TYR CXT-1 Training Shoes

tyr cxt 1 training shoes

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  • Features a patent-pending stability platform, wrap-around side gripper, and extended toe guard
  • 9 mm heel-to-toe drop 
  • Surge NRG foam midsole with flexible forefoot
  • Mesh upper for ultimate breathability
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TYR CXT-1 Training Shoes Review: The Shoes That Dominated the 2024 CrossFit Games

TYR CXT-1 Training Shoes Review: The Shoes That Dominated the 2024 CrossFit Games

What’s so cool about the shoes CrossFit Games athletes wore in 2023? Find out in our TYR CXT-1 training shoes review. Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Larger than typical heel-to-toe drop
  • Foam midsole
  • Stability platform
  • Good arch support
What needs improvement ...
  • Not a good choice if you don’t like a big heel-to-toe drop
  • Mesh may potentially fray with rope climbs

Product Summary

TYR made their debut into the realm of fitness in this year’s 2023 NOBULL Crossfit Games. Branching out from their traditional triathlon-focused product line, TYR has created a cross-training shoe that boasts some unique and impressive specs.

The TYR CXT-1 features a stability platform that is designed to offer a ton of support and contact with the ground. For additional stability, a wrap-around side gripper reaches around the heel.

Thanks to the Surge NRG foam midsole, solid arch support, and the flexibility in the forefoot, the TYR CXT-1 works well with your dynamic or cardio training. Where these shoes stand out most is in their larger than typical heel-to-toe drop which measures 9 millimeters—a great feature for those who prefer a higher heel during their lifts.

The CXT-1 is designed for breathability with a mesh upper construction intended to keep you cool during your next sweat sesh. While there is a toe guard, the mesh upper may not hold up against repeated rope climbs. If these shoes live up to TYR’s well-respected reputation, they will be as durable as they are attractive. Towards that end, they come in a range of color options.


Heel-to-toe drop



12.65 oz (for a size 10 in mens)


Patent-pending stability platform, breathable mesh upper, rubber outsole, midfoot and heel wrap, toe bumper, Surge NRG foam midsole

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      The TYR CXT-1 features a large 9-millimeter heel-to-toe drop, mesh upper, foamed midsole, and notable arch support.