Facts

Use: Crossfit
Price: $100
Weight: Men: 10.7oz | Women: 8.4oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 6mm | Women: 6mm
Width: Men: Narrow, Normal | Women: Normal
Release date: Feb 2017
Features: Rope protection
Collection: Nike Metcon
Brand: Nike
Colorways: Grey, Blue, Black, Red
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Toebox
Tight Roomy
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Stability
Not Stable Very Stable
Durability 8/10
Comfort 10/10
Breathability 8/10
Traction 9/10
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Rankings

A top rated Nike training shoe
A popular pick

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93 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 89 / 100 | Aidan Shaw

    Nike Metcon Repper is all I need when I train

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    Like most shoes, the difference between good and great is almost always dependent on how you feel when you are performing. Are you slipping, are your feet sore and are you suffering from no support?

    The Nike Metcon Repper has a wide base, great traction, and cushion. Even with prolonged workouts, I forget I have them on and love the flexibility around my feet.

     

    Traction

    Speed and agility is fast movement, quick steps, and explosiveness. The traction on the Repper DSX is really good and bites exactly how I like.

    I can slightly slide my feet in movements if I want or apply pressure to stop at will. The sole has a hexagonal pattern which displaces and distributes my weight evenly. These are a good option for training, they really are.

     

    Fit

    Nothing really necessary or excessive with the way this shoe fits. It feels like a typical sneaker and is nice enough to wear for a long walk, etc. Not too tight, has some flexibility and it breathes. Problem areas usually associated with shoes you train in are the toe and sides of the foot.

    The toe area usually when jumping can throw you off your concentration if you have any discomfort. The toes of the Repper DSX contain my toes and they don’t wiggle excessively.

     

     

    The sides of my foot have never been too tight either. I’ve had some shoes that were so tight that I almost had a cramp as well as discomfort. The sides flare out enough and flex that they are forgiving. Just how I like!

    Weight

    Again, the purpose of this shoe does not really require it to be super light weight. It is not heavy by any means.

    From a kneeling position rising, or from a squat and jumping movement, the shoe does not have any drag, weight or clunkiness in my opinion. No complaints on the weight.

    Materials

    Not sure how to describe the materials. It has a flexible rubber mesh and it transitions straight into a piece of fabric from the toe. If that fabric went all the way to the toe, it would be bad news. So some strategic thought went into the toe protection and I like it.

     

     

    Keep in mind that in using dumbbells or weights, these do not offer any toe protection, so be careful.

    If you do mistakenly kick a box when jumping doing plyo or even long jumps, that rubber type toe holds nice. I seriously think unless you like to leave these outside, that they may last forever. LOL.

    Cushion

    Just enough, is what I'd have to say. There are not any Nike air-sole units or anything like that. The sole is flat and minimal, which is what you want when lifting. I would say that walking a long distance is cool but you would not run in these daily.

    I do 1/4 mile sprints in these and my feet feel fine. I have not tried running a distance in these. There is nothing fancy transitioning from the outsole to midsole. Being comfortable yet stable is key.

    Support

    I don't lace these super tight so my opinion on support is relative to my heel being locked in only. Stability when doing ladder drills, hurdles, box jumps and most all typical speed and agility drills are great in these.

    For those using these primarily for weightlifting, you will also appreciate the support for the same reasons. The base of the sole is wide and the area behind my heel has support to keep me set when I squat, lunge or transition in a deadlift.

     

    Final thoughts

    Some people hoop and train in the same shoes. I like these because most of my hoop shoes in my rotation do cover my ankle.

    Since I've started wearing these, I easily transition drill to drill. And most of all, I do not put any additional wear on my regular hoop shoes doing crazy jumps and other drills.

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  • 100 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible | | 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 | 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 | Road Running Shoes Review | Level 2 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 | Sun and Sole | | 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.

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The types of training which involve metabolic conditioning have gained considerable popularity over the past few years. As one of the largest athletic brands, Nike could not stay behind and has released a series of training shoes, known as the Metcons, dedicated to that specific purpose.

The Nike Metcon Repper DSX was constructed with running and jumping in mind. It is reflected in the “DSX” abbreviation of the shoe’s name which stands for “Distance. Stamina. Cross-training.” Thus, it offers a bit more cushioning than the popular Metcon 4.

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.

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