Who should buy the Reebok Nano X1

The Nano X1 is THE ultimate cross-trainer from Reebok. Get it if you:

  • want that top-notch, premium trainer from one of the leading fitness brands
  • need a shoe that can handle all of your daily workouts
  • value style and want your gym footwear to double for casual use

Reebok Nano X1 logo

Who should NOT buy the trainer

If you aren’t aiming for that high-class option and want a more reasonably priced yet well-performing gym shoe, consider the Reebok JJ IV or the Reebok Flashfilm Train 2.

A few athletes note that the shoe’s flexibility is not the best for more serious weightlifting. It feels like it wants to “rock you forward.” For heavy lifting, see Reebok’s dedicated lifting shoes.

Reebok Nano X1 best use

And if you aren’t fixated on the brand, we have nitpicked the best 10 cross-trainers from nearly 300 options to help you find the right match.

Reebok Nano X1 vs. Nano X

"Both shoes are plausible", according to the reviewers. But here are the key updates in the Nano X1:

  • It is no longer marketed as a CrossFit shoe but is meant for more versatile use
  • It is significantly lighter (12 oz) compared to the Nano X (14 oz)
  • Heel drop is increased from 4 to 7 mm to give more heel cushioning for jumping
  • Running-oriented Floatride Energy Foam makes the shoe more running-friendly

Reebok Nano X1 cushioning

Functional all around

Many fitness enthusiasts said they're "mind blown" by its all-around functionality. It is said to be efficient for WODs that involve cardio, strength training, and running.

From sprints to burpees and squats to split jumps, the Reebok Nano X1 is a monster when it comes to comfort, lightness, support, and versatile functionality. It builds on the company's decade-long successful Nano collection.

Short runs are also made possible with this Reebok trainer

Trainees observe that compared to most training shoes, they could "run a couple of miles in this shoe and feel great after." That is thanks to the use of the same foam that Reebok employs in its running shoes.

Reebok Nano X1 versatility

Your feet stay comfortably hugged

The majority of testers are delighted with the comfort that comes from both the shoe’s soft knit upper and the moderately cushy sole. This duo allows for a supportive yet adaptive feel.

Reebok Nano X1 upper

A couple of reviewers find that the tongue slips onto one side. However, they emphasized it isn't terrible, just a bit annoying.

Taller socks may be needed to avoid blisters

Despite the overall comfort, some athletes still report heel rubbing in the Reebok Nano X1. They say that the collar feels high and hard, causing a blister when wearing no-show socks.

Reebok Nano X1 collar

The Nano X1 keeps the foot in place

No heel slips have been reported. The shoe provides a perfect foothold thanks to its tall collar and lace-up closure.

Your toes will have plenty of space

Despite its new tapered look, the Nano X1 still features a wide, spacious toebox. This allows natural toe splay and improves comfort.

Reebok Nano X1 toebox

No slipping on gym floors

Long-time Nano users daresay that the Nano X1's outsole grip has "improved compared to the Nano X."

You can rest assured that you won’t slip even when the gym floor gets a bit wet.

Reebok Nano X1 grip

Nano X1 is a bit lighter than Nike Metcons

With the shoe's knit construction and a few more tweaks, the Nano X1 (12 oz / 340 g) ends up slightly lighter than its direct competitors, the Metcons from Nike (average weight: 12.3 oz / 350 g).

Wear this Reebok Nano anywhere

From pastel peach to acid orange and classic black-gum combo, on-the-go individuals love that the shoe's sleek design is offered in an array of colorways. This way, they can wear it while running errands around town.

Reebok Nano X1 style

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12oz / Women 9.7oz
Drop: 7mm
Use: Crossfit / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Feb 03, 2021
Collection: Reebok Nano
BRAND Brand: Reebok

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