Many users declare that on-off is a lot easier because of the special FlyEase technology infused in this training shoe. Indeed, the Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase succeeded in what it aimed to do; and it does so while delivering all the goodness that gym goers have come to expect from a Metcon 7 model.
- Really easy on-off
- Exceptionally stable
- Comfortable in-shoe-feel
- Highly durable
- Suits different workouts
- Not a versatile trainer
- Not enough arch support
Who should buy the Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase
We could recommend this shoe from the flagship Metcon range to the following:
- athletes who need an easy-to-put-on training shoe
- gym-goers who are looking for uber-stable trainers for lifting
Who should NOT buy the trainer
Because of its stiff platform, the Metcon 7 is not the best choice if you need an all-rounder for various gym activities, including jumps and treadmill runs. For a more versatile training companion, consider the Nike Free Metcon 4 or the Reebok Nano X2.
The Metcon 7 does not provide that much arch support, said the reviewers. Those who enjoy arch support features might find this shoe lacking.
The Flyease technology incorporated in it is essentially a collapsible heel design that gives way when stepped on and snaps back into place. This feature helps athletes go in and out of their trainers more effortlessly.
Instead of laces, the FlyEase employs a wide Velcro strap that secures the fit.
One of the most stable platforms
Crossfitters and other athletes choose the Metcon for its high level of stability. The wide and firm sole does an excellent job of keeping the foot planted and preventing it from rolling over. Experts report that the Metcon 7 is even firmer than the 6th.
Another contributing factor to the shoe's stability is the TPU stabilizer that wraps around the heel.
The Nike Metcon 7 Flyease has excellent traction
From the gym floor to the pavement and the ropes, this shoe's rubber tread grasps onto these surfaces to keep you surefooted at all times. The rubber extends on the sides creating sidewalls that bite the rope during rope climbs.
Encased in the shoe's broad flat heel is an inner plate that flexes when needed. This design delivers a sturdy base that shapes after the foot during cardio intervals.
Multiple flex grooves in the forefoot also allow the shoe to bend along with the foot during jumps and lunges.
The Metcon 7 Flyease has responsive cushioning
It is equipped with Nike's React foam and offers in-shoe comfort and support while providing springy energy return for cardio and sprints.
High tolerance to wear and tear
Athletes refer to the Metcon 7 FlyEase as one of the most durable cross-trainers on the market. Its rubber outsole as well as the upper materials have stood up strong against various frictions and abrasions associated with Crossfit.
Given all the serious benefits, one might expect the Metcon 7 Flyease to weigh a bit more. However, it's actually featherlight.