Surprise! Nike has just dropped the Nike Metcon 8 MF – Mat Fraser. This is the new Nike Metcon 8 – in a LIMITED special edition inspired by the 5x CrossFit champ.
Suffering in the shadows and grinding alone when nobody else was looking made Mat Fraser a champion. And the special edition Metcon 8 MF – Mat Fraser depicts his journey as a CrossFit winner. Channel the champion in you with this shoe while celebrating Fraser’s meaningful moments and turning points.
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Nike Metcon 8 MF – Mat Fraser – Overview
The Metcon 8 is the latest iteration in the Metcon family, and the MF design gets all the remarkable features of this shoe. This version is lighter and more breathable than the previous version and cushions your workouts with responsive, durable foam. This is the Nike React technology—making a comfortable, cushioned base that feels springy when you kick into high gear for cardio and sprints. The Nike Metcon 8 MF honors the important moments and events along Mat’s progress journey with a letterman jacket patch look that suits his old-school work ethic.
The distinct design details of this shoe draw inspiration from the best to ever do it in the world of competitive fitness—from the successive 2nd place finishes that electrified his competitive flame early on to the coffee that helped bring his workouts to life. As part of Metcon 8, this version also has grippy rubber that wraps around your arch during intense rope climbs and a rubber tread that gives you traction and helps you stay on your feet when moving from the training room floor to the ground.
The wide, flat heel gets even more stable with an inner plate that distributes weight from side to side while also flexing to make it comfortable for cardio and runs. The lightweight mesh with textured overlays in high-wear areas helps keep your foot cool without sacrificing durability, while the grooves in the sole let your forefoot bend naturally.
Nike Metcon 8 Review
Ok – it looks great – but how does it perform?
Being a limited edition – we weren’t able to test this one (yet).
But we did test the regular M8 shoe. And we’re sure this one will perform the same (they always do! The Mat Fraser special editions are really just a style upgrade.)
Here’s what we thought…\
See even more in our Nike Metcon 8 Review.
This isn’t the first MF special edition – check out these others.
Time for a trip down memory lane…
Nike Metcon 8 MF – Mat Fraser – In Summary
That’s our close-up look at the Nike Metcon 8 MF – Mat Fraser.
If you are a CrossFit fan, you’ll love this special edition of the Nike Metcon 8 MF. This shoe exhibits Mat Fraser’s critical moments, turning points, and journey toward victory. This version is available for men in Black/Dark Smoke Grey/Smoke Grey/White at $130.
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Don’t miss our Nike Metcon 8 Review.
This isn’t the first Mat Fraser edition – last year we had the Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser.
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