Facts

  • 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: 13oz

    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: 4mm
    Women: 4mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers claimed that the Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 was comfortable to wear.
  • Several fitness enthusiasts recommended it for CrossFit or weightlifting because they found the platform to be stable.
  • Some owners liked the style of this shoe.
  • A small number of users expressed approval of the wide toe box.
  • A few people stated that the outsole offered adequate traction.

13 reasons not to buy

  • Numerous buyers stated that the shoe was inferior to the CrossFit Nano 6 in all aspects.
  • A majority of consumers found the CrossFit Nano 7 uncomfortable because of its stiff sole and rigid upper.
  • Many users complained that the midfoot area was too narrow.
  • Several reviewers did not like the extended break-in period required for it to feel comfortable to wear.
  • A few gym buffs stated that the inside got hot with prolonged use.
  • Some owners wished for more color
  • A minority of testers were dissatisfied with its lack of durability; the upper shredded easily during rope climbs.
  • It caused foot pain and chafing on the Achilles of some people.
  • Some gym-goers did not recommend this shoe for long runs because of insufficient cushioning.
  • The outsole lacked traction, according to a few wearers.
  • One person complained that it did not provide ankle support.
  • Several commenters noted that something on the inside irritated their foot.
  • Many users thought that this poorly constructed footwear was not worth the price.

Bottom line

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 received a mixed reaction from the reviewers. They often compared it to the Nano 6 which many believed to be far more superior in build and function. There were complaints with regards to the midfoot being too narrow. The price was also a point of displeasure because many believed it was far too expensive for a poorly constructed footwear. Despite the negative reviews, there still was a number of people who recommended it for CrossFit and weightlifting because they felt that the sole was stable. Others thought that it was comfortable and stylish, too.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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82 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible

    I don't know if I can say that Nano 7.0 is a better shoe.

  • 85 / 100 | As Many Reviews As Possible

    Is it the best Nano yet? In some ways it is.

  • 85 / 100 | GYMCADDY

    So, what's the verdict on the new Reebok Nano 7? They're a great CrossFit shoe if you have narrow feet.

  • 85 / 100 | Garage Gym Reviews

    If you like the look better than the Nano 6.0's than I would grab them. Otherwise, they're a similar performing shoe.

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Updates to Reebok CrossFit Nano 7

  • The CrossFit Nano series caters to people who participate in intense workouts such as plyometrics, weightlifting, rope climbing and all the other grueling routines included in CrossFit Workouts of the Day (WODs). The CrossFit Nano 7 followed the success of the CrossFit Nano 6 but did not retain the features lauded by fitness buffs such as the Kevlar used in the upper nor the grippy outsole.
  • This shoe features a new NanoWeave material, which is claimed to be durable and breathable.
  • The midsole uses the compression molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA) which is a lightweight and durable material. It absorbs shock from impact to prevent injuries to the foot or other parts of the lower extremities.
  • The outsole utilizes crystallized rubber which has increased tensile strength to allow it to last longer.

Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 size and fit

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. It is true to size, but consumers are advised to try it in person to get a secure and comfortable fit. The shoe accommodates medium-sized feet.

It features a PowerLaunch toe box which is 4 mm slimmer than the CrossFit Nano 6. This construction provides less room for toe splay and prevents the toes from sliding inside the shoe during workouts.

Outsole

The CrossFit Nano 7 features a crystallized rubber outsole. Straining natural rubber forms crystallites that go in the tensile direction of the rubber which increases its ability to be stretched out. The resulting material is more durable than typical rubber and has a longer lifespan.

Metasplit is made up of flex grooves that align with the metatarsals of the foot. This structure promotes proper flexion as well as supports multidirectional movements.

The tread pattern on the outsole increases the surface area which results in better traction.

The medial and lateral sides feature ridges that help during rope climbs. The horizontal markings hold onto the rope, preventing slipping and allowing quick ascents.

Midsole

The CrossFit Nano 7 uses a compression molded ethylene-vinyl acetate midsole. CMEVA starts off as a block of EVA that’s placed in a mold. The foam undergoes a process of heat and pressure application to allow it to take the shape of the cast. The material does not shrink or expand when the molding frame is released. By itself, CMEVA is lightweight, resilient, and shock-absorbent.

A 360-degree polyurethane wrap reinforces the CMEVA foam. This dense material provides stability, especially during side-to-side movements. It also protects the midsole from abrasion during rope climbs.

The Ortholite sock liner is made from the combination of PU and recycled rubber. This lightweight material does not compress too much, making it an efficient platform to absorb shock. It is also breathable and has a moisture wicking property to keep the foot fresh.

Upper

The Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 features a low-cut design that allows the ankle to be free to move.

The NanoWeave is a breathable material. A plastic weave makes up the majority of the upper. It heightens durability while also contributing to the stiffness of the façade.

A traditional lace-up closure is used in this shoe, offering a secure yet customizable coverage for the foot. The flat laces that pass through a small slot on the tongue to prevent it from sliding to sides or bunching up while in use.

The tongue and collar are both lightly padded to keep the foot comfortable. These structures also make sure that the foot is locked in place and away from accidental shoe-removals.

Thermoplastic polyurethane comprises the heel wrap. It cups the heel and anchors it to the midsole. It keeps the foot stable during workouts.

RopeTec, a rubberized overlay found in the midfoot area, offers traction during rope climbing activities, making it easier for the wearer to climb up. It also serves to protect the NanoWeave from abrasion during said activity.