Nike Metcon Repper DSX

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The Nike Metcon Repper DSX is a cross-training shoe that lets you move through extremely dynamic workouts without compromising agility. This cross trainer supplies lightweight cushioning and superior stability to accommodate jumps, sprints, and climbs. Its attractive design and exceptional comfort appeal to athletes as well as workers who stand on their feet for long hours. With its high-intensity support, natural flexibility, and lockdown fit, the Metcon Repper DSX offers itself as an excellent companion for cross trainingCompared to other Metcon models, the DSX is the lower cost version of the premium Flyknit model. Reviewers seemed to agree, however, that despite the lower price, the DSX is a great value buy and in some cases outperformed the more expensive models. This version of the Metcon includes a more cushioned heel and softer – but still supportive – midsole cushioning.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Effectively handles a wide range of dynamic movement, quick changes in activity, and high speed
  • Maintains support throughout long workouts and extended hours on your feet
  • Excellent stability
  • Natural flexibility
  • Exceptional grip
  • Lightweight
  • Attractive
Cons
  • Not super long-lasting
  • Tends to run a half size small
  • Fit is slightly narrow
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Positive
  • These shoes have removable insoles, which is great if you wanna beef up the inside a bit. These shoes work great for my crossfit.
  • These are nothing like the reviews read, for me. They have great traction and are super for my lifting. They have a much better pad in the tongue than my other trainers.
  • The soles seem really weak and the material right along with them. They are really comfortable for warming up before training though.
  • These helped prevent my pronation and seemed very balanced all together. I loved the comfort in the sole too. I like the shoe over all.
  • I use these all the time for the gym. I like them a lot. They are a little longer than I expected but they are really comfortable and I love running in them.
  • These are a real upgrade to the old Metcons. They breath well and are way comfy.
  • After surgery, these are the only shoes I can wear for work; I stand more than 8 hours a day. I love the insoles, they hug my feet like little pillows. They are light and don't cause any fatigue in my ankles. These are an all over great design.
  • I bought two pairs after buying the first pair These shoes have gotten rid of my back pain from my nurse schedule. I have to say these are the most comfortable shoes ever and I really enjoy them on my feet.
  • I can wear these with or without socks and they fit great. They are snug in the arch, which I like and they have loosened up with wear and are now extremely comfortable. These are great for light runners.
  • I use these for light running and they have worked great. I ended up buying a half size up per reviews and it works perfect.
  • The top material on these is a little weaker than normal. However, I have to say they are the best shoes, for me,, on the market. I run a lot and I do lifting and they accommodate all my moves. These are so comfortable and I cannot recommend them enough.
  • These shoes are a lifters dream. They have a nice flat stance when I am working reps and they work for my warmups. I like using them for my crossfit. They seem to just be a great shoe for any type of workout. I like that they fit my feet nice and snug. THey look great as well.
  • These are my running and gym shoes and I can switch them up for a casual look too. I love these shoes because they are light and cozy. I recommend these for sure.
  • I do not like the lacing and the lack of padding in the tongue. Other than that, these shoes are top notch.
  • You can wear these shoes with anything and anywhere: out to eat, the mall, the gym. I personally use them for my walking and daily runs and am very pleased with the support. I have narrow feet and these fit perfect to my size. There is great room in the toes. These really hug my feet when I lace up. They breath well but could use a bit more cushion in the heel. I could see these being a great lifting shoe.
  • These are airy and durable and fit perfect. They have really held up to my intense workouts. I use to have a lot of pain in my back and legs after using my old shoes, not with these.
  • I use these for my weights lifting and couldn’t be happier. They are flat and balanced and relly grip when I am putting in the pressure. They fit to size and are real comfy. I really am in love with this shoe; it is super stylish.
  • I am happy that the heel is a bit higher than norma. It adds that extra oomph I need for my dead lifts. I can also use them when I do my warm up jogs. The sole is real cushy and they ran pretty close to el size for me.
