Nike Romaleos 4 quarter view
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Nike Romaleos 4 Review

Let’s review the newest color way of the Nike Romaleos 4. Rogue has a great selection of weightlifting shoes – including the Romaleos 4. Nike came up with another groundbreaking sports innovation with the Romaleos 4, a training shoe created for strength and stability. It features a supportive midsole and a wide, flat outsole, and adjustable straps at the midfoot. The Nike Romaleos are the most outstanding squat shoe in the world of powerlifting. Here’s some of the styles that are available now: Nike Romaleos 4 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: All the different versions of the Romaleos 4 (including the AMP model) perform in a similar fashion. Nike Romaleos 4 – Overview Look forward to pain-free training as Romaleos 4 brings better overall comfort with this pair of bad boys. It is a little heavier on the feet than the previous version, which boosts more power in your lifting and squatting. It has a modern and stylish design with different colors of deep [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 AMP Metallic Shoe Review Versus Metcon 6
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Differences Between Nike Metcon 6 and Metcon 6 AMP Shoes

What’s the real difference between the new Nike Metcon 6 AMP and the regular edition Metcon 6? Nike, famous for producing the best workout shoes, came up with a new and improved Metcon with Metcon 6 AMP. This all-purpose cross-training shoe will bring out the best in your boot camp, heavy squats, lifting, and traction. But, how is it different than the regular Metcon 6? Let’s compare and contrast. AMP usually means $10 more in price. What do you get for your money? So far, the Nike Metcon 6 AMP shoes have been a visual upgrade -with bolder styles, and different colorways. But, there are some new materials as well. Here’s some of the styles that are available: Let’s take a closer look and figure out what has been revised, improved, or just changed. Metcon 6 AMP Versus Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video review from our YouTube channel: Metcon 6 AMP Versus Nike Metcon 6 Nike made a total redesign “upper” to Metcon 6 AMP [Read more …]

Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge Quarter View
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Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge First Look

Let’s take a look at the new Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge – Nike’s newest addition to the SuperRep line of shoes. This is a shoe meant for indoor training – classes, the Concept 2 indoor rower, weight training – and more. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge – Overview This shoe features the responsive cushioning of Nike’s ZoomX foam. It also features the arc containment system on the side to give you plenty of lateral support. Nike describes this shoe as being great for the the treadmill – ZoomX gives you energy back with every foot step, no matter if you are doing a light jog, or an all-out sprint. Rowing? It’s an excellent workout. This shoe features a rower clip at the heel to make it easy to transition to and from a rowing machine – like the Concept 2 indoor rower. The upper can take the strain too – there is a mesh across the top of the forefoot to hold up against foot straps. This shoe is good [Read more …]

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 2021

Let’s review the best CrossFit shoes for 2021. We’ve compared all the major cross training shoes that have released in 2020 (and now in 2021) 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 2021. 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 2021, 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 2021 – Criteria What’s a CrossFit shoe? To be clear, nobody can market a “CrossFit” shoe without approval from CrossFit [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 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 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 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 2021 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 were [Read more …]