Rich Froning’s Reebok CrossFit Compete Shoe Is Now Available For Pre-Order


The 4x CrossFit Games champion’s own shoe line is here, and not everyone’s too excited about it.

Reebok’s CrossFit Compete, which hopes to give Nike’s MetCon 1 line a run for its money, is out now for pre-order. There’s one catch though: it’s priced at $194.95, a significant difference from MetCon’s $119.95 price tag. On Reddit, people have already expressed dismay at the hefty price the Compete carries. After all, why buy something at nearly $195 when you can have kicks from Nike at a much cheaper price?

The company, however, justifies its $195 shoe with excellent performance, stating: “…the Compete features an all new Compete Last with removal of the sockliner, creating a next-to-skin feel and response that’s beyond compare. You’ll get unparalleled protection from the new, innovative 360º CombatCage Kevlar protection tech, as well as the Duragrip toe for abrasion.”

What do you think? Will you be pre-ordering the Compete or will you be waiting for new stocks of the MetCon?



Guy Gives An Honest Shoe Review On Why He Hates The Nike Metcon 1


Everyone’s in love with Nike’s fresh new pair of kicks – except maybe this one guy. Coach Aaron Martin of CrossFit Vector in Nashville, Tennessee gave an honest review of why he hates the Nike Metcon 1 so much. After reading it, you’ll start hating it too!

As shoes go, any new product come to market is going to be surrounded by hype. Nike is a master of hype. Don’t believe me? Try buying a new release of Jordan’s or – the new Metcon 1′s. Sold Out. I was lucky enough to snag a pair on the January 31st release date and recently received them.

First impressions: Out of the box, they sure smell new. They look nice in both the Orange/Black- Dove Grey and the Dark Grey/ White-Volt-Black. I was pleasantly greeted with a true to size shoe in 10.5. Immediately as I laced them up, I liked the way the Metcons snugged tight to my foot with a suggestively comfortable insole, yet stable.

First Metcon: True to the name, they proved worthy of a long Every Minute On The Minute style WOD with repeats of couplets involving Snatches/Burpees, Thrusters/Chest to Bar Pull-ups, Power Clean and Jerk/Toes to Bar, Double Unders, and Wallball/Box Jump/Muscle-ups. While the weight I used wasn’t a large portion of my 1 rep max in these barbell movements, the shoes never left me wanting for a more stable surface. Same with Burpees, Double Unders, Wall Balls, and Box Jumps. I was sold. Total time ~ 30 MINUTES.

Second Metcon: I then worked up to a 3 rep max Thruster taken from the floor with a Clean. I worked up to 3 at 225lbs. I attempted 245lbs, and I assure you, it was not the shoes that held me back. Pesky lockout.

Third Metcon: I dropped the weight back down to 205lbs, a significant weight for Thrusters in the middle of a particularly spicy Metcon. Every 2:00 for 10:00 I rowed 20 calories on a Concept 2 Model D Indoor Rower, then proceeded to take the 205lbs barbell from the floor for 3 quick and heavy Thrusters. This workout was designed by Derek Robinson, check out his blog for terrific programming and ideas. I went through the workout rather uneventfully, had a great time with friends and high fives were had all around.

Post WOD: I inspected the shoes carefully for wear and tear and found nothing. Not a smudge from burpees, or the back of the heel from the rower, nothing. Good as new.

So why do I hate the Nike Metcon 1?

I now have no use for the 11 pairs of assorted Reebok Nanos in my closet.

Mat Fraser Just Teased Us About An Already Upcoming Nike Metcon 2


While we’re all busy scrambling to get a fresh pair of Nike Metcon 1s, Mat Fraser has already moved on to the next big thing: The Metcon 2. If he’s to be believed, he’s already testing the successor the wildly popular – and wildy out of stock – trainers from Nike.

Oh Mat, you’re such a tease!

Here’s Your First Look At Rich Froning’s Limited Edition Reebok CrossFit Compete 6:14 Shoes


Rich Froning and Reebok recently collaborated to create a limited edition shoe called the CrossFit Compete 6:14. Not much is known yet about the trainers, except that its name is inspired by Froning’s Galatians 6:14 tattoo, which is located on the right side of his torso.

The Compete 6:14 is slated to be released on February 26. More details to follow as soon as they’re available.




Here’s The Unboxing Of The Much-Awaited CrossFit Shoe: The Nike Metcon 1


YouTube channel “AMRAP: As Many Reviews As Possible” just got their hands on a box of the long-awaited Nike Metcon 1. It’s everything we ever dreamed it to be. It feels good, it’s minimal, and it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Aside from the shoes, the package also contains Nike Pro Combat shirt, compression tights, and shorts. Check out the unboxing video below, and remember what the guy just said: “Thank you to Reebok for all you’ve done for functional fitness, but Nike’s here.” Word.

Reebok Accidentally Sold Nanos For Only £18.56 (About $28) In The UK


Uh-oh, someone at the Reebok UK head office is in trouble. A few days ago, UK shoppers hit the jackpot after finding a budget-saving error in the company’s website: Nano 4.0s were on sale for £18.56 – that’s only around $28!


The company has since then fixed the error, bringing the selections back to their original £85 price tag. Those fortunate enough to have bought a pair – or two, or three – will still get the Nanos at the wildly discounted price, according to a tweet by Reebok UK. Lucky dogs!

Via: WODLounge

The Nike MetCon 1 Is Now Available For Pre-Order. Get It While It’s Hot!


For the past year, we’ve been impatiently waiting to get our hands on Nike’s foray into CrossFit: the MetCon 1. Now, the long wait is finally over.

With a little more than a month to go before its February release, the MetCon 1 is already available for pre-order. According to Nike Talk, the shoe features a sleek silhouette that has Flywire and HyperFuse for lockdown support. It also has a flat and firm heel, giving its user more stability when weightlifting. As for the midsole, it’s covered in rubber to reduce abrasion from rope climbs.

You can pre-order the Nike MetCon 1 over at Road Runner Sports.



18 Things All A CrossFitter Wants For Christmas


It doesn’t take a lot to make a CrossFitter happy this Christmas. A good workout and a healthy paleo feast are enough for them, plus maybe a CrossFit shirt, or socks, or jump rope, or knee sleeves. Here’s our CrossFit gift guide to help you snatch the best gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

Shirt to let everyone know they are in the presence of a CrossFitter


Bacon ornament. No further explanation needed


Toy weightlifting equipment for the budding CrossFit champion in your life


WOD dice for when you feel adventurous


Kettlebell cuff links for the dapper CrossFitter


An IOU for the Nike Metcon TR coming out in February 2015


Glittery kettlebell ornaments for your box’s tree


Batman wrist wraps for wrist protection and justice


Kettlebell and barbell charm necklace for the ladies who lift


Knee sleeves because front lunges


Kettlebell plush toy for hugging after doing Helen


You can never go wrong with whey protein


The ultimate guide to becoming a CrossFit god


Handcare kit for abused palms


This bride and groom cake topper for the soon-to-wed CrossFit couple


There’s strong, then there’s “my nipples are lifting miniature barbells” strong


RPM Speed rope to help you nail those elusive double-unders


Pizza socks because you can’t keep cheat day outta your mind