Who should buy the Reebok Nano X3
The 13th shoe from the Reebok Nano line is a good match for the following:
- fashion savvy fitness enthusiasts
- beginners and gymgoers who adopt a more generic workout regimen
- wearers who are looking for trainers that they can also wear elsewhere
- exercisers who like to do rope climbs
- fitness buffs who do short sprints as part of their programs
Who should NOT buy this training shoe from Reebok
The Nano X3 from Reebok is definitely not for those who want a more subdued look for their trainers. The Reebok Flexagon has a more streamlined structure and appearance, and this might be the better pick for them.
Gym rats who want their shoes to hit the ground running may find the Nano X3 less satisfying. They are better off getting the Reebok HIIT, which is said to be comfortable and functional straight out of the box.
While it's stable enough for light to moderate lifting, the Reebok Nano X3 is still not the best pick for Olympic-style cleans and jerks. The Reebok Legacy Lifter II is a good shoe for such demands.
The Reebok Nano X3: A good all-around trainer
An expert declares that this training shoe from Reebok is the "best choice for a cross-training shoe." He says this because this trainer satisfactorily delivers everything most gym-goers need: from a stable base and comfortable footbed up to a comfortable upper and nice-looking skin.
Fits as it's supposed to
Several fitness junkies love just how the Nano X3 wraps around their feet. One of them even says that this trainer "fits awesome." Another goes as far as declaring that this is the "best-fitting Nano in a long, long time." With this, new buyers can just go for their usual Reebok sizes and they are already good to go.
It's comfort like no other
"[This is] one of the most comfortable Nanos ever!" an avid reviewer exclaims. He points to the soft footbed, breathable upper material, and nice-feeling inner sleeve as the main reason for his greatly comfortable experience. Other users join his chorus as far as comfort is concerned. One of them even points out that she does not feel any pain even after wearing this shoe for a whole day at work.
Break-in is needed, though
It must be noted here that the shoe's full comfort potential is only experienced after a break-in period, which according to a couple of experts is fortunately not long. "[It is] very stiff on day 1," a wearer says.
Bounce and stability? Get them both from the Nano X3
Three expert reviewers are happy that an innovation added by Reebok works as it should: ensure stability for lifting without compromising its capacity for energy returns. They proceed to describe how wobbliness when lifting is avoided and how box jumps and other verticals are sufficiently fueled.
Add in lush cushioning, too!
The three experts also agree that the Reebok Nano X3 is also a good partner for short high-power sprints. Not only does it provide great spring back, it also provides enough cushioning that allows the wearer to "feel incredible underfoot," one of them says.
Good for lifting, but only up to a certain extent
An expert says that while the Reebok Nano X3 does a "pretty good job" with dumbells and plates, it still falls short when it comes to more serious lifting, especially in instances where the weights have to be brought overhead. Other experts agree with him.
Rope climbs, anyone?
Just like its predecessor the Nano X2, the X3 is also an OK pick for rope climbing. The outsole is textured enough to provide the necessary grip for this quite challenging exercise.
The grip on gym floors is great, too!
If a shoe has the power to bite ropes well, then you can just imagine how strong its grip on gym floors is! Its bite on different types of floor materials is what many wearers appreciate in the Reebok Nano X3.
Heavy in performance, also in weight
When it comes to weight, the Reebok Nano X3 is quite a stunner, too. At 393 grams, this one is a lot heavier than average, which is only at around 311 grams. Even so, there is still one user who says that this shoe feels "super light."
Reebok Nano X3: Mean and strong
"It just looks awesome," a fitness enthusiast says about the Nano X3. An expert reviewer is far more descriptive with his words; he says that this Reebok training shoe is "badass" because it "looks durable and aggressive" all the same time. Given this, it is safe to say that this shoe is quite a scene-stealing presence and is definitely not for those who want a more streamlined and subdued look.