Reebok has released the third edition of its popular Nano training shoe and strives not to underestimate its claim to be the "official fitness shoe". As big fans of previous Nano models, we took a closer look at this new fitness offering and found five reasons to stick with this trilogy.
1. Lift and Run (LAR) chassis system
Reebok has always wanted its Nano training shoes to be fit for the gym or track, and with CrossFit champions like Rich Froning lending their name to the franchise, you know the Nano X3 has to deliver again. Reebok has even gone a step further with the new "Lift and Run" chassis system placed in the midsole. The LAR is one of the biggest innovations in the Nano X3 and aims to provide additional support for all training needs including lifting, running and jumping. We have found that the responsiveness of this new suspension system aids responses during movements that require agility, such as navigating. B. Box jumps or running around in different directions.
2. ROPEPRO+ outsole with a brand new tread pattern
Expected to be your new perfect training partner, the Nano's X3s need to be as tough as old boots. The ROPEPRO+ outsole features integrated ridges to secure your grip when you need it most e.g. B. when climbing a rope or running in difficult terrain. ROPEPRO+ has now been updated for more reliability since the X2 and is now complemented by a new signature Reebok training pattern that looks smart but has also been designed to withstand wear and tear as well.
3. Updated heel
The Nanos are known for being lightweight yet remaining strong and durable while being surprisingly comfortable. Part of that success has always been down to the Nano's sales, and in this third installment it's improved again. An updated dome TPU in the heel is designed to harden under heavy loads to provide balance for tasks like weightlifting. The heel then softens when it is not heavily loaded. The dome is also surrounded by Floatride Energy Foam for added responsiveness and cushioning and bonded to the TPU plate; Provides additional lateral and torsional support. You should discover better propulsion with the X3.
4. A step in the right direction
The NanoX3 is part of Reebok's[REE]CYCLED" range and consists of at least 30% recycled upper materials. Here's how you can help take care of the planet while you take care of yourself.
5. Additional quality feeling
While the outer toe box looks and feels stiffer, replacing the previous model's softer knit construction, the X3 still feels flexible enough to get you where you need to be. If you like things a little looser and are concerned about a tighter fit, you'll have peace of mind knowing that the X3 models only need a short break-in period.
“As the training needs of athletes and fitness enthusiasts evolve, the Nano evolves with them,” comments Tal Short, Senior Product Manager at Reebok. “The Nano X3 is the best-voted Nano yet with a focus on comfort and support while offering a fresh new look and feel. However and wherever you train, the Nano X3 gives you the confidence to succeed.”
Available now in a variety of colorways, the Nano X3 is currently priced at $110 on Reebok.com.
The judgment: Heavy deadlifts and squats didn't seem to be a problem for the Nano X3, nor did agility. Yes, it's fair to say that the X3 doesn't stray dramatically from the X2 in terms of aesthetics in terms of looks, but that's no bad thing. The overall construction of the shoe is definitely more stable though, and the upgraded ROPEPRO+ should offer climbing fans a grippier experience, but this overall added stability only serves to give the Nano X3 a more premium fit.