Altama OTB Maritime Assault Mid Boot Review
Rucking

Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot Review

Let’s review the from Altama. No, it’s not a Chuck Taylor Converse – it’s a special-purpose boot originally made for the US Navy Seals. They wanted a shoe that fit and worked like the Converse shoes (i.e. a very simple design) but wanted something that could be used in amphibious operations. These are sometimes called tactical chucks for that reason. Luckily for the rest of us, these shoes can do a lot more than that – and they look good doing it!

Nike Metcon 6 AMP Metallic Shoe Review - other side
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 6 AMP Review – Black/Metallic Pewter/Ice

Let’s review the new Metcon 6 AMP from Nike. Created to conquer the insanity of heavy weighted and high-intensity workouts, the Nike Metcon 6 AMP will definitely produce noticeable fitness results with cooler sessions. This version is more breathable than Metcon 5 and has a lightweight mesh that improves airflow – an exceptional feature of this model. This version of the AMP shoe eschews the perforated upper of the regular Metcon 6 – but has a pretty slick substitute instead. Here’s some of the styles that are available now: Metcon 6 AMP – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video review from our YouTube channel: You may also want to check out the other AMP versions that Nike has made. Want to know more about what makes the Nike Metcon 6 AMP different? Metcon 6 AMP – Overview What’s new in the Nike Metcon 6 AMP? The Metcon 6 has a total redesign upper that boosts airflow and breathability which makes it 18% more breathable than its older sibling. For this [Read more …]

GORUCK Ballistic Trainer Shoe Review - Stacked
CrossFit Shoes

GORUCK Ballistic Trainer Review

GORUCK just launched their newest training shoe: the GORUCK Ballistic Trainer. GORUCK makes serious, well thought out, and high quality training gear. They are looking to shake up the functional fitness/CrossFit WOD training shoe space with this new shoe. How well does it work? That’s what we aim to find out. We’ve got our review pair – and testing is underway. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: GORUCK Ballistic Trainer – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Check back in a few weeks, and we’ll have the results of our side by side testing. GORUCK Ballistic Trainer – Overview This is GORUCK’s first attempt to create a functional fitness (aka CrossFit) style training shoe. How about some stats right up front? Upper MaterialsKnit mesh (forefoot) / Ballistic Nylon (Midfoot and heel) Weight15.0 ounces (Men’s Size 11) Drop8 mm CushioningMinimal SizingTrue to size. Toebox is wide Let’s start from the ground up – with the outsole. The all-rubber outsole provides grip in [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X Unknown Shoe Review - Front Quarter 2
CrossFit Shoes

Reebok Nano X Unknown Shoe Review

The Reebok Nano X Unknown is here. This is a lighter-weight, mid-cut version of Reebok’s CrossFit training shoe – the Nano X. Our review pair is here – and we like it! Let’s take a look at this shoe. Reebok says this is a mid-cut shoe for training. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Reebok Nano X Unknown – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Here’s our first hands-on look at the unknown, from our YouTube channel: By the way, we have high expectations for this shoe. The Reebok Nano X was a runner-up in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2021 review. Here’s our long term performance update: Reebok Nano X Unknown – Overview Let’s take a look… Mid-cut means not quite high top. For comparison’s sake, here they are side by side with the NOBULL High Top Trainer – a shoe we tested recently. The shoe is mid-cut, but surprisingly light-weight at the same time. How do they do this? The upper is thin – very, very thin [Read more …]

NOBULL Trainer Review - SuperFabric and Canvas
CrossFit Shoes

NOBULL Trainer Review

Let’s review the NOBULL Trainer shoe – it’s a cross training shoe that is great for the CrossFit WOD. The NOBULL Trainer is available in a low, mid, and high top version. All of these models are very similar, so we are going to concentrate on the low here – because it’ll be the most popular. It’s also the lightest of the trio. Here’s some of the styles (and alternatives) we are going to look at: NOBULL Trainer Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: (This covers the NOBULL High Top Trainer – with a Low Top video coming soon!) NOBULL Trainer Review – Overview Let’s dive right in – by talking about the SuperFabric upper. SuperFabric is super-tough and abrasion resistant. There’s a mesh base layer, but on top there are all these little “guard plates” – these are very durable. You can see how densely the guard plates are distributed on this closeup of the upper. This is the toughest upper on any [Read more …]

NOBULL High Top Trainer in Wild Storm color combo
CrossFit Shoes

NOBULL High Top Trainer Review

Here’s our review of the NOBULL High Top Trainer shoe, from NOBULL. This is the new Wild Storm colorway – looks good – doesn’t it? But is this a good CrossFit or functional fitness style training shoe? That’s what we’ll talk about here in this review. NOBULL High Top Trainer – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: NOBULL High Top Trainer – Sizing These are true to size, but run slightly long and wide. This is an excellent shoe if a normal 11 is a tight fit on you – this will probably work perfect. It has more width up in the toe area as compared to some of the other shoes on the market. I do feel like it is ALMOST slightly too long – there’s a lot of room up in the toe area lengthwise. But, overall I’m pleased with these in my normal size of US Men’s 11. NOBULL High Top Trainer – Overview Let’s review the NOBULL High Top Trainer. First of [Read more …]

GORUCK American Training Shirt
Workout Apparel

GORUCK American Training Shirt Review

GORUCK’s Black Friday sale is live! Check out their deals on rucksacks, apparel, boots, and more! Let’s review the GORUCK American Training Shirt. This is my new favorite workout shirt. Why? It’s stretchy, tough, fits well, and it is made in the USA (with a lifetime guarantee.) Want to find out much more? Read on… Here’s some of the styles tested: Let’s review this high-performance training apparel for men. GORUCK American Training Shirt Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: (Coming Soon) GORUCK American Training Shirt Review – Overview First of all, let’s talk about the fit and cut. This shirt is cut for an athletic fit with short sleeves. I don’t want long baggy sleeves on a workout shirt, but short sleeves sometimes ride up too. The sleeves on this shirt do tend to ride up a bit, and if you are rucking with a GR1 rucksack or similar, this can lead to some abrasion from those tough straps – but you can just [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
CrossFit Shoes

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
CrossFit Shoes

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 …]

Darn Tough Micro Crew Midweight With Cushion Sock 1466 with MACV-1 Black
Rucking

Best Rucking Socks

Best rucking sock? That’s what we aim to find out. We’re out in the field , ruck marching relentlessly to find the best rucking sock. Check back in a few weeks and we’ll have test results. Here’s some of the styles were going to look at: On to the socks! Best Rucking Socks – Overview What do we need in the best rucking sock? That’s what we’ll discuss here. (Stand by for details!) Our field test will reveal what the key features are. MudGear – Ruck Sock We put these through some real mud – and they lived up to their name. This was an 18 mile ruck march through swampy trails that varied from dry to calf deep water – and lots of mud, of course. Darn Tough – Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Review How do these do when wet? I had these on for a 10 mile/30 lb ruck march after a stormy, rainy day. A few places on the trail, I had to go full immersion. While having wet socks isn’t fun – there were really no [Read more …]