Nike Free Metcon 3 - New Cross Trainer for CrossFit in 2020
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Free Metcon 3 Review – New Training Shoe

Nike’s new Nike Free Metcon 3 blends the “Free” running shoe line with the “Metcon” training shoe line to create something unique. And it is available now. This is the successor to the excellent Nike Free x Metcon 2. It is a fairly radical reboot – while staying true to the Free and Metcon features, of course. Read our full review to find out if it is the best CrossFit training shoe for you. (Spoiler alert: This shoe is our top pick for a WOD running shoe – see our review of the Best CrossFit Shoes for 2021 for details.) Get it at Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Enough talk, let’s take a look. Nike Free Metcon 3 Shoe Review YouTube Want to see this shoe up close? Here’s our first look video from our YouTube channel: And here’s our long term follow-up. Nike Free Metcon 3 Shoe Review – Sizing Let’s get started with sizing, fit, and feel. This shoe runs true to size. I wear a Men’s Size 11 in the majority of athletic shoes I [Read more …]

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 - New Trail Running Shoe for 2020
Running Shoes

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 – Trail Running Shoe Review

Earlier in March, Nike released the 6th generation of their trail running shoe – the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6. This is a serious trail running shoe – and one meant for rocky pathways. We’ll take an up-close look and review all the special features of this great trail runner shoe. You can get this shoe from Road Runner Sports (We are an affiliate): Let’s take a look. Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 Hands On Review on YouTube We featured this shoe as part of our Nike Trail Shoe Shootout 2020: Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 Trail Running Shoe First of all, this is a trail running shoe. It’s specialized for off-pavement running (or walking) on rough terrain. Trail running shoes normally have deep, boot-like lugs on the outsole – for maximum traction. You can see the Terra Kiger 6 has an aggressive tread pattern with deep lugs – as you’d expect. This shoe is interesting because there is a rubber pod incorporated in the center (at the midfoot) for wet traction. You can see that it [Read more …]

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit - New Running Shoe for 2020
Running Shoes

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit – New Running Shoe Review

Interested in this shoe? Nike just released the 2nd version – check out the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2. Are you a fan of Nike’s React foam? If so, you may want to check out the new Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit – the newest running shoe from Nike that uses React foam. Nike claims this shoe can reduce the occurrence of running related injuries. I don’t have a practical way to validate that claim, but I can tell you this is a very comfortable, highly cushioned running shoe. Let’s dive in and take a close look. You can get this shoe from Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Let’s look at what makes these running shoes unique. Nike React Foam Cushioning Let’s start with Nike’s React foam – because there is a lot of it. Why does Nike purport this shoe to be great for avoiding injuries? The use of React is a big part of it (but there’s more reasons.) React foam provides outstanding softness and cushion. But, it also provides energy and rebound with every [Read more …]

GORUCK MACV-1 Black Leather Generation 2 Boot

GORUCK MACV-1 Generation 2 Rucking Boot (Black Leather) Review

GORUCK has released the Generation 2 version of their lightweight jungle rucking boot – the MACV-1. Here’s this brand new boot – 6″ high in black leather. This is a great boot – it is not a hard-core all-terrain boot, but rather a more well rounded, comfortable boot. And it is meant to go the distance. We’ll review all the special features of this boot in this review. Let’s take an up-close look. GORUCK MACV-1 Video Review from our YouTube Channel Here’s the Black Leather version: Want to see these bad-boys in action? Check out this video of the Coyote Brown: This video focuses more on the GORUCK Rucker, but it’ll give you an idea of how we test this gear: MACV-1 Generation 2 – What’s New? We mentioned this is the 2nd generation of the MACV-1 boot, so let’s talk about what is new and improved first. Perhaps the biggest improvement is the new all-terrain outsole. GORUCK took feedback from the wearers of the original boot and made a more aggressive lug pattern on this version. Here’s one thing [Read more …]

Quarter view of Nike React Infiinity Run Flyknit in True White/White/Pure Platinum/Photo Blue
Running Shoes

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit First Look – True White/White/Pure Platinum/Photo Blue

Here’s the new Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit running shoe in the True White/White/Pure Platinum/Photo Blue colorway. What’s the big draw about this shoe? Nike claims it can reduce the occurrence of injuries: “In testing, the Nike React Infinity Run reduced injuries by 52% compared to the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22. The Nike React Infinity Run reduced running injuries by 52% compared to the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 in a study of 226 men and women during a 12 week run training program (injury = missing 3 or more consecutive runs due to running related pain). Our study found that 30.3% of Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 runners experienced an injury but only 14.5% of Nike React Infinity Run runners experienced an injury.” Where can you get it? Road Runner Sports: How does it reduce injuries? Foam – lots and lots of foam – but specifically this is Nike’s React cushioning foam. This newest version of the shoe also has an improved FlyKnit upper and provides a secure and cushioned feel. Officially, this version of the shoe is [Read more …]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail - Trail Running Shoe with Zoom Air and more , from Nike
Running Shoes

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail Running Shoe – Quick Look

