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  • Use


    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes


    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes


    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes


    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes


    Multi-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training shoes*
  • Arch support


    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes


    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 10.8oz
    Women: 9.4oz


    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm
  • Width
    Men: Narrow, Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Jan 2017
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78 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews

  • 65 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible | | Level 5 expert

    Great idea, except when you’re sacrificing what make’s the Nike Metcon’s such an excellent shoe: their stability.

  • 75 / 100 | FloElite | | Level 3 expert

    The Metcon DSX Flyknit are by far the most comfortable training shoe I’ve owned and while I wouldn’t put them into a meatgrinder with incredibly heavy or destructive workouts, they are more than capable in most training sessions.

  • 66 / 100 | RIZKNOWS | | Level 3 expert

    No major upgrades over the Metcon 2 – People love them but they are not our favorite CrossFit shoes.

  • 95 / 100 | Road Running Shoes Review | Level 2 expert

    This training model ultra-popular Cross Fitness Enthusiasts offers the perfect balance of strength, softness, and lightness.

  • 95 / 100 | FootwearNews | | Level 2 expert

    This shoe could easily be featured in the brand’s running category. This shoe still performs well during heavy lifts.

  • 100 / 100 | PopSugar | | Level 1 expert

    These kicks offer ultimate stability without feeling heavy or bulky on foot, which is bliss for anyone who wants to hit the ground running as soon as they open the box.

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The Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit is designed to be a more lightweight and well-rounded shoe compared with the other Metcons. It is made with CrossFit in mind, making it perfect for box jumps, short runs, and other plyometric and cardio-focused exercises. It also aims to give enough support for moderate weightlifting although Nike had to sacrifice some of its steadiness to make it a Jack-of-All-Trades shoe.

Its design shares the iconic look with the previous Metcons, but has its own flair due to the new Flyknit upper. It is a breathable, stretchy yet snug material that is meant to provide a sock-like fit. An even more sock-like upper design is found in the second iteration of the shoe, the Metcon DSX Flyknit 2.

The outsole of the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit has a strong grip due to its sticky rubber compound. Nike retained the textured treading that was prominent in the Nike Metcon 3. Another inherited feature is the textured rubber wrap that protects the midfoot from abrasion during rope climbing.

The Metcon DSX Flyknit also comes with a firm removable midsole with a 6-mm drop (a 2-mm increase from the Nike Metcon 3). It is a dual-density component which is firmer in the heel section for stability and softer in the forefoot for flexibility.

The upper unit features the innovative Flyknit technology. It is a stretchy, supportive, and breathable material that aims to give a snug yet comfortable fit.

It is also coupled with eyelets made from strong Flywire cables to ensure that the foot is locked in place no matter how dynamic the movements are.

A firm yet lightweight TPU heel counter sits on the back of the shoe. It helps in preventing the foot from wobbling and maintaining steadiness when lifting weights.