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 Let’s start with the uppers. That’s the part that covers your foot. Reebok has used Flexweave again (as in the Nano 8). That’s a good thing because it is makes for a breathable and [Read more …]

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Nike Metcon 5 Review

At long last, the Nike Metcon 5 training shoe has arrived. The Mat Fraser special edition (aka the “matcon”) sold out quickly at all retailers. But, now there are many other styles available. Here’s a peek at some of the styles available now. Other styles are coming soon – so check back often. What’s New in The Nike Metcon 5 Let’s look at what is new in the Nike Metcon 5. We’re looking at the special edition Mat Fraser shoe here. Let’s start with the upper – the top part of the shoe that covers your foot. Like the previous shoe, the upper is 3D-printed. It is meant to be breathable and helps keep you cool. You’ll also notice the [Read more …]

The Reebok Nano 9 is here - Reebok's newest version of the CrossFit training shoe.
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Reebok Nano 9

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 9 is the newest version of the Nano CrossFit training shoe from Reebok. It is designed for all the demands of the WOD – heavy weight lifting, short runs, jumps, rope climbs, or just about anything else. Has Reebok improved on the really good Nano 8? That’s what we’ll review about here. Best of all there are several great looking color options available now from Rogue Fitness and Road Runner Sports. A lot of the great features of the previous shoe, the Nano 8, are carried over to the new model. But there’s a multitude of improvements too – especially in comfort and versatility. This shoe continues the extensive use of Reebok’s Flexweave – a material [Read more …]

Nike Romaleos 3 XD Weightlifting shoe - Mens - Designed for elite-level lifting, the Nike Romaleos 3 XD features a honeycomb-patterned plate for stability, while Flywire technology and a dynamic strap provides a supportive fit during your workout.
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Best Weightlifting Shoes for 2019

The Rogue Do-Win Classic Lifter is back in stock and available – get yours before they sell out. Lifting heavy weights requires the right footwear. Many people lift using normal sneakers or running shoes – and that’s a big mistake. They should be using proper weightlifting shoes, like the Nike Romaleos 3 XD shown here instead. 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. We’ll review who makes the best weightlifting shoes for 2019, and why. These are the best shoes for Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and the weightlifting [Read more …]

The Nike Metcon 5 Mat Fraser edition cross training shoe is the ultimate shoe for CrossFit training
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Nike Metcon Shoe Release Dates

The Nike Metcon 5 is now available. A limited set of styles are available via Nike Plus, with more color options at retailers globally on Monday July 8th. Here’s what’s available now, and what is coming soon. The Nike Metcon 5 is here! This Mat Fraser special edition will also be available via select retailers on June 28th. The regular Nike Metcon 5 shoes will be available on Nike Plus on 6/27 and from other retailers July 8th. We’ll have a full review of the Nike Metcon 5 Fraser Edition by July 1st, including a comparison to the new Reebok Nano 9 Please signup for our email newsletter if you want to hear about it. We’ll be comparing them to [Read more …]

A side view of the Reebok Nano 8 CrossFit shoe. This is the special edition "No Excuses" model that is available now in 2019.
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Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave – CrossFit Training Shoe

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 8 Flexweave is the 2018 version of the Nano CrossFit training shoe from Reebok. The Reebok Nano 9 is available as of June 12th, 2019. But that means you can probably find a great deal on a pair of Reebok Nano 8s. And the Nano 8 is an excellent shoe. It’s designed for all the demands of the WOD – heavy weight lifting, short runs, jumps, rope climbs, or just about anything else. It’s now available to order online from Rogue Fitness. Click to See The Reebok Nano 8 Price on the Rogue Fitness Website A lot of the great features of the previous shoe, the Nano 7 and Nano 6, are carried over to the [Read more …]