The Sport of Fitness is undoubtedly growing, and athletics giant Nike has sipped from the proverbial Kool-Aid by giving us a sneak peek at their first ever CrossFit shoe: The Nike Metcon TR.
At the recently-concluded CrossFit Games, Nike signed athletes Khan Porter, Brandon Swan, Kenny Leverich, Nate Schrader, Josh Bridges, Jeff Evans, Jacob Heppner, Alexandra LaChance, as well as 2014 team champion CrossFit Invictus.
The shoe is set to be released in February 2015, giving Reebok’s Nano and Inov-8 “F-Lite” series some stiff competition. For us CrossFitters, it’s a welcome development, seeing giant companies recognizing CrossFit as the real deal and not just another overblown fad.
A sleeping giant is starting to wake. Here’s Nike’s 1st #CrossFit shoe. #nikecrossfit #justdoit #fortime
— The WODcast Podcast (@wodcastpodcast) July 18, 2014