KEY INNOVATIONS OF THE NEW NIKE METCON 5
WHY IS THE 5 BETTER THAN THE 4?
After months of testing and redesigning Nike presented, last Tuesday, the brand new Metcon 5 to the world. We asked the designers a few questions to understand the improvements better and to define what makes the 5 better tan the 4.
NEW PATTERN: more resistant and more breathable.
NEW TONGUE: lightly cushioned.
Now we can tie the laces as strong as we want without nailing the knot on the instep.
NEW ROPE WRAP: bigger and better.
The completely redesigned bi-directional pattern on the rope-catch gives the new Nike Metcon 5 a better grip during rope climbs and an easier slide during descents. In addition, the peak is higher, so there is a bigger grip surface that will make the Metcon 5 last longer.
NEW SOLE: double functionality.
- Dual-density mid-sole: You have to try them to feel this. The new mid-sole is softer and more flexible in the forefoot, providing better feel and comfort during the most dynamic workouts. You will feel the change immediately during double unders.
- Dual-texture out-sole: the new metcon 5 is designed with two different rubbers on the out-sole. A sticky rubber in the forefoot and a more durable rubber in the heel. Both are more durable than its predecessors but the first one will provide better traction while pushing.
THE HEEL: even more stable.
- New Shape: when it comes to getting under a heavy bar any help is truly welcomed. The new Metcon 5 comes with a new heel shape to that improves stability by making the sole wider, without making the shoe look more bulky.
- Higher stability: the new Nike Hyperlift insert will give your metcons a higher drop anytime you need it. An extra 8 mm for men and 6 mm for women that will make your intra-wod “ass to the grass” weightlifting moments easier.
The new Metcon 5 drops July 8th, 2019 at 9am (CEST). You will not become Mat Fraser, but he uses them and it seems to work for him.