The Nike Metcon is one of the most popular training shoes for those who love high-intensity workouts. If your workouts involve sprints, pushing, pulling, jumping, and other explosive movements, you may want to give the Metcon family a shot. Before we get into the details of the shoe, we have to call out the obvious fact: they’re cheetah print! If you’re the person who loves fun, bright workout gear, these definitely have your name written all over them. Now, back to the shoe deets.
In the latest iteration, the Nike Metcon 6 ($130) is “sturdy, stable, and cooler than ever,” the Nike website states. They’re also apparently more breathable than earlier editions thanks to the lightweight mesh if you’re worried about having steamy and sweaty feet. The flat heel allows for a stable base when you’re weightlifting, the rubber tread on the sole and side of the shoe will make climbing ropes and running easier, and the cushion under the heel will help cushion any high-impact exercises you may find yourself doing.
To be completely honest, we were sold on the print alone but we love that these tried-and-true training shoes are also functional. If the cheetah print is too much for you, they also have other colorways for every personality.