wraps up the sides to help resist abrasion during rope climbs
  • Foam midsole has a firmer foam carrier for comfortable cushioning where you need it and stability for heavy weightlifting.
  • Deep grooves along the outsole allow the shoe to flex and expand in every direction for a lightweight feel as you train.

Inov-8 F-Lite 260 Knit - Multipurpose Cross Training Shoes - Athletic Shoe for Gym, Training and Weight Lifting - Wide Toe Box - Red/Gum 13 M UK

Inov-8 F-Lite 260 Knit - Multipurpose Cross Training Shoes - Athletic Shoe for Gym, Training and Weight Lifting - Wide Toe Box - Red/Gum 13 M UK
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • ➤ MULTIPURPOSE VERSATILITY - The most versatile cross training shoe in our range yet. The flexible outsole and highly breathable knitted upper fabric ensures the shoe moves with the foot. A great overall shoe for gym, training and weight lifting.
  • ➤ HEEL SUPPORT - An external heel cage wraps around the rear of the shoe, providing a sturdy base for lifting. Whilst the addition of the wide toe box ensures added stability under heavy loads.
  • ➤ SUPERIOR NON-SLIP GRIP - Using industry leading rubber the shoe ensures outstanding underfoot traction with every workout. Never worry again about slipping on box jumps.
  • ➤ ADDED PROTECTION - The welded toe bumper protects for burpees and box jumps. Whilst the rope guard extends onto the shoes upper delivering protection, traction and durability on rope climbs.
  • ➤ SIZE NOTE - The shoes come up a 5 on our fit scale (1 narrow - 5 wide).

Nike Men's Metcon 4 Training Shoes (10.5, Grey/Brown)

Nike Men's Metcon 4 Training Shoes (10.5, Grey/Brown)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

Reebok Men's JJ III Athletic Shoe, Black/Rebel Red/White, 8.5 M US

Reebok Men's JJ III Athletic Shoe, Black/Rebel Red/White, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Flexweave woven textile upper provides resilient stretch and targeted support at key performance areas
  • Designed for: High-intensity training
  • Die-cut EVA sockliner offers durable cushiony comfort
  • EVA foam midsole provides soft, durable cushioning
  • Full-length rubber outsole for superior durability
  • Rubber outsole wraps up the sides to help fight abrasion during high-intensity workouts

Inov-8 Womens F-Lite 290 - Ultimate Cross Training Shoes - Power Heel - Performance Trainer for Gym and Weight Lifting - Purple/Black 10 W US

Inov-8 Womens F-Lite 290 - Ultimate Cross Training Shoes - Power Heel - Performance Trainer for Gym and Weight Lifting - Purple/Black 10 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • ➤ EXTRA COMFORT - Midsole technology minimises shock impact and delivers high levels of underfoot cushioning whilst a memory foam inner lining around the heel hugs the foot for added comfort whilst increasing foot lock down.
  • ➤ FLEXIBLE DESIGN - The outsole technology in the sole of the shoe ensures the foot has the flexibility and freedom to move naturally for the most powerful movements.
  • ➤ ADDED SUPPORT - The external heel cage paired with the power heel technology provides additional stability and density in the heel, making the shoe perfect for powerful lifting movements.
  • ➤ MULTI PROTECTION - The technology on the shoes upper delivers traction and durability on rope climbs, an enhanced toe bumper and specifically designed heel slider provides protection whilst decreasing wall drag on hand stand push ups.
  • ➤ SIZE NOTE - The shoes come up a 4 on our fit scale (1 narrow - 5 wide).

Inov-8 Womens F-Lite 235 V2 - Lightweight Minimalist Cross Training Shoes - Zero Drop - Athletic Shoe for Gym, Training and Weight Lifting - Wide Toe Box - Light Blue/Gum M7.5/ W9

Inov-8 Womens F-Lite 235 V2 - Lightweight Minimalist Cross Training Shoes - Zero Drop - Athletic Shoe for Gym, Training and Weight Lifting - Wide Toe Box - Light Blue/Gum M7.5/ W9
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • ➤ WIDE TOE BOX - The shoe runs wide and has a wide toe box that allows your toes to spread out naturally when lifting. Designed to promote a stable base for lifting without having to take off your shoes, it makes for a great powerlifting shoe. Smash your next PB with those rock-solid squats.
  • ➤ FLEXIBLE DESIGN - Our flexible outsole technology allows natural flexing in the forefoot so you can do perfect standing calf raises with zero resistance. The super light design fits like a glove and makes an awesome versatile indoor workout and gym shoe.
  • ➤ ZERO DROP - The lack of arch support and cushioning provides a next to the ground feel ideal for calisthenics, martial arts training or general body movements requiring a close to the ground feel.
  • ➤ HEEL SUPPORT - An external heel cage wraps around the rear of the shoe, providing a sturdy base for lifting. Whilst the addition of the wide toe box ensures added stability under heavy loads.
  • ➤ SIZE NOTE - The shoes come up a 5 on our fit scale (1 narrow - 5 wide).

Stinky Weightlifting Gloves: How to Get Rid of Odor

Anybody who uses weightlifting gloves knows that they'll begin to stink after a while.

Weightlifting gloves will stink no matter what you do because the sweat and bacteria will abound. But here are some tricks to control the odor:

Spray Fabreze on them before and after your workout. Place the gloves under the hand dryer in your gym's locker room post-workout. These tactics are a first step in controlling the smell of your weightlifting gloves.

You can also put powder on them -- before and after the workout. If you're going to use powder, however, do it after you spray anything on like Fabreze. One woman recommends a diluted isopropyl alcohol solution in a spray bottle. Another woman suggests anti-bacterial spray.

Another woman who uses lifting gloves suggests setting them out in the sun. Yet another woman says to freeze your lifting gloves overnight, as this will kill the bacteria that causes them to stink.

Let's face it: leather, sweat and bacteria are always a nasty combination and will always produce a terrible odor.

While one woman says that washing the gloves will ruin them, a few more say that they wash the gloves all the time. When the stink becomes too much to control, toss the gloves and buy another pair, or always have several pairs on hand and rotate them so that no one pair ever becomes inundated with sweat and bacteria.

A few men suggest to just stop using gloves altogether when you lift weights, as they interfere with the development of a strong grip, and will hamper your grip during certain exercises.

The No. 1 reason women use gloves to lift weights is to avoid calluses, though a firmer grip during the exercise routine is also a popular reason. Some men use the gloves as well. One man reports that if he doesn't, his palms will develop big calluses in which the skin comes off in gross chunks.

Another man asks what's so bad about calluses on a woman's hands? Calluses mean that you have developed that area to be resistant to uncomfortable gripping. In a real-life situation, in which you must hold onto something mightily hard -- you will not have your lifting gloves handy (unless you carry them around with you wherever you go).

Your baby-soft, smooth, untrained skin will shred and hurt as you apply a grip in a natural setting. Calluses will protect you from pain and ripped skin.

Calluses are barely noticeable unless you flash your palms to someone. I doubt that cashiers or bank tellers notice mine when they hand me money. And so what if they do? If a man starts getting fresh with me and I flash my calluses, he'll think twice about messing with a woman with calluses on her hands!

Weightlifting gloves come in cheap varieties; I recommend always having several pairs on hand to minimize the stink, and replacing every several weeks if the odor tends to get really bad.

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