Who should buy the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3

Like other Metcons, the Metcon Flyknit 3 offers stability, traction in any direction, and dynamic fit. It is a solid option if:

  • Your fitness regimen includes one or more of the following: short runs, aerobics, and weightlifting.
  • You are looking not only for a gym companion that offers outstanding comfort but a pair that can be worn for everyday use.

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Multidirectional outsole grip

The Nike Metcon Flyknit 3 employs a durable rubber outsole. It features the Tri-Star tread pattern that provides multi-directional traction while also rendering flexibility at the forefoot. The outsole is constructed to be flat at the heel and under the arch to keep the foot steady. The rubber wraps up the medial and lateral sides of the trainer to offer grip during rope climbs.

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Shock-absorbent midsole

A low-profile midsole adorns the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3. It provides the shoe with shock-absorbing properties, but its low-to-the-ground construction keeps the foot steady during weight training. There’s also a firm rubber compound wedged between the midsole and the outsole at the heel that helps in keeping the rearfoot stable.

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Inside the trainer is a drop-in midsole. This component amplifies the shock attenuation of the midsole to keep the foot comfortable.

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Breathable dynamic upper

The upper of the Nike Metcon Flyknit 3 is made up of two fabrics. The high-tenacity Flyknit material forms the vamp and the quarters while the back portion uses a soft cloth covering. The Flyknit is pliable to accommodate different foot shapes and the natural foot expansion that happens during training. It is also breathable to keep the foot fresh.

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Synthetic overlays are present on high-wear areas such as the toe box, the lateral quarter, and the heel to prevent early degradation of the underlying material. The rearfoot utilizes a suede overlay that acts as an external foothold.

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The Nike Metcon Flyknit 3's lacing system

The footgear sports a cleatie style which makes it easy to put on and remove. There’s a lacing system at the midfoot that keeps the foot securely in place. The Flywire cables integrate with the laces. Cinching the laces make the Flywire taut, thereby reinforcing the lateral support of the upper. A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) wing makes up the first two eyelets which lock the ankle down.

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Snug rearfoot section

The collar and the tongue are plush to prevent discomfort and keep the fit snug. A tab is attached at the back of the collar which makes it easier for wearers to pull the footwear on.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 336g
Drop: 6mm
Use: Crossfit / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
Release date: Dec 2018
Collection: Nike Metcon
BRAND Brand: Nike

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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.