Nike Metcon 8

Nike Metcon 8 training shoes

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  • Latest version of one of the best CrossFit shoes on the market
  • As of right now, only available in custom colorways for Nike members
  • Shoe seems to have all the same features that made the Metcon 7s a go-to choice for weightlifters and Crossfitters
  • The difference from the 7s is more design options
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Great for weightlifting and light cardio
  • Handstand clips and rope guard
  • Custom colorways
What needs improvement ...
  • Expensive, at $160
  • Not the most flexible shoe
  • Not much has changed from prior version

Product Summary

The Nike Metcon 8 is the latest iteration of the popular cross-training shoes, and from the look of things, not much is changing from the Nike Metcon 7s. That’s not necessarily bad, as the Metcon 7s were the best pair of Metcons yet. They performed well during heavy lifts and quick cardio bursts, had features such as a mid-foot rope guard and heel clip that made them perfect for CrossFit workouts, and were durable enough that you got your money’s worth out of them, and then some.

According to Nike’s website, the Metcon 8s will have all those features. The most significant change is that Nike members, who as of this writing are the only ones who can pre-order the shoes, can customize their kicks with an updated color palette and finish options. This includes being able to add chrome to every part of the shoe, down to the laces, and the option for a marble finish on the outsole.

We’re excited to try out the Metcon 8s, and will update this page when we get our hands, err, feet on them.




Heel-to-toe drop

4 mm






Nike React foam

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      A great cross-training shoe that can be used for quick bursts of cardio and heavy weightlifting.