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

Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase who should buy

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.

Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase pros and cons

The Metcon 7 have also been said to not provide that much arch support. Those who enjoy arch support features might find this shoe lacking. 

Easy entry

The Metcon 7 FlyEase from Nike refined the 7th iteration of the Metcon to allow for an easier on-and-off.

Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase flyease

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.

Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase velcro

Instead of laces, the FlyEase employs a wide Velcro strap that helps to secure 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.

Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase stable platform

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 help to bite the rope during rope climbs.

Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase grip

Flexible support

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.

Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase flexibility

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.

Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase cushioning

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.

Nike Metcon 7 FlyEase durability

Lightweight construction

Given all the serious benefits, one might expect the Metcon 7 Flyease to weigh a bit more. However, it's actually featherlight.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Metcon 7
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Jul 2021
Collection: Nike Metcon
BRAND Brand: Nike
Toebox: Medium

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Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years 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 Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.