GORUCK isn’t exclusively about rucking – they make a great cross training shoe too – here’s the GORUCK Ballistic Trainers. Take your workout outside of the gym with the Ballistic Trainer. It is a versatile and functional training shoe to face the real world of weighted ruck activities, sandbag workouts in dirty settings, even conditions where you need better traction, and surroundings where you need more support. This is a great shoe for CrossFit style workouts (F45, etc.): GORUCK Ballistic Trainers – Our Review Hey! We’ve reviewed the GORUCK ballistic trainer. Overall, it’s a competent – if somewhat boring looking- CrossFit shoe. But, not everybody wants flashy shoes – so these are great for that. Find out more in our GORUCK Ballistic Trainer Review. GORUCK Ballistic Trainers – Overview The best feature of the Ballistic Trainer is its 3X support™ and 3X stability for all three of your arches. The dense PU foam insert is custom-made to fit the outlines of the foot and support all the arches. Three different rubber compounds form a single, seamless rubber outsole. The forefoot [Read more …]
Looking for a CrossFit Shoe? It’s hard to beat the Nano X2 – now available in the Sun-Up to Sun-Down edition. The wearer is the front and center of the Nano X2 and it provides all kinds of go-to training shoe options for all-day support. It comes with a new style for those who are dedicated to getting up every day and hitting it hard. Get it from Reebok: Nano X2 Sun-Up to Sun-Down Shoe – Overview The new Nano X2 Sun-Up to Sun-Down Shoe is inspired by the earth’s rotation around the sun and created for those who rush from sun-up to sun-down. The Nano X2 was materialized with a focus on durability and style for workouts from the gym to everyday activities. It features the new Flexweave knit upper and Floatride Energy Foam, making it lightweight and supportive. The upper is breathable and durable, with integrated support for a stable movement in every direction. The rubber outsole with a strategic lug pattern gives you secure and solid traction. This shoe has a regular fit and is versatile enough [Read more …]
Here’s a new budget trainer from Reebok – the new Nanoflex Parafit TR Shoes. Reebok is coming out with the latest addition to the Nano series. From workout to weekend, the new Nanoflex Parafit TR Shoe is made for comfort and easy on and off. Coming soon, from Reebok: Nanoflex Parafit TR Shoes – Overview The Nanoflex TR series is the budget-friendly version of the Reebok Nanos. They are suitable for everyday use and have a construction that makes them great for HIIT. They integrate features of training shoes and running shoes and are flexible and versatile enough for most types of workouts. On May 23rd, Reebok is offering another Nanoflex—the Nanoflex Parafit TR Shoe designed for athletes who need an adaptive fit. This shoe has a breathable mesh upper that is lightweight yet durable. It has a regular fit and a zip closure that makes it comfortable to get in and out. This performance trainer has a low-cut design for mobility and an EVA midsole for more stability. The sockliner is padded and removable, and you can remove the [Read more …]
Let’s review the brand-new Reebok Nano X2. The Reebok Nano is the first athletic shoe developed for CrossFit in 2011 and has ever since become one of the best CrossFit shoes you’ll have. The Nano X2 is the latest in the series and is called the “Official Shoe of You”. It’s got some improvements from the previous version that includes the “Flexweave” material on the upper to endure extreme conditions. That’s enough marketing hype – let’s dive in. This is a Nano X2 Review. We’ll also talk about Reebok Nano X2 Versus Reebok Nano X1, of course. Get it now, from Reebok, Rogue, and Road Runner Sports: Let’s check it out. Reebok Nano X2 – Our Review Want the real scoop? We got hands-on – I mean feet-on for testing this shoe. Firstly, let’s state that it is an evolution from the Nano X1. This wasn’t a radical jump in design – unlike the switch from Nano X to Nano X1. They’ve beefed up the external “cage” that gives the shoe rigidity. The TPU (a kind of stiff plastic) is [Read more …]
Here’s the new Nike Metcon 7 for Women (Fitter Together edition) – get it now from Road Runner Sports (or Rogue!). Comfortable and versatile, the Nike Metcon 7 executes at a high level and delivers snug lockdown, excellent cushion, and overall performance. Whether lifting, running or doing HIIT, the Metcon 7 will be your new favorite CrossFit shoe. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Metcon 7 for Women (Fitter Together) – Overview Good news to CrossFit beasts, weightlifters, gym buffs, and athletes. The shoe built to keep up with you has now arrived with the new Metcon 7. This shoe is the gold standard for the gym, boot camp, and weight training and is updated to become your new favorite cross-training shoe. You now get the lightweight, springy Nike React foam that allows you to punch it into high gear during cardio drills and runs. The responsive Nike React foam has the right amount of cushion for an efficient run and heavy lifting. Because of the underfoot pressure mapping, Metcon 7 is 9% more [Read more …]
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 …]
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 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 [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.
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. 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.