Reebok Nano X1 Review


The Nano X1 is Reebok’s premier training shoe and one of our bestselling all around cross training shoe for runners.  This year we have an exclusive colorway available only at JackRabbit.  Come find out what makes the Nano X1 a perfect cross training shoe for runners and

The Nano X1 has been designed to be the most supportive, comfortable, and versatile training shoe in Reebok’s collection. The goal was to make a version that was ready to take on and tackle any fitness demand thrown its way. That means lateral, vertical movements as well as stability for the demands of strength training.

Reebok Nano X1 - men's and women's


A silhouette born more than 10 years ago that was originally created to meet the unique demands of athletes within the box, Reebok has continually evolved the Nano franchise over time to adapt with the fitness landscape and service the growing needs of the wider wellness community.

The Nano X1 is the most refined iteration of the popular training shoe, designed to be as versatile as today’s passionate fitness lover it was created for.

“Just like any great athlete who’s always looking to hit their next PR, we are not going to stop trying to set a new one either when it comes to creating great product.  And we’re confident, the Nano X1 is our best training shoe yet,” said Tal Short, Reebok Senior Product Manager.  “During a time when fitness is so critical to not just our physical, but more importantly, our mental well-being, we’re incredibly proud to be able to support the fitness community with a product that can help individuals and athletes of all levels train at their best.”

Reebok Nano X1 - side view


JackRabbit is one of Reebok’s premier run specialty partners. Knowing the importance of cross-training for runners, JackRabbit has helped expand the Official Shoe of Fitness & Reebok’s training messaging to the running consumer. This colorway is exclusive to Reebok & JackRabbit and is a celebration of that partnership and Reebok’s commitment to expanding into the larger fitness community.



The case for cross-training is simple: runners tend to stay healthier if they include a variety of physical activities, in addition to running, in their training program

Choosing a low-impact cross-training activity, such as yoga or cycling, will give your muscles a break from the high-impact stress of logging mile after mile. Giving your muscles a break in this way is imperative to a training cycle as it gives them a chance to rest, recover, and build back stronger.

Additionally, layering in strength training days that focus on core functional movements ensures that you have a strong foundation that won’t break down on long runs or during high-mileage weeks. The balance of these different types of activities is what will allow you to stay strong, recover right, and help mitigate overuse injury risk to ensure you can run stronger, longer.

The Reebok Nano X1 is  . It’s a key footwear option for those non-running days, no matter what type of activity you choose to add variety into your training.

Reebok Nano X1 - Cross training for runners


At Reebok, they are inspired by anyone who wants to move, no matter their movement. From a fitness newbie just learning the ropes, to a well-seasoned athlete, and everyone in between.

For the Reebok Nano franchise, this has meant expanding the shoe to the larger fitness community by making the most versatile version of our traditional training product to date.

Designed to be the official shoe of fitness, the Nano X1 fuses the comfort of a running shoe while maintaining the performance credentials of a superior training shoe in order to meet the demands of the modern-day fitness landscape.

It’s versatile in its nature, so whether it’s HIIT, bootcamp, cardio, dance, boxing, or functional training, the Nano X1 was engineered to perform and do the job it designed to excel at! Leaving you, fit, trained and ready to perform.


Comfort: The Nano X1 fuses Reebok’s Floatride Energy cushioning of a running shoe while maintaining the performance and stability of a training shoe

Speed: The Nano X1 boasts a sleek shape and design allow for maximum speed and run ability.

Control: For training, a stable base is key and the Nano X1 delivers stability to support varied workouts.




Reebok Nano X1 - Men's


Reebok Nano X1 - Womens




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Cross Country Ankles

Guest blogger Victoria Junious is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and exercise enthusiast. 

I am pretty sure that my ankles are being held together by the anatomical equivalent of playdoh at this point. My ligaments have the structural integrity of string cheese, and the vigor of a decaying tree.

Now, they weren’t always this way. About ten years ago, my ankle ligaments were doing their thing. The robust, tough straps of collagen and elastic fibers held my ankle bones together with the best of them. I completed active warm ups and plyometric drills without a second thought. I had no idea what ligaments even were. I miss that ignorant bliss.

