The new Reebok Crossfit Nano 4.0 is here. And it is awesome.
A couple months ago I reviewed the new Reebok ZQuick shoes and I was really excited when I received a pair of the new Reebok Crossfit Nano 4.0 shoes to try out. I’ve always wanted to try these shoes since they first came out and now I had my chance!
Right out of the box I loved these shoes. I admit it was for superficial reasons. Why? Because they were turquoise! And turquoise is my favorite color! But you can’t judge a shoe solely by it’s color (wait, maybe you can..but not for athletic shoes. Ha!).
Now let’s talk about functionality and how they performed because that is what really matters.
For my first whirl I decided to wear the shoes all day while running my daily errands. I walked the dog in them and probably logged at least three miles. The shoes were a bit stiff during that first wear, so they definitely need to be broken in before doing anything intense or competitive in them (in my opinion).
Next I wore the Reebok Crossfit Nano 4.0‘s for an in-home workout. I don’t belong to a crossfit gym anymore but I do love their principles and try and incorporate them into my workouts as much as I can. I am on a modified workout plan these days due to some health reasons, but I did manage to bust out a couple rounds of a squat-pushup-thruster routine and they performed nicely. The sole is pretty flat so I can tell it’d be good for handling lifting.
Another feature that I liked about this shoe was the RopePro protection wrap. It goes around the toe of the shoe and provides extra protection so your shoes don’t get messed up during a rope climb. I’ve never been a great rope climber myself but I think this feature will come in handy for a lot of people because of how tightly you have to wrap your legs around the rope.
The Reebook Crossfit Nano 4.0‘s are different from the most recent version (the Nano 3.0’s):
- More Breathable – Reebok changed the mesh under the cage to allow for better air flow during workouts
- Lighter – By re-engineering the duracage and changing the mesh they have made the premier crossfit shoe even lighter
- More Flexible – The re-engineered duracage allows for more flexibility in the forefoot and tow.
Overall after 10 days of wearing the Reebok Crossfit Nano 4.0‘s I can tell you that I really enjoyed them. However, I don’t think I would recommend them to someone who wasn’t going to use them for Crossfit or other types of HIIT workouts. This shoe is specifically designed for Crossfit and these types of workouts and it performs well in them. Kudos to you, Reebok. You have impressed me once again with your latest in shoe awesomeness.
What about you? Do you have a pair of shoes specifically for Crossfit? Have you tried the Reebok Crossfit Nano 4.0? Post in the comments and let me know!