CrossFit Nano 5.0 vs Metcon 1

CrossFit is a full-on beast mode workout and getting the right type of shoe will make the workout more productive. That is why getting a durable shoe matters. The question is should you get Reebok’s CrossFit Nano 5.0 or Nike’s Metcon 1?


You should keep in mind the “brutality” of the workout your shoe needs to withstand. For Crossfitters it’s a battle between CrossFit Nano 5.0 and Metcon 1. Let the (shoe) battle begin!


Pros and Cons of Nike’s “Bad Boy” Metcon 1


Metcon 1 is Nike’s entry in the world of CrossFit shoe. Shoe and fitness enthusiasts went nuts for it when it was released. Here’s why:



  •    Slim and stylish
  •    Uses Flywire lock system that keeps the shoe in place
  •    Offers maximum cushioning for heavy lifting


  •    Too stiff for running


“Reputable” Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0


Reebok adopted Apple’s u system by releasing upgraded versions of the CrossFit Nano series. This is why the latest model is the improved version of the first four. Find out how:



  •    Time-tested and durable
  •    Kevlar mesh for toughness and breathability
  •    Wide toe cap for ease of movement


  •    Simpler design


And the winner is?


You are deciding between the two leading CrossFit shoe in the market today, so whichever way, it’s a win-win situation for you. Your choice will depend on the specifics of design, color, and material preference. But in terms of durability, comfort and value for money, it’s a tie.


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