I test cross training shoes for a living — 3 best early Black Friday deals I wouldn't miss

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I've tried and testing a wide variety of the best cross training shoes, and here are some of the best Amazon October Prime Day deals still available right now, despite the sales being officially over. 

If you're investing in a pair of cross training shoes, I recommend looking at durability, grip, comfort and versatility. You should be just as comfortable during box jumps as during shuttle runs or barbell exercises

I've been scouring Prime Day deals to find cross training shoes I'd recommend while saving you cash going into the holidays. So, why not save on cross training shoes while you can?

3 best cross training shoes to buy this October Prime Day

Ryka Fierce XT shoe was $100 now $50 @ Amazon

Ryka Fierce XT shoe was $100 now $50 @ Amazon
As a brand, Ryka made it into our round up for best cross training shoes. This pair is now 50% off during Prime Day. Designed for high impact, strength and weight training, this shoe will see you through most workouts. This deal applies to the women's shoe.

Reebok Nanoflex TR 2.0 training shoe was $90 now $55 @ Amazon

Reebok Nanoflex TR 2.0 training shoe was $90 now $55 @ Amazon
There are other shoes built better for CrossFit, but these will see you through most workouts, combining training and running shoes into a capable sneaker for most types of workouts. It's not the most durable brand, but most feedback on Amazon suggests they still work well for weightlifting and they're super comfortable. Note this deal applies to the men's shoe.

Under Armour HOVR Rise 3 cross training shoewas $110 now $70 @ Amazon

Under Armour HOVR Rise 3 cross training shoe was $110 now $70 @ Amazon
Save 36% on the hugely poular HOVR Rise 3 shoe. We rated it so much it made our line-up of best cross training shoes, and now you can get them for $40 less. UA HOVR technology reduces impact and maintains energy return during workouts, and the UA HOVR foam and EVA midsole offers comfort and stability.

The best cross training shoes must be grippy and comfortable, but it can be a minefield choosing the right shoe for you. 

If you prefer strength training and Olympic lifting, we would recommend a weightlifting shoe, which has a specific construction and heel drop designed to maximize performance. You wouldn't wear a weight training shoe elsewhere though, so don't waste your money if you like to compete in various sports.

If you prefer Hyrox, CrossFit or similar HIIT workouts, a cross training shoe is probably best for you. As a personal trainer, this is the one pair of cross training shoes I'd recommend if you like Nike. And we discuss the difference between cross training shoes vs weightlifting shoes here. 

If you're on a budget, you can't go wrong with Ryka. Whichever brand you go for, we recommend checking through the sizes to find the relevant discount. We also suggest moving fast, but if you do miss out, keep an eye on our Black Friday deals page as they could come back on at any time 

Sam Hopes
Senior Staff Writer - Fitness

Sam Hopes is a level III qualified fitness trainer, level II reiki practitioner, and senior fitness writer at Future PLC, the publisher of Tom's Guide. She is also about to undertake her Yoga For Athletes training course. Having trained to work with mind and body, Sam is a big advocate of using mindfulness techniques in sport and fitness, and their impact on performance. She’s also passionate about the fundamentals of training and building sustainable training methods.  When she's not writing up her experiences with the latest fitness tech and workouts, you’ll find her writing about nutrition, sleep, recovery, and wellness.