NOBULL Trainer Review - SuperFabric and Canvas
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NOBULL Trainer Review

Let’s review the NOBULL Trainer shoe – it’s a cross training shoe that is great for the CrossFit WOD. The NOBULL Trainer is available in a low, mid, and high top version. All of these models are very similar, so we are going to concentrate on the low here – because it’ll be the most popular. It’s also the lightest of the trio. Here’s some of the styles (and alternatives) we are going to look at: NOBULL Trainer Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: (This covers the NOBULL High Top Trainer – with a Low Top video coming soon!) NOBULL Trainer Review – Overview Let’s dive right in – by talking about the SuperFabric upper. SuperFabric is super-tough and abrasion resistant. There’s a mesh base layer, but on top there are all these little “guard plates” – these are very durable. You can see how densely the guard plates are distributed on this closeup of the upper. This is the toughest upper on any [Read more …]

NOBULL High Top Trainer in Wild Storm color combo
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NOBULL High Top Trainer Review

Here’s our review of the NOBULL High Top Trainer shoe, from NOBULL. This is the new Wild Storm colorway – looks good – doesn’t it? But is this a good CrossFit or functional fitness style training shoe? That’s what we’ll talk about here in this review. NOBULL High Top Trainer – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: NOBULL High Top Trainer – Sizing These are true to size, but run slightly long and wide. This is an excellent shoe if a normal 11 is a tight fit on you – this will probably work perfect. It has more width up in the toe area as compared to some of the other shoes on the market. I do feel like it is ALMOST slightly too long – there’s a lot of room up in the toe area lengthwise. But, overall I’m pleased with these in my normal size of US Men’s 11. NOBULL High Top Trainer – Overview Let’s review the NOBULL High Top Trainer. First of [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 - the Best CrossFit Shoe for 2020
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Best CrossFit Shoes for 2022

Let’s review the best CrossFit shoes for 2022. We’ve compared all the major cross training shoes that have released in 2021 (and now in 2022) to see which is the best for functional fitness, and CrossFit style WOD workouts. Based on our in-depth testing, we believe the Nike Metcon 6 is the best CrossFit shoe for 2022. But, as with many things, whether or not it is the right shoe for you depends on a few factors. In this article, we’ll give you all the pros and cons of the best shoes – and help you decide which is perfect for you. What are the contenders? We’ve extensively tested all of these major brands, and we’re ready to speak on this topic. Here are the top CrossFit shoes for the year 2022, ranked in order: Want to deep-dive on each shoe? Continue reading, and we’ll talk about how we tested – and what we found out. Best CrossFit Shoes for 2022 – Criteria What’s a CrossFit shoe? To be clear, nobody can market a “CrossFit” shoe without approval from CrossFit [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 Training Shoe - Is it Time to Upgrade?
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Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 – Is it Time to Upgrade?

Still rocking the Metcon 4? It’s a great shoe, but Nike has improved some things since the 4 came out. What’s the benefit of upgrading to the Nike Metcon 6 from the Nike Metcon 4? That’s what we’ll cover in this review. We tested both these shoes side by side – so read on to find all about it. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: (Spoiler alert: the Nike Metcon 6 is the Best CrossFit Shoe for the year 2020.) Nike Metcon 4 Versus Nike Metcon 6 – Overview There’s a lot of similarity between these two shoes. Both have a flat, all-rubber outsole. There’s a “rope wrap” at the midfoot – mild in the 4 and massive in the 6. Both use regular laces, with FlyWire for additional security. And overall you can see the shoes share the same general layout. But that’s not the interesting [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 - What are the Differences?
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Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 – What’s the Difference?

