UA Meridian Workout Leggings for Women
Workout Leggings

Under Armour Launches New Workout Leggings – UA Meridian

Let’s look at the new UA Meridian Leggings. What’s the feature women want most in their workout leggings? Softness. That’s just one of the findings that Under Armour investigated while creating their new line of workout leggings – UA Meridian. These are hot – get them now at Under Armour.com (We are an affiliate): These are the bottoms that make working out feel good. For active women, leggings are a closet staple in their wardrobe. But, you’ll find there are different types of leggings – for different situations. So-called “chill leggings” are meant strictly for around the house wear. They are super comfortable – but not for the active woman. In contrast “yoga leggings” have forgiving stretch that will hold up to any yoga move. And for CrossFit style workouts (functional fitness) you need “high-intensity leggings” – that can stay put in the right place while you move around. But what if there were one versatile bottom that could support a woman through all these movements? So, while soft, comfy bottoms are a woman’s #1 choice – they are often [Read more …]

Reebok Nano 9 CrossFit Shoe - The Beast
CrossFit Shoes

New Reebok Nano 9 Style – The Beast

Reebok is launching a nice new color combo of the excellent CrossFit shoe: the Reebok Nano 9 Beast. It looks great – and you can see they’ve slightly tweaked the visual style from the previously released shoes. What makes it “beastly”? We hope to know more soon, but for now you’ll have to be content with hearing about the basic features of this great CrossFit shoe. When will the “Beast” be available? We’ll let you know as soon as we can. We expect it soon.

UA Infinity Bra - Sports Bra for the Gym
Workout Apparel

Under Armour Launches Innovative New Sports Bra – The Infinity Bra

21cm – that’s a lot. And that is how much the female breast can potentially move during exercise. And here’s an even more shocking fact – did you know that wearing the wrong sports bra during exercise can cause permanent damage? Under Armour is tackling these issues head on by changing the sports bra game with a new innovation. The new Infinity Bra from UA will address both of those issues and function to support women’s unique bodies and needs. How did Under Armour develop this phenomenal new piece of workout gear? They combined the insights from their and applied science and testing team with those from a breast health expert to evolve the sports bra. Breast health expert Dr. Joanna Scurr from the University of Portsmouth helped with the design and test. The UA Infinity Bra is destined to be a perfectly fitting bra – designed for women’s bodies. It’s a new approach, done in a new way. Historically, sports bras are created by utilizing two perfect breast shaped cups from a flat piece of padding. Instead, The UA [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon in Light Blue
CrossFit Shoes

Nike React Metcon – New Color Combo for Men 2020 – Light Blue

Nike’s React Metcon shoe is the first Metcon shoe to incorporate their proprietary React foam cushioning system. Why? For high-impact comfort AND stability. The Nike React Metcon takes a lot of inspiration from the Nike Metcon 5. You’ll notice the outsole and rope wrap are identical. And this means you get the stability and traction from the training original. Buy you also get Nike’s most comfortable cushioning – React foam. With this, you can tackle any high-impact (box jumps, sprints, jump rope, etc.) and lifting workouts with a light, breathable upper and durable grip to keep you going. Here’s the outsole. See the similarities? Where’s the React foam? It’s on the inside, in the midsole. You’ll notice from the top view that this shoe takes the same basic shape as the Metcon 5. The upper is made from FlyKnit – which is Nike’s knit yarn-like material. Just be aware that it is a double layer FlyKnit -so it is not quite as lightweight as the running shoes that use FlyKnit. Where are the laces? This shoe doesn’t use traditional laces. [Read more …]

Nike Free X Metcon 2 - Men's Cross Training Shoe in University Red/Black/White/Team Red
CrossFit Shoes

New Nike Free X Metcon 2 Colorway for Men – University Red/Black/White/Team Red

Here’s a great new option for those that like to run with their WOD: the Nike Free X Metcon 2 in University Red/Black/White/Team Red. Nike just dropped this new color combo on us. And it looks GOOD. Not only that, the Nike Free X Metcon 2 is one of the best shoes in the Metcon line. Why? This shoe will take you from a short run to your gym workout – and back again. The mesh lightweight and stretchy upper offers great breathability and comfort. But it is a Metcon shoe – so it is durable and responsive as well – letting you reach all your fitness goals. Let’s take a closeup look at the mesh uppper. The fabric is extra durable in high-wear areas. There’s a midfoot cage (made from TPU) that will lock your foot in place without restricting movement. As you can see it is integrated with the laces. The super-tough outsole rubber wraps up the sides to help resist abrasion during rope climbs. (Nike tends to call that the “Rope Wrap”.) Best of all, it has [Read more …]

