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  • 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

    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 and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. 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
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 9.5oz
    Women: 8oz

    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
    Men: 3mm
    Women: 3mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Jun 2015
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96 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible

    The fit is great and it performs well, improving on almost all areas of the Nano.

  • 100 / 100 | Grinder's Gear Review

    Lightweight, and flexible with a sturdy base and I also feel that these may be the best looking CrossFit shoe Reebok has ever produced.

  • 95 / 100 | RIZKNOWS

    They're actually pretty good for running; surprisingly good for running.

  • 100 / 100 | All the Gear No Idea

    In our opinion this is currently the best functional training shoe you can buy for all round WOD's.

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  • The Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 is a trainer designed for CrossFit and other high-intensity workout sessions. It uses durable materials like the Kevlar-infused mesh upper. This material can withstand recurring friction caused by constant rope climbing activities.
  • The midsole is made of the NanoShell technology. It is designed to cup the foot to keep it steady during lateral movements.
  • The underside is protected by carbon rubber. It features the RopeTec technology at the midfoot which helps to bite the rope during rope climbs. There’s also the Metasplit innovation that facilitates natural foot bending and expansion.
  • 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 wasa 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

While Reebok Nano 5.0 has gained a very positive reputation among training aficionados across the globe, it still comes short of the fit and comfort compared to the more recent Nano 8 Flexweave. Years of experience through trial and error have allowed Reebok to address many gripes and demands of the Nano fans in its newer versions.  

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