Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $129
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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89 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible

    They combine all of what makes a great training shoe into one well executed package, without trying to do too much of anything.

  • 90 / 100 | FloElite

    Overall, the Nobull Trainers are a fascinating shoe.

  • 100 / 100 | OutdoorGearLab

    The NOBULL has a good balance of performance qualities which should work well for the majority of CrossFit workouts.

  • 90 / 100 | Grinder's Gear Review

    They looked good enough to wear around as everyday shoes but obviously work well for any type of workout.

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Updates to Nobull Trainer

  • The Nobull Trainer is fashioned as a CrossFit shoe that also functions as an everyday casual shoe. It is intended to be used from the streets to the gym, and vice versa, so the wearer doesn’t have to worry about shoes and focus on beating their personal records.
  • The upper is made of SuperFabric, a highly durable material that withstands abrasion from rope climbs, but is still flexible to promote natural foot flexion during plyometrics. The material is also breathable, keeping the inside fresh and well-ventilated.
  • The midsole is made of an incompressible compound. It is intended to deliver a steady platform needed for weight training. It uses a molded, anatomical sockliner to intensify comfort and shock absorption.
  • The outsole uses high carbon rubber which is made to be durable and resists abrasion due to friction. The lug pattern on this model enhances traction and flexibility of the outsole.

Nobull Trainer size and fit

Nobull trainers are designed to be unisex  and follow men’s foot measurements. There is a 1.5 size difference between genders, so if a model is a men’s size 6, then its equivalent in women’s sizes is 7.5. It comes in US sizes 8 to 15 for men and smaller measurements, 5 to 11, are available for women. If the foot size is in between, Nobull suggests getting a half size up to get a comfortable fit. As for the width, it is obtainable only in a Medium profile.

Outsole

The outsole of the Nobull Trainer is made of high carbon rubber. The compound is engineered to be durable to endure workouts on various types of indoor and outdoor surfaces. The lug pattern is crafted to provide traction and assist in the multi-directional flexibility of the unit.

The outsole is raised at the lateral and medial sides of the midfoot section. The lugs are present at the medial structure and aids in gripping the rope during rope climbs, while the lateral component assists in smooth descents.

Midsole

The full-length midsole of the Nobull trainer is engineered to be incompressible to deliver steadiness during workout sessions. It is able to attenuate shock and is also flexible to promote natural foot movements during plyometrics.

Inside, the anatomical insert enhances the shock absorption offered by the midsole. The molded nature of the sockliner allows it to better cover the underfoot for maximum comfort.

Upper

The Nobull Trainer uses a one-piece SuperFabric for the upper. The SuperFabric guard plate is applied on top of a mesh textile. This material is crafted to be durable, withstanding abrasion associated with high-intensity training. The seamless construction gives it its sleek look. It is pliable and allows the foot to move accordingly. The fabric is also breathable to keep the foot chamber aerated. Though the brand is known for its proprietary SuperFabric upper, there are also leather and canvas versions available.

The footgear is equipped with a traditional lace-up closure. It comes with two laces of different colors, so users can update their look by simply swapping out the laces. The eyelets are reinforced with metal which prevents the holes from getting frayed because of regular fit adjustments. The tongue utilizes a perforated microsuede component that allows air to circulate inside the shoe.

The collar sits low below the ankle and promotes mobility. It is lightly padded to keep the heel locked down and the back part comfortable and free from chafing.


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