When you first take up a sport or even start to work out, one of the first things you will have to do is find some shoes which are appropriate for the activity you intend to do. It is the shoes that you wear that will afford support to the part of the foot that needs it for that particular sport and so wearing the appropriate ones can allow to perform better and perhaps even avoid injury. Unfortunately when the relatively new sport Crossfit first appeared, there were no specialist foot wear for that sport available and so finding the best shoes for crossfit was a bit of a problem. Today though that is no longer a problem as some of the major manufacturers as well as some of the not so famous footwear manufacturers have now designed and made available specialist footwear, especially designed to try and withstand the rigors of a crossfit work out or even event. This is good news for crossfit enthusiasts as crossfit is perhaps more intense than any other sport and so relies on the feet more than many other sports do too. Sometimes known as the sport of fitness, crossfit is a combination of many different exercise programs; all wrapped up into one to ensure that the person doing the crossfit is as fit as they possibly can be for a human. Although the actual exercises are varied and sometimes difficult, the mind-set of the person doing them is also hard to grasp. When training for crossfit, they are training to try and show that they are the fittest person on the planet and so in order to meet the highest standards, many have to break through their pain barrier time and time again, pushing forward to achieve the fitness they will need to be competitive. This is not a sport which was designed by regular people as it started off as just a regular work-out for members of the Special Forces. On leaving the military, some of these ex-soldiers would continue their known work outs in regular public gymnasiums and it was there that they were seen by regular keep fitters. The ex-special forces routine was so impressive that soon others wanted to learn more about it and actually try and do it themselves. The number of people interested in these workouts started to grow with an increasing number adopting the routines themselves. It soon became apparent that people wanted to compete against each other to see which one was actually the fittest. This was the makings of the sport and those that compete today have to as fit as the fittest soldier and as versatile as the best gymnast. It is not a sport that requires a specific set of skills but a sport that requires a level of fitness far higher than any other sport and stamina to match. No longer do keep fit enthusiasts go to a gym to do just one set of exercises, they now go to try and excel at their own sport.