Which is Best Nike Metcon 3 or Reebok Nano 7?
Reebok Nano 7 or Nike Metcon 3, Nike Metcon3 or Reebok Nano 7?! Thats what you might be thinking right nowif you’re in the market for a pair of new crossfit shoes. Its no Apple Vs Android dilemma, but a dilemmanone the less. Should you go with the tried and tested ReebokNano or should you go with the new kid on the block Nike Metcon? Well its not an easy answer, but I’ll holdyour hand and help you through this life changing decision. At the time of this recording you can pickup the Nike Metcon 3 on Amazon for $130 with free shipping. Or you can pick up the Nano 7 directly fromReebok for $129.99 with free shipping as well. Links for both shoes are in the descriptionbelow. Ok first thing first, if you're souls concernedwith style and comfort and noting else then the Nike Metcon 3 is your best option. The Nike Metcon 3 is leaps and bound muchmore comfortable than the Reebok Nano 7. the Metcon 3’s sole and upper are extremelyflexible compared to the Nano 7. As is stated in my Nano 7 review, the Nano’sare extremely narrow in the toe box. And the Nano Weave on these shoes doesn'tflex all to well which causes some discomfort. So if you've got wider feet you've got togo with the Metcon 3 by default. And it doesn't hurt that the Metcon 3 lookpretty bad ass compared to the Nano 7. Round 1 goes to Metcon. Now if you’re looking for a durable shoe,then you’l want to consider the Reebok Nano 7. Although the Nano weave dosent flex too welllike i just mentioned, its extremely durable. You can rub this shoe’s upper on any surfaceand not have to worry about it getting worn out or torn. If you’re looking for something to run atough mudder in the Nano 7 is your best bet. The beautiful thing about fitness is anyonecan tailor their training regiment to their exact liking. If you're an athlete that likes todo a lotof circuit training, bodyweight exercises, agility drills, or plyometric exercises theni think the Metcon 3 is a good option for you. although they are pretty low profile and don'toffer much ankle support, their flexibility and cushioned drop in mid sole really helpyou when it matters most. They are also extremely supportive when itcomes to rope climbing thanks to their out sole design. Don't get me wrong, the Nano’s tread patternand grip tape help, but not as much as the Metcon 3. Not to mention, the Metcon 3 also featurethat TPU Heel clip on the back which help your heels slide on the wall if you’re doingwall standing push ups. If you’re a weight lifter that does deadlifts,jerks, cleans, squats, or any thing else in between then the reebok nano 7 is better suitedfor you. they have a much stiffer sole compared tothe Metcon 3. they also offer much more ankle stabilityand support than the Metcon 3.so if you’re looking for something that will give you asolid foundation to do your lifts but still allow you to do a few sprints or box jumpsefficiently then the Nano’s are for you. But neither one of these shoes are perfect…first off the Nike Metcon 3 need improvement when it comes to fit and lockdown. although the Metcon 3 feature nike’s flywire system, they allow a lot of hell slippage. its almost like you’re wearing sandals. I did find that wearing thicker socks didhelp the Metcon stay in place. My advice is to redesign the TPU Heel wrap,make it one piece and make it a little more concaved so it hugs your heel. Also better quality laces and a padded youngwouldn't hurt. I would also redesign the top portion of theoutsole to help with traction for when you're sled pushing. something along the lines of what the nano7 have. stop with the stylized outsole Nike, and makesomething functional. The Reebok Nano 7 need improvement as well,especially when it comes to the fit. The middle portion of the Reebok Nano 7 isextremely narrow. they also need to add some flexibility tothe Nano Weave upper. Reebok also needs to go back and play aroundwith the stiffness of the midsole of the shoe. The stiff midsole is great for lifting butare bad for plyometric exercises or runs. If I wanted a weight lifting shoe I wouldhave gotten the LIFTER PLUS 2.0 So whats the verdict? If you're a plyometrics or agility trainingkind of person then the Metcon 3 are for you. If you're more into barbel movements and enjoydoing AMRAP sets then go for the Nano 7. Personally I prefer the Metcon 3 over theNano 7 because of fit, comfort and style. if you do decide to go with the Metcon 3 godown half a size. If youre going with the Nano 7 they fit trueto size length wise but remember they are narrow none the less.