Sunday, September 23, 2012

My name is JFW and I am a CrossFit shoe addict...

Crossfitters are notoriously "clicky" when it comes to products. We find stuff we like and then the next thing you know, the whole box is wearing it or using it. I'm no different. My closet looks like a WOD threw up on it. Back when I started CrossFit, my "addiction" began by looking for a good pair of CrossFit shoes. After that it has spiraled to knee socks, jump ropes, sports tape, and God knows what else. I'd probably get sick if I went back and looked at all the receipts of crap I have bought. Most of the stuff I bought I could have done without but with that said, you can't CrossFit without shoes.

I have about 11 pairs of shoes that I CrossFit in but primarily I limit them to these two.

Inov-8 230's: I love these shoes. They are light as hell and really versatile. You can use them for just about anything. The bottoms are really flat so they transition well between lifting and running. They also come in some crazy colors which I like alot. I have them in blue and army green. I also have a pair of white/black Inov-8 195's. Both the 195's and 230's are a little tight around the ends if you have wide feet but mine have stretched out and they get lots of action (unlike me).




Nike Vomero 7's: These are great running shoes. Anytime a WOD has a distance 800m or longer I put these on. They have great cushion and support my high arches. I have also worn them for rope climbs as well as lifting and they hold up for that as well. They feel a little less stable for lifting than the Inov-8's but it is really just a preference thing. I reach for these shoes anytime I have running in a WOD or when a jealous boyfriend is behind me....



If I had to pick between the two, I'd go with the Inov-8's but that is like asking a playboy which one of the two hot women they want to go home with. They are both hot so you can't go wrong although I hear the Inov-8 is a little slutty....


2 comments:

  1. how much did inov-8 and nike pay you for this blog? i know stan told you to turn your blog into a 'for JFW profit' enterprise but damn that was quick!
    -Rx Rigby

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  2. Hey dude. The review is legit. Those are the two shoes I wear consistently and I thought that other Crossfitters would benefit from getting an opinion before buying. If you want to write a guest blog on what it's like to be a walking billboard for Rogue I'll be happy to post it for you. Now if you will excuse me, I have to run and order 3 tshirts to get free shipping....

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