Nike Discontinued the Lunar Cross Element January 2017
The Nike Lunar Cross Element is one of Nike's training shoes geared towards high-intensity workouts. We agree that these shoes are great for intense workouts that include double unders, plyometrics and sprints. However, the aspects of this shoe that make it well suited for jumping, such as the soft foam in the midsole, also make it a poor choice for weightlifting movements. A much better pick for a great all-around CrossFit shoe from Nike is our Editors' Choice winner, the Nike Metcon 1 - Women's. The Metcon 1 is a great combination of just enough cushion for running and a firm foundation for lifts, unlike this shoe which is lacking in support for heavy lifts. We also struggled on rope climbs with this model. The nylon upper did not grip onto the rope well at all, as compared to the sticky rubber reinforced sides of our Top Pick for Running WODs, the Reebok Sprint 2.0.