Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
Good to know
As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
Good to know
If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
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94 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
100 / 100 by As Many Reviews As Possible • Joel "joelxfit" Te • Level 5 expert
So what exactly are the DSX Repper’s good for? Everything! I know that’s a little vague and all, but they really are the answer for everything you’d come across in a WOD.
92 / 100 by GYMCADDY • GYMCADDY • Level 3 expert
In conclusion, the Metcon DSX Repper is a very well rounded shoe that performs right in the middle of the training spectrum...they perform equally well for runs, lifts and plyometric training.
100 / 100 by Road Running Shoes Review • Road Running Shoes Review • Level 3 expert
The Nike Metcon Repper DSX is a versatile training model. Whether you’re a squat, a medicine ball or a rope climber, it’s going to resist your most intense training.
85 / 100 by Sun and Sole • joelelmorris • Level 2 expert
The Repper DSX may not have the speediness it could’ve excelled at, but compared to the standard model, it meets or exceeds performance.
70 / 100 by dnewman83815 • dnewman83815 • Level 1 expert
It's good for boot camps, short runs, and just overall gym training.
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Updates to Nike Metcon Repper DSX
- The types of workout that involve metabolic conditioning have gained popularity over the last few years. With that, Nike has released a number of training shoes dedicated to that field.
- Nike’s Metcon line features technologies such as Flywire and a firm rubber sole for stability, which the Metcon Repper DSX retains.
- The upper uses a breathable material while the sole features a lightweight rubber.
- One notable omission is that the shoe no longer has a drop-in sole.
Nike Metcon Repper DSX size and fit
The Nike Metcon Repper DSX is true-to-size and is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The shoe is of standard width, D - Medium for men and B - Medium for women. Its semi-curved design mimics the natural shape of the human foot.
The outsole is made of a solid, sticky rubber that delivers traction. It also protects the midsole from the potentially damaging effects of continued use.
Flex grooves are present in the forefoot area to facilitate movement. They essentially accommodate the natural bending of the toes as the foot prepares to lift off the ground.
The heel part of the Metcon Repper DSX is flat to provide stability while lifting weights.
The Nike Metcon Repper DSX features a Phylon midsole, which is a type of cushion made from ethylene-vinyl acetate foam. This material undergoes a series of changes as a result of compression, heat treatment, and cooling. EVA is a popular choice for shoes because it is lightweight, durable and flexible.
The outer midfoot of the shoe has a textured rubber overlay that assists during rope climbs.
The upper of the Metcon Repper DSX is made from mesh which is both breathable and lightweight.
It has a padded tongue and collar that secures the foot.
Its flat laces keep the plush tongue in place via a small slot on top. It passes through the eyelet where it connects with the Flywire cables in the midfoot area.
Flywire is a cable made from Vectran, a type of material created from a liquid-crystal polymer which is extremely strong and flexible. Pulling on the laces tightens the Flywire and locks the foot down. It also delivers support during lateral movements.
It has thermoplastic polyurethane overlays present at the toe box for protection and at the heel to keep the foot in place. A combination of hard plastic and soft silicone, TPU is elastic, resistant to abrasion, and oil or grease.