Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side by Side
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review

Finally! The long delayed Nike Metcon 6 is now available. We were able to acquire a pair prior to the global launch – and this is our in-depth, hands-on review. Let’s look at this brand new CrossFit training shoe for 2020. Here it is, the Nike Metcon 6 (NOTE: These are affiliate links) Let’s review this shoe. Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video review of the Nike Metcon 6 from our YouTube channel: The video includes on foot, detailed tour of the features, and a side by side comparison with the Nike Metcon 5 from last year. We continue to be very impressed by the Nike Metcon 6. It was the winner in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020 review. Nike Metcon 6 – Sizing How about sizing? This shoe feels cramped up in the toe box area – like the Nike Metcon 5 did. Therefore, my preliminary assessment is that you should probably order 1/2 size up from your normal Nike shoe size. The length [Read more …]

Darn Tough Micro Crew Midweight With Cushion Sock 1466 with MACV-1 Black
Rucking

Best Rucking Socks

Best rucking sock? That’s what we aim to find out. We’re out in the field , ruck marching relentlessly to find the best rucking sock. Check back in a few weeks and we’ll have test results. Here’s some of the styles were going to look at: On to the socks! Best Rucking Socks – Overview What do we need in the best rucking sock? That’s what we’ll discuss here. (Stand by for details!) Our field test will reveal what the key features are. MudGear – Ruck Sock We put these through some real mud – and they lived up to their name. This was an 18 mile ruck march through swampy trails that varied from dry to calf deep water – and lots of mud, of course. Darn Tough – Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Review How do these do when wet? I had these on for a 10 mile/30 lb ruck march after a stormy, rainy day. A few places on the trail, I had to go full immersion. While having wet socks isn’t fun – there were really no [Read more …]

GORUCK Women's Tough Leggings - finally workout tights tough enough for rucking - or CrossFit
Workout Leggings

GORUCK Women’s Tough Leggings Review

GORUCK is now making a super-tough workout tights for women – the Women’s Tough Leggings is now available. Can’t find tough leggings for your workout? These should work – we’ll explain. GORUCK is the rucking company – and their GORUCK challenge events are some of the toughest workouts around. Low crawls, bear crawls, squats, and general PT – none of these will be a problem in these soft, but tough workout leggings for women. Here’s the styles available now (in sizes 2-16): Let’s take a closer look. Women’s Tough Leggings – Overview First of all – these are workout leggings – so you expect they’ll be soft. But, GORUCK also claims these are tough – and that they won’t rip, tear, or fail. How do they do it? The secret is in the fabric. Their ToughFlex fabric is not just soft – but it is lightweight, dries fast, and feels very comfortable. What’s it made of? 70% Nylon and 30% Spandex is the mix. The nylon makes them tough – but that spandex content is very high. That is what [Read more …]

GORUCK Simple Shorts in Navy
Workout Shorts

GORUCK Simple Shorts Review

Here’s our GORUCK Simple Shorts review. What are Simple Shorts? They look like regular formal shorts (with pockets and belt loops) – but they are actually a very different sort of apparel. Simple Shorts are lightweight, comfortable, tough, and made for physical activity. These are shorts are meant for physical fitness – like a GORUCK challenge event – or just about anything else. By the way, if you don’t know what “rucking” is, it’s simply walking or hiking with a loaded backpack – it’s a great workout and the loaded rucksack brings your upper body into play. But given that these are cut like formal shorts (and therefore have pockets and belt loops) means these are very versatile shorts you can wear in many different situations. (As compared to athletic shorts – which aren’t appropriate in most places outside of the gym). 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 custom pictures of shorts. [Read more …]

UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoes - Women's
CrossFit Shoes

UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoe Review

Let’s take a look at UA’s newest trainer, the UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoe. I’m a big fan of the Under Armour’s CrossFit shoe – the UA TriBase Reign 2. When I heard that UA was releasing a shoe that combined the stable “TriBase” with their HOVR foam – I just had to check it out. Here’s some of the styles that are available now (Note: We are an Under Armour affiliate) Let’s check it out. UA HOVR Apex 2 Training Shoe – Overview What’s special about this shoe? First, it uses UA’s HOVR technology to provide what they describe as a “zero gravity feel”. HOVR is soft foam that gives energy return – when you compress it, it returns to form in a crisp fashion. (It’s quite similar to Nike’s React foam, by the way). So, it gives some energy back, but it also helps eliminate impact – because it is cushioning after all. For a cross training shoe you need some cushion – but not too much. How does UA find the right balance of cushion and [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Froning - Special Edition Training Shoe for CrossFit
CrossFit Shoes

Nano X Froning Training Shoes Review

The new special edition of Reebok’s CrossFit shoe – the Nano X Froning men’s training shoe is now available. This shoe joins the Nike Metcon 5 Mat Fraser edition as being a shoe specifically associated with a high-performing CrossFit athlete. This shoe has all the great features of the Nano X but it definitely has a crisp look to it. Here’s some of the places you can get the shoe (Note: We are an affiliate of these sellers) Nano X Froning – Video Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? Here’s a hands-on look at the the Reebok Nano X Froning – and a side-by-side comparison to a regular Nano X! The Nano X is an excellent cross training shoe – it was the runner-up in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020 review. Nano X Froning Training Shoe – Overview Who is Rich Froning Jr.? He is known as The Fittest Man in History – thanks to his many CrossFit games wins (and when he finished with individual competition his team Mayhem continues to crush competitions). These shoes [Read more …]