I used to wear New Balance and Nike for cross training and I was ready for something new. I tried Under Armor, but it didn't work out so I was intrigued by Reebok after seeing instructors at the gym with them. I know the gym they teach at is contracted to Reebok through a third party, but I was interested enough to try them out. I highly recommend going to a Reebok store or a store stocking Reebok and trying on the shoes first.
FIRST, THESE SHOES ARE NOT MEANT FOR RUNNING IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, FORM, OR LENGTH. I have spoken to others and they prefer the 4s for "semi" running (intervals) as the 5s are more stiff and (extreme) minimal support for running. I did a cardio session and we had to run short intervals and I can definitely tell these are NOT for running. So, what are they for then?
USAGE Lifting, plyometrics, combat classes, or cross training. No, I do not do CrossFit so I can't help you out there. And I have been only wearing them INDOORS. I...
I was hesitant about getting these. I read a lot on Nanos. Lots of folks said they hurt for running, but if you already been WOD-Ing in minimus shoes (I was previously wearing New Balance minimus/vibram) you have nothing to worry about! These are super comfy and cute. I particularly like them for lifts & wall balls. A lot of reviews I read said to get a half size bigger--I did and they fit perfect! :)
5 stars for awesome show that I love. So much support in the heel, has helped me save a few lifts and kept my balance.
HOWEVER, minus 1 star because the sizing is confusing. I ordered a HALF SIZE UP and they for perfectly. The arch is also VERY supported, maybe even tight at first.
I'd also recommend wearing them around before doing a WOD or working out. But that should be done with any shoe in which you plan on exercising.
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