Now, to tell you how that changed, I have to set the scene. Imagine, me, a high school sophomore, who just wanted to play basketball in the fall being forced into cross country for “endurance training.” Mind you, I was a 400 and 800-meter runner in the spring, so it made sense, but I barely had any interest in running half a mile, let alone 3.1.

However, after being harassed by all of the coaches, basketball and track alike, to join the team and due to a predisposition to people please, begrudgingly, I woke up to make every 6AM practice for the next 3 months. 

Victoria Dealing with Ankyle Injuries

My first meet of my cross country career was a disaster. I found out in the most embarrassing way that it is possible to get lapped on a cross country course. I don’t know what possessed me to keep doing it, other than a mixture of spite and embarrassment, but I ended up running a massive new PR every meet that season.

It felt as though I had transformed into the main character role from a high school anime that no one asked for, one in which I summoned the power of my own will to run faster than my or my coaches’ wildest dreams. I managed to go from the basketball girl that no one really cared about, to third on varsity in one season. To everyone’s surprise, at the end of that season, I even went on to make regionals. 

How does this relate back to the straggling floss that are my ankle ligaments now you ask? Because  at every meet at which I got faster that season, I had a proportional increase in the number of times my ankles decided to wiggle and wobble. It felt like I misstepped into every hole, every deviation in the ground, and every pebble on every course. At times it felt like the earth itself had a vendetta against my talocrural (ankle) joint. However, although I felt like my ankles were giving way left and right, I was never “hurt,” so I just went about my business.

Unbeknownst to me at the time, my poor ankles were experiencing repetitive microtraumas that ultimately led me to spraining my right ankle for the first time two days before the regional cross country meet that year. It swelled up to the size of a small grapefruit and it was incredibly painful. I ran on it anyway. Eventually, the swelling and pain went away, but the structural integrity of the ligaments had changed. A few months later, I re-sprained it playing basketball. Then I re-sprained a few more times throughout the school year for good measure. 

That season of cross country set a precedent for what would become a cycle of injury. Working through the pain, quickly trying to return to play/running, and reinjury would follow me through the majority of my athletic career, through college, and beyond. In spite of my high school athletic trainer’s best efforts I never took the time to address the deficits I had in ankle strength and stability until college, when at one point, I was re-spraining my ankle about every three weeks.

I say all of this because my story is not uncommon. What I was experiencing in the physical therapy world is called “chronic ankle instability.” Basically, I never gave my ankle the time it needed to heal, nor did I fully commit to the rehabilitative measures to make it better.

Even now, ten years later, I recognize the differences in balance, ankle mobility and strength between my left and right ankles.  I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to chill out and take the time to fix it, but since I can’t go back in time and warn myself to take ankle injuries seriously,  I will tell you. 

My Tips for Preventing & Dealing with Ankle Injuries

  • Take preventative measures to avoid injury/reinjury – If I would have addressed the “wobbliness” that I felt at my ankles before I sprained it the first time, I might have avoided, or at least reduced, the number of headaches that my ankle gave me over the course of my running career. Even if the ligaments at the ankle are compromised, the muscles at the ankle provide support to the joint as well. The stronger they are, the better the support. In my opinion, if you are in the business of running, a few heel walks, toe walks, intrinsic foot muscle strengthening, and single leg balance activities are in order. Although preventative/maintenance strength programs can feel frivolous and time consuming at times, an injury will suck up way more time and energy.
  • Give yourself time to heal – Ankle sprains can take anywhere from a few days, for a mild sprain, to about a year, for a complete tear, to heal completely. As your body works to repair itself, it’s in a fragile state. Modifying your exercise routine to reduce stress at the ankle will decrease your chance of reinjury. I know that this one is a tough one for runners especially. With cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track I never had time to give my ankle a break. I would cross train on a bike or in the pool for two or three days, then go right back to trail running because I felt like if I was not running, I would lose too much fitness. However, when I look back on all of the times that I repeated the cycle of injury I realized I probably spent at least 2-3 weeks cross training over time. If I would have given myself adequate time to heal in the beginning, the amount of time I spent cross training might have been the same or even less. By taking it easy, I could have avoided the cycle completely. 
  • Use external support. – Realistically, I cannot imagine any athlete sitting out of their sport for weeks to months to allow their ankle sprain to fully heal. However, if you do have to get back to training or competing, consider doing so with some extra support. Ankle braces, ankle sleeves, and support taping can provide your ankle with external support when the internal support, the ligaments, need a little extra help. 
  • Go see a physical therapist! – Although many ankle sprains will heal on their own, without lasting deficits, PTs can help you identify and address any lasting effects from an ankle sprain and help speed up the recovery process. PTs can also identify any vulnerabilities in terms of weakness, balance, running form, shoe wear, and give you the tools and direction you need to address them and mitigate the chance of injury or reinjury.

