Before you start any workout, you've got to make sure you have the right pair of shoes. If you're doing high-intensity workouts that involve functional movements like sprinting and jumping and you're moving in every direction, you'll want a shoe that's supportive, lightweight, flexible, and comfortable.
That may sound like a lot for a single shoe, but the Nike Metcon 5 ($130) offers it all, which is why it's popular among people who do high-intensity workouts like CrossFit. The Metcon was designed for cross-training, which means you can run in it, push sleds, climb ropes, perform power cleans, and everything else in between.
If you're obsessed with high-intensity workouts and are looking for a shoe that will help you get the most out of your training, the Metcon 5 may be the one for you. If you want to put it to the test, we recommend trying one of the following workouts: