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 deep – and that means maximum flexibility everywhere in this shoe.
Combine that with a nice wide fit and feel – check out the width of that toexbox!
Your foot needs to splay out like it would do in a barefoot situation – and the Nike Free x Metcon 2 doesn’t inhibit that natural tendency.
You can also see the durable TPU strap near the mid-foot.
It is integrated with the laces so that when you tighten them up – the whole fit and feel of the shoe is locked in.
And let me tell you – these are VERY comfortable shoes.
It should be noted they tend to be a little on the noisy side though.
The drop-in insole tends to rub on the midsole and make sound.
But these aren’t shoes made for sitting around in a quiet library – these are meant for use in the CrossFit box, in the gym, or at the running track.
So a little noise isn’t a problem – if we get the performance we need.
- Lightweight construction is flexible and breathable.
- Inner sleeve creates a snug, sock-like fit.
- Durable strap integrates with the laces to wrap your heel and midfoot for support.
- Rubber wraps up the sides of the midfoot for extra grip during rope climbs.
- Foam sole with deep grooves flexes and expands for cushioning and natural movement.
- Rubber tread in high-wear areas gives you durable traction.
- Shown: Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple
- Style: CD8526-446