GORUCK Ballistic Trainer Shoe Review - Stacked
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GORUCK Ballistic Trainer Review

GORUCK’s Black Friday sale is live! Check out their deals on rucksacks, apparel, boots, and more! GORUCK just launched their newest training shoe: the GORUCK Ballistic Trainer. GORUCK makes serious, well thought out, and high quality training gear. They are looking to shake up the functional fitness/CrossFit WOD training shoe space with this new shoe. How well does it work? That’s what we aim to find out. We’ve got our review pair – and testing is underway. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: GORUCK Ballistic Trainer – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Check back in a few weeks, and we’ll have the results of our side by side testing. GORUCK Ballistic Trainer – Overview This is GORUCK’s first attempt to create a functional fitness (aka CrossFit) style training shoe. How about some stats right up front? Upper MaterialsKnit mesh (forefoot) / Ballistic Nylon (Midfoot and heel) Weight15.0 ounces (Men’s Size 11) Drop8 mm CushioningMinimal SizingTrue to size. Toebox is wide [Read more …]

Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge Quarter View
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Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge First Look

Let’s take a look at the new Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge – Nike’s newest addition to the SuperRep line of shoes. This is a shoe meant for indoor training – classes, the Concept 2 indoor rower, weight training – and more. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge – Overview This shoe features the responsive cushioning of Nike’s ZoomX foam. It also features the arc containment system on the side to give you plenty of lateral support. Nike describes this shoe as being great for the the treadmill – ZoomX gives you energy back with every foot step, no matter if you are doing a light jog, or an all-out sprint. Rowing? It’s an excellent workout. This shoe features a rower clip at the heel to make it easy to transition to and from a rowing machine – like the Concept 2 indoor rower. The upper can take the strain too – there is a mesh across the top of the forefoot to hold up against foot straps. This shoe is good [Read more …]

Reebok Wonder Woman Nano Training Shoe - New Colorway
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Reebok Wonder Woman Nano Training Shoes First Look

Reebok is releasing a Wonder Woman Nano Training Shoe – this unique colorway pays homage to the ultimate female super hero. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Reebok Nano X – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? While we wait for the Unknown to drop, check out this video from our YouTube channel: We have high expectations for this shoe. The Reebok Nano X was a runner-up in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020 review. Reebok Wonder Woman Nano Training Shoe – Overview Reebok Wonder Woman Nano Training Shoe – In Summary The Wonder Woman Nano Training Shoe is a bold new style of the Nano X – the 10th version of Reebok’s CrossFit WOD shoe. It’s got a bold, unique look, but underneath it’s the same high performance Nano training shoe you’d expect. Photo Credits Some product photos on this page are property of Reebok. This website is not affiliated or associated with CrossFit, Inc. CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc. Affiliate Disclaimer We are an [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Unknown Shoe Review - Front Quarter 2
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Reebok Nano X Unknown Shoe Review

The Reebok Nano X Unknown is here. This is a lighter-weight, mid-cut version of Reebok’s CrossFit training shoe – the Nano X. Out review pair is here – and we like it! Let’s take a look at this shoe. Reebok says this is a mid-cut shoe for training. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Reebok Nano X Unknown – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Here’s our first hands-on look at the unknown, from our YouTube channel: By the way, we have high expectations for this shoe. The Reebok Nano X was a runner-up in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020 review. Reebok Nano X Unknown – Overview Let’s take a look… Mid-cut means not quite high top. For comparison’s sake, here they are side by side with the NOBULL High Top Trainer – a shoe we tested recently. The shoe is mid-cut, but surprisingly light-weight at the same time. How do they do this? The upper is thin – very, very thin – all over. It’s see through [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 7 - What I'd Like To See Concept Release Date
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Nike Metcon 7 – What I’d Like To See

What would you like to see Nike improve or change in the Nike Metcon 7? I’ve got some ideas – and that’s what we’re going to discuss in this article. First of all, let me say that we are probably 10-11 months from the next version of the Nike Metcon shoe, as I write this. I don’t have any knowledge of the Nike Metcon 7 Release Date – or even that there will be a Nike Metcon 7. But, I’m guessing there will be, as there has been an annual product launch every year since 2015 or so. The Nike Metcon shoe gets better and better every release – and in fact, I’ve declared the Nike Metcon 6 to be the best CrossFit shoe for 2020. While we wait for the next round of improvements, check out some of the latest styles: What the Nike Metcon 7 Ought To Be Here, in no particular order are my ideas. Some of these are new ideas, but many are just iterations or evolutions of what I’ve seen on these shoes – or [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 AMP Review
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Nike Metcon 6 AMP Review

