Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser

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Here’s the new Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser PE.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser MF CrossFit Shoe PE (62)
The Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser PE (Personal Edition) is here. There’s a lot of differences as compared to last year’s shoe. Read on to find out more.

It’s available now – but is selling out quickly.

Nike launched the latest variation of the Metcon family with Metcon 7 Mat Fraser. Fraser is the “Fittest Man on Earth” and 5X CrossFit Games Champion, and Metcon 7 MF is the embodiment of his “Broken to Best” story. It comes in limited supplies, so make sure to secure your elusive pair in the drop.

These will be available from Nike.com and a few other select vendors – then they’ll be gone for good:

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser (Black/Black-Black-Metallic Gold) Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser - This is the shoe named for the multi-time CrossFit champ. It's a bold look - but thats what you should expect from the Mat Fraser Personal Edition shoe.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser – Overview

The Metcon 7 MF has cracks filled with gold based on the Japanese technique Kintsugi and also tells Fraser’s Broken to Best story. Likewise, the shoe itself is interpreted as the gilded finish ornaments – the blacked-out upper from the toe through the jagged Swoosh, eyestay, and heel.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser PE Kintsugi
The Mat Fraser PE (Personal Edition) has a bold look with it’s black and gold styling – this is the Japanese concept known as Kintsugi .

Fraser’s signature can also be seen on the shoes along the medial side and two insole prints. Metcon 7 MF is the gold standard for weight training and is more durable and stable than earlier versions.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser Signature
Mat’s signature appears on the inside, behind a translucent and protective cover. That’s cool. But did they have to cut off much of the signature with the rope wrap?

If Metcon 6 takes pride in its breathability, the new version added to it the React foam to pump up your high-intensity cardio. The wide, flat heel gets even firmer with an inner plate that diffuses weight from edge to edge. It also flexes to make it suitable for cardio intervals.

Nike Metcon 7 MF React Foam
Gone is the removable dual-density midsole, and the hyperlifts. This shoe uses React foam (but not much of it). There’s an internal plate to provide heel rigidity as well.

The Flywire cables integrate with the laces to fasten your midfoot. It also grooves in the sole so your forefoot can bend freely.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser Flywire
Flywire is used on one side of the shoe to provide a tight fit.

Metcon 7 MF has a handstand clip at the heel that lessens drag during wall exercises and a tab that locks down the laces with a hook-and-loop closure, so they don’t interfere.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser Heel Clip
The heel clip, while reduced compared to the M6, should help with HSPUs – by providing causing minimal friction against the wall.
Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser Lace Locking Tab
This strap fastens with velcro (aka hook and loop) to let you secure the laces. Nice!

The rubber tread of the shoe provides you traction from the training room floor to the road, while the updated rubber covers your arch for strong grip during rope climbs.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser MF CrossFit Shoe PE (21)
Outsole and the rope wrap provide traction against the floor – or the climbing rope.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser – How does it work in the gym?

This shoe feels like a classic Nike Metcon shoe.

That’s to say it has a narrow, tight fit.

It’s also minimally cushioned with a very stable heel.

The change to React foam is noticeable. But there’s so little of it, it really doesn’t give much of a cushioning effect.

It’s nothing like the React based running shoes – which use tons of foam.

React Foam is used in this shoe – plus an internal plate for heel stability.

But that’s OK, because this shoe is meant for lifting weights.

The React foam gives a subtle improvement for cardio, sprinting, and other impact activities – but it’s just not very much cushioning.

I would not wear this shoe to go running – I’d put on a running shoe instead.

But, that’s exactly what all the predecessor Metcon shoes were like as well.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser – great for lifting, not great for running, in my opinion. It’s ok for medium-impact activities.

Some will be disappointed by the lack of the removable Hyperlifts. The shoe still says “Hyperlift” on the side, but that’s clearly marketing jargon – as no Hyperlifts are included in the box.

As such, it’s 4mm of heel to toe drop (According to Nike support rep) and that’s your only choice.

Nike Metcon 7 versus Nike Metcon 6
To be clear – there are NO hyperlifts included with the new shoe, unlike the Nike Metcon 6.

I can’t help but feel this version of the shoe feels like a tiny-step backwards.

I liked the perforated upper, I liked the Hyperlifts.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser – What’s in the Box?

This shoe comes in a fancy box.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser Box
Even the box is fancy.

Here’s a close-up of Mat’s signature. Because someone is going to ask for it…

Nike Metcon 7 Signature
Mat’s signature

Nike Metcon 7 Versus Nike Metcon 6

How does the Nike Metcon 7 compare to the Nike Metcon 6?

In short, the Nike Metcon 7 actually feels firmer – in both the heel and forefoot than it’s predecesor.

And yes, that’s despite the React foam.

Find out more in our in-depth Nike Metcon 7 Versus Nike Metcon 6 Comparison

Nike Metcon 7 Versus Nike Metcon 6
Nike Metcon 7 Versus Nike Metcon 6. Did you think the M6 was too mushy? You’ll love the M7. It’s firmer – all over.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser Review – In Summary

That’s our first look at the Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser.

Add spring to your step with Metcon 7 MF’s Nike React foam that renders a comfortable, cushioned base for a lightweight and springy feeling. It heightens the stability and durability the Metcon line is known for, so you can always be ready for any kind of high-intensity cardio and sprints. The shoe comes in Black/Black-Black-Metallic Gold colorways in limited stocks.

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser Review
What’s the verdict? It’s quite different from the Metcon 6, but similar at the same time. This shoe still excels for weight lifting and stability, but look elsewhere for running…

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Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser
5 rings for Mat’s 5 Fittest Man on Earth titles.

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