Nike Metcon 6 Premium Training Shoe Review

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Let’s review the new Nike Metcon 6 Premium from Nike.

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Here’s the new for 2021 Nike Metcon 6 Premium training shoe. It’s got a travel and luggage theme and includes a bright neon green luggage tag – with the Metcon M of course.

Others call it the most functional training shoe on the market, while others call it the most breathable superior training shoe out there. Nike simply calls it Metcon 6 Premium.

What else is different with the Premium? It’s $10 over the normal edition, but functionally it’s the same.

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Shiny heel – and chromed heel counter on the Nike Metcon 6 Premium. It doesn’t add any performance, but it looks good.

Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at:

Nike Metcon 6 Premium (Metallic Silver/Metallic Silver/Black/Metallic Silver) The Nike Metcon 6 Premium has a travel luggage theme - and thoughtfully includes a luggage tag too.
Metcon 6 AMP (Black/Metallic Pewter/Ice/Metallic Pewter) This is the newest AMP version of the Nike Metcon 6. It looks slick. It's my favorite so far this year (of the AMP shoes.)
Nike Metcon 6 AMP (Women's) Need a women's shoe? The prior version of the AMP is also available - it's a bit colorful, but underneath it is the excellent Nike Metcon 6.
Nike Metcon 6 AMP (Men's) The men's colorway is a bit more subdued, but still let's you proclaim - I am Not a Robot!
Nike Metcon 6 X Men's Available now the Nike Metcon 6 X or WHAT THE METCON is going to sell out fast!
Nike Metcon 6 Men's Available now is the launch colorway of the Men's Nike Metcon 6. What's new? The upper is super-breathable - and this shoe looks HOT!

Let’s dive in.

Nike Metcon 6 Premium – Video Review on our YouTube Channel

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

Nike Metcon 6 Premium – Overview

The Nike Metcon 6 Premium is purely a style enhancement to the Metcon 6.

But that’s OK – it’s an excellent CrossFit training shoe.

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Does the Premium add any performance features? Nope – this is purely a style upgrade. That’s OK – Nike knows how to make one good looking shoe.

If you are thinking of getting just one exceptional training shoe for everything at the gym or in a CrossFit WOD, it should be the Metcon 6. It is a great training shoe with a uniquely adaptable and breathable form. The most significant transformation has come in the frame of a much better and breathable upper. This has big ventilation perforations to improve airflow and also give a much more breezy feel on foot.

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The super-perforated upper is on the Premium version of the shoe, just like the regular edition.
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It’s a Metcon 6 in it’s heart and soul – so there’s a removable midsole made with dual-density foam. The midsole print has a travel theme.

It comes with Hyperlift inserts that you can put under the heel’s insole to support movement and balance when squatting with weights.

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Throw the included hyperlift wedges in under that removable midsole and you’ll add 8 mm of drop for a total of 12mm.

The shoe’s stability is achieved through the firm, smooth, and spacious heel and offers an extreme sense of touch with the ground. The heel cup and tongue materials were broad and kept their structure, while the upper is firm and designed to provide support. The forefoot is sufficiently supported with a light plastic wall around the toebox. It prevents the ball of the foot from going outside the toebox on the wrenching side to side movements like you would do in a shuttle or agility cone drill.

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Here’s a closeup of that heel – styled like travel luggage. The heel counter has a chrome finish.
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As with all the Metcon 6 – the color / finish does tend to wear off that slick TPU heel counter over time. You’ve been warned.

Metcon 6 Premium has a harder foam under the heel for a protected feel and more flexible in the forefoot to bolster high-impact moves. It takes design cues from smooth, firm luggage and is almost 18% more breathable than the Metcon 5. This version has a lightweight mesh that allows airflow and keeps your foot cool while you lift, squat, and push.

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Continuing with the luggage and travel theme – there’s a bright neon green luggage tag – with the Metcon M emblazoned on it.

There’s a luggage tag included.

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This is a legit useful luggage tag. I can’t wait to go somewhere!

There’s a luggage lock motif on the tongue.

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Special styling on the tongue inspired by the combination lock on your luggage.

Nike Metcon 6 Premium Versus Nike Metcon 6 AMP

How does this compare to the Nike Metcon 6 AMP?

Both are just bold, unique styles – there’s no added performance features.

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The Nike Metcon 6 AMP is looking very plain next to this Premium. Truth be told, both are great – because they are Metcon 6s.
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Nike Metcon 6 Premium Versus Nike Metcon 6 AMP

Find out more about the Nike Metcon 6 AMP shoes in our in-depth article.

Nike Metcon 6 Premium Review – In Summary

That’s our review of the Nike Metcon 6 Premium from Nike.

The Metcon 6 Premium changes are very distinct in their upper, making it very airy and comfortable. The stability is also recognized with a thicker screenprint pattern over the areas of high abrasion. The Nike Metcon series has made its name in the Crossfit world and proven its excellence by trainers and trainees alike. Nike Metcon 6 Premium brings world-class support, amazing traction, exceptional durability, excellent all-rounder, and admirable breathability.

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Compared to the upper and heel – the outsole is just plain old rubber.

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This will be an attention grabbing shoe, for sure.

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The shiniest Metcon 6 yet.

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