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 at the shoe.
Here’s the original Nano shoe, in all of it’s glory – like it came out of a time machine from the year 2012:
Reebok Nano OG Versus Reebok Nano X
Ok, that was a nice trip down memory lane. How does it compare to the latest and greatest – the Reebok Nano X?
The Nano OG is lighter – it’s in the 11.4 ounce range.
That’s 2.7 ounces lighter than the Nano X.
Where’s all that weight in the Nano X? Probably in the taller collar, and all that rubber protection wrap around the heel and midfoot.
There’s also a much more effective heel cup on the inside of the Nano X.
All that extra material adds up to extra weight.
The outsoles look similar at first glance – all rubber, flat, with high traction.
But, the Nano X has a trick up it’s sleeve – it uses a decoupled midsole and outsole to help reduce the shock that travels forward from heel strikes.
Regarding the uppers – the Nano X looks sophisticated, it’s breathable, and it’s comfy.
In contrast, the Nano OG looks quite dated – and it definitely does not breathe as well.
(I test side by side by wearing two different shoes.)
You can see that the Nano OG has the nice, wide toebox that is a hallmark of the Nano line.
You can also see that in the newest iteration the toe is shaped more traditionally, rather than looking like a paddle or a flipper.
To Reebok’s credit, the Nano X looks better, and it has just as much (if not more) toebox room.
Drop in both is 4mm.
Reebok Nano OG Shoe Review – In Summary
The Reebok Nano OG is the original Nano shoe – just as it was sold in 2012.
It’s a nice trip down memory lane, but the Nano line of shoes certainly has improved since 2012.
It’s a competent CrossFit shoe for sure, but the Nano X is still the better choice.
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