On Feb. 1, 2023, fitness apparel company TYR Sport, whose logo you might recognize as the title sponsor of the 2023 TYR Wodapalooza competition, announced the launch of its new CXT-1 Trainers. The new limited edition cross trainers for functional fitness athletes is a collaboration with one of CrossFit’s top elite Individual Men’s athletes, Patrick Vellner.
According to TYR’s press release, Vellner “designed his signature CXT-1 Trainers…ensuring that his personality, work ethic, and relentlessness were captured.” Among the added features, the words “Persist” and “Prevail” sprawl across the left and right heels, respectively.
No matter our goals, the only way to get there is to be stubbornly persistent until the day you check that box.
Check out the latest features of Vellner and TYR’s latest CXT-1 Trainers below:
Pat Vellner’s CXT-1 Trainers
- Engineered Mesh Construction
- Extended Top Toe Guard
- SurgeNRG Foam for a more reactive midsole
- Nine-millimeter Heel-to-Toe Drop
- Stability Platform — for improved rope climb grip and added stability around the heel
- Heel Tab — smoothly slide along wall movements, such as wall handstands
The above tools are part of a design Vellner believes could help him beat two-time reigning Fittest Man on Earth® Justin Medeiros at the 2023 CrossFit Games. Vellner has been one of the top contenders for the CrossFit throne since Mat Fraser retired from competitive CrossFit in 2021, but the crown has eluded him in the two years since.
CrossFit Games Individual Results — Patrick Vellner
In seven appearances as an elite Individual in Vellner’s Games career, he has four podium finishes, including two runner-up results at the 2018 and 2021 Games. Below are all his Individual Games results:
- 2016 CrossFit Games — Third Place
- 2017 CrossFit Games — Third Place
- 2018 CrossFit Games — Second Place
- 2019 CrossFit Games — 16th Place
- 2020 CrossFit Games — Ninth Place
- 2021 CrossFit Games — Second Place
- 2022 CrossFit Games — Third Place
According to TYR Sport CEO Matt DiLorenzo, Vellner is TYR Sport’s “first-ever athlete-inspired training shoe.”
Featured image courtesy of TYR.