CrossFit training requires determination and the proper attire. Namely, a quality pair of shoes that can withstand the onslaught of your workouts. CrossFit shoes are designed to do just that and there are several options available on the market. The following review will pit the Metcon 2 against the Nano 5 to see which brand offers the best value and quality.
Toughness and Durability
The Metcon 2’s possess Flywire technology, likened to that of cables on a suspension bridge. This means these shoes are flexible, robust and able to handle high impact workouts.
The Reebok Nano 5.0 offers comparable support by way of Kevlar (the material famously associated with Bulletproof Vests) as the primary building material. Consequently, these shoes are both incredibly tough and unbelievably lightweight.
Grip and Support
Metcon 2’s have a flat outer sole and firm foam in the heel, so heavier lifts feel rock solid and more manageable. Also, they have small rubber nubs around the inside and outside of the arch, designed to increase grip for tasks such as rope climbing.
The Reebok Nano 5.0 possesses a sticky rubber outsole which enables sure footing and comfort on many a surface. The Nano’s are especially useful for rope climbing.
Metcon 2 design is both simple yet bold. Present in a wide variety of colours, this model blends together good design both in functionality and visual gratification.
Albeit less “flashy”, the Reebok Nano 5.0’s tend to stick to a mesh like design and come in a variety of colors and patterns.
Both Metcon 2’s and the Reebok Nano 5.0’s offer great quality and value for the customer. Nike have made great improvements since Metcon 1’s and these upgrades combine to give the consumer a great product that works well and looks good.