When buying shoes for regular use, perhaps the most important thing is to buy a pair which is comfortable and then the next important factor will be how they look; are they fashionable? If however you are shopping for trainers, the first point of importance will probably be are they the correct type of trainers for the sport you intend to do or at least train for? Then of course will come comfort but in these instances fashion will play little role in your choice. Why it is important to buy the correct shoes for the sport you are doing is because different sports place different levels of pressure on different parts of your feet. If you buy the correct shoes for that sport, they will have extra support for the parts of the feet that need it. This means that if you intend to train for the relevantly new sport of crossfit, you will shop for Crossfit shoes and not tennis shoes or football shoes.
As crossfit is a relatively new sport, special shoes for it have not been available until more recently but now, several sportswear manufacturers have them in the shops. Although the correct shoes are important when playing any sport, they are perhaps even more important whilst playing crossfit and the reason for that is that crossfit is a combination of different activities, each of which places different pressures on different parts of the feet. This is opposed to something like basketball shoes that just give support whilst running or jumping. Crossfit has been described by some as being the sport of fitness and with good reason. This is a sport which is more about fitness than it is about certain sets of skills, such as dunking a basketball or hitting a ball with a bat. Of course all sportsmen regardless of which sport they take part in, have to have certain level of fitness but crossfit is all about fitness and so it is the one that is the fittest and has the most stamina that will be successful.
The fitness and stamina needed to take part in crossfit are extreme and so the training for the sport is also extreme but the sport itself derived from a training regime; not any training regime but one carried out by members of the Special Forces. In order to prepare for anything, Special Forced adopted a training regime that encompassed many different aspects from weight lifting to gymnastics and they would train relentlessly, often breaking through one pain barrier and continuing on to the next. When keep fitters and work out enthusiasts saw all that these Special Forces put themselves through, they realized that they were not really fit, just a little fit. Most of them would only carry out one set of exercises day after day and so although they may be good at that, they were no good at the others. Today though, a crossfit enthusiast will train in all aspects and reach the peak of perfection in each before they even consider entering competition.