Nike Metcon 4 Men's Training Shoe ENHANCED STABILITY AND DURABILITY. Nike Metcon 4 Men's Training Shoe features an updated upper with a zonally placed haptic print for enhanced durability and stability. Flywire technology provides you with a locked-down fit, while the sticky rubber in the forefoot provides excellent traction for running and training.
Haptic print provides durability and stability. Flywire technology delivers a locked-down fit. Drop-in midsole provides a stable fit and feel. Mesh on the heel and ankle provides breathability to help keep you cool and comfortable. Low-profile heel clip rolls up on the lateral and medial sides to help minimize drag during handstand pushups. Midsole offset (height difference) from heel to toe is 4mm, which creates a stable platform ideal for weightlifting. Sticky rubber in the forefoot offers excellent traction for sled pushes. Tri-star pattern helps provide traction for multidirectional movement. Rubber wraps up from the outsole through the midfoot to help protect against abrasion during rope climbs.
Finally a Metcon that I can wear and that DOESN'T feel like I am walking around on an unbendable plank. All Metcons till this model I had to get full size up in, as I just could not fit into a 12. (I am a 12 in shoes but actual foot is like 11 and 3/8). I wanted Metcon so badly I just went w the Metcon 3 and dealt with it. But- could not run in (SO loud on treadmill, no support, flat-footed plank type action). Plus that shoe made my foot look like a size 16 not kidding.
The 4 is perfection. Great wider toe box. Much more support midsole toe and heel, so you can run in them like 10 mins or even 20. But still that foot-ground connection is definitely there. I got the White/Light Bone/Gum Medium Brown/Black and it is H O T and great looking. Love the way it looks on and off the foot, from all angles.
This review is for the Metcon Repper DSX, which seems to have been replaced with the Metcon 4. I started with the Metcon 2 and later upgraded to the Metcon Repper DSX, as the 2's were not good for any kind of running due to their zero drop and flat sole. The RDSX's are great for everything including running, perhaps due to the flex cuts in the sole's toe area, although i wouldn't want to run distance in them. They're super comfortable, the insole is cushy while still providing a ton of support. The 2's uppers were a bit stiff and the RDSX's are perfect. I haven't had the quality issues others have posted; both pairs basically look as good as new after many months of gym wear. Side note, i also tried out the Free Trainers when I was trying the Metcon 2's. The FT's were even more comfortable than the Metcon 2's, and grippier too. But they were "squishy" at the bottom of squats, they just didn't have the support needed for real weightlifting. They also looked kinda funny, which i don't care about, but you might. So I went with the Metcons and haven't looked back. Highly recommended.
I ordered a 15 because that is what I wear in running shoes, but when these came in they were at least a half size too big. I am returning for a 14 because I think they will fit perfect at that point. Will update review after workouts in the books.
Pretty bummed, I've had to return this shoe twice. The first one after three months due to a rip on the side. The second after less then a month due to the sole separating from the upper. Not sure what's going on with the quality of this shoe? Love the Metcons, but I'm being forced to go with another shoe at this point.