Nike Free Metcon 4 Shoe Review (6)
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Nike Free Metcon 4 Review

Let’s review the Nike Free Metcon 4. If you can combine flexibility and stability in one shoe for your training shoe, will you settle for anything less? The new Nike Free Metcon 4 offers both, adding a fantastic look from the ’90s. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s take a look at this new shoe. Nike Free Metcon 4 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Free Metcon 4 – Overview Nike Free was created to copy the qualities of running barefoot on grass and was first launched in 2004. This gives an athlete the ability to run naturally using technology that promotes natural motion. Metcon is known for its excellent stability and durability for functional movement. It keeps on evolving but still focusing on strength, agility, and endurance. Combining the two formed the Nike Free Metcon 4. It blends flexibility with stability to help you get the most out of your training program. It has a modernized [Read more …]

Mens Nike Free Metcon 4 pair quarter left
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Nike Free Metcon 4 First Look

Let’s review the new Nike Free Metcon 4 from Nike. Nike has just released its latest training shoe combining versatility, comfort, and looks. Let’s have a preview of the new Nike Free Metcon 4. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Free Metcon 4 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Coming soon! Nike Free Metcon 4 – Overview Since 2015, Nike has been producing and improving the Metcon line to meet the functional movements of brutal training. The Metcon line is also known for its stability and durability to achieve exercises that focus on strength, speed, and endurance. The new Nike Free Metcon 4 carries the same DNA as the Metcon line combining all its unique features while adding sophisticated attention to style. The Free Metcon 4 got its design from Nike’s 90’s era Huarache, which was emptied to the bare essentials. The strap and rubber-striped sidewall cover your heel to support you for agile movements in any direction. [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 I Heart Metcon Valentines Day Womens 4
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Nike I Heart Metcon Training Shoes for Valentine’s Day

Let’s review the new Nike Metcon 6 and Nike Free Metcon 3 from Nike. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Nike introduces new colorways for Nike Free Metcon 3 and Nike Metcon 6 for women calling it “I Heart Metcon”. Metcon, short for metabolic conditioning, illustrates short sessions of higher-intensity training designed to boost metabolic demand and further energy usage. The Metcon family is acknowledged for stability and durability but here, let’s check out Free Metcon 3 and Metcon 6 and see the unique features that make them great for specific movements and workouts. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s take a look at these great colorways. Nike Free Metcon 3 When it comes to action and workouts, you need a shoe that can do everything – from running to squats, and even weightlifting. Nike Free Metcon 3 gives you the freedom to do all. It blends Nike Free flexibility around the forefoot with Metcon stability in the heel to assist you in getting the most out of your training session. Nike Free Metcon 3 [Read more …]

Nike Free Metcon 3 Men's Training Shoe left quarter view pair-crop
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Nike Metcon New Colors for 2021

Let’s take a look at some new Nike Metcon Colors for 2021. When we reviewed the Nike Metcon 6 last year, we proclaimed it to be the best CrossFit Shoe. Why? Because the Metcon 6 has it all – it’s tough, versatile, and it looks good. And now it gets even better with these new styles: Let’s take a look at some of these shoes. Nike Metcon New Colors – Overview Even if you are at your maximum speed, energy, or enthusiasm in your workout, the Nike Metcon 6 helps keep your foot cool with its most breathable version yet. It is specially made to surmount heavy weighted and high-intensity workouts and will definitely stick with you for a long time. Not only are they superior in stability and durability for functional movement, but also Nike makes sure that all their shoes have a handsome design, and that includes Metcon 6, of course. Compared to Metcon 5, Metcon 6 is more breathable and has a modernized topcoat that is tougher than the one observed in Metcon 5. It highlights an [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 AMP Review
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Nike Metcon 6 AMP Review

The first AMP colorway of the excellent Nike Metcon 6 is now available: the Nike Metcon 6 AMP is a bold colorway option for those that want to stand out. (And proudly proclaim “I am not a robot”?) What’s the difference between the regular Nike Metcon 6 and Nike Metcon 6 AMP? The AMP versions of the shoe offer bold style options that stand out. Otherwise, it’s the same excellent cross training shoe you expect. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at (including the regular editions:) Nike Metcon 6 AMP – Video Review on our YouTube Channel The Nike Metcon 6 AMP is a bold colorway option, but under the covers, it is still a Nike Metcon 6. Want to know more about this great cross training shoe? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: By the way, we declared the Nike Metcon 6 to be the best CrossFit shoe for 2020. You may also want to check out the other AMP versions that Nike has made available. Nike Metcon 6 AMP – Overview Let’s [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Cross Training Shoe
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Reebok Nano X Cross-Trainer Shoe Review

Reebok has launched the 10th iteration of their CrossFit training shoe – the Reebok Nano X is now available worldwide. What’s new and improved in this cross training shoe? That’s what we’ve evaluated in our hands-on review. Read on to find out the details… Here’s some of the launch styles that are available now: Let’s take a look. Reebok Nano X Shoe Review – On Our YouTube Channel We’ve got two hands-on video overviews of this shoe on our YouTube channel: And this video compares it directly (and in-depth) to the Reebok Nano 9. Reebok Nano X Shoe Review – What’s New and Improved? Let’s start by calling out the differences with this shoe as compared to the Reebok Nano 9 (last year’s official CrossFit training shoe.) The visible change is the upper (the part that covers your foot.) It’s still “Flexweave” which is Reebok’s woven textile that combines a super-tough outer layer with a super comfortable inner layer. The difference in the new shoe is that it looks a lot better – more sophisticated. How so? Here’s an example. [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 Metcon 5 AMP WETEST with fade away upper
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Nike Metcon 5 AMP WETEST Fade Away Upper Shoe Review

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 …]

Quarter view of the Nike Metcon 5 CrossFit Shoe for 2020 in Ivory/Gum colorway
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Nike Metcon 5 – New Colorway – Pale Ivory/Seaweed/Light British Tan/Black

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. 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 [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon in Light Blue
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Nike React Metcon – New Color Combo for Men 2020 – Light Blue

Nike’s React Metcon shoe is the first Metcon shoe to incorporate their proprietary React foam cushioning system. Why? For high-impact comfort AND stability. The Nike React Metcon takes a lot of inspiration from the Nike Metcon 5. You’ll notice the outsole and rope wrap are identical. And this means you get the stability and traction from the training original. Buy you also get Nike’s most comfortable cushioning – React foam. With this, you can tackle any high-impact (box jumps, sprints, jump rope, etc.) and lifting workouts with a light, breathable upper and durable grip to keep you going. Here’s the outsole. See the similarities? Where’s the React foam? It’s on the inside, in the midsole. You’ll notice from the top view that this shoe takes the same basic shape as the Metcon 5. The upper is made from FlyKnit – which is Nike’s knit yarn-like material. Just be aware that it is a double layer FlyKnit -so it is not quite as lightweight as the running shoes that use FlyKnit. Where are the laces? This shoe doesn’t use traditional laces. [Read more …]