Nike Romaleos 4 Olympic Weightlifting Shoe - Hands On Review
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Nike Romaleos 4 Olympic Weightlifting Shoe Review

The long awaited Nike Romaleos 4 is now available – and this is our hands-on review. This is Nike’s only Olympic weightlifting shoe – and it is an excellent choice for heavy weightlifting. What’s new and different from last year’s model (the 3 XD)? How does this compare to other premium weightlifting shoes like the Adipower 2 and Legacy Lifter? That’s what we’ll cover in this in depth review. Get them from Road Runner Sports (we are an affiliate): Let’s take an up-close look. Nike Romaleos 4 Shoe Review – Hands On First Look on YouTube Don’t want to read? Watch instead – here’s a first look from our YouTube channel: All right, let’s take a look. Nike Romaleos 4 [Read more …]

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 …]

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 …]

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 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? The newest version of this shoe, the Nike Romaleos 4 will be released on April 1st. 2020. Expect this to be evolutionary changes to the shoe – rather than a radical re-invention. It appears that it may use a new mesh upper, but otherwise looks similar to the 3rd version. 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. Nike Romaleos 3 XD Hands On Review on YouTube [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 – Hands On Review on YouTube Want an up close look at these two shoes? Check out our hands on review from YouTube: Let’s go into the details of these two great cross training [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. Nike Metcon 5 – Hands On Review from our YouTube Channel Want to see the Metcon 5 close up? Check out our review from our channel: Let’s talk about what’s new in this shoe. What’s New in The Nike Metcon 5 Let’s look at what is new in the Nike Metcon [Read more …]