Shoe Review: Reebok Nano X1
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 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.
FIT, FEEL, RIDE
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.
WHO IT'S BEST FOR
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.
PROS: REEBOK NANO X1
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.
CONS: REEBOK NANO X1
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.
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