Nike’s popular CrossFit-ready Metcon sneaker line has a new addition. And the latest cross-training shoe bearing the name marks a first for the franchise.
To give the workout enthusiast the benefits of barefoot-style training, the Swoosh is using its acclaimed Free tech in a Metcon style for the first time with the introduction of the Nike Free x Metcon.
Most of the new look’s upper is executed with TPU-faced open mesh to make the sneaker light, breathable and durable. The style also features laser-siped forefoot flex grooves to help maximize natural motion and forefoot flexibility for running and jumping, and minimal heel siping for a stable platform for lifting.
The sneaker also boasts black tri-stars made with softer-density foam for cushioning, an outer shell made with a firmer-density foam to keep stability from being compromised during lateral moves and small laser dots on the outsole for grip.
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Other notable additions include a toe clip for protection on the medial side when performing burpees, a heel clip to help minimize drag during wall exercises including handstand pushups, and a triangle midfoot rubber wrap for stability.
The Nike Free x Metcon arrives in men’s sizes on April 1 worldwide. The shoe will retail for $120.
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