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51 users: 4.4 / 5
7 experts: 83 / 100

5 reasons to buy

  • A majority of the reviewers were very pleased with the light and comfortable disposition of the Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 Weave.
  • Several owners stated that they liked the cool style of this training shoe.
  • Many fitness enthusiasts highly recommended it because it was flexible during plyometrics and stable while weightlifting.
  • Some users praised the upper for being soft but durable enough to withstand the wear-and-tear of CrossFit exercises.
  • A few gym buffs mentioned that the outsole was able to offer reliable traction.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many gym aficionados do not recommend the CrossFit Nano 7 Weave for long-distance running.
  • A minority of reviewers complained that the shoe caused blisters and chafing on some parts of the foot, and general foot pain after a few hours of use.
  • Some consumers had quality issues such as the eyelets breaking or the sole unit falling apart after only a few weeks of use.

Bottom line

The CrossFit Nano 7 Weave received positive marks for its style and comfort. The NanoWeave material received a favorable response because of its softness and durability while the sole’s grippy characteristic got praises, as well. On the downside, the shoe caused discomfort was deemed not durable by some people. To sum up, the Nano 7 Weave was considered a decent training shoe, even though it was not deemed as the best CrossFit shoe from Reebok.

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The original CrossFit Nano 7 received mixed reviews from the consumers because the material used in upper was deemed too stiff. This update retains the same sole technology but offers a redesigned seamless upper. The new Weave pattern now has a thicker horizontal thread construction, which allows for the natural bending of the forefoot. 

The outsole of the CrossFit Nano 7 Weave uses a full-length high abrasion rubber. This material withstands the typical wear and tear associated with high-intensity training. Also, it springs back to its original shape when bent.

The grip patterns add traction while the Metasplit flex grooves allow the sole unit to follow the natural bending of the forefoot.

The CrossFit Nano 7 Weave uses a compression molded ethylene-vinyl acetate midsole. EVA by itself is lightweight, resilient, and shock-absorbent. Undergoing compression molding does not change the properties of EVA, but makes it easier to get it into the desired shape. The process of compression molding starts when a block of EVA is placed in a mold and then heated and pressurized. The foam retains the shape and size even after removal from the cast, and excess material is cleaned off.

A 360-degree polyurethane wrap reinforces the CMEVA midsole. It is a dense material that provides foot support as well as protection from abrasion.

The shoe also features the RopePro carbon rubber on both sides of the midfoot to anchor the foot during rope climbs. Carbon rubber is a material similar to car tires. It is durable, resilient and has anti-slip properties.

An OrthoLite sock liner completes the cushioning of this shoe. Made from recycled rubber that utilized an advanced proprietary polyurethane formula, the resulting product is lightweight, does not get easily compressed, has moisture management and breathable to keep the foot ventilated.

Thick and thin synthetic materials make up the NanoWeave upper of the CrossFit Nano 7 Weave. This type of fabric is breathable and lightweight, but is durable and offers adequate support to keep the foot stable during training.

Synthetic overlay found on the inner side panel, which extends to the eyelets of the lace-up closure and the outline of the heel clip serve to protect the upper from abrasion associated with daily use, particularly during intense training.

It features a traditional lace-up closure with flat laces that pass through a small slot on the tongue to keep it from sliding to the sides or front when worn.

The low-cut design of the shoe allows the ankle to move more freely while also staying secure and supported. The lightly padded tongue and collar also contribute the security of the foot.

A thermoplastic polyurethane material wraps the back portion of the shoe. It keeps the heel in place and prevents it from exiting the shoe unintentionally.

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How CrossFit Nano 7 Weave compares

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This shoe: $130
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This shoe: 10oz
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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. 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 Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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