Nike React Metcon Turbo Training Shoe (2)
CrossFit Shoes

Nike React Metcon Turbo Training Shoe Review

Let’s take a look at the new Nike React Metcon Turbo from Nike. It’s available now from Road Runner Sports, and others. Our review pair has arrived – and we’ve done our initial testing. Nike’s first version of a React Metcon shoe was an interesting experiment. It featured a number of innovations such as a “Forged FlyKnit” upper, quick lace system, and a removable midsole based on React foam, rather than Nike’s normal dual-density foam. Did it all work? No – not in my opinion. The Forged Flyknit was bulky and uncomfortable, the quick lace system was a flop, and to top it all off, it was adorned with ostentatious NIKE text. I’m happy to say Nike has fixed all those issues with the new Nike React Metcon Turbo training shoe. Here’s some of the styles that are available now: Let’s take a look. Nike React Metcon Turbo Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Overall, I’m liking this shoe – in fact, I think [Read more …]

Nike Wildhorse 6 - Trail Running Shoe with React foam
Running Shoes

Nike Wildhorse 6 Trail Running Shoe Review

Nike’s React foam based running shoe has now been launched in a 6th version – the Nike Wildhorse 6 is available now. Need a trail running shoe? This is a tough one, with an all-rubber outsole it also has tenacious grip. But the real appeal of the Wildhorse shoe is all that glorious React foam – this is Nike’s softest, most cushioned trail shoe. And we’d like to tell you all about it (and show you too!) You can get the Nike Wildhorse 6 from Road Runner Sports (We are an affiliate:) Let’s take a look. Nike Wildhorse 6 Hands On Review on YouTube We featured this shoe as part of our Nike Trail Shoe Shootout 2020: Nike Wildhorse 6 – Sizing, Fit, and Feel The Wildhorse 6 runs true to size. Men’s Size 11 fits me perfectly – and that’s the size I wear in most shoes. With that out of the way – let’s talk about that React foam. This is a very cushioned shoe – React foam is soft, but provides crisp rebound with every step. This [Read more …]

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit - New Running Shoe for 2020
Running Shoes

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit – New Running Shoe Review

Interested in this shoe? Nike just released the 2nd version – check out the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2. Are you a fan of Nike’s React foam? If so, you may want to check out the new Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit – the newest running shoe from Nike that uses React foam. Nike claims this shoe can reduce the occurrence of running related injuries. I don’t have a practical way to validate that claim, but I can tell you this is a very comfortable, highly cushioned running shoe. Let’s dive in and take a close look. You can get this shoe from Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Let’s look at what makes these running shoes unique. Nike React Foam Cushioning Let’s start with Nike’s React foam – because there is a lot of it. Why does Nike purport this shoe to be great for avoiding injuries? The use of React is a big part of it (but there’s more reasons.) React foam provides outstanding softness and cushion. But, it also provides energy and rebound with every [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon in Light Blue
CrossFit Shoes

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 …]