When it comes to choosing what to wear when playing sport, often most of the decisions may be made for you by the team manager or coach but it is usual that you will choose the footwear that you want to wear. Once you are faced with that choice, you should choose very carefully as the wrong footwear being worn for playing sport can lead to needless injuries that not only may hurt but may also take you out of the game for perhaps weeks. Many of the more popular sports have had special footwear designed for some time now but it is only more recently that specially designed footwear has been available for the relatively new sport crossfit. Today though, it is now possible to shop for Crossfit shoes online or in some of the major sporting goods stores. Cross fit is a sport that has been created by work out enthusiasts for work out enthusiasts and in order to take part, you certainly will have to work out and work out a lot. Although for most people a workout may mean a set of exercises which you keep repeating until you grow tired, reach a certain number of repetitions or start to feel pain but a crossfit work out goes far beyond that. To start with it will not consist of just one set of exercises; it will combine a large and versified group of exercises. Secondly there will be no set number of repetitions, you will have to keep going as long as you can and thirdly, if you start to feel pain, for the best crossfitters, that will only mean the start, not the finish of the training. It is intended to push your strength and stamina to the limit, getting you to perform to the maximum a human body will allow but the trouble is, your competitors are doing the same. The sport was created after work out enthusiasts saw Special Forces, elite law enforcement officers and martial artists doing this type of physical training as a routine. They were impressed and realized what working out really meant, not just making the muscles look trim but allowing the muscles to meet their full potential. They realized that although pushing yourself until you felt the pain may be good pushing past that pain was better. Of course though, once these enthusiasts started to see how fit they really could get, they wanted to test how successful they were being and so that started the competitions between different ones. That then of course was the start of the sport but once it had become a recognized sport, the footwear companies wasted no time in trying to design which would be appropriate for this more intense type of sport and the training for it. The martial artists and uniformed professionals probably would have appreciated having that kind of specialist footwear right from the start and if they had, they may have been even more impressive to those enthusiastic onlookers.