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.
Gorgeous! I love my Metcons, too. I’ve gone through several pairs now (more due to the fact that I love so many different colors- the shoe itself is very durable!).
Agent Athletica says
Yeah, mine have lasted really well even though I only have a couple pairs. :)
lovely! i wish there were good running shoes this cute!
speaking of, anyone have any thoughts on attractive but functional running shoes? i have been used brooks purecadence for years cause i like the minimalist feel and i overpronate, but the newer models are so ugly IMO. i run about 15 miles/week. would loooove ideas!!!!
Nike has great running shoes that look nice. I’ve run in new balance and asics and am happiest in my nikes. They have a full spectrum of levels of support you need, too. I need a lot of support and find other companies to only make bulky, ugly shoes but I’ve found the best looking AND comfiest supportive running shoes from Nike!! Highly reccomend.
Thank you… maybe I should try to find an actual Nike store where I can tell them what I want (minimalist, arch support, not fug, etc.)
Yeah totally! Or just go to a running store and ask what Nike shoes they have that fit your needs. I actually just wandered into a running store and tried on nikes among other brands and that’s how I found out how awesome they were. And, extra tip- once you find a pair you like, look for them on the Nike website because they have awesome sales. Sign up for their emails and their free shipping thing (they occasionally have extra 30% off sale item sales) – I got my running shoes for 50% off from the Nike website that way!
Nike don’t fit me properly (I have flat, narrow feet). I really like Mizuno for running shoes and they tend to offer several different colours. I also overpronate and been wearing the Inspire model for the past 5 years, also for my 8 marathons and numerous half’s and 10ks
Will check those out too. The pure collection from Brooks is soooo lightweight, like running on a cloud. I’m sure I will have to try several to find something I like as well.
there are also running stores that test your feet – you run on a treadmill, etc., and they test your stride and recommend shoes. i’m sure you can find one in your area.
personally, i like the look of nikes, but wear asics for running (i almost never like the look of asics, but their gel soles are amazing for me).
haruki murakami wears mizunos religiously.
Thanks, WA! I found a running store with a treadmill right near me :)
AA – have you seen the Alala sophisticate jacket in blue at neiman marcus?
just thought i’d mention it in case your black one is getting old :P
Agent Athletica says
Yessss ugh. All the NM exclusives are to die for. I love the heathered navy tranquility tunic and the liquid burgundy captains too. Help. D:
I would love to see how you style these shoes! Obviously they go with everything.. but I’d love to see them on! Did you see that they are coming out with a solid black pair with white soles and rose gold swoosh and tongue??? They are gorgeous! I’ve been stalking instagram and nike to see when they come out!
Agent Athletica says
Omg no, I didn’t see those but that sounds amazing!! Where did you find them? I think I’m going to need those to complete my metallics trifecta!!!! ;) And yes, I’ll definitely be sharing some outfits with these. :)
I saw them on an instagram account! nikemetcon club or something :) they are amazing!
Agent Athletica says
Yes I found the picture! I hope they really do end up being a real shoe!! So pretty.