GORUCK Ballistic Trainers

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GORUCK Ballistic Trainers
Lunar Gray / Gum

To build their new Ballistic Trainers™, GORUCK took everything that works (and nothing that doesn't) about existing functional fitness shoes and combined it with the latest proven science on proper under-foot support. The result is one of the industry’s “most versatile and functional shoes for training in the real world,” according to head product developer Paul Litchfield (owner of more than 160 patents in his field).

The Ballistic Trainer’s 3X Support™ system is particularly innovative, delivering adaptable stability across all dynamic movements. The idea is simple: rather than having just one arch in your foot, you actually have three arches (the medial longitudinal, lateral longitudinal, and anterior transverse arch). And whether you’re sprinting, rucking, or weightlifting, you need support under all three of those arches to not only improve performance, but to help prevent common issues like plantar fasciitis and knee strain. The Ballistic Trainer offers this 3-tier support, as well as a scientifically selected 8mm heel-to-toe drop—a versatile happy medium that creates the best biomechanical advantage when lifting heavy loads (squat, clean, snatch) or moving more than 400 meters (running or rucking).

Each GORUCK Ballistic Trainer also includes a wide toebox for greater comfort, extra lace-lock eyelets to create a tighter heel lock, and GORUCK branding on the interior and tongue. You can check out all available sizes and additional colorways in the purchase area.

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  • Men’s Training Shoes
  • 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
  • Color: Lunar Gray / Gum

Gear Specs

Shoe Type Men's
Color Lunar Gray / Gum
Made In USA No

Breaking Down the Ballistic Trainer

  • 1Upper - Dual Material Construction

    A flexible, breathable warp knit covers the entire forefoot seamlessly, while the lace area, midfoot, and heel are built from two panels of Special Forces grade Ballistic nylon (1680D CORDURA®), offering protection on rope climbs with additional structure and stability in the midfoot and heel.

  • 2Midsole - Gradient Density™ EVA

    The well cushioned forefoot area is resilient and flexible with optimal rebound for running, jumping, or performing other explosive movements. When lifting or squatting, the firm heel keeps you grounded on a stable platform, with the 8mm heel-to-toe drop maintaining your center of gravity for a versatile mechanical advantage.

  • 3Outsole - Triple Compound Rubber

    A high-traction rubber in the forefoot increases grip in any environment; the shoe’s midfoot rubber is formulated from a rock climbing compound for the best abrasion resistance and long term durability (ideal for rope climbs); and the heel rubber is extra dense and tough, designed not to wear down after miles of running or rucking.

GORUCK Ballistic Trainers is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe I bought these shoes in black n’ gum and the fit and comfort was the best so I purchased another pair in grey. Great to push through in a workout, skipping, running, lifting all done with super comfort and support.
Date published: 2021-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this shoe!!! As an avid crossfit sho owner I have tried most popular brands. Nike Metcon 2's were my favourite till I tried this. I liked the look of the shoe so took a gamble which paid off. They are stable for lifting, comfortable for running short distance and I can do all I need to in a WoD. I
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shoes Fit and support is amazing. I love these shoes and everything GoRuck makes. I would take these over Nanos anyday. Lifts feel great and I also enjoy running with these shoes. Super durable but when they do wear out I will happily purchase another pair.
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best shoes in the market right now I bought these shoes a month ago and then we told you these are the best shoes I have worn they're really comfortable and they're wide.. They're running a little big so if you are a 11 get 10.5 .. but I will definitely recommend this and I will be getting another pair on different color
Date published: 2021-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shoes! Love the look, love the fit. All around great shoe. Nice arch compared to my other crossfit shoes.
Date published: 2021-02-04
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