Who should buy the Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 is a trainer designed for CrossFit and other high-intensity workout sessions. It is a solid option if:

  • You are looking for a shoe that would help improve your performance on lifts, squats, and jumps.
  • You are into rope climbing and are after a trainer that has the durability to withstand the recurring friction of such activity and at the same time would help you carry out the task. 

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Updates to the Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0

  • Though the CrossFit Nano 5.0 shares the same cut as its predecessor, there are notable differences between the two. The most striking feature the CrossFit Nano 4.0 had was the DuraCage element at the upper. This plastic material is what protects the mesh against abrasion. In the Nano 5.0, the DuraCage was replaced by the Kevlar reinforcement for enhanced durability.

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Abrasion-resistant outsole

The bottom of the CrossFit Nano 5.0 from Reebok employs a carbon rubber material. This compound is durable, protecting the shoe against hard and abrasive surfaces like concrete.

The outsole utilizes two types of tread patterns: the razorblade-like nubs and the flat lugs. The serrated structure delivers grip at the forefoot while the latter helps in keeping the heel stable, especially during weight training.

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Like most CrossFit shoes from Reebok, the shoe sports the RopePro technology in the midfoot area to protect its sole during rope climbs. It also features a serrated tread that bites the rope for a controlled climb and descent.

Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 RopeTec

The Metasplit marking is visible in the forefoot section. It refers to the deep grooves that lie parallel to the phalanges of the foot when worn. The furrows imitate the mechanism of the phalanges, allowing for more natural movements of the foot.

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Supportive midsole

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 employs the NanoShell midsole. This cushioning platform is made from a hard thermoplastic polyurethane frame that is designed to deliver support during side-to-side movements.

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The midsole sports a low-profile construction that renders stability, especially during heavy weightlifting. It also has a 3-mm drop which means that the heel is not high, unlike proper weightlifting shoes.

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Enhanced upper durability

Protecting the foot is Kevlar-infused mesh upper. This fabric is engineered to be durable to withstand abrasions associated with the CrossFit workout, like rope climbing, which could severely damage the facade of the footwear.

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Snug lacing system

A traditional lace-up closure is featured at the midfoot. Six pairs of eyelets allow wearers to customize the fit. They can utilize the last two top holes for a more secure hold at the ankle, or leave them unused for more freedom of movement.

Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 Lacing System

Anti-slip heel section

At the back, an internal heel counter is palpable. It is shaped to cup the end of the foot to keep it steady and prevent it from slipping out while training.

Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 Heel

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0's tongue

The thin tongue protects the instep from irritation. It is attached to the inside of the shoe via stretchy straps on both sides. The elastics help to keep the tongue in place. The footgear also employs a plush collar that enhances the comfort and fit of the upper.

Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 Tongue

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 9.5oz / Women 8oz
Drop: 3mm
Use: Crossfit / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Jun 2015
Features: Lightweight / Low drop
Collection: Reebok Nano

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.