Victoria Junious

Victoria Junious ran track and cross country at the University of North Texas where she got her Bachelor of Science in kinesiology. When she is not in the clinic, she spends her time eating doughnuts, lifting heavy things up and setting them down at the gym, and writing.

Fun Runs Races


Let’s celebrate our Independence 🇺🇸 to govern our country… to run… to celebrate LIFE! 🙌🍻

This 4th of July, we are partnering with Saucony and Michelob to make your summer even better with some sweet prizes.

How It Works:

  1. Sign up for this event
  2. Run 4 miles on the 4th of July
  3. That’s it! You are then entered to win the following prizes to increase your summer vibes. No need to upload results.


The Prizes:


FULL head-to-toe kit, provided. by Saucony (includes the new Endorphin Speed 2, apparel, and more) + a FitBit provided by Michelob Ultra

2nd Prize

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 + a Michelob prize kit, including a cooler, Brumate slim can coolie, running socks and a performance hat

3rd Prize

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 + a Michelob prize kit, including a cooler, Brumate slim can coolie, running socks and a performance hat


We are giving away 7 other prize packs, which include Michelob and Saucony merch and $15 in Jackrabbit Run Rewards

*prize winners will all be picked at random from the list of everyone who sign up — Once we pick the winners we will ask for a screenshot to be sent to us to show proof of running/walking on July 4.

**winners will be contacted via email and can expect prize shipment no later than July 31st.

Now lace up & show your American Pride on the 4th + be sure to post, using the hashtag #4onthe4th for your chance to be showcased on Jackrabbit’s Instagram during the event


ULTRA BEER RUN GIVEAWAY.  No Purchase Necessary.  Open to US and DC residents (excluding AL, CA and TX residents) who are participants of the “My Cooler Rewards Program” who are 21+.  See Program Terms and Conditions at for prizes and details.  Message and data rates may apply. Void where prohibited.  Prize is a $5 virtual card that can be used to purchase one (1) Michelob ULTRA.

Reebok Reviews



In its 11th version of the training shoe, the Reebok Nano X1 is back and better than ever! This year Reebok took a step away from its cross-training roots to create the new – Shoe of Fitness. We tested the Nano X1 during strength and cardio workouts to see how it measured up. 

Reebok Nano X1 Review


Reebok Nano X1 changes make it a more well-rounded shoe. It can be used for light lifts, training classes, and light cardio work

The Nano X1 feels like a feather compared to the previous version dropping 2 oz from the Nano X. Nano X1 moves quickly during tempo and interval training.

Reebok added 4mm of drop more well-rounded High-Intensity Interval Training shoe. The new stack height aids in getting into a better position for squatting.

Reebok bumped the cushioning with its new running-based Floatride Energy foam. Use these on your next HIIT or sprint session without sacrificing comfort.


The curved heel on the Nano X1 & added cushioning provides a “locked-in” impression when setting up to squat. The Nano X1 flex weave knit upper makes the Nano X feel sluggish in comparison.

The Nano’s has a wide toe box making it true to size. If you enjoy a little extra room, go a half size up.

Nano X1 Review


The Nano X1 is the best overall fitness shoe on the market right now. If you need a shoe that is up for any workout, this is the style for you.

