If you’re starting a new hobby or you just can’t justify buying sports shoes that cost over $75 then this post has got you covered. We’ll take a look at what makes these shoes still valid options for parkouring even though they are a bit on the cheap side. These are the decisions we need to make in our lives – at times it’s better to save a bit of money for a rainy day.
Top 5 Cheap Parkour Shoes
Feiyue Martial Arts Shoes
These are the number one shoes for parkour if you’re reaaaally short on cash. They are low-profile and have amazing grips – that means you will have a solid balance and improved climbing ability. Grip translates into traction so that means you can do wall-flips easier. These bad boys feature a canvas top so you know they are durable too. Maybe not the best shoes for landing on hard surfaces from up high but hey, at least you can do wall flips. Cool thing about these shoes is that these are also being used in kung-fu training.
NIKE Men’s Revolution 3 Running Shoe
These shoes look like they were built for parkour. They have good grip, are made of breathable materials and have decent cushioning. Pretty much all the boxes are ticked with these shoes. These shoes have also been widely complimented on their comfort, lightness and style. As we know comfort plays a big role in the shoes we wear for extended periods of time.
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KNOW OBSTACLES’s Precision Parkour and Freerunning shoes
Okay, so these bad boys are specifically designed with parkour/freerunning in mind. They have a wide foot base so that you can make your landings hit their mark. Also these shoes have a very durable grip for extended use. Even though these are low-profile minimalist shoes they do feature decent heel support. These are pretty much the perfect shoes for beginners. Pros usually put a bit more money into their shoes but I wouldn’t pass these up even though they are very affordable and packed with goodness.
Take Flight 1.0 Parkour & Training Shoe
For the price range, these shoes are top class. They combine superb traction (grip!) with absolute comfort. This means you can perform well with no fear of undue slipping. All the while feeling very comfortable, at least shoe-wise. And these shoes are pretty popular among traceurs around the world. These shoes also come with a promise of being the best shoe for jumping on rails. Just remember to wear a groin guard just in case!
Merrell Vapor Glove 2 Trail Running Shoe
Let’s just say that Merrell Vapor Glove 2 as a shoe is just the dream. It has that barefoot feeling with ultimate grip action in the sole. It is the ninja-shoe. You can’t really get closer to ground than this. Yet lightweight and snuck as it is there is still one caveat: as a barefoot shoe it really limits your landings capability. But if you’re not going to be doing those crazy high landings then you’re good to go with this shoe. Also good to note is that Merrell is a well-established and well-regarded shoe maker that has been designing and producing minimalist shoes for a loooong time which means that their quality is usually top-notch.
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