Altama OTB Urban Assault Boot Review
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Altama OTB Urban Assault Boot Review

Let’s review the from Altama. This is similar, but different than it’s aquatic brethren – the Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot – which we’ve also reviewed. The key differences here – this boot is meant for dry land – it uses a mainstream EVA midsole for cushion and a knit upper. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Altama OTB Urban Assault Boot – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Our review pair is on order, while we wait for them to arrive check out this video from our YouTube channel about the OTB Maritime Assault Boot: Altama OTB Urban Assault Boot – Overview While Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot is made for all tactical water operations, the Altama OTB Urban Assault is made for tactical land operations. It may look like Chuck Taylor initially, but the differences between the two will also be seen immediately. It is fashioned with convenient knit uppers and a justified, high balance sole so you can comfortably do anything. It has air mesh [Read more …]

NOBULL High Top Trainer in Wild Storm color combo
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NOBULL High Top Trainer Review

Here’s our review of the NOBULL High Top Trainer shoe, from NOBULL. This is the new Wild Storm colorway – looks good – doesn’t it? But is this a good CrossFit or functional fitness style training shoe? That’s what we’ll talk about here in this review. NOBULL High Top Trainer – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: NOBULL High Top Trainer – Sizing These are true to size, but run slightly long and wide. This is an excellent shoe if a normal 11 is a tight fit on you – this will probably work perfect. It has more width up in the toe area as compared to some of the other shoes on the market. I do feel like it is ALMOST slightly too long – there’s a lot of room up in the toe area lengthwise. But, overall I’m pleased with these in my normal size of US Men’s 11. NOBULL High Top Trainer – Overview Let’s review the NOBULL High Top Trainer. First of [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X PR Shoe Review - Side View 1
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Reebok Nano X PR Shoe Review

Reebok has released the Reebok Nano X PR shoe. Like the other versions of Reebok’s 10th CrossFit training shoe it is packed with features you need for the CrossFit WOD. But, the Nano X PR is made from light-weight materials. Does it make a difference? That’s what we’ll uncover here – we’ll also tell you more about the Nano X and why these are great CrossFit WOD style shoes. Here’s some of the other styles that are available now: Let’s take a look. Reebok Nano X PR Shoe Review – On Our YouTube Channel Here’s an in-depth review of the Nano X PR, from our YouTube channel: 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. Disappointed that the PR isn’t really light-weight? Check ou the Reebok Nano X Unknown – this is 1 ounce lighter than the regular edition Nano X and the Nano X PR. Reebok Nano X PR Shoe Review – Is It Lightweight? We did a weigh-in and compared the [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 X What the Metcon Knows Shoe Review another view
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Nike Metcon 6 X Training Shoe Review

The Nike Metcon 6 X represents a radical new style of Nike’s top of the line training shoe. Here’s the Nike Metcon 6 X, also known as the Metcon Knows or What the Metcon edition shoe: Whoa – what’s up with the crazy styles? The Nike Metcon 6 is an amalgamation of classic Metcon shoes – and that’s where the styling cues from from. But, at the same time, it is an excellent training shoe – because it’s really just a Metcon 6! (We consider the Nike Metcon 6 to be the Best CrossFit Shoe for 2020.) Let’s take a deep dive into this shoe. Here it is, the Nike Metcon 6 X – and some more styles that you might prefer (NOTE: These are affiliate links) Let’s review this shoe. Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Here’s a video review of the Nike Metcon 6 X from our YouTube channel: We’ll have an update with the Nike Metcon 6 X soon. The above video includes on feet, a detailed [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side by Side
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Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review

Finally! The long delayed Nike Metcon 6 is now available. We were able to acquire a pair prior to the global launch – and this is our in-depth, hands-on review. Let’s look at this brand new CrossFit training shoe for 2020. Here it is, the Nike Metcon 6 (NOTE: These are affiliate links) Let’s review this shoe. Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video review of the Nike Metcon 6 from our YouTube channel: The video includes on foot, detailed tour of the features, and a side by side comparison with the Nike Metcon 5 from last year. We continue to be very impressed by the Nike Metcon 6. It was the winner in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2021 review. Nike Metcon 6 – Sizing How about sizing? This shoe feels cramped up in the toe box area – like the Nike Metcon 5 did. Therefore, my preliminary assessment is that you should probably order 1/2 size up from your normal Nike shoe size. The length [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X CrossFit Training Shoe Now Available
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Reebok Nano X Cross Training Shoe Now Available

