Nike Free Metcon 3 - New Cross Trainer for 2020 - Side View
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Nike Free Metcon 3 – Training Shoe Review

Nike has released the newest version of their Metcon cross trainer that utilizes Free running shoe tech – the Nike Free Metcon 3 is now available. As you may know, the Metcon shoes are made for cross training – think functional fitness style workouts like CrossFit, lifting weights, and more. Their Free running shoe line is meant to replicate the feel of barefoot running. Combine the two and you get the Nike Free Metcon 3 – A shoe that should be equally at home on the running track – or in the gym (or CrossFit box.) How well does it do this? Our review pair is on order – and expect a hands-on review and YouTube video ASAP. (By the [Read more …]

Nike React Infinity Run - Running Shoe
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Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit – Running Shoe Review

Nike just released a great new running shoe – the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit. Normally we only review cross training shoes for this website. But, when Nike recently released the React Metcon series of shoes I became infatuated with Nike’s React foam cushioning system. It’s really good stuff – if you need a lot of cushion in your shoes. And because I’m on the heavier side (from all that weight lifting) having more cushion rather than less is better for high-impact running. That brings us to the new Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit shoe. With this shoe, Nike has taken React cushioning to the extreme – and they claim this shoe can even help reduce the occurrence of injuries. [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 4 - New Olympic Weightlifting Shoe for 2020
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Nike Romaleos 4 Weightlifting Shoe Coming Soon

The newest version of Nike’s Olympic weightlifting shoe is now available – the Nike Romaleos 4. We know you’ll have lots of questions about this shoe – Is it a worthwhile upgrade over the Romaleos 3 XD? Is it as narrow as the Romaleos 3? What size should I order? Is the new upper more breathable than the old? We’ll have answers for all those questions – as soon as we get our hands on them. In the meantime, let’s talk about what makes a great Oly lifting shoe. Nike Romaleos 4 – Hands On First Look on YouTube Don’t want to read? Watch instead – here’s our first look from our YouTube channel: All right, let’s dive in. Nike [Read more …]

Cross Training Shoes

GORUCK I/O Cross Trainers – Training Shoe Review

GORUCK, the rucking company, recently entered the cross training shoe game. And their MACV-1 rucking boot blazed a trail of innovation – they created a light-weight but tough boot that has minimal break-in time. But now they’ve released a cross training shoe – the GORUCK I/O Cross Trainer. Our review pair is on order, and we’ll have our first thoughts soon. But, in the meantime, we’d like to tell you all about this super versatile shoe. Here’s what we’ll be looking at in this review: Let’s take a close look at the I/O Cross Trainers from GORUCK. Hands On First Look Don’t like to read? Watch our hands on first look video from YouTube instead: GORUCK I/O Cross Trainers – [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon AMP Training Shoe - Black/Fire Pink/Green Strike/Blue Fury (with Glow-In-The-Dark Sole)
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Nike React Metcon AMP – Women’s Glow-In-The-Dark Training Shoe

New for 2020 is the Nike React Metcon – this great new cross training shoe combines the best features of the Nike Metcon 5 with Nike’s React foam cushioning system. And now they’ve launched some AMP colorways of the shoe for men and women. What’s AMP? It’s a style upgrade, mostly. The AMP shoes have all the same great high-performance features of the regular shoe – but give you a bit more style and flair. And this variation even glows in the dark (but not very much – as you’ll see.) Let’s take a look at what makes these shoes great for CrossFit WODs and functional fitness style training. Here’s the styles that are available now. Let’s take a closer [Read more …]

Side view of the Inov-8 F-Lite G 300 Training Shoe
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INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 Training Shoe Review

Let’s look at INOV-8’s latest addition to their F-LITE line of cross training shoe – the INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 cross training shoe. The G 300 is available now, and our review pair is on order. While we wait for our hands-on test to being, we’ll review the features of the shoe here. Inov-8 is entering a crowded space – how does the F-LITE line fare against the Nike Metcon 5 shoe line or the Reebok Nano 9 – that’s what we’ll figure out shortly Stay tuned – we’ll have a full review in January 2020 when we receive our evaluation pair. Here’s the shoes we are going to review. Let’s take a closer look. INOV-8 F-LITE G 300 – [Read more …]

side view of Under Armour TriBase Reign 2 - new cross trainer from UA for 2020 - great for CrossFit!
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Under Armour Tribase Reign 2 Review

Let’s look at Under Armour’s newest cross training shoe – the Under Armour Tribase Reign 2 cross training shoe. This is the 2nd version of Under Armour’s versatile training shoe that will work great for the CrossFit WOD. The original TriBase Reign is a great shoe – so we’re looking forward to seeing how UA has improved upon it with this new version. The Under Armour TriBase Reign 2 is now available and our hands-on review is underway. Under Armour is entering a crowded space – how does the TriBase Reign fare against the Nike Metcon 5 shoe line or the Reebok Nano line? Read on for our thoughts on how this new shoe stacks up against the Nike Metcon [Read more …]

Nike React Metcon CrossFit Training Shoe has React foam cushion.
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Nike React Metcon Shoe Review

Nike has released the Nike React Metcon Training Shoe. Will this training shoe be ideal for running and many impact-heavy CrossFit WODs and other functional training? That’s the promise of Nike’s React foam cushioning system. But this shoe also brings along other great features of the Nike Metcon shoe line. We’ve completed our hands-on review. Read on for the results. Here’s the styles currently available. Let’s take a closer look at the Nike React Metcon – by first understanding what the React foam system is. Nike React Metcon – React Foam Cushioning First of all, the big draw with this shoe is the use of the React foam system. What is that? Nike explains it best: “Nike React is an [Read more …]

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 MetconSF – 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 not [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: New Balance Minimus Prevail Hands On Review on YouTube Get a closer look at the Minimus Prevail here: Let’s talk more about these shoes. What Makes the Minimus Prevail a “Training Shoe” If you’ve read any of [Read more …]