Runners who like to combine running with plyometric training will love this shoe because of the added running-friendly features such as float ride foam and added stack height.

Orange Theory-type workouts and gym class enthusiasts will love having the Nano X1 in their lineup. The lighter feel might even give you the edge you need to make the leaderboard.

Nano X1 Review Pros


One of the best aspects of the Nano X1 is its weight. The Nano X1 is lighter than most training shoes on the market.

The added stack height and Reebok’s flex weave tech make it the most runnable version and a very versatile shoe for athletes with a variety of workout types and intensities on their schedule.

Nano X1 Review Cons


The shoe’s collar height and rigidity may cause some issues if you are a low-profile sock fan. We recommend pairing these with some high cushion running sock-like Balega.


Reebok Nano X1 Tech Specs


Mens Reebok Nano X1 Review
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Former NCAA All-American and 2016 Olympic trials qualifier, Ce’Aira Brown joins Ali on the Run to talk about her running journey and her career.

From the Podcast: Ce’Aira Brown wants you to know that she’s still running. She’s still training (alongside Ajeé Wilson), and she’s still staying true to her “talk less, grind more” mentality. (And when she’s not on the run training for the 800m or 1500m, she’s on the runway, modeling.)

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So why don’t people think she’s running? Because you’re pretty unlikely to see a lot of running “content” on her Instagram feed. But Ce’Aira promises, she’s more in it than ever.

In honor of International Women’s Day, she talks about the women who inspire her, and she talks about being a role model herself. She explains why, after running a 2:02 season opener in Austin two weeks ago, she’s “not satisfied, but hungry,” talks about the power of positivity and hard work, and talks about how she’s built mental strength and confidence.

Listen to the Podcast below

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ABOUT ALI : Ali is the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. Ali is also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia!

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Whether you’re lounging on the couch, exploring the great outdoors, or (safely!) embarking on some urban adventures, refreshing your wardrobe with top men’s athleisure wear is a great way to stay comfy and stylish this winter.

Check out top athleisure wear for men on – they make great gifts for the guys on your list, and they also are great for treating yourself!

Take a look as resident style guru Chase walks us through three of his favorite athleisure outfits for the season.

Chase standing out in the Sand Dunes national park with text saying 'my top athleisure outfits by chase hawes'

Hi there, I’m Chase, the creative director at JackRabbit.  Aside from being creative in front of my (three!!) monitors all day, I love having fun with my wardrobe and putting together fun and fashionable looks.  Athleisure is having a big moment, and as someone who enjoys some outdoor activity and (a lot) of downtime relaxing, it’s the perfect mix of modern style and couch-to-outdoor comfort.

I love mixing my personal pieces and jewelry with high-quality athleisure gear to create unique looks that express my personality.  I’ve put together three looks I love, and have plenty of recommendations for gear that you or that special guy on your list are sure to love.  I hope you find some inspiration!

A Pop of Color!

For obvious reasons, those of us at JackRabbit LOVE the color red!  There’s a lot of red gear out this season, and I’ve used it to add some head-to-toe pops of color in my fun and cozy outfit.

For starters, I’ve grabbed a red Adidas beanie from my personal (and very large, I might add) collection of hats, and I’ve layered a long-sleeve Rhone shirt with red sleeve details over a bright red Alo yoga hoodie. 

two stacked photos of chase with his arms crossed showing the color details of the sleeves, and one of him unzipping the red nike hip pack

I’ve slipped into some super comfortable heather grey Vuori Ponto Performance pants (and cuffed them, because I’m short!).  Add in a red Nike Heritage Hip pack, and a bright red pair of the Nike Infinity React, and we’re ready to roll!

A Cozy Autumn Look

Fall is my favorite season – the temperatures begin to drop (great for my love of layering), the leaves change colors, a nice hot cup of tea every morning, and the occasional firing up of the fireplace.

