Hmm, We’ve been asked this question at least a hundred times in the last few months within our community and our support channels.
So in the end, we set out to put together the best guide to help you choose the best jumping shoes for your jumping tour. In this guide, we’ll explain why you need good jumping shoes, how to choose the right ones, whether they’re good for walking and discuss some of our favorite options. Read for more information
We’ll see. Why do you need good shoes?
Choosing the right shoes is an important step on every training trip.
The shoes you choose to jump rope can have a huge impact on your skipping experience. The wrong shoes can not only make it difficult to keep a good jump rhythm, but you can prepare for potential injuries such as shin splints.
When it comes to training and exercise, shoes have to do several things:
- Protect your feet from injury during exercise
- It acts as a good shock absorber when your foot hits the ground
- Keep your feet comfortable during exercise
- Make yourself a moron in training
- Likewise, you should NOT force your shoes to replace your biomechanics during exercise. In general, good
- shoes should enhance your skipping training experience.
They should protect your feet when jumping (both absorb shocks and pull on the rope) and should be comfortable for jumping.
How to choose the best skipping rope
There is no perfect shoe for jumping on a rope. But there is the best skipping rope for you.
You need to find the shoe that is best for you and your foot. Later in this post, we will share some of the shoes used by our team as well as some of the shoes recommended by our community.
But here’s what we usually look for in good spring boots:
- Provides good durability
- Provides good kernel support
- Provides good bow support
- There is sufficient cushioning in the midsole
- No deep grooves, high heels, or platforms
- Not ridiculously expensive
It looks stupid
These are the criteria we are looking for. Most shoes do not meet ALL standards, but it is important to try to ride as much as possible.
Now let’s take a look at some of our favorite tips.
The best shoes for jumping on a rope
We have divided this section into two parts. First, let’s see what shoes the Crossrope team uses. Then let’s see what the members of our rope jumping boots are talking about.
Let’s start with the Crossrope group.
1. Converse All-Stars
The election of Srdjan Popovič. Srdj jumped into many different shoes of his time.
While currently swinging a pair of small New Balance football boots, he jumped on the Converse All-Stars for a long time and still considers them his favorite.
Megan introduced us to the Inov-8. We had never heard of them before, but man do they look badass. They’re also sturdy, low to the ground, and offer great support.
Jumping on a rope as an exercise
You may remember jumping rope when you were little. There are so many games involved, two strings are played at once, and usually, one type of song is involved.
So how has this sport become one of the most popular forms of cardio in recent years?
Well, the first thing to say is that this is not a new trend. Since then, people have been jumping on the bandwagon. Think back to those old black and white clips of boxers training. Now whilst boxing training has changed over the years, jumping rope has remained a staple of every boxer’s workout.
It’s also become immensely popular amongst the CrossFit community and for good reason. And that’s because rope jumping provides the following benefits;
Boosts Fat Burning
You can burn between 600-1000 calories per hour from jumping rope. Remember you need to create a calorific deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1 pound of fat, so 1 hour of jumping gets you quite far into that target.
Full body exercise (almost)
Jumping is not just an exercise for children. In contrast, your back deltoids, abdominal muscles, quads, and hamstrings work with intense rope jumping. As you can see, even if it is not a whole-body workout, you build vital muscles in the upper and lower body.