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97 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
I think that these are the must-buy Metcon. One of the first must-buy shoes of the year.
These are $30 cheaper than their flagship model but they feel just as stable and just as high quality as any of the shoes that [Nike produces].
- Like any other Metcon, the Nike Metcon Sport was crafted for workouts that involve intensive weightlifting as well as speed and agility drills. What makes the shoe stand out from the other Nike Metcons is its refreshed design as well as the budget-friendly price tag.
- The first thing that strikes the eye is the trainer’s slip-on construction. Unexpectedly for a Metcon, this model has no laces but uses a midfoot strap with a Velcro patch to secure the fit.
- At the bottom, a hard-wearing rubber compound protects the shoe. It sports a vortexual tri-star pattern which helps to bite various surfaces, including turf.
- Inside the trainer, a drop-in midsole unit is found. Unlike any other insert, it features extended edges, which are longest in the heel area, contributing to lateral stability and support.
Similarly to the renowned Metcon 4, the Nike Metcon Sport employs a flat rubber outsole unit to help the foot feel planted throughout a weightlifting session. In addition, the unit is designed to be wide which creates a more stable surface and makes the wearer feel more planted. The rubber outrigger on the lateral side of the forefoot also contributes to lateral stability.
The shoe features a distinctive tread pattern which is reminiscent of swirling tri-stars. It is meant to provide grip for both weightlifting and agility training and is claimed to be efficient on both indoor and outdoor surfaces.
A removable foam midsole makes sure that the foot stays cushioned during running and jumping exercises. At the same time, this insert has the right amount of density to prevent excessive compression when the wearer grabs heavy weights.
Another helpful specification includes the midsole’s raised edges around the heel. They serve to keep the foot steady when it comes to multi-directional movements.
This drop-in midsole is also made relatively flat. Its heel-to-toe differential equals 4 mm which puts the foot into a more stable position for cross-training.
The Nike Metcon Sport utilizes a slip-on upper style with no laces, which is quite atypical of cross-training shoes. However, its cleatie construction with a stretchy sleeve aims to deliver a secure foothold. Two pull tabs have been added at the front and back sides of the collar to assist in putting on the trainer.
An elastic midfoot strap with a Velcro patch helps to regulate the tightness. Placed close to the ankle, it can be used to lock the foot down.
A breathable and flexible coverage is provided by the mesh material on the vamp. At the heel, a tighter, neoprene-like fabric is used to keep this part supported. Synthetic skins at the forefoot and rearfoot sections protect both materials from fraying.
Completing the trainer’s advanced build is a decorative strap running across the upper. It carries the following statement: “Engineered to the specifications of championship athletes.”