Our New Favorite Shoe for CrossFit: Under Armour TriBase Reign

For more, check out our history on the Nike Metcon and the Reebok CrossFit Nano. We also have details on the release of the Nike Metcon 5 and the Reebok Nano 9.

Call this sneaker the Metcon Killer. Under Armour just dropped a pair of kicks that’s designed to make every rigorous workout your best yet.

Remember: The harder you hit your WOD, the faster you’ll see results. Whether you’re doing HIIT, MetCon, or CrossFit, the point is to attack your workout with fervor and discipline.

But you can’t focus on your WOD if you’re worrying about whether or not your gear can handle the punishment. You need a training shoe with the guts to plant, the support to lift, and the freedom to flex. Under Armour’s new training shoe, the TriBase Reign, fits the bill.

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The new Under Armour TriBase Reign is designed to keep you planted, with three points of contact for a low, stable base that still allows natural foot flexibility. This allows for superior upwards flexibility to promote natural motion, plus downwards flexibility to grip the ground during lifts.

The Reign is especially great for doing Murphs. The most intense CrossFit workout requires two one-mile runs, one before your reps and one after. So you’ll need a shoe that not only provides stability on the mat and in the gym, but one that can handle the punishment of an outdoor run.

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An extra-sticky outsole provides a strong bite, and reduced rubber under the toes helps to amplify floor-feel. Tough ripstop material and durable mesh offer lightweight support and all-around abrasion resistance. Full-rubber outsole wraps up the lateral and medial sides of the foot for greater durability. This training shoe also has medial rope grip to keep you moving even when you’re off the floor.

The Under Armour TriBase Reign is available now in five colorways, sizes 7-14.

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From Men’s Journal

By Ben Garves

Ben Garves is a digital product expert, author, entertainer, and activist. His portfolio of thought leadership in digital marketing and web experiences has included major clients like Microsoft, Google, Twitter, eBay, and Facebook. He’s also a freelance health and fitness journalist with over 400 stories written since 2018, a podcaster with 200 episodes to his name, and runs a YouTube channel with over 100 fitness and activism-oriented videos and live streams. Ben has founded the Fitness is for Everyone™ initiative to raise awareness about social injustice in both racial inequality and socioeconomic disparity in access to quality fitness and nutrition options around the globe.

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