Quarter view of the Nike Metcon 5 CrossFit Shoe for 2020 in Ivory/Gum colorway
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Nike Metcon 5 – New Colorway – Pale Ivory/Seaweed/Light British Tan/Black

Now that the Nike Metcon 6 is out – the Metcon 5 is getting hard to find – but Rogue Fitness still has the Metcon 5 for sale. We love the Nike Metcon 5. This is the shoe that does it all. Great for lifting weights, sprinting, box jumps, or climbing rope – and everything else in the CrossFit WOD. The other thing we really love about it – it’s the best looking CrossFit shoe for the year 2020. Nike’s sense of style is unmistakable. They know how to make a good looking shoe. And they capitalize on this by releasing various colorways (color combinations) after a shoe launches. Let’s take a close look at their latest – Pale Ivory/Seaweed/Light British Tan/Black. (Please note, some are calling the brown color “Gum” – it’s not – it’s darker and it is officially Light British Tan.) This may be the best looking Nike Metcon 5 colorway yet – Pale Ivory/Seaweed/Light British Tan/Black We’ll take a look – but we will also tell you about all the cool performance features too – because [Read more …]

side view of the Nike React Metcon - Light Armory Blue/Thunderstorm/Black
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Nike React Metcon Training Shoe – New Colorway Light Armory Blue/Thunderstorm/Black

Nike has released a new colorway of their Nike React Metcon shoe: Light Armory Blue/Thunderstorm/Black. Here it is: What’s the key feature of the Nike React Metcon? It’s right in the name – React foam cushioning. React foam is a Nike invention that gives you energy return with every footstep. Originally created for their running shoe line, it’s got great carryover to a cross trainer like the Nike React Metcon. That’s because the WOD (Workout of the Day) in CrossFit can require LOTS of different things. Like running, sprinting, jumping, skipping rope – and much more. And for those high impact activities, you need a foam cushion system that is more forgiving than what is in the Nike Metcon 5 and other shoes. That’s where the Nike React Metcon shines. So, how is this wonder of impact cushioning done? The drop-in midsoles are made completely of React foam. (The "midsole" is the part of the sole that sits between your foot and the outsole of the shoe.) So, React foam provides better cushion – but not at the expense of [Read more …]

Reebok Nano 9 - Red/White/Blue
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New Reebok Nano 9 for Men and Women – Red/White/Blue

The Reebok Nano 9 is an excellent CrossFit shoe for the year 2020. And we fully expect that Reebok will launch the Reebok Nano 10 this year. But while we wait, Reebok is still churning out some great looking color combinations of this shoe. Shortly, they’ll have two new flavors of Red, White, and Blue. And there’s a unique style for men and women. The Women’s style is White / Radiant Red / Blue Blast (product code: FV5912) The Men’s style is White / Collegiate Navy / Primal Red (product code: FV5908) Let’s take a close look here – and we’ll tell you why these are such great CrossFit training shoes as we go. Reebok Nano 9 Red/White/Blue – Women’s CrossFit Training Shoe Reebok Nano 9 Red/White/Blue – Men’s CrossFit Training Shoe Photo Credits Photos in this article are property of Reebok, Inc.

Reebok Nano 9 CrossFit Shoe - The Beast
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New Reebok Nano 9 Style – The Beast

Reebok is launching a nice new color combo of the excellent CrossFit shoe: the Reebok Nano 9 Beast. It looks great – and you can see they’ve slightly tweaked the visual style from the previously released shoes. What makes it “beastly”? We hope to know more soon, but for now you’ll have to be content with hearing about the basic features of this great CrossFit shoe. When will the “Beast” be available? We’ll let you know as soon as we can. We expect it soon.

Nike React Metcon in Light Blue
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Nike React Metcon – New Color Combo for Men 2020 – Light Blue

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. [Read more …]

Nike Free x Metcon 2 Womens Trainer - Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple
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New Nike Free x Metcon 2 Colorway for Women – Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple

Let’s celebrate the launch of a new color combo of the Nike Free x Metcon 2 in Valerian Blue/Photon Dust/Black/Vivid Purple. This is a women’s variation of this great cross trainer. Why do we love the Free x Metcon 2? That’s what we’ll talk about here – while we show you the great looks of this new shoe. The Nike Free x Metcon 2 is good for boot camps and strength training. Why is that? It’s a crossover between the Metcon line and the Free running line from Nike. You get a great midsole and outsole for running. The “Free” line is meant to better replicate the bare foot running experience. And it does that by providing a lightweight, cushioned sole – but not with too much cushion – as your bare foot running isn’t like running on a pillow! Here’s the “outsole” – or more simply – the sole. See those hexagonal (6-sided) foam blocks? Those mean that the sole can flex along it’s width AND length. Just like your foot will do while running. Secondly the “siping” is [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 5 AMP - Black/Green Strike/Blue Fury/Fire Pink
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Nike Metcon 5 AMP – Black/Green Strike/Blue Fury/Fire Pink

Now that the Nike Metcon 6 is out – the Metcon 5 is getting hard to find – but Rogue Fitness still has the Metcon 5 for sale. Nike has launched a new colorway of the Nike Metcon 5 for 2020 : Black/Green Strike/Blue Fury/Fire Pink This is a radical looking CrossFit training shoe. But it has all the features you expect in the Metcon 5. The Metcon 5 is built for strengh (weightlifting) and speed. Like all the Metcon 5 line, the AMP edition gives you stability for heavy lifting thanks to it’s stiff heel and midsole. But there’s still traction for sprints, jumps, rope climbs, and more during high-intensity training. The mesh upper breathability and durability (Thanks to the 3D Haptic Print.) The Metcon 5 is “your secret weapon in the gym”. It’s not just an agile CrossFit training shoe for functional fitness – it has strategic stability too. The heel is low, flat, and wide. Want more heel to toe drop (or “offset”)? Simply drop in the removable Hyperlift insert. That will give you 8mm (men’s – [Read more …]

Reebok Nano 9 - Black/White/Porcelain
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Reebok Nano 9 – New Styles for 2020

The Reebok Nano 9 is the OFFICIAL CrossFit Training Shoe for the year 2019 and 2020. It’s the only shoe that has the CrossFit stamp of approval on it. And that’s not just because there is a contract between Reebok and CrossFit – this is a very good shoe for cross training, functional fitness, and the CrossFit WOD. We’ll tell you a bit about it, while we showcase some of the newest styles.

Under Armour TriBase Reign 2 Cross Training Shoe for CrossFit and Functional Fitness Workouts
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Under Armour TriBase Reign 2 Training Shoe – New Styles for January 2020

Under Armour has released a 2nd version of the TriBase Reign training shoe. This shoe is great for high-impact and intensity workouts – like CrossFit and functional fitness. Where can you get it? Your best bet is straight from Roadrunner Fitness or UA.com: Let’s take a closer look. Here’s some shots from UA of the shoe in action. Here’s some of the styles available now. You may want to check out the latest and greats too – the UA TriBase Reign 4 is now available!