The Nike Metcon 4 is the latest in the CrossFit-geared series, and it’s now available for customization.
Progression. Advancement. Evolution. It only makes sense that each year, as athletes progress and evolve, the shoes do too. This brings us to the Nike Metcon 4, improving comfort and durability over anything the Swoosh has brought us in training shoes — for both men and women.
While the outsole hasn’t changed from the Metcon 3 — it is still a 3mm offset and star-pattern traction — and the cushioning uses the same drop-in midsole, the real advancement is in the upper, specifically the use of haptic technology. Haptic tells the story of stress and durability, taking the tri-star rubber overlays and adding them over the mesh in high-stress areas like the toebox and sides.
Also getting an upgrade is the toebox padding. Using sandwich mesh over the forefoot, the fit is streamlined and gives a padded feel over the foot. An eyelet was added for better fit and adjustment.
Nike also cored out sections of the heel counter for more mobility and less weight. Now the counter runs around the sides but is carved out in the rear of the shoe.
As some of you have seen, we WearTesters are getting a little more into training than we used to be, and the reviews have shown it. The Metcon has been a serious shoe since the first model and looks to only be improving.
Available December 19 on NIKEiD, and January 1 in retail colors on Nike.com, and January 4 in stores, the Metcon 4 should be enough shoe for even the hardest athletes to break out.
Let us know below what you think of the Nike Metcon 4. Do you train, have you used it, did you break a pair and how?