Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review

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For the first time ever, Nike has released a FlyEase version of the Metcon training shoe.

This is our review of the Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
Nike has released a FlyEase version of their Nike Metcon 6 training shoe. What does it bring to the CrossFit WOD? That’s what we’ll discover here…

We’ll cut right to the chase – this is the Nike Metcon 6 with one big change – it has a collapsible heel that makes for “step-in entry”. This is Nike’s FlyEase technology.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase - Step-in collapsible heel
Here’s a closeup of the heel. The FlyEase version is very different from the regular Metcon 6. The heel is collapsible, but springs back into place once you slide your foot in.

Nike FlyEase makes it easy to put your shoes on, and take them off – and it’s great for all athletes, including adaptive athletes.

There are laces, but you only have to tie them once.

Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at (these are all available now:)

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase (Black/White/Light Solar Flare Heather) Nike brings FlyEase to the Metcon shoe line for the first time ever. This is the colorway you see in most of the photos in this article.

Does the FlyEase version of the shoe stand up to the regular edition? Let’s find out…

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel

Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel:

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – Overview

We’ve already done an in-depth review of the Nike Metcon 6, but we’ll recap the highlights here.

The FlyEase version of the shoe uses the same breathable upper as the regular edition.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Breathable Upper
The FlyEase version of the shoe uses the same super-breathable upper as the regular edition.

The perforations in the upper are so large, you can see the red/orange midsole shining through.

Nike Metcon6 FlyEase - Upper View
You can see the red/orange midsole through the large perforations in the upper.

The shoe also has the mega-sized rope wrap – which makes this shoe great for climbing ropes.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase - Rope Wrap
The tough rubber outsole wraps up around the midfoot of the shoe – on both sides. This is the the rope wrap, and it protects the shoe from friction with a rope when climbing.

Here’s that collapsible heel.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase - Collapsible Heel
The large grey piece is labeled "step". You can step on that with one foot, then slide your other foot into the shoe. It will pop back up into place afterwards.

Is this different than the regular Nike Metcon 6? Yes, by quite a bit.

Nike Metcon 6 Versus FlyEase
The conventional heel on the Nike Metcon 6 has a firm heel cup inside. The FlyEase does not – it can’t – how would it collapse?

The Nike Metcon 6 has a regular heel with a firm heel cup in side. This provides great support when lifting heavy weights.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review - Step
The FlyEase version of the shoe feels a bit loose in the heel. It doesn’t fit as tightly.

The FlyEase version of the shoe feels loose in the heel. I think that’s the trade-off for having that collapsible heel for step-in entry.

Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
Other than the heel, the FlyEase version is just like the regular edition shoe.

Like the regular edition, there’s a removable drop-in midsole.

It is made from two different pieces of foam – more cushioned up front, firmer in the heel.

Drop-in midsole from Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
The drop-in midsole is the same as the regular Nike Metcon 6.

It also comes with Hyperlifts – these firm little wedges can be placed in the shoe (under the midsole) to add 8mm of heel to toe drop.

Hyperlifts with Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
The FlyEase also comes with Hyperlifts.

Hyperlift adds heel to toe drop
With the Hyperlift in, you’ll get a total of 12 mm of heel to toe drop in this shoe – great for pistols, squats, thrusters, and more.

The FlyEase shoe is heavier than the regular Metcon 6.

A Men’s Size 11.5 in the regular edition is 14.0 ounces, while the FlyEase (same size) is 14.7 ounces.

The extra weight is that large TPU frame that you use to depress the collapsible heel.

Nike Metcon 6 Versus FlyEase Weight
The Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase is heavier than the regular edition (14.0 ounces versus 14.7 ounces in a Men’s Size 11.5)

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – Fit and Feel

Compared to the regular edition of the shoe, the heel in the FlyEase doesn’t fit as tightly.

It feels quite loose.

That might be the tradeoff for the easy, step-in entry.

Other than that, it feels like the Nike Metcon 6.

Just remember that this shoe doesn’t have the firm heel cup either.

It might feel a little less supportive under heavy weights.

Nike Metco 6 FlyEase
Overall, it feels like a Metcon 6 – but loose in the heel.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – In Summary

The heel of the Metcon 6 FlyEase collapses when you step in, then rebounds back into place to secure the fit.

You don’t need to tie (or untie) the laces, and it’s quite quick and easy to put the shoes on (or take them off) – without using your hands.

But they do feel a bit loose in the heel – so consider whether you need the FlyEase technology or whether you’d prefer a more secure fit and feel.

At the end of the day, this is a Nike Metcon 6 – and it’s an excellent training shoe. We pronounced the Nike Metcon 6 to be the winner of our Best CrossFit Shoe for 2020 competition.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
It’s definitely quick and easy to put this shoe on, or take it off – without using your hands.

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Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase side by side with a regular edition Nike Metcon 6

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Side by Side - Nike Metcon 6 and FlyEase
Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase vs Nike Metcon 6

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