Verdict from 9 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: A majority of the testers believe that the Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser feels great on the feet regardless of activity.
  • Breathable: Reviewers were unanimous in saying that this is the airest version of the Nike Metcons.
  • Stable: Tons of users agree that the firm heel makes them feel planted on the ground during weightlifting and squatting.
  • Flexible: A notable number of expert reviewers are pleased they can go on longer runs in this shoe because it is more flexible than the older iterations.
  • Lightweight: Plenty of owners were surprised how light the Metcon 6 Mat Fraser was compared to their old Metcons.
  • Stylish: Many consumers love the red and love the camouflage and leopard prints used on this footwear.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Heel slippage: An expert reviewer has noted that he feels like his heel will slip out of this Nike training shoe when the Hyperlifts are in use.

Bottom line

The striking color scheme of the Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser has made this model an easy pick for fitness aficionados. It shares the same features as the Nike Metcon 6 but has been customized to reflect Mat Fraser's feats. The combination of the Hyperlifts and the drop-in midsole makes for a comfortable footbed that also provides stability. Meanwhile, the stretchy and breathable mesh upper ensures comfort during intense workout sessions. Metcon fans highly recommend this, especially if you loved the Metcon 5s.

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User reviews:

  • 4.5/5 by Nike (+10)

Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser: The embodiment of a champion

Mat Fraser is a professional CrossFit athlete. He has consecutively won the CrossFit Games from 2016 to 2019, earning him the title 'Fittest Man on Earth' for those years. His hard work and dedication to his craft are embodied in this version of the Nike Metcon.

The striking colorway of the Metcon 6 Mat Fraser was carefully thought out. The black upper represents the "dark space" Mat gets into so he can focus. Red stands for focus. Meanwhile, the iridescent blue veins signify his calmness, even when under extreme pressure.

Mat's mantra, 'Hard Work Pays Off,' is printed on the sockliner.  

Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser vs. Metcon 5

The main difference between the Nike Metcon 6 Mat Fraser and the Metcon 5 is the upper material. The Metcon 6 Mat Fraser uses an engineered durable mesh with large pores that promote the interior's breathability.

Aside from the updated upper material and design, this pair of Nike CrossFit shoes retains the:

  • dual-density midsole that keeps the heel stable while allowing forefoot flexibility
  • removable insole
  • Hyperlift wedge to add heel height to improve squats or lifting steadiness
  • knife-edge heel counter that reduces wall drag when doing handstand push-ups
  • rope protection that wraps the quarters protecting against abrasions  
  • Flywire for a secure lockdown
  • solid rubber outsole

Nice to know

Mat's workout routine is inscribed in the wrapping paper inside the box.

This Nike training shoe comes with a warning sticker, informing buyers that the chrome finishing on the heel counter flakes off over time.

The heel panel features 4 bullseyes, each one representing his wins in the CrossFit Games.

Size and fit

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How Metcon 6 Mat Fraser compares

This shoe: 94
All shoes average: 88
57 97
This shoe: $140
All shoes average: $124
$60 $200
This shoe: 12.8oz
All shoes average: 10.6oz
6.9oz 14.1oz
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes,, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.