Nike Metcon 7 - What I'd Like To See Concept Release Date
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Nike Metcon 7 – What I’d Like To See

What would you like to see Nike improve or change in the Nike Metcon 7? I’ve got some ideas – and that’s what we’re going to discuss in this article. First of all, let me say that we are probably 10-11 months from the next version of the Nike Metcon shoe, as I write this. I don’t have any knowledge of the Nike Metcon 7 Release Date – or even that there will be a Nike Metcon 7. But, I’m guessing there will be, as there has been an annual product launch every year since 2015 or so. The Nike Metcon shoe gets better and better every release – and in fact, I’ve declared the Nike Metcon 6 to be the best CrossFit shoe for 2020. While we wait for the next round of improvements, check out some of the latest styles: What the Nike Metcon 7 Ought To Be Here, in no particular order are my ideas. Some of these are new ideas, but many are just iterations or evolutions of what I’ve seen on these shoes – or [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 4 AMP - Quarter View
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Nike Romaleos 4 AMP Weightlifting Shoe

Nike has launched the first ever AMP version of the Nike Romaleos 4 Olympic weightlifting shoe. What’s an AMP shoe? It’s a bold styling option – these are very unique colorways that are usually made in somewhat limited numbers. Beyond the bold design statement, the shoe looks and acts like a regular Nike Romaleos 4. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Romaleos 4 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: (NOTE: The Romaleos 4 AMP is identical to the regular Romaleos 4 shoe from a performance and features standpoint.) Nike Romaleos 4 AMP – Overview Let’s take a tour of what makes the AMP shoe special. We’ll explain the features of the shoe as we go. Nike Romaleos 4 Regular Versus AMP As we’ve mentioned, there’s no performance difference between the two shoes. The AMP colorway is just a bold style. Great for those that want to stand out from the crowd – and declare “I am not a robot.” [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 - the Best CrossFit Shoe for 2020
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Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020

Let’s review the best CrossFit shoes for 2020. We’ve compared all the major cross training shoes that have released in 2020 to see which is the best for functional fitness, and CrossFit style WOD workouts. Based on our in-depth testing, we believe the Nike Metcon 6 is the best CrossFit shoe for 2020. But, as with many things, whether or not it is the right shoe for you depends on a few factors. In this article, we’ll give you all the pros and cons of the best shoes – and help you decide which is perfect for you. What are the contenders? We’ve extensively tested all of these major brands, and we’re ready to speak on this topic. Here are the top CrossFit shoes for the year 2020, ranked in order: Want to deep-dive on each shoe? Continue reading, and we’ll talk about how we tested – and what we found out. Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020 – Criteria What’s a CrossFit shoe? To be clear, nobody can market a “CrossFit” shoe without approval from CrossFit Inc. The last “official” [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 FlyEase
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Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review

For the first time ever, Nike has released a FlyEase version of the Metcon training shoe. This is our review of the Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase. We’ll cut right to the chase – this is the Nike Metcon 6 with one big change – it has a collapsible heel that makes for “step-in entry”. This is Nike’s FlyEase technology. Nike FlyEase makes it easy to put your shoes on, and take them off – and it’s great for all athletes, including adaptive athletes. There are laces, but you only have to tie them once. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at (these are all available now:) Does the FlyEase version of the shoe stand up to the regular edition? Let’s find out… Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – Overview We’ve already done an in-depth review of the Nike Metcon 6, but we’ll recap the highlights here. The FlyEase version of [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 2020 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 Froning - Special Edition Training Shoe for CrossFit
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Nano X Froning Training Shoes Review

The new special edition of Reebok’s CrossFit shoe – the Nano X Froning men’s training shoe is now available. This shoe joins the Nike Metcon 5 Mat Fraser edition as being a shoe specifically associated with a high-performing CrossFit athlete. This shoe has all the great features of the Nano X but it definitely has a crisp look to it. Here’s some of the places you can get the shoe (Note: We are an affiliate of these sellers) Nano X Froning – Video Review on YouTube Why read when you can watch? Here’s a hands-on look at the the Reebok Nano X Froning – and a side-by-side comparison to a regular Nano X! The Nano X is an excellent cross training shoe – it was the runner-up in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020 review. Nano X Froning Training Shoe – Overview Who is Rich Froning Jr.? He is known as The Fittest Man in History – thanks to his many CrossFit games wins (and when he finished with individual competition his team Mayhem continues to crush competitions). These shoes [Read more …]

Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Running Shoe - Side view 2
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Nike Pegasus Trail 2 Running Shoe Review

Nike just dropped the new Pegasus Trail 2 – this is a React foam based trail running shoe. It looks good, but what’s the practical difference between this and all the other trail running shoes that Nike has? (Like the Wildhorse 6, Terra Kiger 6, and Pegasus 36 Trail?) That’s what we’ll talk about here in our hands on review. We’ll also compare it to another running shoe that has a lot of React foam. Here’s the styles now available (We are a Road Runner Sports affiliate): Let’s dive in and take a look at this trail runner. Nike Pegasus Trail 2 – YouTube Review Why read when you can watch? Here’s a first look from our YouTube channel: Nike Pegasus Trail 2 – Overview Let’s start with the cushioning system – because that is the major defining feature of this shoe. The Pegasus Trail 2 uses React foam – and lots of it. It gives a very soft, cushioned feel – in both the heel and forefoot. (But there is more cushion in the heel for sure.) To get [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 …]

Nike Air Zoom SuperRep - Training Shoe for classes, circuit training, HIIT, and more
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Nike Air Zoom SuperRep Training Shoe Review

Let’s look at Nike’s new Air Zoom shoe for HIIT, circuit training, classes, and more – the Nike Air Zoom SuperRep. This is a training shoe – meant for indoors use – and bodyweight workouts. It specializes in providing a lot of cushion – and outstanding lateral (side to side) support. Here’s some of the styles available now, get them at Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Let’s take a look at these training shoes. Nike Air Zoom SuperRep – Super Cushioning and Side to Side Support First, let’s start with the main point of these training shoes – cushioning. This is a Nike Air Zoom shoe. Air Zoom is Nike’s cushioning system that utilizes pressurized air bags. There are two Zoom units in the Air Zoom SuperRep – both are upfront in the forefoot. Not only does Air Zoom act like a shock absorber, but it also has tensile fibers within it – to give you a little bit of energy return – and to put some spring in your step. There’s also tons of foam cushion to [Read more …]