Since I got my first pair of metcon 2’s earlier this year, I’ve been waiting for another perfect color to come along.
When I saw these summit white metcon 2’s with pewter silver accents, I knew they were the one. Yessss. Having the perfect pair of shoes definitely makes me feel like my outfit goes from 0 to 100, and these totally fit the bill.
Review: Nike metcon 2 in summit white
There’s something undeniably sleek about a pair of white sneakers. They add brightness to any outfit without creating a cacophony of color. Sure, they might not stay white forever, but that doesn’t mean I won’t love wearing them even when they’re a bit dirty!
A lot of Nike’s stock colors for metcons fall flat for me, but these were designed beautifully. The grey accents are perfect, since black would look too harsh against bright white.
I love metallic accents on my activewear, so I’m in love with the silver on these, too. The tongue of the shoe is metallic silver, which is such a lovely and thoughtful little detail. In addition to the white laces, they also come with grey laces in the same shade as the grey in the collar of the shoe.
They’re so photogenic, too. Call me a weirdo, but I loved snapping pics of these.
In the 6+ months I’ve been wearing my first pair of metcon 2’s, I haven’t had any complaints or issues with them, so I knew I would want to get another pair. Since I do a lot of weightlifting, CrossFit, and general cross-training, these are both stylish and functional shoes for me.
I wrote pretty thoroughly about the fit and feel of the metcon 2 in my first review, but here’s a quick recap. I wear metcons in size 6.5, which is my true size for everyday shoes. The sizing is comparable to Reebok nanos. I wear the same size in nanos as I do in metcons. That said, I vastly prefer metcons over nanos because they fit my foot better and feel more secure. Not to mention, I find Nikes way easier on the eyes.
Metcons are a fantastic all-purpose training shoe for lifting, jumping, and other miscellaneous bodyweight exercises. The one area they don’t perform well is running. They’re good for CrossFit-type distances such as 400M and 800M, but don’t expect comfort over distances of >1 mile. The insole is quite firm, which is great for providing a stable lifting platform, but not so awesome when you’re pounding the pavement for miles at a time. With that in mind, if you prefer cushier shoes, you probably won’t like these.
Overall, I’m loving this new addition to my shoe arsenal and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a sleek crosstraining/CrossFit shoe. If you’re not into the white, Nike also just added new designs in coral/purple and shades of blue.