Facts

  • Use
    Use

    Workout

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

    CrossFit

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

    Weightlifting

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

    Walking

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

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral

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

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet with overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). Shoes feature arch support in the midfoot. See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    For people with severe overpronation. Shoes feature stabilizing technologies in the heel section in addition to the arch support. 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
    Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.7oz
    Women: 8.4oz

    Weight

    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
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Feb 2017
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Summary

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

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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.

 

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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.