Functional fitness sports, such as CrossFit, continues to snowball with immense popularity. More and more people’s lives are changing for the better as a result of its effectiveness. That being said, a good training shoe is essential for honing your skills to the best of your ability. The inov-8 BARE-XF 210 is an incredible shoe, particularly if functional fitness training is your thing.
Whether you’re running or busting out some box-jumps, these shoes will rise to the occasion. They are pleasingly versatile, mimicking the bare foot, and as the foot muscles are exercised properly, the shoe promotes proper running form. You achieve a greater connection with the ground because there is no heel-to-toe drop.
Its one-piece TPU lacing support not only allows for added support but also provides durability on the shoe when climbing ropes, protecting it from the friction that may arise from rope climbs or rope slides. The shoes are also very light so you won’t be slowed down by them.
The design of the shoe has been based on the shape of the foot so it offers a more natural feel. There is more room in the toe box so your feet do not feel crammed. The inov-8 BARE-XF 210 does a great job of mimicking the feeling of training barefoot.
The barefoot feel is prompted by a wafer-thin 3 mm outsole with a 0 mm differential and the absence of a midsole.
The sole is tough enough to protect your feet when needed. They are very hard to penetrate so if you kick a hard surface by accident – no problem.
A 3 mm sticky rubber outsole offers a stable platform for performance when running or performing weighted exercises. Traction is fantastic so these bad boys will go where you intend them to go. The inov-8 BARE-XF 210 has been specifically developed using rock-climbing rubber technology so that grip is optimised, even in wet conditions.
These are not only fantastic shoes; they are also wonderfully stylish and look great with just about anything. They are available in various colours to suit your preference. The design of the outsole is definitely a deal-sealer. It looks just like foot bones – very nifty.
What shoes do you use when training functional fitness?