Nike Savaleos Weightlifting Shoe Review (26)
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Nike Romaleos Versus Nike Savaleos

For the first time in a long time, Nike has two Oly lifting shoes available. Let’s compare them head to head – because there are some BIG differences between the two. This is Nike Savaleos Versus Nike Romaleos. Nike Romaleos and Nike Savaleos are both designed for Olympic weightlifters. From a quick look, they almost appear identical. But what differs one from the other? Let’s examine closely. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Time to compare these shoes side by side. Romaleos Versus Savaleos YouTube Review See these shoes side by side and sole to sole here: What’s the big differences? The Romaleos 4 continues to be rock solid and the most heel raise. In comparison the Savaleos is lighter, has a bit more cushion, less drop – but it’s also quieter, easier to walk in – and cheaper. I’d say go with the Romaleos 4 if you want the ultimate in rock-solid stability – otherwise the Savaleos is an excellent Oly lifter too. Romaleos Versus Savaleos – Overview Both the Romaleos and Savaleos [Read more …]

UA TriBase Reign 3 Training Shoe Review (23)
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UA TriBase Reign 3 Training Shoe Review

Let’s review the new TriBase Reign 3 Training Shoe from Under Armour. The Under Armour TriBase Reign is UA’s first committed cross-training and functional fitness shoe. It is made of quality materials that can survive grueling workouts. It is a very competent training shoe that will help you keep up in the training game. A year after the launch of the TriBase Reign 2, UA now introduces TriBase Reign 3. Let’s see what the upgrades are from the former. Here are some of the styles that are available now: Let’s take a look. TriBase Reign 3 Training Shoe – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel. Our side-by-side testing is complete, here’s our video review: TriBase Reign 3 Training Shoe – Overview Here’s the summary – this is a minor revision to last year’s shoe. The upper is new, the heel counter is tweaked, but otherwise, it’s the same outsole, midsole, and overall shape and size. As such, that’s OK – because this is a good CrossFit [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X1 Grit (9)
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Reebok Nano X1 Grit Training Shoe Review

The new Reebok Nano X1 Grit Training Shoe has arrived. This is the 11th version of Reebok’s Nano cross-training shoe. It’s no longer hyper-focused on CrossFit, but rather it is now a more well-rounded fitness shoe – the shoe of fitness is what Reebok is calling it. There’s two different uppers available – one that is knit and one that is “Grit” – meaning a tougher upper. We’re going to laser-focus in on the Grit version of the shoe in this review. Here’s some of the styles that are available now: Let’s take a look. Reebok Nano X1 Grit Training Shoe Review – Video from our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: The video above compares the shoe to the Nano X – its predecessor. Nano X1 Grit Sizing Looking for sizing advice? The Nano X1 runs true to size, with a nice, wide toe box that is nearly unchanged from the Nano X. Visually there’s a small difference because the outsole is wider in the X. I explain in-depth [Read more …]

Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge HIIT Shoe Review (1)
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Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge Workout Shoe Review

Let’s review the new Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge from Nike. Get a surge of cushioning, breathability, performance, and responsiveness with the Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge Workout Shoe. From strength training to the treadmill to the rowing machine, you gain the receptive cushioning of Nike ZoomX foam and containment comfort from an arc on the side to keep you forward of the curve. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike ZoomX SuperRep Surge – How Well Does It Work? Think of this shoe as a running shoe. It’s using ZoomX foam, and lots of it, and has a 10mm heel to toe drop (or offset). Weight is middle of the road at 12.2 ounces (US Men’s Size 11) – that’s typical for a running shoe with a lot of foam cushion. Can you run in these? Yes. Nike stresses these are great for the treadmill, rower, and other indoor workouts, [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Premium Training Shoe Review Metallic Silver with Luggage Tag
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Nike Metcon 6 Premium Training Shoe Review

Let’s review the new Nike Metcon 6 Premium from Nike. Others call it the most functional training shoe on the market, while others call it the most breathable superior training shoe out there. Nike simply calls it Metcon 6 Premium. What else is different with the Premium? It’s $10 over the normal edition, but functionally it’s the same. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s dive in. Nike Metcon 6 Premium – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Metcon 6 Premium – Overview The Nike Metcon 6 Premium is purely a style enhancement to the Metcon 6. But that’s OK – it’s an excellent CrossFit training shoe. If you are thinking of getting just one exceptional training shoe for everything at the gym or in a CrossFit WOD, it should be the Metcon 6. It is a great training shoe with a uniquely adaptable and breathable form. The most significant transformation has come in the frame of a much better [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon Turbo Training Shoe (2)
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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 …]

Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe Review (4)
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Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe Review

Let’s review the new Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe from Reebok. Reebok is upping their training shoe game with the launch of the Reebok Nano X1 Training shoe. How does this shoe compare to the Reebok Nano X? Can we use this shoe for the CrossFit WOD? That’s what we’ll cover in this review. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Let’s take a look at this new training shoe. Reebok Nano X1 Training Shoe Review – Video from our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nano X1 Sizing The sizing with the Reebok Nano X1 is same as the Nano X – as far as I can tell. I am happy with my normal shoe size of US Men’s 11. It’s long enough and plenty wide in the toebox. The Nano X LOOKS wider – because the outsole has more width to it. But, the internal space for your toes is about the same. This video explains in depth: I’d recommend you order the same [Read more …]

Altama OTB Maritime Assault Mid Boot Review
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Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot Review

Let’s review the Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot (Buy on Amazon) 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
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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
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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 …]