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. By the way – did you know Nike has released an improvement on this shoe? Check out our Nike Romaleos 4 Review. Lets review what makes this shoe special. Nike Romaleos 4 Release Date? The newest version of this shoe, the Nike Romaleos 4 was released on April 1st. 2020. Overall, it’s an improvement – so unless you find a good deal on the 3 XD – go for the Rom 4. 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 [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 …]

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 – A radical new take on the Metcon shoe concept The Nike Metcon Sport represents the biggest design shake-up since the Nike Metcon shoe line first debuted. Let’s take a look [Read more …]

Nike Free X Metcon 2 - The running shoe for CrossFit WODs
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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. NOTE: This shoe has been discontinued – get them while you can. It has been replaced by the Nike Free Metcon 3 – it’s a free shoe, but with a very different feel. 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, [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 4 versus Reebok Legacy Lifter versus Adidas Adipower 2
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Best Weightlifting Shoes for 2022

Why look at the best weightlifting shoes for 2022? Lifting heavy weights requires the proper footwear. Many people lift using normal sneakers or running shoes – and that is a big mistake. They should be using proper weightlifting shoes, like the Nike Romaleos 4 shown here instead. We’ll review who makes the best weightlifting shoes for 2022, and tell you why they are the best. 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 or in your hands. These are the best shoes for Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and the [Read more …]

New for 2019 is the Nike Metcon 4 XD - Nike's latest take on it's ultradurable cross training shoe. How does it compare to the Nike Metcon 4?
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Nike Metcon 4 XD vs Nike Metcon 4

Fans of the Nike Metcon line of cross training shoes have a new footwear option for 2019: the Nike Metcon 4 XD. The Nike Metcon 4 XD is still available online from Rogue Fitness. But, if you want these shoes – you better get them quick. They are not making them since the release of the Nike Metcon 5 earlier this year. How does this versatile cross training shoe stack up against the Nike Metcon 4? How has Nike improved upon what is arguably the best cross training shoe for lifting weights? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Let’s review what is new and improved on the Nike Metcon 4 XD. We’ll also explain all the newest options, as shown [Read more …]