  • I am hoping that this shoe opens a bit with more wear. I really love the design and colors they have. I took the laces out and it still cramps my toe because it is real narrow. However, the length is on point at a half size larger.
  • These are just like the old Metcons and have all the specs as those. One thing though, they are super narrow compared. I would not recommend any wide feet people order these. They are really comfy shoes though.
  • I like to deadlift and I wouldn't use another shoe. Thee are flat with great arch support and have great traction and padding. They are very light and feel nice while i am working out. Great shoe Nike.
  • There are definitely better shoes out there, but, as a professional soccer player I have t give these a thumbs up. They are very professional grade A support and assist me really well on my workouts and lifting. I love the breathable mesh material , it keeps my feet cool and they have a lot of padding, keeping me stable during my runs.
Negative
  • After trying to break these in for a month, I have came to the conclusion that they are just not comfortable. They are really boxy and have no flexibility. Thee weren’t really good for any type of activity. I think Nike is really starting to go down hill lately; they are really losing their quality.
  • I have only had these for a couple months and they are already tearing. The quality is very cheap and fragile. There is no way anyone could seriously train in these.
  • These had no life to them. After about 4 months, they started ripping and I could not wear them any more. These are a downgrade from the old Metcons for sure.
  • Aesthetically, these were super dope. However, the sizing is way off and I had to return them.
  • When I run on the treadmill with these, my feet start to burn. I am returning these fast. They made my whole leg hurt.
  • I didn't have these for 3 weeks and they tore on both sides. I am very disappointed.
  • I only had these for 4 months and used them as normal shoes and they are already rendered useless. They are very nice looking but unreliable and cheaply made.
  • These shoes are all aesthetic. They are thin all over. There is no padding in the sole or tongue and when I tie them the laces dig into the top of my foot. The symbol is already coming off too. These are just really badly made. I am very disappointed.
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Of the 420 reviews we found in total, 25% were negative, and 75% were positive.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The DSX Repper features a very grippy rubber outsole with forefoot grooves for extra flexibility. While the traction, users say, isn't as good as the original Metcon, it's still suitable for most crosstraining. Reviewers liked the flexible construction of the outsole, especially the snappy feel during toe off.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Repper consists of Phylon material, which is a lightweight cushioning material. Reviewers found the shoe to be comfortable and liked that the cushioning provided a responsive ride. Users also noted that the Phylon material provided jus the right amount of firmness for support, stability, and comfort. Compared to other versions of the Metcon the DSX features 3mm of extra cushioning at the rear of the shoe. The midsole material is also softer than in other Metcon models.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Metcon's upper design includes both a knit and mesh upper. While the upper also features TPU overlays, they deliver more style points than anything else. At the front of the shoe, there's a sturdily built toe box area. The shoe also features Flywire lacing to ensure a secure fit. The shoe also includes an Ortholite midsole. Despite the lower price of this shoe compared to other Metcon models, the DSX still features a quality build. The upper is well-made and the fit is comfortable and true to size. This shoe comes in both men's and women's sizes. It typically runs a half size small. Some folks report that the fit is a little too narrow, but many have also found that the Repper DSX fit as expected. The men's Repper DSX comes in sizes six through 15, with half sizes up to 12.5. The women's Repper DSX comes in sizes five through 15, with half sizes up to 11.5.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Reviewers didn't have too much to say about the feel of the weight of the shoe. It's safe to say, the weight of the Repper shouldn't be an issue. The women's version weighs about 8.4 oz and the men's weighs just over 10.5 oz.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Metcon Repper DSX provides exceptional breathability. A mesh upper allows your foot to breathe while the shoe stays put, guaranteeing airflow throughout long, dynamic workouts. These upper materials are thin but effectively woven, ensuring a snug fit while maintaining.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