Let’s take a quick look at an excellent trail running shoe – the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail. It’s available in a fresh new colorway: Aura/Light Armory Blue/Mint Foam/Blackened Blue. That’s a mouthful, but the important point – it looks good. It is officially known as Style AR5677-401, by the way. Where can you get it? Road Runner Sports: This is a trail running shoe – and that means it’s meant for off-pavement running. Trade the pavement for the path with the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail. What’s good about this shoe? How about a perforated mesh upper for maximum ventilation? There’s also double “Zoom Air” units underfoot for cushioning of your stride. (Read on to find out more about Zoom Air…) And it’s a trail runner shoe – so the opposing lugs on the outsole (or sole) give you optimum traction. And that all works when running uphill too. The upper is made from synthetic material and lets your foot breathe. There are 2 Zoom Air units (one in the heel and one in the forefoot) to [Read more …]

UA Curry 7 PE (Player Exclusive) for Pi Day
Basketball Shoes

Under Armour Releases Off-Court Curry 7 PE for Stephen Curry’s Birthday on Pi Day

Saturday, March 14th is Steph Curry’s birthday -and to celebrate UA is launching a new colorway of his signature shoe – the Curry 7. By the way, that’s “Pi Day” because the digits are 3/14 (3.14..) Here’s the special off-court Curry 7 Player Exclusive (PE), known as the Curry 7 Pi Day PE. It’s more mundane looking than the other colorways – but that is what Stephen wanted. This is an “off-court” shoe – not meant for play. It has a full knit collar and it is a clean, understated design that looks good anywhere. The Curry 7 Pi Day PE is a clean and fun design. It has a sleek all-knit black upper with no shoe laces. The white heel features UA’s HOVR technology (energy return foam cushion) and Micro G cushioning as well. And, it’s a Pi Day shoe – so the first 30 digits of Pi (3.14159265358979323846264338327) are on the heel tab. This is a limited-edition shoe, and it will release worldwide on March 14th for $140 USD. Get it at – and other retailers.

GORUCK Simple Pants for Men

GORUCK Simple Pants Review

Here’s our review of GORUCK Simple Pants. What are Simple Pants? They look like jeans – but they are actually a very different sort of apparel. Simple Pants are lightweight, comfortable, tough and made for activity. These are pants meant for physical activity – like a GORUCK challenge event – or just about anything else. But given that they are cut like jeans (and have pockets and belt loops) mean these are very versatile pants you can wear in a lot of different situations. We’re going to tell you more in depth, here’s the styles available now from GORUCK: We’re going to use a lot of GORUCK supplied photos here – because it is hard to take good pictures of pants. I’ll upload custom photos soon. Before we move on, let’s say a quick few words about rucking as physical exercise. GORUCK Simple Pants – Pants for Rucking GORUCK is the rucking company. What’s rucking? It’s hiking with a loaded backpack – aka a rucksack in military parlance. Ruck marches are the foundation of physical conditioning in the US armed [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 5 AMP WETEST with fade away upper
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 5 AMP WETEST Fade Away Upper Shoe Review

Now that the Nike Metcon 6 is out – the Metcon 5 is getting hard to find – but Rogue Fitness still has the Metcon 5 for sale. Nike has just released an exciting new version of the Nike Metcon 5 cross training shoe – one of the best trainers for CrossFit of 2020. Here’s the brand new Nike Metcon 5 AMP with a Fade Away Upper (Also called the Nike Metcon 5 AMP WETEST (We Test.) What’s a Fade Away Upper? It’s easiest if we show you… Ok, so that’s pretty cool. The Fade Away Upper reveals underlying colors as you train over time. Nike has an unsurpassed sense of style when it comes to good looking training shoes. By the way, the official name of this is “Black/Laser Crimson/Oracle Aqua/Black” and style number CD3395-006. Let’s take a closer look. Fade Away Upper in the Nike Metcon 5 AMP In a nutshell, here’s what “Fade Away” will do. As you train from day to day, the shoe’s upper will gradually peel back its top layer, revealing the bold new [Read more …]

Nike Wildhorse 6 and Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 - Trail running shoes new for 2020
Running Shoes

Nike Trail Running for 2020 – Nike Wildhorse and Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger

This week Nike is launching updates for two of it’s signature trailing running shoes: the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger, and the Nike Wildhorse. These fresh new updates are just the start – look for more updates to the Nike Trail Running line throughout 2020. This is the 6th version of each shoe. That means these are fine-tuning updates – because you don’t mess with success. Where can you get these? Roadrunner Sports has them : Both represent alterations that focus in on serious trail running performance. After all, a trail run is a lot different than your standard road run – or run of the mill track workout. The Wildhorse now includes Nike’s React foam – this amazing foam cushion system brings more comfort and stability underfoot – and returns energy to you with every footstep. The Kiger’s improvements focus on keeping mud, muck, and water out – with a stylish new upper. Photo Credits Product photos on this page are property of Nike, Inc. This website is not affiliated or associated with CrossFit, Inc. CrossFit is a registered [Read more …]