Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review

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Finally! The long delayed Nike Metcon 6 is now available.

We were able to acquire a pair prior to the global launch – and this is our in-depth, hands-on review.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
The Nike Metcon 6 is here. This is the Mat Fraser Personal Edition (PE) – a limited edition shoe that is sure to sell out – as it did last year.

Let’s look at this brand new CrossFit training shoe for 2020.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
The Nike Metcon 6 brings back the dual-density drop-in midsole, and the hyperlifts.

Here it is, the Nike Metcon 6 (NOTE: These are affiliate links)

Nike Metcon 6 Here's the Nike Metcon 6. The Mat Fraser edition is mostly sold out at this point, but the regular edition looks even better! Compared to last year this shoe is heavier, but it breathes better, and it is just as tough and versatile thanks to the dual-density cushion in the midsole and hyperlifts (choose between 4 or 12 mm of drop.)

Reebok Nano X Like the Metcon 6, the Nano X has 4 mm of heel to toe drop. It's heavier, but has a more breathable upper. Now in it's 10th version, this is a very good CrossFit training shoe. This is your best bet for wide feet - the toe box is crazy wide!

Let’s review this shoe.

Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel

Why read when you can watch? Check out this video review of the Nike Metcon 6 from our YouTube channel:

The video includes on foot, detailed tour of the features, and a side by side comparison with the Nike Metcon 5 from last year.

We continue to be very impressed by the Nike Metcon 6. It was the winner in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020 review.

Nike Metcon 6 – Sizing

How about sizing?

This shoe feels cramped up in the toe box area – like the Nike Metcon 5 did.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side View
Like the Nike Metcon 5 this shoe feels a bit cramped up in the toe box area. I recommend going 1/2 size up for most people (as compared to your normal Nike running shoe size). If you have the Nike Metcon 5 – get whatever size you wore in that.

Therefore, my preliminary assessment is that you should probably order 1/2 size up from your normal Nike shoe size.

The length on these seems fine, it’s really the width that is the issue.

This isn’t surprising, the Nike Metcon 5 was the same way.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side View 2
The Nike Metcon 6 is quite similar to the Nike Metcon 5 – so it fits the same and generally feels the same. The upper is all new though – and is highly breathable.

With that out of the way, let’s look at this shoe.

Nike Metcon 6 – Overview

The Nike Metcon 6 has a similar low-cut profile as compared to the Nike Metcon 5.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side View
Here it is – the Nike Metcon 6.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side by Side
The Nike Metcon 6 is a sharp looking shoe.

Let’s take a closeup look at some of the details.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Hyperlift Engaged
Here’s the hyperlift – you place this little wedge under the drop-in midsole and it adds 8 mm of heel raise. This is helpful for squats, thrusters, pistol squats, and more.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Heel View
The heel has a TPU heel counter for low drag against the wall. There are 4 bullseyes for Mat’s multiple Fittest Man on Earth titles.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Upper Closeup
The upper has perforations you can see through – that’s very breathable!

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Tongue
The tongue is middle of the road in padding. It looks perforated like other parts of the upper, but it is not.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Laces 1
Regular laces and FlyWire are a good thing in my opinion.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Laces 2
Here’s a closeup look at the laces and Flywire.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Upper Again
Another view of that upper. Hard to tell here, but those perforations are big enough to see through – and to let the sun shine in.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Toe Box
Front toe

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Rope Wrap
The monster-sized rope wrap is back again

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Outsole and Rope Wrap
The outsole is all rubber, high traction and very flat. Heel is firm, forefoot is grippier thanks to dual rubber compounds.

Here’s some more shots.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Rope Wrap 2
Side view of the inside – rope wrap.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser Personal Edition

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Chrome Heel Counter
Another view of the heel – there’s a chrome finish on the heel counter – but it includes a warning sticker that the chrome will wear off. Enjoy it while it lasts…

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
A good side profile view. You can tell here it is very similar to the Nike Metcon 5 in shape and size.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side by Side
The Nike Metcon 6 is a sharp looking shoe.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
Like the Nike Metcon 5 this shoe feels a bit cramped up in the toe box area. I recommend going 1/2 size up for most people (as compared to your normal Nike running shoe size). If you have the Nike Metcon 5 – get whatever size you wore in that.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
Nike Metcon 6 new shoe for your 2020 CrossFit WODs.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase

Nike is now making a FlyEase version of the shoe.

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
FlyEase version of the shoe has a collapisble heel that will pop back into place.

FlyEase technology gives you a collapsing heel – press it down with one foot, and slide the other foot in.

The heel will then pop back in place.

It works great, you can put the shoes on, or take them off without using your hands.

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.

But, the FlyEase version of the shoe has a looser fit as compared to the regular Metcon 6.

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

If you want to find out more about this shoe, we wrote a review of the Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase.

Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5

Let’s compare to the Nike Metcon 5.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
The outsoles (and midsoles) on the two shoes are the same. The Metcon 5 Mat Fraser had the really cool translucent sole – unfortunately all we get with the Mat Fraser 6 is a plain black outsole.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
From this side view you can see the heel / collar are similar.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
From here you can see the similarity in the heel.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
Both shoes have the rope wrap that the Metcon shoe line is now famous for.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
The upper on the Nike Metcon 5 was nice – but it was a very solid material and not very breathable (in comparison to the Metcon 6).

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
Likewise, this highlights the fact that the Metcon 6 is going to be a bit narrow up front – just like the 5 was.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit
From this top view, you can see the general shape and size are unchanged from the 5 to the 6.

Overall, that highlights the facts – the big change with the 6 is the new upper.

Nike Metcon 6 – In Summary

The Nike Metcon 6 is now available.

Changes from the Nike Metcon 5 are pretty mild – with the exception being the upper.

The all new upper should be very breathable, and a big step up in comfort.

All the other hardcore CrossFit training features you loved in the Nike Metcon 5 are still here as well – that high traction sole, firm heel, cushioned forefoot, rope wrap, and more.

Overall we like the tweak Nike has done to the styling, and being in Florida we are looking forward to putting the new upper to the test.

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Upper
The upper has perforations you can see through – that’s very breathable!

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Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Hyperlift and Midsole
This shoe has the hyperlift for an 8 mm of additional heel to toe drop – if you want it.

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Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Heel View
Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser Personal Edition – see the sunshine shining through the upper?

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