Nike’s React Metcon shoe is the first Metcon shoe to incorporate their proprietary React foam cushioning system.
Why? For high-impact comfort AND stability.
The Nike React Metcon takes a lot of inspiration from the Nike Metcon 5.
You’ll notice the outsole and rope wrap are identical.
And this means you get the stability and traction from the training original.
Buy you also get Nike’s most comfortable cushioning – React foam.
With this, you can tackle any high-impact (box jumps, sprints, jump rope, etc.) and lifting workouts with a light, breathable upper and durable grip to keep you going.
Here’s the outsole. See the similarities?
Where’s the React foam? It’s on the inside, in the midsole.
You’ll notice from the top view that this shoe takes the same basic shape as the Metcon 5.
The upper is made from FlyKnit – which is Nike’s knit yarn-like material.
Just be aware that it is a double layer FlyKnit -so it is not quite as lightweight as the running shoes that use FlyKnit.
Where are the laces?
This shoe doesn’t use traditional laces.
You’ll see that the quick-pull lacing system lets you make adjustments on the fly so you can focus on your training.
It’s a “slip fit” style of shoe – and those pull tabs on the heel will help you put them on.
Traction all over the place with this shoe – see that massive wraparound section at the midfoot?
This should be a great shoe for rope climbs – or heavy lifting.
The heel is very stable – even with the use of the React foam.
Give the Nike React Metcon a try – you make like it.