Product: Reebok Crossfit Lite TR Training Shoe
Price: $89.99 MSRP
Best Place to Buy: Amazon
Color: Black/Flat Grey
Sizes: 7 – 14
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10
As a surfer, I know when I’m not in the water I need to wear something on my feet when I go to the gym. I’ve been using Converse Chuck Taylor® Leather High-Tops but I wanted a shoe that offered a little more stability when I’m squatting. Back when I was in my twenties and early thirties, I used to squat using my running shoes. In those days there wasn’t much specialized gear for lifting or training nor was there YouTube and the internet was in its infancy.
After doing some research, I came across the Reebok Crossfit TR Training Shoe, and based on the reviews, I decided to give these shoes a shot, especially since they were on sale (I believe I paid $70.00 for these shoes).
Who’s it for
Don’t get me wrong, the Converse Chuck Taylor® is a great shoe to work out with, I was just looking for something that offered a little more side to side stability and I believe these shoes fit that bill. If you are currently happy with your work out shoes then these aren’t the shoes for you, but, if you want a little more stability, then these might be what you’re looking for. It will also all come down to personal preference, I like the look and feel of these shoes but that’s my opinion and you may or may not agree. Hopefully, the information I will provide you will help you make your decision on whether to buy or not buy these shoes.
- DuraGrip Toe Cap for protection and abrasion resistance.
- ETC anti-friction lining to reduce abrasion and heat build up.
- Full rubber outsole for abrasion resistance.
- Lateral flange support to keep you over the platform.
- Heel Clip for superior response and stability when lifting heavier weights.
- 4mm Heel to Toe drop
As I stated earlier, I wear my Converse Chuck Taylor® high-tops when I go to the gym but when I’m squatting I want a shoe that offers more side-to-side stability. These shoes offer much more side-to-side stability than the Converse. If you press down on the top (wear it goes around your ankle) of the Converse shoe, you’ll see that it collapses easily, you can’t do that with the Reebok.
When I received my shipment and opened the box, I was happily impressed. I feel the shoes are good looking and offer the stability I was looking for. Since I’ve been using them for approximately a year, I haven’t had any issue with the comfort, fit or durability.
You can remove the insoles for washing or to change them out. I like leather shoes but I’m not a big fan of suede, I prefer a smooth leather surface because it’s easier to clean. Unfortunately, when I purchased my shoes, a smooth leather surface was not available in my size. I’m also not a big fan of the color scheme, I don’t particularly care for that shade of blue. The black/flat grey color scheme was not available when I purchased my shoes.
What Other’s Thought
“I brought these shoes with the intention of using them for deadlifting and squatting. The one and only thing about these shoes is they are super wide at the front and kind of resemble clown feet. I feel like I have duck feet because the width at the heel starts normal then it widens as it gets to the toes. It looks weird and I’m not sure if I would rebuy these, unless they offer different widths. This would be good for people with wide feet only. I guess I’ll go back to my Converse.”
“The soles glue came off, these shoes would have been great. Really hard to believe these are made for cross fit, thy fell apart in less than a month thy still looked like new. Should have saved my money for some chucks or hikes.”
“This is the second pair of Reebok shoes I’ve purchased. Both pairs I purchased were 10.5, and both fit too large by at least a half size. The length of the 10.5 is at least the size of an 11. The length of my foot measures a little over 10.5 inches. The correct size in this shoe for me, would have been a size 10. I would recommend measuring your foot with a tape measure, subtracting .5, and then order that size.”
“The initial quality is high. These shoes are very well made. The first thing you will notice is how big the toe box is compared to a Chuck. The Reebok is designed this way to help increase stability while weight lifting vs a Chuck. I was skeptical. I put them on and walked around the house. They felt good. I did a few air squats and burpees and they were ok. I wore them to the gym the next morning. I did a workout that included a lot of squatting, box jumps, some weight lifting and rowing (Fight Gone Bad). These shoes gripped very well and they felt great on every movement. They are noticeably lighter than the Chucks as well (of course). I did a 5×2 set of dead lifts afterwards and these shoes were very stable. It’s hard to measure these shoes vs my old Chucks, but they definitely FEEL better to me performance wise.”
Pros and Cons
- Well made.
- Greater stability.
- Toe too wide.
- Sole came unglued
The Reekbok Crossfit Lite TR Training Shoe is exactly what I was looking for, a shoe that offer greater stability when I squat. I found these shoes to be well-made, plus because they are leather these shoes are also durable. As I stated earlier, purchasing these shoes will be based on personal preference, I just hope I provided you enough information so that you can make an informed choice.
Where to Buy
I’ve done a bit of research on where to buy the Reekbok Crossfit Lite TR Training Shoe, and so far the best place to buy it is Amazon. You will receive free shipping and depending on the shoe size you could receive a discount of as much as 23% off the MSRP.
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