DiscontinuedUpdate: Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2
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
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
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
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.
WeightMen: 10.8ozWomen: 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 dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Release dateJan 2017
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78 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews
Great idea, except when you’re sacrificing what make’s the Nike Metcon’s such an excellent shoe: their stability.
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.
No major upgrades over the Metcon 2 – People love them but they are not our favorite CrossFit shoes.
This training model ultra-popular Cross Fitness Enthusiasts offers the perfect balance of strength, softness, and lightness.
Updates to Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit
- 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 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 also features a softer and more flexible forefoot to meet a wide variety of training needs.
Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit size and fit
The Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit is available in both men’s and women’s versions. It tends to run on a small side, so it is recommended to try the shoe in person before purchasing. It is offered in a D – Medium width option for men and in B – Medium for women. The shoe may have a tighter feel in the upper area due to the foot-hugging Flyknit material.
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 utilizes a drop-in dual-density midsole. It is designed to be 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.