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The Nike Metcons are some of the most popular CrossFit shoes available. With the release of the Nike Metcon 2’s, many are asking what the differences are. Here’s what we see.

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Nike Metcon 2 Shoes
Nike Metcon 2 Shoes

HIGH-INTENSITY SUPPORT AND FLEXIBILITY. The Nike Metcon Repper DSX Men's Training Shoe is designed to withstand the demands of cross-training and keep you moving at full speed.

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 widerin 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.

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Nike Metcon 2 Shoes
Nike Metcon 2 Shoes

HIGH-INTENSITY SUPPORT AND FLEXIBILITY. The Nike Metcon Repper DSX Men's Training Shoe is designed to withstand the demands of cross-training and keep you moving at full speed.

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