A few weeks back, Nike announced they were hoping on everyone's favorite workout trend by introducing the Metcon 1, their first ever shoe specifically made for high intensity training. With the release right around the corner, it's time to get familiar with a silhouette you'll be seeing a lot of over the next few months.
Nike's trying to crack into a market that Reebok has all but dominated over, but the technical aspects of the Metcon 1 could shake things up a bit. Made specifically for multiple high-powered workouts, the Metcon 1 features an abrasion-resistant mesh upper that's breathable but won't break down with the wear and tear of your routine. Nike added in Flywire cables to wrap the foot for stability, and paired it with a dual-density midsole for added cushioning. Natural motion is key for high intensity training, and Nike acted accordingly by giving the Metcon 1 a lightweight, flex grooved outsole.
With 4 colorways ready to launch, the Metcon 1 could make a major splash in this emerging market, and it'll be interesting to see how Reebok responds. Check out the shoes in detail below, and hit up the Nike Store today to pre-order.