CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Equipment
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment Outfitting a serious gym. Vendors & suppliers. Devices & equipment

Thread Tools
Old 09-24-2010, 03:06 AM   #1
Andrew Chong
Member Andrew Chong is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Singapore  Singapore
Posts: 45
Choosing shoes

i have 2 questions:

1. What shoes should i get?
2. What does 'true to size' mean?

I've been wearing a pair of Vibram fivefinger sprints since April or May and the fabric on top of my toes are beginning to wear out (tiny holes are beginning to form) whereas the sole is totally fine; albeit with some of the tread pattern worn away. As such, i'm beginning to look for a replacement.

I'm considering getting the Bikilas but i find it rather expensive at over S$200 and i don't like that it is thicker in the ball than sole.

In essence, my budget is anything below S$200 (US$143), is lightweight, has minimal cushioning, a generally flat sole and is wide. My feet are rather wide - approx. 25 cm long and 11cm across. (i wear a size 41 on the sprints).
This leads me to my next question

2. what does 'true to size' mean? I've heard of the Inov-8 flite 230s but there are no retailers in Singapore and i won't know how they fit.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
Albert Chang
Member Albert Chang is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Acton  MA
Posts: 513
Re: Choosing shoes

Meh, I always liked my VFF's. If I had the money, I'd also add weightlifting shoes in there too.

true to size means if you wear a size 9, you can expect a size 9 to also fit you. Otherwise it'd suggest sizing up or sizing down a certain amount.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 06:51 AM   #3
Brian Michael Carr
Member Brian Michael Carr is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lebanon  TN
Posts: 11
Re: Choosing shoes

I've got 3 different pairs of shoes in my bag.

1. Tennis Shoes for WODs that include lots of running and double unders. I spent a 100 bucks on a good pair.

2. Converses for WODs that have lots of deadlifts and gymnastics. I designed a pair on

3. Oly Shoes for olympic lifting. I bought the new pendlay shoes from They are amazing shoes and aren't bad on the price; however I did find them cheaper on You'll save about 10-11 dollars because of free shipping.
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Choosing the Best Equipment Vendors Clifford Hodges Equipment 14 01-17-2010 11:46 AM
Need help choosing an AF Base Michael Lynn Stuff and Nonsense 13 01-23-2008 09:00 PM
Choosing a Concept 2 Monitor Jason Lopez-Ota Equipment 10 05-29-2007 07:49 PM
Choosing a style Mark Sampson CrossPit 2 08-19-2006 05:56 AM
Need help choosing WOD Gordon Richmond Starting 2 11-16-2004 04:25 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:00 AM.

CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.