Since shaking up the CrossFit shoe world with their first version of the Metcon in 2014, Nike has fallen a little behind the competition in the quest to have the best shoe in the category. Most significantly, the Metcon is quite stiff, and thus our reviewers felt that it doesn't perform as well for running. However, what they lack in running they make up for in weightlifting. We liked their support on our heavier lifting days. The Metcons really can't be challenged with their performance on rope climbs and their durability. The sticky rubber that wraps up the instep of this shoe will help you climb that rope in no time!
Nike updated the Metcon 3 shoe in a number of ways to create the new Metcon 4, pictured above. Check out our side-by-side comparison below.