Nike has released a new colorway of the Nike React Metcon Cross Trainer for Men : Seaweed/Green Spark/Vintage Green. Ok, it’s technically style: BQ6044-323. But, no matter what you call it, we think it looks pretty slick. What’s the big benefit of the Nike React Metcon shoe? It’s right in the name – REACT. As in React foam cushioning – you know – Nike’s groundbreaking energy return foam cushioning system. That’s right – every footstep gives you energy back with React foam. But you’ll notice this is a Cross Trainer shoe. Unlike the Nike React running shoes there’s a lot less React foam. That’s because React foam is springy and bouncing – but it is not very tough. And Cross Trainers for the CrossFit WOD, Functional Fitness, and HIIT training need to be built like a tank. So in this shoe the React foam is in the drop-in midsole – which you can’t see – because it is inside the shoe. The outsole (the part that touches the ground, basically) is made from tough rubber – for maximum traction and [Read more …]
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. Soon, you’ll be able to order this interesting new colorway of the Nike Metcon 5. What is it called? This is the David vs Goliath edition (or Black/Purple Nebula/White/Bright Cactus.) Check out the cool print and design on that upper. That’s a breathable mesh with 3D haptic print deposited on top. Not only is it tough – but it gives Nike a canvas for unique and expressive designs. Where can you get it? Roadrunner sports has them: This is a limited edition – so you better grab these in your size, while you can. Let’s take a closer look. Shown: Black/Purple Nebula/White/Bright Cactus Style: AQ1189-035 Photo Credits Photos in this article are property of Nike, Inc.
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 …]
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 …]
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 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’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 …]
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 …]
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 …]
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.