I’ve started with (yet another) Adidas beanie from my collection in a burgundy color, and paired it with a fall-colored On Weather Jacket, layered over a cozy heather white tee from my closet.  I’ve added a pair of dark charcoal gray Vuori Sunday Performance joggers, and my personal favorite sneakers, the On Cloudflow 2.0 in a fun fall colorway. Granted, they’re next to me on the couch – don’t want sneakers on my table! So I’ve got on a cozy pair of JackRabbit No Show Tab socks as well.

two photos side by side - one of the On cloudflow sneakers, and one of the chest detail of the On weather jacket

I’ve thrown on some of my personal gold jewelry, and we’re on our way!  I recently wore this outfit out to the Sand Dunes National Park here in Colorado, but I also love to wear it lounging around the house cuddled up with a good book.

A Warm Winter Wardrobe

It’s getting cold out there!  However, it’s still a great time to be outdoors – and you can layer up and be stylish at the same time.

I’ve started with (you guessed it – an Adidas beanie!) in a muted orange color that I picked up from my local Boulder Running Company store, and paired it with a modern Nike graphic tee.  

two photos side by side - one is a detail shot of the Terra Kiger shoes and the other is a back view of the hood of the jacket detail

I’ve layered a New Balance Heat Tech jacket on top, slipped into some warm and sturdy Rhone Guru Pants, and paired it with a seasonally-colored pair of the Nike Terra Kiger 6 trail shoes – great for hitting your local trails or crunching leaves in the city.

Be Yourself!

I love to mix brands, colors, styles, and gear from my closet with hot new gear from JackRabbit – and I feel like I’m comfortable, stylish, and putting my unique style and personality on full display (even when it’s just me at home alone – remember to socially distance!) I highly recommend these pieces and many more we have available – either spruce up your own wardrobe, or get some great gifts for the guys on your list who value being cozy and stylish at the same time.  They’ll be sure to love it.

Happy lounging!

animated gif of Chase throwing leaves at the camera
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Healthcare workers have been working overtime to deal with the overwhelming cases caused by the pandemic. Everyone is giving back to help support and make their time on the job more comfortable. If you have a healthcare worker in your life, make their holiday by giving them the gift of comfort. 

Here are our top five gifts recommended by our UX Designer, Destini. Before she started her design career, she served as a Medical Technician in the Air Force, caring for military members and their families at Travis Air Force Base. 


I remember working twelve hour shifts on my feet all day in the hospital. Today, pandemic workers are putting in countless hours to support their community. Their feet are literally on the front line holding the load.

My recommendation is the OOFOS Fibre Recovery Shoe ($140). The closed-toe design is best to give your feet a break during your long hours. 

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Oofos


Socks are always the butt of holiday jokes. Imagine kids rushing to their trees and ripping apart wrapping paper only to reveal a pair of basic socks. To a healthcare worker, a set of comfortable socks while running from patient to patient can make a big difference. 

My recommendation is Balega Silver, No Show Socks ($15). The antibacterial properties and performance is the ideal option for front-line healthcare workers. 

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Balega Socks


You can easy away aches and pains after a long day with your chosen message gun. Standing, walking, and repetitive moments for long hours can cause your muscles to cramp up.  

My recommendation is the Hyperice Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth ($399). The 30% more power, paired with the Hyperice App, you can follow guided massage routine that will help to knock out all of your aches.

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Hyperice Hypervolt


In addition to a massage gun, I also recommend following up with a CBD Lotion. CBD has come a long way. This completely non-psychoactive treatment can help relax your muscles after using a massage gun. 

My recommendation is TheraOne CBD Lotion ($55). 

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Therabody Lotion


Last, but certainly not least, is a good water bottle. Being hydrated for all of us is essential, but keeping your health when working with at-risk patients is crucial. Our HydroFlask water bottles help keep the temperature of your water consistent throughout the entire day. So, no matter what, you can get a refreshing sip when you need it. 

My recommendation is the mother load version of the Hydro Flask, the 40 oz Wide Mouth ($59). 40oz are better than 39oz!

Supporting Healthcare Workers - Hydroflask
Gifts for Runners Training


When you don’t want to run, switching up your routine with cross-training helps to keep you active. This year for the holidays, pivot and try different things when it’s too cold for a run or other outdoor sports.

