NOBULL Trainer Review - SuperFabric and Canvas
CrossFit Shoes

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 …]

Reebok Nano OG
CrossFit Shoes

Reebok Nano OG Shoe Review

Reebok has brought back the original version of the Nano CrossFit training shoe – it’s called the Reebok Nano OG. In this review, we’ll compare the Reebok Nano OG to the latest and greatest Nano – the Reebok Nano X. How has the shoe evolved over the years? That’s what we’ll talk about. We’ll also figure out if the Nano OG can run with the big dogs in the gym. Here’s some of the styles that are available now: Let’s take a look. Reebok Nano X OG Shoe Review – On Our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Find out more about the Nano X (the new one) here: By the way, we have high expectations for this shoe. The Reebok Nano X was a runner-up in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2021 review. Reebok Nano OG Shoe Review – What’s New and Improved? Trick question – nothing is new and improved, after all this is the Nano 1 repackaged as the Nano OG. That said, let’s take a look [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Versus Nike Metcon 5 - What are the Differences?
CrossFit Shoes

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 …]

UA SPORTSMASK - Facemask for athletes and exercising - on face
Workout Apparel

UA SPORTSMASK – Best Facemask for Exercising?

Need a face mask for exercising, working out, or training? There aren’t too many options yet – but we think the best bet for a facemask for athletic use is the UA SPORTSMASK. Our review pair of masks has arrived! (We’re testing two different sizes). Let’s talk about what makes this the best facemask for working out. Here’s the product we are reviewing: UA SPORTSMASK – The Facemask Designed for Athletes and Working Out As soon as the CDC recommended wearing a facemask (even for healthy people), UA got right to work and started building prototypes for athletes, trainers, and fitness enthusiasts. What is so special about a facemask for athletes? Well, it has to provide airflow – but also minimize the moisture and droplets that your exhalation can produce. It also has to be comfortable and stay put – for running, training, HIIT workouts, CrossFit and more. How did UA do this? They use high-performance UA materials, and this mask is designed to be worn all day and when playing sports or exercising. The mask uses a 3 layer [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Cross Training Shoe
CrossFit Shoes

Reebok Nano X Cross-Trainer Shoe Review

Reebok has launched the 10th iteration of their CrossFit training shoe – the Reebok Nano X is now available worldwide. What’s new and improved in this cross training shoe? That’s what we’ve evaluated in our hands-on review. Read on to find out the details… YO! Why are you looking at the Reebok Nano X? This shoe is now 3 years old. Check out our Reebok Nano X2 review. The X2 is the successor to the Nano X. (There was an X1, but the X2 is better all around). Here’s some of the launch styles that are available now: Let’s take a look. Reebok Nano X Shoe Review – On Our YouTube Channel We’ve got two hands-on video overviews of this shoe on our YouTube channel: And this video compares it directly (and in-depth) to the Reebok Nano 9. Reebok Nano X Shoe Review – What’s New and Improved? Let’s start by calling out the differences with this shoe as compared to the Reebok Nano 9 (last year’s official CrossFit training shoe.) The visible change is the upper (the part that [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X CrossFit Training Shoe Now Available
CrossFit Shoes

Reebok Nano X Cross Training Shoe Now Available

Reebok has launched the Reebok Nano X (Get it now!) – the 10th iteration of their excellent CrossFit training shoe. It is available now to Reebok Unlocked members – but will be available globally on May 5th. (Please note we are a Reebok affiliate). We’ve ordered two pairs (both mens and womens) with express shipping. Check back here for a full hands-on review, and on our YouTube channel soon. In the meantime, here’s take a close look at what’s new with this CrossFit shoe. Here’s some of the launch styles that are available now: While we wait, let’s take a look. Let’s start with the side profile – the Nano x is taller – specifically in the heel and tongue/collar. The upper is “upgraded Flexweave” – it looks different than the original Flexweave. It’s described as being a soft woven textile upper. Reebok is claiming a “minimal drop outsole.” At the moment, I’m assuming that means it is unchanged from the Nano 9 at 4 millimeters. (The “heel to toe drop”, “offset”, or “profile” all refer to the height difference [Read more …]

Nike SuperRep Go Training Shoe - Arcs
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Nike SuperRep Go Training Shoe Review

Let’s take a look at the Nike SuperRep Go. This is a training shoe meant for circuit workouts or classes – whether in a fitness studio, hotel, or your living room. Here’s a few of the colorways available. Get them from Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate.) This is our hands-on review of these shoes. Nike SuperRep Go Hands-On Shoe Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? Check out our hands-on review on Youtube: Nike SuperRep Go Sizing and Fit The Nike SuperRep Go runs true to size. A Men’s Size 11 (my normal size) fits me perfectly. The length is perfect, and so is the width. This shoe fits tightly, but that’s by design. (My only real complaint is that I wish the shoe had a pull tab on the heel – that would make it easier to put on and take off.) I’d recommend you order these in your normal shoe size. Nike SuperRep Go – Cushion and Lateral Support This shoe really has two standout features – the cushioning and the lateral support. Let’s [Read more …]

Nike Free Metcon 3 - New Cross Trainer for CrossFit in 2020
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Free Metcon 3 Review – New Training Shoe

Nike’s new Nike Free Metcon 3 blends the “Free” running shoe line with the “Metcon” training shoe line to create something unique. And it is available now. This is the successor to the excellent Nike Free x Metcon 2. It is a fairly radical reboot – while staying true to the Free and Metcon features, of course. Read our full review to find out if it is the best CrossFit training shoe for you. (Spoiler alert: This shoe is our top pick for a WOD running shoe – see our review of the Best CrossFit Shoes for 2021 for details.) Get it at Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Enough talk, let’s take a look. Nike Free Metcon 3 Shoe Review YouTube Want to see this shoe up close? Here’s our first look video from our YouTube channel: And here’s our long term follow-up. Nike Free Metcon 3 Shoe Review – Sizing Let’s get started with sizing, fit, and feel. This shoe runs true to size. I wear a Men’s Size 11 in the majority of athletic shoes I [Read more …]

Quarter view of Nike React Infiinity Run Flyknit in True White/White/Pure Platinum/Photo Blue
Running Shoes

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit First Look – True White/White/Pure Platinum/Photo Blue

Here’s the new Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit running shoe in the True White/White/Pure Platinum/Photo Blue colorway. What’s the big draw about this shoe? Nike claims it can reduce the occurrence of injuries: “In testing, the Nike React Infinity Run reduced injuries by 52% compared to the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22. The Nike React Infinity Run reduced running injuries by 52% compared to the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 in a study of 226 men and women during a 12 week run training program (injury = missing 3 or more consecutive runs due to running related pain). Our study found that 30.3% of Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 runners experienced an injury but only 14.5% of Nike React Infinity Run runners experienced an injury.” Where can you get it? Road Runner Sports: How does it reduce injuries? Foam – lots and lots of foam – but specifically this is Nike’s React cushioning foam. This newest version of the shoe also has an improved FlyKnit upper and provides a secure and cushioned feel. Officially, this version of the shoe is [Read more …]