The Nike Metcon SF (also called Nike Metcon X SFB by some.)
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Nike Metcon SF Shoe Review

Out of the blue Nike dropped a new Metcon shoe on us – the Nike Metcon SF. This is the first ever all-terrain Nike Metcon shoe. (Some vendors are calling this the Nike Metcon X SFB – but Nike lists it as the Nike Metcon SF – so there might have been a late breaking name change. As you may know, the Metcon line has primarily been best for indoor usage (with the exception of the Nike Metcon Sport.) The other metcon shoes don’t have a really deep, aggressive tread. But no so with the new Nike Metcon X SFB. This is the metcon shoe meant for mud runs, obstacle races, and getting in the mud or the water will [Read more …]

The Minimus Prevail is a light-weight cross training shoe from New Balance. New for 2019.
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New Balance Minimus Prevail Training Shoe Review

New for 2019, New Balance has released their take on the CrossFit training shoe – the Minimus Prevail. New Balance is entering a crowded market – after all the most popular training shoes in 2019 are the Reebok Nano 9 and Nike Metcon 5 – which everyone has heard of. What does this new shoe from New Balance bring to the game? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Here’s a quick glance at some of the shoes we’ll be reviewing in this article: What Makes the Minimus Prevail a “Training Shoe” If you’ve read any of our previous shoe reviews – you’ll know what we mean by a “training shoe”. It’s a shoe meant for CrossFit WODs or functional training. [Read more …]

The Nike Romaleos 3 XD weightlifting shoe is Nike's only lifter for 2019
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Nike Romaleos 3 XD Shoe Review

Nike has only one weightlifting shoe available in 2019: the Nike Romaleos 3 XD. But, it’s a very good weightlifting shoe. Lets review what makes this shoe special. Nike Romaleos 4 Release Date? I have no information regarding a Nike Romaleos 4 release date. Based on styles available, and overall inventory – my guess is it is not anytime soon. The Romaleos 3 were first launched in January of 2017. These shoes are not revised on a yearly basis – like the Metcon shoes are. Here is a peek at some of the styles available now. Other styles are available occasionally – so check back often. All right, let’s take a closer look. Special Features of Weightlifting Shoes Weightlifting shoes [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 5 vs Reebok Nano 9 - let's compare and see which shoe is the best for your WOD.
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Nike Metcon 5 vs Reebok Nano 9

The Nike Metcon 5 is here! And now we can compare it head to head with the other great CrossFit training shoe for 2019 – the Reebok Nano 9. Let’s take a look at these shoes and compare them. We’ll help you decide which is best for you. Here’s where you can get different styles of the shoes we’ll review here: With that out of the way, let’s dive in and compare and contrast these two types of shoes. Nike Metcon 5 vs Reebok Nano 9 Let’s start with the uppers. That’s the part that covers your foot. Reebok has used Flexweave again (as in the Nano 8). That’s a good thing because it is makes for a breathable and [Read more …]

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Nike Metcon 5 Review

At long last, the Nike Metcon 5 training shoe has arrived. Let’s find out what is new and improved. The Mat Fraser special edition (aka the “matcon”) sold out quickly at all retailers. But, now there are many other styles available – here is the Men’s Black/Gunsmoke color combination. Here’s a peek at some of the styles available now. Other styles are coming soon – so check back often. What’s New in The Nike Metcon 5 Let’s look at what is new in the Nike Metcon 5. We’re looking at the special edition Mat Fraser shoe here. Let’s start with the upper – the top part of the shoe that covers your foot. Like the previous shoe, the upper is [Read more …]

The Reebok Nano 9 is here - Reebok's newest version of the CrossFit training shoe.
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Reebok Nano 9

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 9 is the newest version of the Nano CrossFit training shoe from Reebok. It is designed for all the demands of the WOD – heavy weight lifting, short runs, jumps, rope climbs, or just about anything else. Has Reebok improved on the really good Nano 8? That’s what we’ll review about here. Best of all there are several great looking color options available now from Rogue Fitness and Road Runner Sports. A lot of the great features of the previous shoe, the Nano 8, are carried over to the new model. But there’s a multitude of improvements too – especially in comfort and versatility. This shoe continues the extensive use of Reebok’s Flexweave – a material [Read more …]

The Under Armour TriBase Reign Training Shoe is meant to be used for functional training and workouts like CrossFit
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Under Armour TriBase Reign Training Shoe

Let’s look at Under Armour’s new cross training shoe – the TriBase Reign cross training shoe. This is a stable but versatile training shoe that will work great for the CrossFit WOD. Under Armour is entering a crowded space – how does the TriBase Reign fare against the Nike Metcon 4 shoe line or the Reebok Nano line? We’ll discuss that as well. Here’s the shoes we are going to review. UA TriBase Reign – What Makes it a great Training Shoe First, let’s take a tour of what makes the TriBase Reign special. How is this different than your average running shoe? Shoes for CrossFit training must be much more versatile than running shoes. We need stability for lifting [Read more …]

Nike Metcon Sport - great new CrossFit shoe for 2019
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Nike Metcon Sport

Nike has unveiled the latest Nike Metcon cross training shoe. New for 2019, the Nike Metcon Sport ($99.99 at Rogue Fitness) takes the Metcon shoe line in a radical new direction. The Nike Metcon Sport gives you the stability to lift heavy weights but offers more agility than any previous Nike Metcon shoe. Read on to find out more about this exciting new CrossFit training shoe from Nike. Best of all there are several great looking color options available now from Rogue Fitness and Roadrunner Sports. Nike Metcon Sport – Red/Black at Road Runner Sports Nike Metcon Sport – Black/White at Road Runner Sports Nike Metcon Sport – Black/Black at Road Runner Sports Nike Metcon Sport – Grey/Blue at Road [Read more …]

The Nike Free X Metcon 2 is one of Nikes Cross Training shoes for 2019
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Nike Free X Metcon 2 – The Nike Metcon Running Shoe

New for 2019, the Nike Free x Metcon 2 shoe combines the lightweight flexibility of the Nike Free running shoe line with the durability and stability of the Nike Metcon shoes. The Nike Free X Metcon 2 is now available from Rogue Fitness. This is the second version of the Nike Free X Metcon shoe. Read on to find out why we think this is the best CrossFit training shoe for running. Here’s just a few of the styles that are available now, from Rogue Fitness: Now, let’s talk about these great training shoes. Nike Free X Metcon 2 – Best Metcon Shoe For Running To best understand the features of this great running shoe (that also works for CrossFit [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 3 XD Weightlifting shoe - Mens - Designed for elite-level lifting, the Nike Romaleos 3 XD features a honeycomb-patterned plate for stability, while Flywire technology and a dynamic strap provides a supportive fit during your workout.
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Best Weightlifting Shoes for 2019

The Rogue Do-Win Classic Lifter is back in stock and available – get yours before they sell out. Lifting heavy weights requires the right footwear. Many people lift using normal sneakers or running shoes – and that’s a big mistake. They should be using proper weightlifting shoes, like the Nike Romaleos 3 XD shown here instead. Best Shoes For Squats? Weightlifting shoes are the best shoes for squats. The raised heel (which is very firm) minimizes the ankle range of motion needed. The solid heel ensures you are stable with hundreds of pounds on your back. We’ll review who makes the best weightlifting shoes for 2019, and why. These are the best shoes for Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and the weightlifting [Read more …]