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Nike recently release the Nike React Metcon – this shoe takes all the great WOD features of the Metcon 5 and combines them with a FlyKnit upper, quick close lacing system, and Nike’s React foam in the midsole. And now they have launched an AMP colorway. What’s the AMP line? Well, it’s a little more expensive, but you get some wild, out-there designs and patterns. And these will even glow in the dark. Let’s have a look. The Nike React Metcon AMP has all the same stability and traction from the Metcon 5. But the real improvement here is the React foam – this is Nike’s most comfortable cushioning. It is soft and springy and provides reactive energy return With FlyKnit providing a breathable upper, this is a winning combination for CrossFit enthusiasts or anyone else into functional fitness training. Here’s another cool feature – this shoe has a glow-in-the-dark rubber sole! Just like the Nike Metcon 5 – the outsole climbs up the side of the shoe for durability and extra grip during rope climbs (aka the “rope wrap”.) [Read more …]
Recently Nike revised the trail shoe version of their Pegasus 36 line of running shoes. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail Running Shoe is a moderate option for an off-pavement trail running shoe. What do we mean by that? That’s what we’ll discuss in this review. Where can you get it? Road Runner Sports: All right, let’s take a look. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Trail Running Shoe Hands On Review on YouTube We featured this shoe as part of our Nike Trail Shoe Shootout 2020: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail Running Shoe – Sizing, Fit, and Feel This shoe runs true to size. My normal size is a Men’s 11 – and this shoe fits perfect in that size. That said, as with many of Nike’s running shoes, it is not a wide shoe. So, if you have wide feet, you may need to go 1/2 size up. On the upside, there’s probably a few brick and mortar retail stores you can find this shoe in – so we’d recommend you try it on first, if possible. (That [Read more …]
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 – 6mm women’s) adds offset to help improve stability for exercises that need it: pistol squats, bilateral squats, wall balls and thrusters. The extra offset helps minimize ankle flexion [Read more …]