For the past 10 years, the Reebok Nano X has been a leading footwear cross-training world. It’s helped to clarify the distinction between traditional running footwear and cross-trainers and helped understand the importance of pairing your training with the proper footwear.
What has always set the Reebok Nano apart from its competitors is its durability in such a large variety of exercises. Both experts and novices in the sport can agree that this shoe is built to last through every jump, every lift, and every sprint.
This year’s model, the Nano X, is the culmination of 10 years of improvements and adjustments, always pushing the boundaries of what it means to be the ultimate cross-training shoe.
The Nano X features an upper with an all-new Flexweave, mesh material, designed to feel a little lighter than its previous version, while still retaining its durability.
The design of the upper also comes with a significant upgrade, including a mid/high rise heel cup for increased stability and a thinner tongue for comfort.
The new Nano X also now features more flexibility in the outer sole, making quick movements even easier in this latest iteration.
The Reebok Nano X feels as durable as it is comfortable. Unlike most traditional running shoes, this cross-trainer boasts a minimal drop outsole. This keeps the wearer more level with the ground, allowing for maximum stability during exercises such as jumping or lifting.
However, just because the shoe works well in the weight-room, doesn’t mean that it isn’t also effective for short distance running. It’s improved flexibility make running and jumping feel even more natural and truly sets it apart from its predecessors.
WHO’S IT BEST FOR?
The Reebok Nano X is a prefect solution for ever runner who wants to add cross-training to their routine.
Industry experts have spoken for years about the importance of cross-training for runners. And if you’re going to cross train, you need the proper footwear for lateral movements.
Whether it be weightlifting or taking the occasional HIIT class, cross-training activities provide many benefits to runners. We’re talking injury prevention, rehabilitation, muscle and strengthening joints.
From everything from burpees and jumping jacks to sprints and deadlifts, the Nano X will support your cross-training.
Pros: Reebok Nano X
The most important feature of the Nano X is its durability. Cross-training requires a shoe that can support quick movements, extensive jumps, and heavy lifts without breaking down.
The sturdy outsole and the mid-level heel cup of the Nano X both provide a larger level of comfort and stability than a traditional running shoe during cross-training activities.
Cons: Reebok Nano X
Although the Nano X is the most ‘runnable’ Nano yet, it is only meant for shorter running distances, supporting the the runner up to a 5k.
The Nano X does have a good amount of flexibility for a cross-training shoe, but not as much as your traditional trainer.