The first AMP colorway of the excellent Nike Metcon 6 is now available: the Nike Metcon 6 AMP is a bold colorway option for those that want to stand out. (And proudly proclaim “I am not a robot”?) What’s the difference between the regular Nike Metcon 6 and Nike Metcon 6 AMP? The AMP versions of the shoe offer bold style options that stand out. Otherwise, it’s the same excellent cross training shoe you expect. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at (including the regular editions:) Nike Metcon 6 AMP – Video Review on our YouTube Channel The Nike Metcon 6 AMP is a bold colorway option, but under the covers, it is still a Nike Metcon 6. Want to know more about this great cross training shoe? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: By the way, we declared the Nike Metcon 6 to be the best CrossFit shoe for 2020. Nike Metcon 6 AMP – Overview Let’s take a look at this special looking shoe. There’s both a Men’s and Women’s option – [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 4 AMP - Quarter View
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Nike Romaleos 4 AMP Weightlifting Shoe

Nike has launched the first ever AMP version of the Nike Romaleos 4 Olympic weightlifting shoe. What’s an AMP shoe? It’s a bold styling option – these are very unique colorways that are usually made in somewhat limited numbers. Beyond the bold design statement, the shoe looks and acts like a regular Nike Romaleos 4. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Romaleos 4 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: (NOTE: The Romaleos 4 AMP is identical to the regular Romaleos 4 shoe from a performance and features standpoint.) Nike Romaleos 4 AMP – Overview Let’s take a tour of what makes the AMP shoe special. We’ll explain the features of the shoe as we go. Nike Romaleos 4 Regular Versus AMP As we’ve mentioned, there’s no performance difference between the two shoes. The AMP colorway is just a bold style. Great for those that want to stand out from the crowd – and declare “I am not a robot.” [Read more …]

NOBULL Trainer Review - SuperFabric and Canvas
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NOBULL Trainer Review

Let’s review the NOBULL Trainer shoe – it’s a cross training shoe that is great for the CrossFit WOD. The NOBULL Trainer is available in a low, mid, and high top version. All of these models are very similar, so we are going to concentrate on the low here – because it’ll be the most popular. It’s also the lightest of the trio. Here’s some of the styles (and alternatives) we are going to look at: NOBULL Trainer Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: (This covers the NOBULL High Top Trainer – with a Low Top video coming soon!) NOBULL Trainer Review – Overview Let’s dive right in – by talking about the SuperFabric upper. SuperFabric is super-tough and abrasion resistant. There’s a mesh base layer, but on top there are all these little “guard plates” – these are very durable. You can see how densely the guard plates are distributed on this closeup of the upper. This is the toughest upper on any [Read more …]

GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt (Brown)
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GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt Review

GORUCK’s Black Friday sale is live! Check out their deals on rucksacks, apparel, boots, and more! Let’s take an in-depth look at the GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt. Why are we reviewing this belt? It’s a nice belt, but expensive. So you probably want to take a careful look at it before you buy. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt – Overview The GORUCK Spearhead Web Belt is a Grip6 belt. It provides a minimalist look with extreme durability. Ever had a belt break? Yep – it happens. And the more complicated the belt, the more likely it’s going to fail when you need it. It’s a web belt, so it is low profile. Itlies down flat and won’t protrude out from the pants or dig into your skin. This uses the Grip6 patented no-slip locking mechanism to keep the belt in place all day long. (NOTE: The belt does tend to slide around a bit, at least in our testing – meaning you’ll notice after a while the buckle is off [Read more …]

NOBULL High Top Trainer in Wild Storm color combo
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NOBULL High Top Trainer Review

Here’s our review of the NOBULL High Top Trainer shoe, from NOBULL. This is the new Wild Storm colorway – looks good – doesn’t it? But is this a good CrossFit or functional fitness style training shoe? That’s what we’ll talk about here in this review. NOBULL High Top Trainer – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: NOBULL High Top Trainer – Sizing These are true to size, but run slightly long and wide. This is an excellent shoe if a normal 11 is a tight fit on you – this will probably work perfect. It has more width up in the toe area as compared to some of the other shoes on the market. I do feel like it is ALMOST slightly too long – there’s a lot of room up in the toe area lengthwise. But, overall I’m pleased with these in my normal size of US Men’s 11. NOBULL High Top Trainer – Overview Let’s review the NOBULL High Top Trainer. First of [Read more …]