Reebok Nano X1: Marks 10 years of Nano innovation

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.

Who is it for? This fitness shoe is recommended for fitness junkies who value the following elements:

  • Performs effectively for most types of workouts
  • A training shoe that feels comfortable enough for running
  • Lightweight and supportive
  • Aesthetics that can be worn after workouts

Reebok Nano X1 vs. Nano X

"Big difference" and "both shoes are plausible" are some phrases used when comparing both shoes. Here is a detailed rundown:

  • Unlike its predecessors, the Nano X1 is no longer marketed as a CrossFit shoe but as a HIIT trainer. Now it is geared towards more versatile use.
  • The newer version is significantly lighter (12 oz) compared to the Nano X (14 oz).
  • The Nano X1 increases heel drop to 7 mm (from 4 mm in all the previous Nanos). It offers more heel cushioning for running and jumping.
  • The X1's running-based Floatride Energy Foam offers better cushioning for running and improved overall comfort.
  • Visually the Nano X looks wider, but experts report that the X1 fits the same width-wise. The reason why the X looks wider is mainly due to its wider midsole.
  • The Nano X1's tongue has a thinner construction compared to the previous version.

Good to know

The Nano X1 is also offered in another upper iteration called the Flexweave Grit. This version is marketed to be tougher, more supportive, and durable for high-intensity days or bigger athletes.

Consequentially, expect this particular model's weight to be heavier than the Flexweave variant: weighing at 12.1 oz / 343 g versus the Flexweave's 10.1 oz / 286 g.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 340g / Women 275g
Drop: 7mm
Use: Crossfit / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Feb 03, 2021
Collection: Reebok Nano
BRAND Brand: Reebok

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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, 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.