Nike Free x Metcon 2 Womens Trainer - Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple
CrossFit Shoes

New Nike Free x Metcon 2 Colorway for Women – Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple

Let’s celebrate the launch of a new color combo of the Nike Free x Metcon 2 in Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple. This is a women’s variation of this great cross trainer. Why do we love the Free x Metcon 2? That’s what we’ll talk about here – while we show you the great looks of this new shoe. The Nike Free x Metcon 2 is good for boot camps and strength training. Why is that? It’s a crossover between the Metcon line and the Free running line from Nike. You get a great midsole and outsole for running. The “Free” line is meant to better replicate the bare foot running experience. And it does that by providing a lightweight, cushioned sole – but not with too much cushion – as your bare foot running isn’t like running on a pillow! Here’s the “outsole” – or more simply – the sole. See those hexagonal (6-sided) foam blocks? Those mean that the sole can flex along it’s width AND length. Just like your foot will do while running. Secondly the “siping” is [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon AMP Womens - Black-Fire Pink-Green Strike-Blue Fury
CrossFit Shoes

Nike React Metcon AMP Colorway – New Women’s CrossFit Shoe for 2020

Nike recently release the Nike React Metcon – this shoe takes all the great WOD features of the Metcon 5 and combines them with a FlyKnit upper, quick close lacing system, and Nike’s React foam in the midsole. And now they have launched an AMP colorway. What’s the AMP line? Well, it’s a little more expensive, but you get some wild, out-there designs and patterns. And these will even glow in the dark. Let’s have a look. The Nike React Metcon AMP has all the same stability and traction from the Metcon 5. But the real improvement here is the React foam – this is Nike’s most comfortable cushioning. It is soft and springy and provides reactive energy return With FlyKnit providing a breathable upper, this is a winning combination for CrossFit enthusiasts or anyone else into functional fitness training. Here’s another cool feature – this shoe has a glow-in-the-dark rubber sole! Just like the Nike Metcon 5 – the outsole climbs up the side of the shoe for durability and extra grip during rope climbs (aka the “rope wrap”.) [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 5 AMP - Black/Green Strike/Blue Fury/Fire Pink
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 5 AMP – Black/Green Strike/Blue Fury/Fire Pink

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 launched a new colorway of the Nike Metcon 5 for 2020 : Black/Green Strike/Blue Fury/Fire Pink This is a radical looking CrossFit training shoe. But it has all the features you expect in the Metcon 5. The Metcon 5 is built for strengh (weightlifting) and speed. Like all the Metcon 5 line, the AMP edition gives you stability for heavy lifting thanks to it’s stiff heel and midsole. But there’s still traction for sprints, jumps, rope climbs, and more during high-intensity training. The mesh upper breathability and durability (Thanks to the 3D Haptic Print.) The Metcon 5 is “your secret weapon in the gym”. It’s not just an agile CrossFit training shoe for functional fitness – it has strategic stability too. The heel is low, flat, and wide. Want more heel to toe drop (or “offset”)? Simply drop in the removable Hyperlift insert. That will give you 8mm (men’s – [Read more …]

KOBE V Protro Chaos Colorway Basketball Shoe
Basketball Shoes

KOBE V Protro Basketball Shoe from Nike Releases Jan 3rd

The KOBE V is a low-top performance basketball shoe from Nike. To ensure you look good on the court these are known for the memorable colorways. And since their debut in 2009, they have consistently matched all the flash (and substance) of their namesake: Kobe Bryant. The KOBE V is now available, and is in Protro form. What’s Protro? It’s a term that Kobe came up with himself – it means Performance + Retro = Protro. So now you know. Here’s how the various outsole and midsole features are constructed. Here’s an up close look at the tech in these great basketball shoes.