Nike Metcon 8 Premium - Women’s quarter view pair
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Women’s Nike Metcon 8 Premium from Rogue

Let’s take a look at the Nike Metcon 8 Premium. This is the Women’s version, and available from Rogue Fitness. Metcon 8 is in many ways similar to Metcon 7—they both use Nike React foam, they have a wide, flat heel, a rubber outsole, flexible forefoot, and a heel clip. But there are also some noticeable improvements. It is perfect for lifters, athletes who do cross-training, have wider feet, and want to customize their shoes. From Rogue Fitness – The Nike Metcon 8 Premium: Nike Metcon 8 Premium – Women’s – Overview Metcon 8 is the go-to model for training and relies on a lighter, more breathable upper than the earlier iteration. What differs it from the earlier version? Metcon 7 has a chainlike mesh, while Metcon 8 has textured synthetic overlays to keep your feet cool while ensuring durability. While Metcon 7 has a Velcro tab on the top and bottom of the tongue, Metcon 8 has it only on the top. Metcon 7 has a mid-foot rope guard that adds extra grip during climbs, while Metcon 8 has [Read more …]

GORUCK Ballistic Trainer Shoe Review - Stacked
CrossFit Shoes

GORUCK Ballistic Trainer Review

GORUCK just launched their newest training shoe: the GORUCK Ballistic Trainer. GORUCK makes serious, well thought out, and high quality training gear. They are looking to shake up the functional fitness/CrossFit WOD training shoe space with this new shoe. How well does it work? That’s what we aim to find out. We’ve got our review pair – and testing is underway. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: GORUCK Ballistic Trainer – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Check back in a few weeks, and we’ll have the results of our side by side testing. GORUCK Ballistic Trainer – Overview This is GORUCK’s first attempt to create a functional fitness (aka CrossFit) style training shoe. How about some stats right up front? Upper MaterialsKnit mesh (forefoot) / Ballistic Nylon (Midfoot and heel) Weight15.0 ounces (Men’s Size 11) Drop8 mm CushioningMinimal SizingTrue to size. Toebox is wide Let’s start from the ground up – with the outsole. The all-rubber outsole provides grip in [Read more …]