Disclosure: The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.
I love all things Reebok CrossFit, so I was super excited to have the opportunity to review the newest edition of the Nano shoe: The Nano 4.0.
One of the most fun things about being a blogger is never knowing what color/style the company will send you. It's a bit like Christmas!
I was sent the Flux Orange/Rebel Berry/White/Black. I would not have chosen this color for myself, so it really forced me to step-outside my clothing comfort zone!
I was wearing the Nano 3.0's and what I immediately noticed in the 4.0's was the difference in shoe weight. The 4.0's are lighter. Reebok re-engineered the duracage and changed the mesh, which made the shoe lighter.
I also noticed that my feet didn't seem to sweat as much. Makes sense since they also changed the mesh under the cage to allow for better flow during workouts.
One thing about me is that I will wear my Nano's out for all sorts of workouts.
I wore them for a workout at CrossFit En Fuego.
The shoes were light, and breathe-able, but I noticed that the tongue on the left foot kept slipping, so I tried them on a bike ride.
As you can see in the above photo, the tongue is slipping out of place. That allowed for some rubbing on the top and side of my left foot. It was bothersome.
Reebok had said that the 4.0 had an internal FITFRAME that allowed for a no slip, no move tongue. I guess my left shoe didn't get that memo.
I also wore the shoes on a walk with Matthew, the #BigYellowDog. As you can see, the tongue on my RIGHT shoe stayed firmly in place.
I wore the shoes again today to a CrossFit WOD. Our WOD consisted of back squats, front squats, and slam balls. I finished, took a photo, and when looking at the photo realized that again, the left tongue did not stay in place and the top and side of my foot was irritated.
In my opinion, the Nano 4.0 shoes fit me more like the Nano 2.0 than the Nano 3.0, and I prefer the 3.0. Now, if they could just take the lightweightness and the open, breathable spacer mesh of the 4.0 and add it to the 3.0, I'd have the perfect CrossFit shoe!!
But both current CrossFit Games Champs Rich Froning and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet LOVE the 4.0's!!
Have you tried the Nano 4.0? Do you like them??