Why not train with one of the top leading-industry athletic brands you can count on in every athletic adventure? That's where the Men's Nike Metcon 4 Training Shoes take over the athletic game when you need to get back to lifting weights to meet your lifting goals. The mesh on the heel and ankle provides ultimate breathability while the Flywire technology provides you with a locked-down fit, so you're feet are stable and ready to expect any challenge thrown their way. What makes these shoes so stable and durable is the sticky rubber forefoot that provides excellent traction for running and training. Even with a drop-in midsole and low-profile heel clip that rolls up on the lateral and medial sides, these shoes can help minimize dray during handstand pushups and much more. With a rubber wraps up from the outsole through the midfoot to help protect against abrasion during rope climbs.
Flywire cables offer lightweight support
Heel counter reduces drag on wall exercises
Sticky rubber in the forefoot for ultimate traction
6 eyelets for fine-tune lacing, comfort, and support
Mesh on the heel and ankle help keep your feet cool
Heel clip stabilizes your foot during side-to-side movements
Soft tongue provides added cushioning between laces and forefoot
Textured rubber wraps up the midfoot for durability during rope exercises
I've only worn these shoes for a couple of weightlifting workouts so far, but I can tell that they're going to be one of my favorites. I can really feel my feet lock into the ground in squat movements, and they look awesome to top everything off. My only complaint at this point is the length of the shoelaces! Seriously, I think there is about an extra foot of shoelace in each shoe; even with double knotting them, they are far too long. I think I'll need to buy a replacement pair of shoelaces.
I had my pair of metcons for less than 8 months and the heel is starting to seperate from the shoe and the sole on the other shoe is starting to seperate from the shoe also. I only wear these shoes in the gym and they have already worn this bad. I thought nike made better quality shoes for the price, but I guess not. Would not recommend.
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.