Ok ! You like your Reebok CrossFit shoes ? The Reebok CrossFit Flex or the Reebok CrossFit Nano 2.0 ? Both models are great shoes for CrossFit : light and resistant, low drop and flexible. You can run, jump, and lift !
… And they are nice… But not really as nice than your old Skateboard shoes, from the nineties ? You remember the old éS, Emerica, Globe, Vans, and all that old shoes you was riding with ?
No problem ! You have just one thing to do : Replace original laces with WHITE LACES ! And Bam ! That’s it ! You have Skateboard shoes (look-alike) designed for CrossFit !! Hahaha 🙂
The book « Made for Skate » is the story of skateboard footwear seen through the eyes of those who lived in. It traces the evolution of skateboard footwear from the first shoes used by skateboarders to skateboard brands developing skateboard-specific shoes, and existing major sport brands trying to engage themselves in the skateboard culture and community.
It seems that we can describe the skateboard shoe market in that way :
Non-specific / pre-existing skateboard shoes used by skateboarders : Converse Chuck Taylors, Nike Dunk, Nike Air Jordan, Nike Blazer, Puma Clyde, Adidas Gazelle, Adidas Campus, etc.
New brands created by skateboarders for skateboarders : éS, Element, DVS, DC Shoes, Etnies, Vision, DuFFS, Consolidated, etc.
Skateboard-specific shoes designed by pre-existing sport brands : Nike SB Zoom Tre AD, Nike Zoom P Rod3, etc.
I really think that we can learn a lot from that book to design and create shoes for the CrossFit community.