Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
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Ballistic Trainers
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Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
Ballistic Trainers
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Ballistic Trainers

Ballistic Trainers

Regular price $125.00

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3X Support™ = 3X Stability

Lift heavier. Sprint faster. Ruck harder. And look cool doing it. The new standard in functional fitness footwear with 3X Support™ and 3X Stability for all three (3) of your arches, making them the best workout shoes for men and women ever created.

Features

Engineered Warp Knit & CORDURA® Ballistic Nylon Upper
The forefoot is constructed using an engineered warp knit technology which provides a seamless one piece vamp and toe cap while offering areas of reinforced strength and other areas of breathability and flexibility. The lace area, midfoot and heel is made from two panels of 1680D CORDURA® Ballistic Nylon — offering the toughest Special Forces grade abrasion resistance against the stresses of rope climbs. This 1680D CORDURA® also provides superior midfoot and heel support during dynamic movements.

Anatomically Molded TPU Heel Counter
Anchors your foot with a supportive, injection molded heel counter that stabilizes your heel when you're doing dynamic, load bearing exercises.

Lace-Lock Eyelets
Extra top eyelets can be used to create a tight heel lock — commonly called a runner's loop or lock lace — that prevents heel slippage and excessive movement around the ankle.

Wide Toe Box
Generous forefoot area lets your toes breathe. Over time and distance doing the work at the gym or anywhere you're training, your feet will swell. This extra space, along with the breathable and flexible knit, reduces the friction that can occur if your feet rub against the insides of your shoe.

Custom High Density Insert
Dense, PU foam insert custom made to fit the contours of the foot supporting all three (3) arches of the foot — yes, you have three arches in your foot (the medial longitudinal arch, the lateral longitudinal arch and the anterior transverse arch). An additional, thinner insert is also included if you prefer less arch support and want to feel closer to the ground.

Versatile Heel-to-Toe Drop
Classic powerlifting shoes have a 20mm+ heel-to-toe drop (and meant for nothing else), running shoes are all over the place (according to the latest fad), other functional fitness trainers and some weight training shoes are 4mm (and you can't wait to take them off after the WOD), Chuck T's are zero drop (and painful over all the miles). The 8mm heel-to-toe drop in the Ballistic Trainers™ creates the best biomechanical advantage when lifting heavy loads (squat, clean, snatch) or moving more than 400 meters (running or rucking).

Gradient Density™ EVA Midsole
Two (2) different types of EVA fused together in a smooth gradient from forefoot to heel. High rebound, high flexibility EVA in the forefoot provides cushion and support for explosive movement. Firm, stable EVA in the heel provides a stable platform to keep you grounded when lifting or squatting.

Triple Compound Rubber Outsole
Three (3) different rubber compounds form a single, seamless rubber outsole. Forefoot rubber is formulated for increased grip while the heel area is dense and won't wear down after miles of running or rucking. The midfoot is formulated from a rock climbing compound and hardened for exceptional abrasion resistance — ideal for rope climbs.

Specs + Materials
  • Upper materials: Engineered Knit, 1680D CORDURA®
  • Gradient Density™ EVA Midsole
  • Triple Compound Rubber Outsole
  • Two inserts included - Custom High Density Insert & optional thinner insert
  • 8mm heel-to-toe drop
  • Weight (size 9): 0.675 lbs (10.8 ounces)
  • Lace-Lock eyelets
  • Built in Vietnam

Care Instructions: Remove insert. Hose them down thoroughly and let air dry (won't take long). Do not use washer/dryer - it's easier this way.

3X Support™ = 3X Stability

You Need More Support

The Ballistic Breakdown

It's Science.

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UPPER // Dual Material Construction

(1) Breathable + Flexible Knit

Seamless, one-piece engineered warp knit covers the entire forefoot giving you plenty of breathability and flexibility without cramping your toes. The pattern of the knit is varied — tighter where you need reinforced strength and looser where you want increased airflow.

(2) Tough Ballistic Nylon

The lace area, midfoot and heel is built from two panels of Special Forces grade Ballistic nylon (1680D CORDURA®). You get Ballistic protection from the stress of rope climbs with additional structure and stability in the midfoot and heel.

MIDSOLE // Gradient Density™ EVA

(3) Flexible + Cushioned Forefoot

The forefoot area is resilient and flexible, providing excellent cushioning and rebound from strike to recovery when running, jumping or performing other explosive movements.

(4) Firm + Stable Heel

The firm heel keeps you grounded on a stable platform when lifting or squatting and the 8mm lift maintains your center of gravity for a versatile mechanical advantage.

OUTSOLE // Triple Compound Rubber

(5) Grippy, High-Traction Forefoot

The forefoot rubber is formulated for increased grip in any environment — wet and dry, inside or out.

(6) Hardened Midfoot for Rope Climbs

The midfoot rubber is formulated from a rock climbing compound for the best abrasion resistance and long term durability — ideal for rope climbs.

(7) Dense, Durable Heel for Pavement Pounding

The rubber in the heel is dense, tough and won't wear down after miles of running or rucking.

You Have 3 Arches in Your Foot... Not Just One.

And dynamic movements tax the hell out of all three of them.

3X SUPPORT™ = 3X STABILITY

When sprinting, running, and rucking — forward and laterally — you land on the outside of your heel (supination) and then as you roll into midfoot stance your tib/fib and ankles rotate so your knee is in line with your femur as your toes splay out (pronation). Your plantar fascia (which supports your arches) stretches, becoming a spring as you move to the propulsion phase. If you don’t have enough support, over time in an unforgiving world, your plantar’s gonna get overworked. Plantar fasciitis is simply an inflammation due to excessive, unsupported work.

When loading the body with a barbell or a sandbag, your tib/fib and ankles rotate, encouraging your foot to roll inward (pronation). That’s why people say you should point your toes outward and knees straight. But if there’s not 3X Support under your arches, you have a tendency to crash inward with your knees. This creates not only greater injury risk, but a loss of power. You do not want to lose power. Or get injured.

3X Support™ = 3X Stability

Hence 3X Support in your Ballistic Trainers™

A-B // Anterior Transverse Arch
B-C // Lateral Longitudinal Arch
A-C // Medial Longitudinal Arch

Stability + Mechanical Advantage

For Cleaning, Snatching + Squatting

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