Nike Metcon 5 AMP versus Nike Metcon 5 - Americana
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Differences Between Nike Metcon 5 and Metcon 5 AMP Shoes

What’s the difference between the Nike Metcon 5 and the Nike Metcon 5 AMP? That’s what we’ll cover in this short article. This is Nike Metcon 5 versus Nike Metcon 5 AMP, but we’ll talk about the Nike React Metcon and React Metcon AMP too. Here’s the shoes we’re going to review: Let’s compare and contrast the Nike Metcon 5 and Metcon 5 AMP shoes. Nike Metcon 5 Versus Nike Metcon 5 AMP The Nike Metcon 5 is a great CrossFit WOD shoe. It has a firm, stable heel for heavy weightlifting (deadlifts, squats, cleans, snatches), but it also has enough cushion for short runs (sprints, etc.) and box jumps, jump rope, double-unders, and more. It’s also great for rope climbs thanks to that monster size “rope wrap” on the sides. What then is the Metcon 5 AMP? Most of the Nike Metcon 5 AMP shoes have premium styling. AMP is mostly special edition colorways – that are limited runs. See a pair you like? You better grab them in your size while you can. Nike RARELY brings back a [Read more …]

Top view of Nike React Metcon Men's CrossFit Training Shoe in Seaweed/Green Spark/Vintage Green
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Nike React Metcon Cross Trainer for Men – Seaweed/Green Spark/Vintage Green

Nike has released a new colorway of the Nike React Metcon Cross Trainer for Men : Seaweed/Green Spark/Vintage Green. Ok, it’s technically style: BQ6044-323. But, no matter what you call it, we think it looks pretty slick. What’s the big benefit of the Nike React Metcon shoe? It’s right in the name – REACT. As in React foam cushioning – you know – Nike’s groundbreaking energy return foam cushioning system. That’s right – every footstep gives you energy back with React foam. But you’ll notice this is a Cross Trainer shoe. Unlike the Nike React running shoes there’s a lot less React foam. That’s because React foam is springy and bouncing – but it is not very tough. And Cross Trainers for the CrossFit WOD, Functional Fitness, and HIIT training need to be built like a tank. So in this shoe the React foam is in the drop-in midsole – which you can’t see – because it is inside the shoe. The outsole (the part that touches the ground, basically) is made from tough rubber – for maximum traction and [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon AMP Womens - Black-Fire Pink-Green Strike-Blue Fury
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Nike React Metcon AMP Colorway – New Women’s CrossFit Shoe for 2020

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 React Metcon - White
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Nike React Metcon Training Shoe – New Styles December 2019

The Nike React Metcon was just released in November 2019, but Nike is already making some new colorways available. Here’s the Nike React Metcon in white. What’s React? It is Nike’s reactive foam cushioning system. For the React Metcon, it’s a drop-in midsole that works in conjunction with the regular outsole – which is the same as that of the Metcon 5. The React Metcon also uses FlyKnit – that is a yarn-like knit material that allows Nike to make a seamless, one piece upper. It’s not as lightweight as the FlyKnit in the React running shoe line from Nike, as it is double layer instead of single. But, it’s still pretty good. The Nike React Metcon doesn’t have laces – instead it uses Nike’s quick pull system.