The original 195 that we tested.
The Nike Metcon 4.
Awards   Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award  
Price $140 List$49.99 at Amazon$129.00 at Amazon$76.83 at Amazon$119.01 at Amazon
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Pros Made of recycled plastic waste, ultimate barefoot experience, lightweightBreathable, comfortable, well-suited to a variety of CrossFit style workoutsIncredibly comfortable, will tackle everything you find in a CrossFit workout, can wear outside of the gymExtremely versatile, durable, comfortable, good for runningGood shoe for lifting and a general CrossFit shoe, great for rope climbs
Cons Expensive, little to no supportLacks support for heavy liftsNever wanting to take them off, fun patterns will cost you a little extra, sell out quicklyUpper material bunches when tightly laced, heavyBreathability, squeaking nose
Bottom Line This is the lightest shoe we have ever seen, delivering the ultimate barefoot experienceA breathable minimalist running shoeThe Trainers from NOBULL are super comfortable and were stellar performers during every test we put them throughLong gone are the days of showing up to the gym with a bag full of specialized shoes; we love our new Editors' ChoicePerforms well as a versatile shoe for CrossFit workouts; improvements made to the flexibility of the sole have reestablished it as a good all-around CrossFit shoe
Rating Categories barefoot Primus Lite F-Lite 195 Trainers Nano 9 Metcon 4
Weightlifting (20%)
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5
7
9
8
Running (20%)
4
7
8
9
7
Support (10%)
2
4
9
8
8
Sensitivity (5%)  
10
9
9
8
7
Protection And Durability (10%)
4
6
8
9
8
Gymnastics (20%)
4
5
9
9
8
Breathability (5%)
10
6
9
8
7
Comfort (10%)
5
4
9
10
8
Specs barefoot Primus Lite F-Lite 195 Trainers Nano 9 Metcon 4
Upper Breathable Recycled PET Mesh Synthetic/mesh, TPU SuperFabric Flexweave 3D print
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Weight (Measured) (One size 5.5 shoe) (Ounces) 4.875 5.875 7.875 9.125 7.375
Heel to toe drop (mm) 0mm 3mm 4mm 4mm 4mm
Length (cm) / Fit 24cm / large 24cm 23.5cm 25cm / normal 25cm
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