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Nike Metcon 1 vs. Nike Metcon 2

Nike Metcon 1 vs. Nike Metcon 2

Where to Purchase: Rogue Fitness

Nike with the release of the Nike Metcon 2 has drawn in the functional fitness/CrossFit community even more.

To see all of the Nike Metcon 1 colors, click here.

To see all of the Nike Metcon 2 colors, click here.

To see the difference between Nike Metcon's and Reebok Nano's, click here.

The problem with Nike releasing the Nike Metcon 2 is…

What are the differences?

I'll be honest, they look pretty similar.

BUT, it appears Nike has mainly taken the opinions of their athletes to improve the overall durability and feel of the Metcon 2 over the first iteration.

So, this is what Nike has changed on the Nike Metcon 2:

  • Increased durability overall, especially in the toe and forefoot area.
  • Increased heel padding.
  • Heel-plate for reduced friction on stress points during Handstand Pushups (this actually does make a big difference.)
  • Increased ventilation throughout, most notably on the arch area.
  • Footbed no longer squeaks or moves around (very annoying on the 1's.)
  • Slightly wider in the forefoot.
  • Heel slip eliminated (big problem with the 1's)

These are the main differences from the Nike Metcon 1's outside of the colorways and Nike ID.

Now, all of this being said, are the differences enough to make you want to pay the extra premium to purchase the Nike Metcon 2's? Let me know in the comments!

Where to Purchase: Rogue Fitness

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  • Nathaniel Taffy Tafolla

    Once I wear out my Metcon 1’s I would definitely buy the 2’s. I haven’t experienced some of these issues addressed, but I also have wide flat feet so they stay put in these perfect shoes for me. Addressing the durability is always an improvement, widening the toebox a little is nice, and getting rid of that annoying squeak is awesome.

    • I definitely like the 2’s more than the 1’s. But there certainly is a pretty big price difference for what you get.