Nike will release this week a new colorway to the Nike Metcon 2. The upcoming colorway of the popular training sneaker draws inspiration from arguably the best cross-training shoe ever made.
The Nike Metcon 2 Knows is tinted in white, gray and black. The colorway is highly-reminiscent of the Nike Air Trainer 1. Its similarities with the 1987 silhouette also extend beyond the look department.
Sole Collector reported that the Metcon 2 Knows is composed of a suede and leather upper akin to the Air Trainer 1. The modern-day sports sneaker also has chlorophyll accents on the medial, lateral and heel areas.
The Metcon 2 Knows sports a dual-density foam setup on the soles, which provides ample cushioning and stability during extreme activities. The outsole is composed of a gluey rubber substance shaped in a multi-directional hexagonal traction pattern.
“It knows your routine, from balance and burpees to laterals and lunges because it knows the recipe for better,” reads the shoe’s official product page, via Nike.com. “It knows stability. It knows strength. It knows work. It knows that to fulfill its potential, it needs you.”
The Metcon 2 Knows will be available in men and women’s sizing starting Friday. The shoe will retail for $150 on Nike.com.
Jordan Brand junkies should be glad to know that the Metcon 2 will also be offered in a Banned colorway. The black and blue training sneaker pays homage to Air Jordan 1 Royal, which first saw the light of day in 1985. The Metcon 2 Royal will soon be available at select Nike Training retailers with asking price of $130.
According to SneakerNews, Nike decided to release Banned colorways of the Metcon 1 and Metcon 2 as a response to CrossFit’s strict loyalty to Reebok, its official brand partner. Health buffs can only participate in CrossFit events if they wear Reebok shoes and apparel.