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93 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
Overall, I think this shoe has made a step in the right direction. I like that Reebok is trying to be a little bit more versatile with their models but keeping some of those stable aspects that make their crosstrainers so great in the first place.
What I think the Nano X excels at the most in is their lifting performance. These are the most rock-solid, stable training shoe that money can buy right now.
This shoe went to the school for kids who couldn't box jump good. It graduated from teh school of hard drops. It was built to take punishment and that's exactly what you're going to do with it.
They've absolutely nailed the design and the look of the shoe. I just love it! It's comfortable and would absolutely recommend it and wear it to the gym.
Who is it for? The Nano X is designed for CrossFitters. This model is released in celebration of Reebok's Nano line which was released 10 years ago. However, this model has been reworked to be more versatile, so it can be used for other fitness regimens without experiencing discomfort.
- The 'CrossFit' branding has been dropped from the name of this model, signifying the end of Reebok's exclusive contract with CrossFit.
- The lacing system has been redesigned, it now features hidden eyelets.
- The upgraded Flexweave material hugs the foot for uncompromised security.
- The presence of overlays provides targeted support.
Traction. Rubber makes up the bottom of the Reebok Nano X. It features a tread pattern that prevents slippage, in or out of the box.
Flexibility. The forefoot section of this training shoe has the Metasplit innovation. It promotes dexterity of the toes as well as controlled multi-direction movements.
Stability. The outsole is split in the middle. This construction allows the front section to be pliable without compromising the steadiness of the heel. The section under the hindfoot is relatively flat, allowing wearers to lift heavy without losing their balance.
Cushioning. A compressed EVA foam serves as the midsole of the Reebok Nano X. This compound softens the lands during plyometrics and running.
Steadiness. A hard EVA element wraps the heel section of the midsole and extends to the lower part of the upper. This rim protects against abrasions during rope climbs. It also serves as an external heel cup, reducing unnecessary movements at the back of the foot.
Coverage. The Reebok Nano X employs an updated Flexweave top. This material is soft and has a bit of stretch that allows it to deliver a sock-like fit. It is also breathable, which helps with temperature and moisture regulation of the foot chamber.
Lockdown. Unlike the Reebok CrossFit Nano 9, this version uses hidden eyelets. It improves the aesthetics of the footwear without compromising the function.
In addition, the high collar is laden with high-density foam. It helps with locking the foot inside the shoe and also preventing chafing and blisters.
Steadiness and support. This pair of CrossFit shoes has synthetic overlays strategically placed on various parts of the upper. They form the Reebok Vector logo on the medial and lateral sides of the midfoot which helps with supporting the foot during side-to-side movements. There are also extra overlays on the side of the forefoot which works in the same way.