Who should buy the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit

A more lightweight shoe compared with the other Metcons, the DSX Flyknit is created with CrossFit in mind. Considered to be a Jack-of-All-Trades shoe, it is a solid choice if: 

  • You are looking for a shoe perfect for box jumps, short runs, and other cardio-focused exercises.
  • You are into moderate weightlifting.

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Logo

Sticky outsole

The outsole of the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit has a strong grip due to its sticky rubber compound. Nike retained the textured treading that was prominent in the Nike Metcon 3.

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Outsole

Rubber wrapped outsole

Another inherited feature is the textured rubber wrap that protects the midfoot from abrasion during rope climbing.

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Outsole Wrap

Stable heel section

The Metcon DSX Flyknit also comes with a firm removable midsole with a 6-mm drop (a 2-mm increase from the Nike Metcon 3). It is a dual-density component which is firmer in the heel section for stability and softer in the forefoot for flexibility.

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Heel

Breathable upper

The upper unit features the innovative Flyknit technology. It is a stretchy, supportive, and breathable material that aims to give a snug yet comfortable fit.

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Upper1

Sturdy eyelets

It is also coupled with eyelets made from strong Flywire cables to ensure that the foot is locked in place no matter how dynamic the movements are.

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Eyelets

Lightweight heel counter

A firm yet lightweight TPU heel counter sits on the back of the shoe. It helps in preventing the foot from wobbling and maintaining steadiness when lifting weights.

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit Heel Counter

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 307g / Women 266g
Drop: 6mm
Update: Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2
Use: Crossfit / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Jan 2017
Collection: Nike Metcon

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years 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 Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.