Reebok Men’s R Crossfit Nano 5 Training Shoe Review

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4.7/5 on February 7, 2017

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804 reviews

One of the sleekest running shoes on the market, the Reebok Men’s R CrossFit Nano 5 training shoe is one that’s not only comfortable, but aesthetically pleasing with a wide range of choices. Available at an attractive price and fit, as well as gracing us with an attractive shoe, features of the aforementioned CrossFit dream include the following:

  • Synthetic
  • Rubber sole
  • Inspired by CrossFit with the structure of the design
  • An upper that is Kevlar-infused for durability
  • Nano shell midsole

Breakdown of the Features

By now, you can tell that the inspiration and the design of this shoe was created for and inspired by the vigorous CrossFit workout. The overall structure of the shoe was designed so that the anatomy as well as the weight distribution during the workout was done comfortably, and you can excel during your workouts with the structure of this shoe. Built for quick cutting and for lifting, you don’t have to worry about the overall construction of the shoe giving out on you and not lasting throughout your entire performance.

A Kevlar-infused upper was added to the construction of this shoe to increase the durability because of the intensity of the workouts. You won’t need these shoes for basic running, but for those who partake in incredibly intensifying workouts, these are something you’ll find solace in knowing exists. By now, you know that the upper and the midsole matters in the structure of the shoe, as the better the structure, the better the personal performance. When you have shoes that seem comfortable, then over time exhaust your feet to the point it feels like you’ve been standing up in retail all day – it’s time to get a new shoe. With the nano-shell midsole and the rubber sole with synthetic materials allow the foot to be perfectly comfortable and flexible, while keeping the integrity of the shoe in-tact and providing solid support for rigorous activities.

The contoured heel counter allows the foot to be completely and comfortably enveloped for maximum support and of course, comfort. In having the shoe contour to the shape of your feet, it’s practically made for your foot without paying the HUGE price tag on custom shoes. Beyond this, the various designs of the shoe allow your personality to shine through the movement of your feet. From neutral color palettes to striking colors like a bold green, red, or yellow, you can’t go wrong with the design of this shoe.

Above all, there is a decent size range for this shoe, allowing men of all sizes and feet styles to enjoy their workout comfortably. Coming in sizes 7-14 in medium width, this is aimed towards males, but if you’re a female who knows your size in men’s, you’ll be able to snag one up. Generally, the rule is that if you’re a female, you takeaway 2 sizes of your own foot in order to fit into a men’s shoe. Say, if you have a size 9 in females, you’re a size 7 in men’s.

First Impression of the Product

My first impression of this product is that it looks like it has support and is sleek enough for me to be as mobile and flexible as possible. The enormous color range allowed me to choose the best palette for my workouts, as I love to match. I was pleasantly surprised about how well the shock absorption is, and it’s something that is very much needed for the line of CrossFit that I do. For those who are trainers and CrossFit hosts, you’ll love these shoes as well, as they provide professional support for those who don’t want to spend an arm and a leg. The overall composition of the shoe is sturdy in-hand, and they look much better in person than they do online in that perfect studio lighting.

I was pleasantly surprised with how they fit, as they seem a bit thin upon looking at the listing online, but I soon ate my words, as they are thick, durability, and as much powerful and strong as they are lightweight. I can actually perform quite a few different maneuvers with these shoes that I could not with my memory foam styled fitness shoes. You get a better bang for your buck with this pair of shoes than with some you may find in athletic stores.

The Advantages of the Product

One of the advantages of this product is that the polyurethane nanoshell provides an extra line of defense against types of support issues and abrasion. For those who need extra support and want a durable product, this shoe provides and performs the intended functions. The meshed upper is infused with Kevlar for durability and for airflow, so that your feet are comfortable and safe the entire time. Beyond this, the RopePro rubber that’s carbon is made to withstand the intensity of the CrossFit maneuvers.

The Disadvantages of the Product

We can’t say that there are many disadvantages to this product, unless you’re a female who is having trouble with men’s sizing. Since the desire for this product is so high, sometimes the sizes are low in stock – which can present itself as a disadvantage in itself, but the quality of the product is fantastic enough to wait for it.

What’s in the Box?

While this may be a disadvantage, the only item that comes within this shipped package is the shoes themselves. There are no fancy accessories equipped and you get exactly what you pay for. However, the aforementioned isn’t bad at all because the shoes are powerful in stance, structure, and performance.

The Final Verdict

Overall, I would highly recommend the Reebok Men’s CrossFit training shoes, as they provide durability, shock absorption, comfort, and stability with a dash of style. For those on a budget and those looking to splurge, you’ll find solace in knowing a meeting point can be found when you look at the listing for this shoe.

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