The comfort of your sneakers is almost directly affected by how they fit you. The way your shoe fits you is determined by your foot shape, by the construction of the actual shoe, what the shoe is made out of, and more aspects that we will mention and explain in great detail. There are a few things that you can do and check to be absolutely sure that your Crossfit sneakers fit you just right.
Before everything else, make sure that you know your actual shoe size. Now, we know what you’re thinking – I’m not stupid, I’ve been wearing shoes my whole life, I know what my size is! Well, you’d be surprised by just how many people wear the wrong size of shoes! When searching for that perfect Crossfit trainer, do not search for the size you know you are. Remember that your shoe size changes and grows as you get older, and take that into account before buying the sneakers.
If you are unsure of your shoe size, you can measure it easily all by yourself. You just need a piece of paper, a pen, and a measuring tape. Step on the piece of paper barefoot, and trace the outline of your foot with the pen. Then measure the widest and longest points that you see and write them down. Find a handy sizing chart online, and compare your numbers to what you see there. The chart should tell you what shoe size you wear!
The toe box and heel should bot comfortably hug your foot, not squeeze it. Do not expect that a sneaker that feels way too tight will stretch over time – it will not, and it can only cause health issues that you do not need to deal with, especially when you’re trying to focus on your fitness. The balls of your feet should be placed comfortably in the widest part of the shoe. If your little toe is all bunched up, or if you can see it sticking out of the side of the sneaker, you need a wider fit.
There should be some space between the toe and the front of the sneakers – about half an inch. Also, your shoes shouldn’t slip off your heel while you walk. This can be very dangerous when you exercise! You can secure the shoes by lacing them up properly, but if they slip off too much, chances are that they are too big. Think carefully before you select your shoe size and fit, and you won’t experience any issues when wearing them!