For a wide selection of ideas for the essentials for cross training, we asked our UX Designer, Destini. She loves lifting weights and trying different things in her active lifestyle – from powerlifting to triathlon, she’s done it all.

Destini the Cross Trainer


If you’re going back to the gym this season, Most places are requiring a face covering. With my weight training wearing a mask was very difficult for me, especially during my lower-body days. Finally, I found a face-covering that didn’t tire me. 

My recommendation is the JackRabbit Bunny Chute ($15). It’s lightweight, breathable, and can wear in many ways. 

Bunny Shoot


In the winter, I love a transitional piece to be able to layer up and take off in the gym. When I leave the gym body is still hot from my work out, I prefer outerwear that’s not too heavy or too light. It’s soft, versatile, and great for the gym. I would recommend going to your local store because I found more colors and size options. 

My recommendation is Women’s Vuori Performace Hoodie ($90).

Cross Training Hoodie


No matter what you are doing, a good tank is great for any workout. I prefer a looser tank so I can maximize my range of motion during workouts.

My recommendation is Nike Yoga Luxe Tank ($45). It’s highly breathable with great iconic Nike material. 

Women's athletic tank


During quarantine, I kept up my strength training by using resistance bands and hiking outdoors. They are great for when I don’t want to get into the gym but still want to get a pump in. I found the Adday Resistance Bands in the store. 

My online recommendations are the JackRabbit Pro-Tec Resistance Band ($15) & Nike Resistance Band Light ($18).  Having these two sets allows you to perform various exercises at home or the gym. 

Exercise Bands


Often, I see people lifting weights in cushioned shoes. I can’t help but cringe. A flat base gives you more stability to push off of the ground when your performing squat, lunges, and deadlifts in particular. The largest barrier for someone getting flat shoes is comfort.

I find the Reebok Nano X ($130) to be a very well rounded cross-training shoe. It’s a cushioned flat sole training shoe that can transition from the gym, cross-training, and light running. I love using it for workout days when I am squatting, deadlifting, and doing overhead presses. 

Cross Training Reebok Nano X
Gifts for Runners


If there’s one thing 2020 hasn’t deprived us from, it’s the ability to enjoy not wearing “real” pants as often (if at all…), wearing the same outfit for multiple days in a row, and honestly, we’re here for it! Here’s our top women’s athleisure wear available at the JackRabbit ‘Athleisure HQ’.

Now that colder days are upon us and we’ve been wearing our casual favorites for months now, a refresh or a new, quality athleisure piece is a perfect gift that any woman will enjoy.

We’ve broken down a list of top casual “comfies” for the deserving woman in your life.

Athleisure Wear - Shop Vuori


A go-to legging or jogger (or both) is an essential staple to any girl’s athleisure wardrobe. We need a soft and cozy, yet durable fabric for any activity, from working out, to running errands, to strolling between the couch and the fridge… anyone else?


Tank tops are a key item in her casual closet, regardless of the season. She can layer them, exercise in them, even sleep in them if she so chooses. You can’t go wrong with getting her a versatile tank that she can throw on and conquer anything the day brings.


The days are getting darker and colder at the JackRabbit HQ, so we love a cute and light long sleeve or pullover hoodie to go under the winter layers. Vuori has stylish long sleeve tops and their material is unbeatable!


A cute shoe completes the outfit, and there are so many options. If she loves white sneakers or classic sneaker fashion like me, Saucony x Prinkshop’s collaboration graced us with a Jazz Vintage Shoe that makes a perfect addition to her collection. Even better, it supports the nonprofit She Should Run.

If she’s more into modern style, On Running stands out with their unique design and combination of textures. Check out their women’s On Cloud Terry Shoe.


Matching socks, anyone? They have been among my top gifts for family and friends, and it never goes unappreciated. We all need quality socks, and yet, they fall down the priority list or get eaten by the washer. JackRabbit carries an amazing selection of quality socks and fun prints, perfect to round up your athleisure wear collection.