With the 2022 Open behind us, we bet you thought that the excitement was going to die down for a while in the functional fitness community. Think again, because Reebok is about to grace us with their next iteration of the Nano, and to say we’re ecstatic would be an understatement. The Nano has brought us over 10 years of excellence, and we can only imagine what they’re cooking up now. Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of the Reebok Nano X2.
(Doesn’t it just have a nice ring to it?)
The Reebok Nano X2: Everything You Need to Know About the New Nano
The announcement came directly from Reebok on March 18, and here’s what we have to look forward to.
The Aim is Durability
Their top priority with this version? Reebok’s aim was to make this the most wearable Nano in the entire lineup. The shoe is designed to be highly versatile and effortlessly wearable. It’ll replace all the shoes in your closet and bring it all under one roof. The Reebok Nano X2 is meant for everything from burpees to split jerks, and everywhere from the gym to the grocery store.
Tal Short, Reebok Senior Product Manager, says, “With the Nano X2, we evolved and refined the official shoe of fitness and put the wearer front and center. We wanted to provide fitness enthusiasts of all kinds a go-to training shoe option that they can take to the gym for a new PR and beyond for all-day support.”
Comfort is Key
To make this one of the last shoes you’ll ever need, Reebok set to work to make the Nano X2 even more comfortable than its ancestors. Floatride Energy Foam offers extra support in the forefoot, and they’ve re-engineered the FlexWeave Knit Upper to give the shoe unparalleled breathability — without sacrificing the toughness of the material it’s built from. As always, you can expect the Nano’s cushioning to be lightweight and responsive — something we really saw Reebok perfecting around the time of the Nano X.
Where other shoes fall short is that they’re more specialized. Somehow, Reebok managed to package the best of every world into one epic training shoe.
Your Movement Will Benefit from Increased Stability
For the Nano X2, the heel shape was slimmed down to promote stability, and the heel clip was made more defined. (You might recall that the Nano X1 was already a lighter version compared to the X. It looks like simplifying the design was still on the menu.)
What you’re getting, then, is a training shoe that perfectly supports both cardio-centric metcons and heavy lifts. You’re going to have the stability, leverage, and agility you’ll need whether you’re lifting something heavy overhead or racing your gym mate during sprints.
Train on Any Surface
With the rubber outsole, you’re going to get the grip and traction you need no matter where you’re training — from the track to the gym floor to the grass. The ROPEPRO outsole midfoot teeth give you extra grip for rope climbs, in particular.
With the Nano X2, you don’t have to choose between performance and lifestyle. You get them both. If previous iterations have taught us anything, it’s that the Nano keeps getting better and better.
You can expect the shoe to drop globally starting April 8. Stay tuned for more updates on Nano X2 availability from The WOD Life!