Nike’s high-intensity training shoe, the Metcon 1, is getting an aggressive makeover for its next colorway to match the season.
The Metcon 1 PR Hunter arrives Monday and retails for $130.
According to the brand, the latest colorway of the shoe is inspired by the color shift of summer to fall and is intended to inspire people to engage in tougher workouts and reach personal bests.
The shoe boasts an elaborate color palette of black, total orange, baroque brown, tawny and gum medium brown. The upper is predominantly black and features a camoflauge panel near the collar and a total orange panel on the heel, near the midsole. Total orange also makes an appearance on the shoe’s upper on the swoosh branding, the eyelets and the heel tab. The shoe’s midsole is gum and total orange and is completed with a gum outsole.
Built for the toughest of cross training workouts, the Metcon features Flywire cables for an adaptive fit and support, sticky rubber in the forefoot for traction, a dual-density midsole for a stable lifting platform and cushioning for running, plus a perforated upper for breathability.
Nike grabbed headlines with the shoe back in July, when it released its Varsity Red colorway, using the same color palette as the Air Jordan 1 that was banned by the NBA in 1985 for violating the league’s uniform policy. The brand released an ad for the shoe saying, “Don’t Ban Our Shoe. Beat Our Shoe.,” aimed at Reebok for not allowing Nike products to be used during the CrossFit Games.