Nike has released their first ever “Free” style Metcon shoe into the training community. The Nike Metcon Free adds to the already existing Metcon shoe line, this Metcon X Free is sure to raise the level in comfort and aesthetics.
After seeing their success of their wildly popular Metcon training shoes and Romaleo lifters, Nike, once again is releasing a sister shoe to the Metcon that is sure to make an imprint into their already faithful followers.
The release of the Nike Metcon Free comes to us not long after Nike released their fourth version of their popular Metcons, the Nike Metcon 4. Nike has already previously released a spin-off to the Metcon family called the Metcon Repper, but with the announcement of their third installment, we can assume this will replace the Repper family.
There is yet to be an exact release date for the Nike Metcon Free's, from what we know all of the colorways will be released in the second quarter of 2018, more than likely April.
Nike and Reebok have been going back and forth with a, “anything you can do, I can do better” mentality when it comes to CrossFit Shoes. Mostly because Reeboks training shoes are more than worthy to step into the ring with any Nike shoe. For most people, it comes down to personal preference when choosing between the Metcon/Romaleo versus the Nano/Legacy.
Nike Metcons have been mostly viewed as the more versatile shoe when compared to the Nano. When your training leans more towards the running and jumping type movements, people seem to favor the Metcons a little bit more.
However, when your workout is going to require your feet to be more set and having to feel more stable, trainees look to the Nano's. It would appear that Nano is crossing over a little bit more into the more versatile shoe like the Metcons with their latest release of the Nano 8's.
If you are anything like us here at Garage Gym Reviews, any shoe release no matter if it is Nike, Reebok, NoBull, Adidas, we stop all of our work and take a 15-minute break to admire the beauty of a new creation. The Nike Metcon X Free was every bit of 15 minutes…and then some.
With any new shoe release, the company producing the shoe will not go above and beyond with their colorways right off the bat. Nike is simply dipping their toe into the market with their basic color releases of black, white, and grey. At first glance, their white is likely to be one of their most popular sellers, and for good reason. The camo on the sole is just the cherry on top to the already “easy on the eyes” feel of the Metcon X Free.
What is the Metcon X Free going to offer you that the already existing Metcon four does not? Glad you asked.
If you have been following Nike over the years, you find that the title “Free” is not new to the Nike brand. Nike has released Nike Free 3.0 that when advertised they claimed the shoes felt like you we walking on the beach…they weren't far off.
With the Metcon Free we can expect the same lightweight feel that Nike has been releasing for years, but with the support that won't result in ripping through the sides of your shoes like some of us here at Garage Gym Reviews did.
Nike Metcon X Free are surrounded by a TPU-faced mesh which will provide the trainer with a lighter weight feeling shoe than the normal Metcon.
Nike's Flywire technology integrates into the laces at the midfoot, by having this it will allow your foot to be locked in while still being able to perform natural movement. The shoe also has inserted a dual-density midsole which will only enhance the stable comfort.
One of the great features is a low-profile heel clip rolls up the lateral and medial side which will minimize your foot producing friction with the wall while doing handstand push-ups. On top of it all, the rubber wrap on the outside of the midfoot is specifically designed to help any and all people ascending and descending during rope climbs.
Expect the full release in April.
- TPU-faced mesh upper: Provides lightweight durability, stability, and flexibility
- Flywire technology integrates into the laces at the midfoot: Delivering a dynamic fit that helps you lock your foot in place while allowing for natural movement
- Comfort fit bootie: Creates a soft and flexible fit while providing easy on and off
- Dual-density midsole with cold fusion technology: Provides stable comfort
- Sidewall wrap-up design: Cradles the heel and midfoot to help keep the foot over the footbed during side-to-side and diagonal movements
- Low-profile heel clip rolls up on the lateral and medial sides: Helps minimize drag during handstands and push-ups
- Rubber wraps up from the outsole through the midfoot: Helps resist abrasion during rope climbs