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 weapon for weight lifting and high-impact training. You’ll notice that the low, flat heel is also wider – thanks to the diamond shape. The 3D “haptic” print on [Read more …]
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 …]
Reebok has launched two new colorways of their potent training shoe – the Reebok Nano 9. The new colorways are BLACK / FLUID BLUE / LEMON GLOW for women … and BLACK / WHITE / VIVID ORANGE for men. What’s special about the Reebok Nano 9? For starters, it’s the only shoe that can wear the CrossFit name. You can see it’s right on the heel. This is the 9th iteration of the Nano – and that means they have come pretty close to perfecting this design. It has a relatively low-profile 4mm heel to toe drop. That means your heel is about 4 mm higher than your toes. This means it is a very versatile shoe- and you can use it for running, jumping, lifting, climbing, and more. (In other words, it’s perfect for the CrossFit WOD.) The upper is made from Reebok’s FlexWeave material – it’s tough but breathable because it is woven into a figure 8 pattern (there’s a breathable mesh underneath.) CrossFit athletes need to be able to climb ropes – and the Reebok Nano 9 [Read more …]
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.
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. Shown: Black/Purple Nebula/White/Bright Cactus Style: AQ1189-035 Photo Credits Photos in this article are property of Nike, Inc.
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 the Nike Metcon 5 isn’t just a pretty face! Let’s start from the ground up. No matter whether you call it Gum or Light British Tan – it [Read more …]
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 …]
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 – 6mm women’s) adds offset to help improve stability for exercises that need it: pistol squats, bilateral squats, wall balls and thrusters. The extra offset helps minimize ankle flexion [Read more …]
Are the current Nike Metcon 5 styles (Nike calls them “colorways”) too tame for you? Then feast your eyes on the Nike Metcon 5 AMP in Black / Fire Pink / Green / Strike Blue Fury. The Nike Metcon 5 AMP is a colorful addition to the Nike Metcon 5 line of shoes. These shoes are popular for expanding the boundaries of the modern cross-training shoe performance. Thanks to the ultra stable heel and outsole they offer increased stability for weightlifters , but still have greater flexibility in the forefoot for runners. CrossFit shoes also need to be tough. The Nike Metcon 5 uses durable, haptic 3D print on the mesh upper that will offer superior durability- especially in the high-wear areas. This is because the print is applied more densely in the areas that get the most wear – like on the edges of the toebox, for example. And hey – guess what? The Nike Metcon 5 actually has a padded tongue now (The Nike Metcon 4 and Nike Metcon 4 XD had the most minimal tongue padding of [Read more …]
Here’s new styles of Nike’s excellent CrossFit shoe -the Nike Metcon 5.