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. The Nike Metcon 6 is here – Nike’s newest CrossFit and functional fitness training shoe for the year 2020. Did you notice it looks a lot like the Nike Metcon 5? What’s the real difference between the Nike Metcon 6 and Nike Metcon 5? We’re going to compare and contrast these two training shoes – this is Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s compare the Nike Metcon 5 and the Nike Metcon 6. Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 – Overview Let’s cut right to the chase. These shoes look similar for a reason. The Nike Metcon 6 re-uses all the major parts of the Nike Metcon 5 … except [Read more …]

On Running Cloud X - Upper
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On Cloud X Training Shoe Review

Let’s look at the new generation Cloud X training shoe from On Running. On Running is known for their feather-light and highly cushioned running shoes. Does their design fit into the cross training shoe market? That’s what we’ll review here. Here’s some of the styles available now: Cloud X Training Shoe – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Cloud X Training Shoe – Overview All right, let’s talk about the tech. First of all, let me say this is a very light-weight training shoe. A Men’s Size 11 (US) weighs in at only 9.2 ounces. That, in and of itself, doesn’t tell you much – but consider that a Reebok Nano X in the same size is in the 14 ounce range, as is the Nike Metcon 6. When you put these shoes on the lightweight feeling is immediately apparent. How do they do this? First of all the upper is thin and breathable. It’s got perforations up front – you can see some ( a [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side by Side
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Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review

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. Let’s look at this brand new CrossFit training shoe for 2020. Here it is, the Nike Metcon 6 (NOTE: These are affiliate links) 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 2021 review. Nike Metcon 6 – Sizing How about sizing? This shoe feels cramped up in the toe box area – like the Nike Metcon 5 did. Therefore, my preliminary assessment is that you should probably order 1/2 size up from your normal Nike shoe size. The length [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Froning - Special Edition Training Shoe for CrossFit
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Nano X Froning Training Shoes Review

The new special edition of Reebok’s CrossFit shoe – the Nano X Froning men’s training shoe is now available. This shoe joins the Nike Metcon 5 Mat Fraser edition as being a shoe specifically associated with a high-performing CrossFit athlete. This shoe has all the great features of the Nano X but it definitely has a crisp look to it. Here’s some of the places you can get the shoe (Note: We are an affiliate of these sellers) Nano X Froning – Video Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? Here’s a hands-on look at the Reebok Nano X Froning – and a side-by-side comparison to a regular Nano X! The Nano X is an excellent cross training shoe – it was the runner-up in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2021 review. Nano X Froning Training Shoe – Overview Who is Rich Froning Jr.? He is known as The Fittest Man in History – thanks to his many CrossFit games wins (and when he finished with individual competition his team Mayhem continues to crush competitions). These shoes were [Read more …]

Darn Tough Vertex Micro Crew Ultra-Light Cushion - Running Sock with Nano X Cross Trainer
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Athletic Socks for CrossFit Review

Let’s review the best athletic sock for CrossFit. This is going to be a review of athletic and running socks. But, before you hit the back button – give it a chance. I’m the person that always bought cheap socks. Whatever was cheap and available in a 12 pack – and usually $20 or less. But after I started testing real athletic socks intensively – I found out all the benefits of a comfortable, performance sock that fits right. So ditch those Costco socks and look at these options for the CrossFit WOD (or any other workout, really): Let’s review these socks! Athletic Sock vs Running Sock – Is there a Difference? First of all, let’s define what an athletic sock is? And, is this the same thing as a running sock? There is some overlap, and the line between the two is blurry, for sure. Here are the key differences. Athletic socks are for general workout and physical activity (like exercise). Athletic socks are light-weight, breathable, and usually have a mild compression effect. They have a stretchy, comfortable fit. [Read more …]

UA HOVR Velociti 2 Running Shoe by Under Armour - Stacked 1
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UA Velociti 2 Running Shoe Review

Let’s get hands-on with the UA Velociti 2 running shoe from Under Armour. This is a neutral running shoe that uses UA’s HOVR foam – for a cushioned and energetic feel. UA likes to call it the “zero gravity feel.” Is this the right running shoe for you? We’ll try to give you some insights in this review. Here’s some of the styles that are available now (we are an Under Armour affiliate): Let’s take a look. UA HOVR Velociti 2 Running Shoe – Fit & Sizing This shoe runs true to size. I bought a Men’s Size 11 and the fit is good. I wear an 11 in most Reebok and Nike running shoes – so hopefully that gives you some grounds for comparison. The length and width are right where I’d expect them to be. It’s not a super-wide shoe – but I don’t have wide feet. I’d recommend you order in your regular shoe size. UA HOVR Foam – “Zero Gravity” Cushioning System This shoe uses UA’s HOVR™ technology. It’s a light-weight and crisp foam cushioning system [Read more …]