Nike Metcon 3 Shoes
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September 11, 2019
Metcons + Bungie Shoelaces = Forever Training Shoe AND Everyday Shoe
Size: $13 Price purchased: $75 Despite not being a Crossfitter, I wanted a shoe that was good for lifts and good for sprints. Crossfit shoes seem to fit that description. But being this was the first time ever purchasing a shoe like this, I didn't want to pay full retail because I have had so many issues with heel slippage with low-top shoes. So when the Metcons 5 + Sports dropped, I headed over to the Nike Outlet and picked these up for $60. I ended up getting Metcon 3's because, in the store, they seem to do less heel slippage than the 5s and most other low-top training shoes. (Nike Metcon Sports were also quite excellent with preventing heel slippage for me. Keep in mind that was in the store and not in actual training.) Getting them home and wearing them to the gym was a thing of beauty. My lifts felt so much better. Even though I am slower than molasses, my sprints and hills felt better. But these shoes (and shoes in general) became amazing once I discovered bungee cord shoelaces. After going through three types of various bungee laces, I found the perfect fit for my Metcons. These made the shoes fit so well that in fact if I had to do anything remotely physically--walking around the mall, moving furniture, etc.-- these are the shoes I want on my feet. I might be wearing them out faster than expected but I honestly can't wait to purchase a new pair of whatever Metcons is next. One caveat: when I first wore them and if I stepped into some thing wet (like a puddle), the traction tended to be slippier than I would like. I am not sure if the bottom sole was not broken in just yet or a design quirk of the traction. I rather just keep the traction and avoid puddles because the traction is amazing on dry ground--especially concrete.
The Nike Metcon 3 keeps all the critical design components of the previous Metcon series while introducing an updated drop-in midsole—for max stability + flexibility in the forefoot—along with a new range of colors. This is one of the most versatile, high-performance cross-training shoes ever developed, and it’s trusted by a wide range of athletes at the highest levels of competition.
With a firm rubber heel, low-profile heel clip, and exclusive Flywire technology, Metcons are built for a lockdown fit and a dependable flat platform foundation, improving explosiveness on heavy lifts. The shoe’s molded flex grooves, light breathable construction, and embroidered TPU reinforcement also make it uniquely optimized for sprints, climbs, box jumps, distance runs, and day-to-day abuse.
An abrasion-resistant film around the midfoot is critical to reducing heat and friction during a high octane training regimen, and the Metcon’s dependable traction performs on the gym floor, the track, and training grounds far off the beaten path.
- Men’s Cross-Training Shoe, new for 2017
- Updated drop-in midsole for added cushioning and flexibility
- Low profile, max-support heel for stability and minimizing drag
- Molded flex grooves in the forefoot
- Lightweight Vectran filaments (Flywire) for optimal structure and support
- Heel-to-Toe Drop
- 4 MM