Reebok has launched the Reebok Nano X (Get it now!) – the 10th iteration of their excellent CrossFit training shoe. It is available now to Reebok Unlocked members – but will be available globally on May 5th. (Please note we are a Reebok affiliate). We’ve ordered two pairs (both mens and womens) with express shipping. Check back here for a full hands-on review, and on our YouTube channel soon. In the meantime, here’s take a close look at what’s new with this CrossFit shoe. Here’s some of the launch styles that are available now: While we wait, let’s take a look. Let’s start with the side profile – the Nano x is taller – specifically in the heel and tongue/collar. The upper is “upgraded Flexweave” – it looks different than the original Flexweave. It’s described as being a soft woven textile upper. Reebok is claiming a “minimal drop outsole.” At the moment, I’m assuming that means it is unchanged from the Nano 9 at 4 millimeters. (The “heel to toe drop”, “offset”, or “profile” all refer to the height difference [Read more …]

Nike SuperRep Go Training Shoe - Arcs
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Nike SuperRep Go Training Shoe Review

Let’s take a look at the Nike SuperRep Go. This is a training shoe meant for circuit workouts or classes – whether in a fitness studio, hotel, or your living room. Here’s a few of the colorways available. Get them from Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate.) This is our hands-on review of these shoes. Nike SuperRep Go Hands-On Shoe Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? Check out our hands-on review on Youtube: Nike SuperRep Go Sizing and Fit The Nike SuperRep Go runs true to size. A Men’s Size 11 (my normal size) fits me perfectly. The length is perfect, and so is the width. This shoe fits tightly, but that’s by design. (My only real complaint is that I wish the shoe had a pull tab on the heel – that would make it easier to put on and take off.) I’d recommend you order these in your normal shoe size. Nike SuperRep Go – Cushion and Lateral Support This shoe really has two standout features – the cushioning and the lateral support. Let’s [Read more …]

Nike Free Metcon 3 - New Cross Trainer for CrossFit in 2020
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Nike Free Metcon 3 Review – New Training Shoe

Nike’s new Nike Free Metcon 3 blends the “Free” running shoe line with the “Metcon” training shoe line to create something unique. And it is available now. This is the successor to the excellent Nike Free x Metcon 2. It is a fairly radical reboot – while staying true to the Free and Metcon features, of course. Read our full review to find out if it is the best CrossFit training shoe for you. (Spoiler alert: This shoe is our top pick for a WOD running shoe – see our review of the Best CrossFit Shoes for 2021 for details.) Get it at Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Enough talk, let’s take a look. Nike Free Metcon 3 Shoe Review YouTube Want to see this shoe up close? Here’s our first look video from our YouTube channel: And here’s our long term follow-up. Nike Free Metcon 3 Shoe Review – Sizing Let’s get started with sizing, fit, and feel. This shoe runs true to size. I wear a Men’s Size 11 in the majority of athletic shoes I [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 5 for Women
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Nike Metcon 5 – CrossFit Training Shoe for Women – Black/White/University Red/Metallic Gold

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. Here’s a close-up look at Nike’s most stable and durable Metcon shoe yet – The Nike Metcon 5 for Women. This is Black/White/University Red/Metallic Gold (Style: AO2982-076), and it looks sweet. Not only is it stable and durable, it is also the most tuned Metcon training shoe yet. What do you get with the Nike Metcon 5 for women? It has specific stability for heavy lifting (squats, deadlifts, and Oly lifting). But it also has traction made for speed, and durability where you need it – thanks to it’s “zoned” durability. There’s also a small drop-in wedge called a “Hyperlift”. This insert (which is also compatible with all prior versions of the Metcon) will give you an additional 6mm of heel to toe drop (for a total of 10mm in the women’s shoe.) What are these good for? Think heel raise for easier squats, wall balls, and pistols. This is your secret [Read more …]

Reebok Nano 9 Men's Cross Training Shoe for CrossFit in White / Matte Gold / Pure Grey 2
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Reebok Nano 9 – New Style for March 2020 – White / Matte Gold / Pure Grey 2

It’s that time again – Reebok is launching new colorways of the Reebok Nano 9 for March 1st, 2020. Here’s White / Matte Gold / Pure Grey 2 for Women (Product code FV6073) And here’s White / Matte Gold / Pure Grey 2 for Men (Product code: FV6074) Here’s where you can get these shoes (They go on sale March 1st, 2020): What’s so great about the Reebok Nano 9? It’s the shoe that combines performance in the WOD with all-day wearability. It was also built for the CrossFit community, by the CrossFit community – and you can see that it proudly bears the CrossFit name. The Nano 9 was re-engineered to take your training outdoors and in the real world – and not just in the box. This version of the shoe has a Flexweave upper – that’s the part that covers your foot. It is a light-weight synthetic material that uses a figure-8 weave to provide both toughness and breathability. This version of the shoe (as compared to the Reebok Nano 8) has a midsole that offers additional [Read more …]