Equipment Review : Nike Metcon 2

Rob

Rob

Nike Metcon 2 - 6 month review

Nike Metcon 2 : Crossfit shoes

Web Site: http://www.nike.com/gb/en_gb/

Cost: £100+

Description:
I'm reviewing the second version of the Nike Crossfit sport shoes. Popular across a number of the top professional, they are the the main shoe of choice alongside the Reebok Nanos.

Metcon 3 is now the current version, but you can still find V2 if you look around and away from the official Nike site. They come in a wide range of colours and sizes, and also for the more adventurous or for a great present they offer a custom build service, where you can choose the combination of your choice.

I've had a number of Nike trainers previously, so I was really interested to see how they fare.
Ordering was simple, and the delivery service met the timeframe expected, so I had a new pair in my hands and on my feet in quick time.

6 months in and I have worn them almost specifically for Crossfit sessions - probably twice a week on average.Looking at them now, they have dealt with the rigours of the gym pretty well, with minimal marking and they almost look as good as new.
The fit is wider than their other shoes I have tried, the toe box is noticeably a little squarer than their free and run shoe shape. To me this is a good thing, and through all of the exercise types I have worn them for, I've had no rubbing, wear or the feeling of tiring the feet - a good general fit.
They offer good support when lifting - I'm not a heavy lifter, but my weights have got heavier as I have trained more and they feel solid and supportive.

The only issue I have is with the material of the sole. It is a hard plastic feeling material, with little give in it.
The benefit is support, but I feel the grip does suffer as a result. Wearing them in our gym when it is wet outside and cold/damp conditions, the moisture in the air or on the matting does mean your grip gets compromised.

Quality Score: High

Value for Money:  High - their basic price is about average or below average for specific fitness shoes.

Overall Score: 8 out of 10

Would You recommend this to a friend: Yes

Rob

Rob

The grumpy old man... played county level at multiple sports, semi-pro football and since retiring from rugby taken part and completed in single to multi day adventure races, half marathons, marathons, ultra running, triathlon, half ironman, ironman. A qualified PT, Kettlebell Coach and Personal Coach.. Loves cake!

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