Review of the Reebok Crossfit Lite TR's
Find out why people highly recommend these shoes for cross training.
Crossfit Lite TR's
Our top pick for Crossfit & cross-training shoes, in general.
What’s Unique About Reebok Crossfit Lite TR?
The Reebok Crossfit Lite TR is one of the most innovative CrossFit shoes out there — at least in terms of looks and style. Basically, this is a shoe that appeals to people who’d like to work out in a pair of Chuck Taylor’s. While the design has taken a lot of cues from the favorite Converse model, this is definitely a shoe primarily intended for working out.
Can Reebok Crossfit Lite TR’s Be Used for Weightlifting?
Don’t let looks deceive you — while this model doesn’t have the usual pizzazz that Reebok tends to blast over all their CrossFit shoes, it can get the job done. Compared to a pair of Chucks, the shoes are far shorter — providing you with more stable footing.
Also, the Crossfit Lite TR gives you plenty of traction, with the bottom sole pattern acting as a sort of a suction cup. All in all, they’re pretty great for deadlifts and other kinds of weightlifting.
What Material Are Reebok Crossfit Lite TR’s Made From?
The Reebok Crossfit Lite TR has a flat rubber outsole, giving athletes a balanced planted stance necessary for lifting exercises; along with protection from abrasion. Inside the shoe, a sock liner made of padded foam provides an additional layer of cushioning. This is designed to protect the foot from any discomfort or injuries. Also, the upper material comes in three varieties — leather, canvas, and suede.
What Should I Look For When Buying Crossfit Shoes?
There are three basic factors that people should look for while buying CrossFit shoes: comfort, shock absorption, and breathability.
Comfort is a crucial feature for obvious reasons — achieving a stellar athletic performance isn’t possible if you’re caught up in the discomfort of your shoes. Intense WODs are impossible with shoes crushing your toes, or with too much space.
On the other hand, shock absorption is just as critical — with CrossFit being one of the most intense kinds of workouts, your feet will be worn out without a supportive shoe that can absorb the impact with the ground.
Finally, breathability is essential — mesh shoes provide the most breathability, and you want to avoid shoes that are sealed up. The latter means less comfort and more sweat building up in the shoes.
How Do I Know if My Shoes Will Be Safe for Crossfit or the Gym?
Blisters are one of the telltale signs of shoes ill-fitting for your workout. While blisters can appear due to a bad pair of socks, a shoe that (literally) rubs your foot the wrong way will cause them as well. If you feel like you need to “break-in” your workout shoes, replace them — these should be comfortable straight out of the box.
Also, if you notice that there’s some asymmetry between the left and the right shoe — you need a better pair of shoes, or custom insoles to give you enough balance.