Arch support
Men: 10.7oz
Women: 8.4oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 6mm
Women: 6mm
Men: Normal
Women: Normal
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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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

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.


We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A majority of consumers found the Nike Metcon Repper DSX to be very comfortable.
  • Most of the reviewers found the shoe to be true-to-size.
  • The design and colorways were found favorable by many buyers.
  • Training enthusiasts stated that it was a great all-around training shoe because it was lightweight, stable, and had a grippy sole.
  • The price was deemed affordable for a Metcon.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The most pressing issue buyers had with the Metcon Repper DSX was its durability as the seams ripped after a few months of use.
  • Some stated that it sits too low and dug into their ankle.
  • A few purchasers mentioned that it was narrow for a training shoe.

Bottom line

Overall, a majority of consumers found the Metcon Repper DSX favorable because of its performance and price. Training aficionados were pleased that the shoe performed well as an all-around training shoe. The durability of the upper was deemed questionable as some found that it ripped at the seams after some months of use. Other issues that did not sit well with the buyers include the narrow toe box and the collar digging into the ankle.



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Expert Reviews

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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.