Let’s look at the new generation Cloud X training shoe from On Running. On Running is known for their feather-light and highly cushioned running shoes. Does their design fit into the cross training shoe market? That’s what we’ll review here. Here’s some of the styles available now: Cloud X Training Shoe – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Cloud X Training Shoe – Overview All right, let’s talk about the tech. First of all, let me say this is a very light-weight training shoe. A Men’s Size 11 (US) weighs in at only 9.2 ounces. That, in and of itself, doesn’t tell you much – but consider that a Reebok Nano X in the same size is in the 14 ounce range, as is the Nike Metcon 6. When you put these shoes on the lightweight feeling is immediately apparent. How do they do this? First of all the upper is thin and breathable. It’s got perforations up front – you can see some ( a [Read more …]
Nike has just released an exciting new version of the Nike Metcon 5 cross training shoe – one of the best trainers for CrossFit of 2020. Here’s the brand new Nike Metcon 5 AMP with a Fade Away Upper (Also called the Nike Metcon 5 AMP WETEST (We Test.) What’s a Fade Away Upper? It’s easiest if we show you… Ok, so that’s pretty cool. The Fade Away Upper reveals underlying colors as you train over time. Nike has an unsurpassed sense of style when it comes to good looking training shoes. By the way, the official name of this is “Black/Laser Crimson/Oracle Aqua/Black” and style number CD3395-006. Let’s take a closer look. Fade Away Upper in the Nike Metcon 5 AMP In a nutshell, here’s what “Fade Away” will do. As you train from day to day, the shoe’s upper will gradually peel back its top layer, revealing the bold new colors hiding underneath. Ok, so that’s the basics of the what the fade away upper is meant to do. How well does it work? How long will it [Read more …]
Here’s a sharp looking new colorway of the Nike MetconSF – Seaweed/Light British Tan/Green Spark/Black What’s the Nike MetconSF? It’s the first all-terrain Nike Metcon shoe. This shoe repels mud for superior grip and it even has water draining ports to keep your weight down. Do they work? Yep – absolutely they do – we know because we tested them. But there is more to the shoe than just those crazy deep lugs on the boot-like outsole. The Nike MEtconSF is made from materials that won’t absorb water. That means when your feet inevitably do get waterlogged – on your mud run or obstacle course race – you’ll shed the extra water weight as quickly as possible. The upper, insole, and midsole are all made from non-absorbent materials. But, there’s more. See that high elastic leg opening? That’s called a gaiter – and it is there to keep debris out of your shoe – for when you step into the swampy mud. There’s no traditional laces either. That means no soggy, muddy laces. Instead, you get Nike’s innovative speed-lacing system. [Read more …]
Here’s another great colorway of the Nike Free x Metcon 2. This is the “U Complete Me” edition – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Let’s take a look. Shown: White/Iced Lilac/Black/Noble Red Style: CD8526-166 Photo Credits Photos in this article are property of Nike, Inc.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day – Nike is dropping another hot colorway of the Nike Metcon 5. This is a women’s shoe – and they are calling it the “U Complete Me” colorway or (Black/Pistachio Frost/White/Noble Red.) Let’s take a look. Shown: Black/Pistachio Frost/White/Noble Red Style: AO2982-066 Photo Credits The product photos in this article are property of Nike, Inc.
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 …]