This Nike cross trainer provides high-intensity support without compromising flexibility. Dual-density Phylon injected foam supplies lightweight cushion and superior comfort as you shift from lifts to jumps to sprints. Flex grooves allow your foot to flex naturally, guaranteeing constant mobility.

The arch support is moderate, allowing you to shift from activity to activity. Some fans report the arch support just isn't enough, but many indicate that it is sufficient to get the multifaceted work of cross training successfully completed. These shoes are designed to help you face down a variety of movement combined with quick shifts in between. Some wearers find that the ankle wall is a bit higher than usual and needs to be broken in to achieve optimal comfort. Overall though, the Metcon Repper DSX is exceptionally comfortable.
Style
Style

Style

The Metcon Repper DSX is a stylish shoe and this is certainly part of its allure. With multiple color combinations for both men and women, this shoe appeals to workout enthusiasts and all-day wearers alike. The shoe comes in a classic black and white version in addition to creative color combinations featuring various shades of gray and brown, glacier blue, arctic green, and bright crimson. Most of the color combinations do not provide reflective detail, but some feature a reflective silver swoosh. If you require visibility perks in your cross trainers, be sure to check if your desired color choice offers a reflective swoosh.
Durability
Durability

Durability

While the Metcon Repper DSX can handle hardcore workouts, the durability seems to break down after about three months of aggressive wear. Around this time, many find that the traction pattern starts wearing out, lowering the shoe’s grip abilities. Some have also noted that the material begins ripping through the sides or fraying at the insteps after a few months of moderate to intensive wear. Most reviewers, however, seemed happy with the Nike Metcon's build quality. Users were particularly appreciative of the reinforced upper design.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Nike Metcon Repper DSX is a cross training shoe designed to handle a wide range of high-impact activity, [et_social_share_media][/et_social_share_media]allowing you to rapidly jump from one rep to the next without your shoes holding you up. The Metcon Repper DSX equips you to take on boot camp, moderate running, weightlifting, jumping, climbing, sprinting, and outdoor sports such as softball. This shoe is also excellent for walking and offers continuous support and comfort for folks who work on their feet all day, like personal trainers. The Phylon midsole helps absorb impact, the rubber outsole helps users gain traction, and the upper ventilates to cool the shoe's interior down when things heat up.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Reviewers seemed to agree that the Phylon midsole provided a responsive ride. The midsole is just firm enough that it provides a nice snappy feel without feeling too rigid. For everyday training the Repper is lightweight and flexible, making it perfect for sprinting workouts.
Support
Support

Support

The Nike DSX provides moderate arch support in the midfoot area and a Flywire system to encourage a snug fit. The shoe also includes firm supportive Phylon midsole cushioning that acts as a landing strip for users to move upon. The upper also features TPU overlays, but these are more aesthetic than functional. While the cushioning is softer in this Metcon model, support doesn't suffer. Reviewers did note that they missed the drop-in sole design of other Metcon sneakers, but otherwise felt pretty well supported.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

If you're constantly at the gym, the Nike Metcon Repper is a good choice. It provides good traction on indoor surfaces and works well for a variety of crosstraining activities. Outdoors, it'll hold up just fine but might wear down quicker than with indoor use. The outsole is made of rubber that's very grippy and the rest of the shoe's design ensures it won't fall apart rapidly. It's not a trail shoe, however.
Price
Price

Price

The price of these Nike cross trainers varies greatly based on color/design. You can easily pay more than double for a specialty coloring. As far as Nike cross-training shoes typically run, the Metcon Repper DSX is less expensive than other Metcon models. The shoe's feature a budget price with a quality build that doesn't feel cheap. Reviewers agreed the DSX was a great value buy. The shoe works for various training purposes and features an all-around well-thought-out construction. Overall, users had few complaints and seemed happy with their shoe purchase.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Repper features a solid rubber outsole covered in a grippy material. While some users noted the traction wasn't as good as the original Metcon shoe, most reviewers were happy with the grip provided by the DSX.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The DSX is quite flexible thanks to its included outsole grooves. The grooves are positioned in the forefoot area and help provide a natural toe off feel. Users liked the flexible design combined with the supportive midsole material.
Stability
Stability

Stability

One of the highlights of the Metcon Repper DSX is its stable platform with a flat heel design. This feature combines with an internal counter to gift stability, allowing you to feel connected to the ground while bursting into dynamic lifts and jumps. The solid rubber sole sports an ultra-effective traction pattern, ensuring no-fail grip. Exceptionally strong Flywire cables interweave with laces on the forefoot to provide lockdown. These shoes will handle all the demand you put on them without leaving you stranded.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop height of the Nike DSX is about 6mm for both men and women. The drop height is below average to help encourage better ground-feel. Some reviewers were disappointed, however, that this version of the Metcon lacked a drop-in design, which diminished stability somewhat.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- 6mm drop
- NEW 3mm increase in midsole heel cushioning
- NEW softer cushioning
- Lightweight Phylon cushioning
- Outsole Flex Grooves ensure natural movement capabilities
- Knit & mesh upper construction
- TPU overlays
- Ortholite insole
- Extra strong Flywire cables create a solid lockdown
- Flat heel plus internal counter for exceptional stability
- Attractive design and appearance
- Moderate arch support

Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Nike Metcon Repper DSX is a stellar multi-activity shoe. Its versatility combined with strength definitely makes it a superior cross-training shoe. Lightweight cushion plus extra secure fit means this shoe won’t hold you back. Exceptional stability in conjunction with true comfort makes the Repper DSX a boon for exercise that requires agility. Go lateral, jump high, squat, or deadlift. This shoe has you covered. You won't compromise swift, smooth shifting across reps. In fact, the Repper DSX is coming with you and keeping you supported all throughout long, intense, dynamic workouts. These shoes win big for versatility, comfort, stability, flexibility, and attractiveness.


As long as you select a half size bigger than you might usually, expect moderate width, and understand that this shoe supplies only moderate arch support in order to support a broad range of activity, you're in for a great cross trainer. While the durability factor is somewhat daunting, when you work your shoes hard, it's not outrageous to think of fixing or replacing them.