Nike Metcon 6 X Training Shoe Review

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The Nike Metcon 6 X represents a radical new style of Nike’s top of the line training shoe.

Here’s the Nike Metcon 6 X, also known as the Metcon Knows or What the Metcon edition shoe:

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review side
The Nike Metcon 6 X pays homage to classic Metcon colorways – what a crazy looking shoe! This will be a collector’s item for sure as it is only be made in very limited quantities.

Whoa – what’s up with the crazy styles?

The Nike Metcon 6 is an amalgamation of classic Metcon shoes – and that’s where the styling cues from from.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review - Heel
Also called the "What the Metcon" or Metcon Knows style.

But, at the same time, it is an excellent training shoe – because it’s really just a Metcon 6!

(We consider the Nike Metcon 6 to be the Best CrossFit Shoe for 2020.)

Let’s take a deep dive into this shoe.

Here it is, the Nike Metcon 6 X – and some more styles that you might prefer (NOTE: These are affiliate links)

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!

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.

Let’s review this shoe.

Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel

Why read when you can watch? Here’s a video review of the Nike Metcon 6 X from our YouTube channel:

We’ll have an update with the Nike Metcon 6 X soon.

The above video includes on feet, a detailed review of the features, and a side by side comparison with the Nike Metcon 5.

Nike Metcon 6 X – Sizing

Like the rest of the Metcon 6 line – you probably should go 1/2 size up.

Why is this?

The Nike Metcon 6 – being based heavily on the Nike Metcon 5 is a bit narrow up in the toebox.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review other side
The Nike Metcon 6 X is sized just like the regular edition – so go 1/2 size up – the toe area is narrow.

Therefore, I recommend you order 1/2 size up from your normal shoe size.

There’s no reason to believe the Nike Metcon 6 X is going to be any different than the regular Metcon 6.

Want to know more about sizing? Check out our Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review.

Nike Metcon 6 X – Overview

Let’s take a look.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review upper closeup 1
Here’s a closeup of that super-breathable mesh upper. The perforations are so big you can see through them! That’s very breathable. And, our on foot testing indicates it works as designed.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review front view
From the front you can see various styling details.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review other side 2
Notice from the side that the rope wrap is big and helps protect the upper of the shoe when you are doing rope climbs – which can involve a LOT of friction on the shoe.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review another view
This is a wild looking shoe – no doubt about that. But if you are in the know, you’ll pick up on various style details that harken back to classic Nike Metcon shoes.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review outsoles together
Translucent outsole with racing stripe pays homage to the 2019 Nike Metcon 5 Mat Fraser. It looks just as good here, but we’re missing Mat’s signature!

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review heels together closeup
Check out the awesome heel styling – we’ve got the Metcon M logo and a ? and ! – which is the reaction you are going to get when you wear these shoes out and about.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review patches
The heel has patch velcro – just like the patches edition of the Nike Metcon 4 XD had. The 6 X does NOT come with any patches though.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review with midsole
It’s using the same dual-density drop-in midsole as the regular Metcon 6.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review heel closeup
Close up of the heel. There was a warning sticker that said the chrome finish will flake off with use. You’ve been warned.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review collar view 1
Closeup of the collar area.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review laces view 1
Closeup of the laces. Notice the Flywire.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review outsole view 1
Translucent outsole

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review laces view 2
Laces and Flywire.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review laces closeup
Closeup of the laces

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review upper closeup 2
Upper is super-breathable. Look at those perforations!

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review side view 2
This is one good looking shoe!

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review with midsole 2
Here’s the drop-in midsole from the other shoe.

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review crazy style
One more view from the side…

Nike Metcon 6 X Versus Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase

New for 2020, Nike has brought their adaptive FlyEase technology to the Metcon line.

And while you can’t get the Metcon 6 X in a FlyEase format, the good news is you can get it for the Regular Metcon 6.

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

It works as promised – check out our video review.

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.

Find out much more about the FlyEase in our Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review.

Nike Metcon 6 X Versus Nike Metcon 5

If you’ve got the Nike Metcon 5, should you upgrade to the Nike Metcon 6 X?

Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 - What are the Differences?
The Nike Metcon 6 looks an awful lot like the Nike Metcon 5. What are the differences? The 6 has a super-breathable upper, and a few minor style changes. That said, it is definitely an improvement.

The 6 has a BIG improvement in the upper – it’s way more breathable.

Nike Metcon 6 Upper
The big change in the Metcon 6 (from the 5) is the all-new super-breathable upper.

But, beyond that, it’s really the same shoe.

So, if your 5s are worn out, go ahead and get the Nike Metcon 6.

Want to know more? See our overview of differences between Metcon 6 and Metcon 5 article.

And if you really want to go crazy – go with the collector’s limited edition Nike Metcon 6 X.

Nike Metcon 6 X Training Shoe Men's Heel View
Go Crazy with the Metcon 6 X – for men and women.

By the way, still rocking your Metcon 4s? or 4 XD?

In our opinion, it’s definitely time to upgrade to the 6.

Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 Training Shoe - Is it Time to Upgrade?
This is Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 -The 6 is definitely better than the 4 – time to upgrade!

Nike Metcon 6 X – In Summary

The Nike Metcon 6 X is now available.

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

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review side by side
It’s the wildest Metcon ever – the Nike Metcon 6 X

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

The Nike Metcon 6 X will be a true enthusiast’s shoe – because of all the callouts to famous Metcon styles.

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 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review looks god
One more look – what a great looking shoe! (And if it doesn’t tickle your fancy – just get the regular version)

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Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review stacked
I will say the translucent sole on the Metcon 5 Mat Fraser looked awesome – so I’m glad they are bringing it back.

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Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review text on tongue
These stats on the inside of the tongue represent all the testing the shoe had to go through…

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