Reebok CrossFit Nano 6.0 Review Facts
Crossfit pulls its techniques from high-intensity interval training, plyometrics, powerlifting, and many others fitness concentrations to provide its practitioners with one of the most dynamic full body exercise regimens around. It has, since its creation in 2000, become a worldwide phenomenon with 13,000 gyms in over 120 countries. There is, now, no shortage of CrossFit-centered training equipment for practitioners to get their hands on. All equipment, though, is not created equal. Some equipment may do more harm to your body than good. When it comes to choosing footwear, then, one must make certain to choose wisely. When it comes to Crossfit footwear, few shoes compare to Reebok’s Crossfit Nano 6.0. In terms of flexibility, stability, and comfort, this shoe has it all. Its been expertly crafted to reduce the unnecessary physical stresses imparted on the CrossFit trainer. This means fewer injuries. This means speedier recovery. This means you can get back out there sooner than later.
The outsole of the shoe is reminiscent of its previous iteration
. This, however, is no knock on its design. It functions well when enduring the strain of squats, deadlifts, and other such workouts. You need not fret about losing your footing, as it makes for a stable platform on which to stand, and work.
The shoe features a midsole that is wide and relatively flat. Its wideness is great for providing a more stable base. This is better for everyday use, as it grants the wearer a safer way to work out, by reducing stress on the body. The midsole features a protective TPU material wrapped around the midsole.
For this iteration of the shoe, its designers decided to reconsider and reconfigure the upper. The upper is constructed of a mesh-like material, allowing for greater range of the moment. Griptape in the upper, however, makes it, so the shoe never feels too loose.
These shoes are one of the lightest CrossFit shoes on the market. Unlike some competing brands, these shoes are designed in a way that does not hinder the practitioner’s mobility or speed.
Its lightness, as an added benefit to the weigher, also reduces the likelihood of sore feet.
A breathable mesh in the upper provides the shoe with a generous amount of airflow. This helps to prevent overheating, and the build-up of odor-causing germs. This makes for a more hygienic wear
, and that is always a plus.
The Reebok Crossfit Nano 6.0 is a lot more comfortable than its predecessors. It features a more anatomically accurate design, allowing it to better align with the contours of the feet. Any concerns about developing back, knee, or heel pain can be discounted because of this. The heel also features a considerable amount of padding to aid in this. Even when these shoes are worn for hours on end, they maintain a high-level of comfort
. They do not require an extensive breaking-in period and should be ready for use fresh out of the box.
Both men and women are privy to a 5-design color palette. The individual colors in those respective palettes, however, are different. For men’s shoes, the colors available are black, denim, neon blue, black with a bit of red, and red with some black. The woman’s line features in its palette, burgundy, “crisp blue,” neon blue, white, and blue with some pink.
Unlike the 5.0, this version of the shoe is devoid of print on its upper. It does not come with the large and gaudy CrossFit brandings that plagued other versions. Instead the words, “Reebok Crossfit,” are displayed through smaller, subtler lettering. The shoe sports a slimmer toe box, and an off-center tongue. Reebok’s delta symbol is prominently displayed on its side and is reflective.
The upper of the shoe is constructed of Kevlar fiber. One need not delve too deeply into the specs of this material to understand its tenacity. The toe of the shoe, however, features duragrip layering that is decidedly less durable. This is not to say that your toes will burst through on first use, but it will lose rigidity fairly quickly. They should be good be for about half a year’s worth of daily use before you start to notice, though. A delightful part of the shoe is the Rope-Pro+ technology. This material helps to reduce the damage a shoe might incur when used for rope climbs.
The Reebok Crossfit Nano 6.0 features a polyurethane NanoShell that helps to guard the feet from the midsole abrasions that commonly occur when lifting heavy. Also, the ends of the laces are tucked away and not want to come undone. This helps to prevent the wearer from tripping over them. It is, along with using a sensible pair of gloves
, a great way to avoid injury.
An outsole incorporating piston lug technology helps with the shoe’s shock absorption. This helps to alleviate joint soreness. The shoe’s responsiveness is great for quick, high-impact movements, such as jump-squats, ladder drills or short runs.
In the midsole, there is R55 Rebound Reebok technology. This material provides ample cushioning for impact absorption. The shoe also features a Polyurethane nano shell for added support when doing heavy lifting
. Some wearer’s might disappointed by its lack of arch support, though.
While the shoe can be used for some short to medium distance running, it’s better suited for CrossFit training. Its use is warranted for most cross-training surfaces. It is not likely to slip and provides enough shock absorption for harder training platforms.
The Reebok Crossfit Nano 6.0 has a slightly higher price tag than the industry norm. The price, though, should not be a dealbreaker for these shoes. They are expertly crafted, and their comfort, durability and stability
are well worth the investment.
The CrossFit Nano 6.0 has, on its outsole, a raised lug pattern that should grant the wearer on traction on most training surfaces. The Rope-Pro+ material and Kevlar material along the shoe’s medial side also improves traction when rope climbing.
The shoes upper is very flexible. The sole also incorporates Metasplit flex grooves. Essentially, minute grooves in the soles allow for greater flexibility along the sole. The sole is sturdy but will still give and take the movement of the feet. This helps to ease the stress incurred from jumping exercises.
The shoe’s flat, wide soles make for a greater surface area and thus more contact with the floor to improve stability. The heel-to-toe drop was specially designed to aid in this, as well.
The Reebok Crossfit Nano 6.0 sports a 4mm heel-to-toe drop. This slightly higher than the drop of the previous model.
- Kevlar fibers
- Varied styles
- Polyurethane nano shell
- Rope-Pro+ technology
- R55 Rebound Reebok technology
The Reebok Crossfit Nano 6.0 is wonderful for the CrossFit trainer. From it's ample cushioning
for its flexibility and durability, the list of things to love about this shoe is a long one. That does not mean, though, that it is without fault. It lacks, for example, the proper outsole and padding to incorporate running into your exercise regimen. While this does little to diminish its effectiveness as a strictly CrossFit shoe, some versatility in its applicability would’ve been nice. The shoe also does not have much in the way of arch support. The biggest thing most likely to concern would-be buyers, though, might just be its price. It's a bit more expensive than some competing products. All in all, the grievances surrounding this shoe seem minor when one considers the benefits it provides. Reebok has proven that it understands the needs of its patrons in the CrossFit world. If you’d like to improve your workout and receive more bang for your buck, look no further than the Crossfit Nano 6.0.