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SHOE REVIEW: Reebok Nano X1 Adventure

These shoes are a solution for athletes who live an active, on-the-go lifestyle

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Reebok introduced a new iteration to its award-winning Nano training shoe, with the addition of the Nano X1 Adventure. This shoe was designed with extreme durability and versatility in mind, created to be the ultimate training shoe for the outdoors.

Are you hitting the gym, then running with friends after? Whether you are doing an outdoor fitness class or running around your local park, the Nano X1 pushes the limits of movement.

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Category: Neutral
Drop: 7 mm
Weight: 320 g (men’s 9)
Available: Now
MSRP: $150

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The upper and midsole

The upper is built with a stretch ripstop material providing an adaptive fit for your foot. A new feature on the Nano X1 tongue is the bootie design (slip-on), built-in for additional comfort. The shoe come with durable laces that remain tied during running and lifting. The midsole is made up of Reebok’s Floatride Energy Foam, an lightweight EVA foam that provides a cushioned ride. The Nano X1 has a heel clip at the back of the midsole to give additional stability in the gym and on short runs.

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The outsole

The outsole is made up of standard rubber with a multidirectional pattern for grip. The rubber retracts in the forefoot for flexibility, and is closed off at the midfoot for more grip during hikes and rope climbs. In terms of traction, the X1’s has an aggressive outsole compared to most other models on the market. The enhanced traction and raised lugs of the Nano X1 gives you more grip on a variety of surfaces.

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The verdict

The Nano X1 Adventure is very comfortable as a cross-training shoe, and checks many boxes as a solution for active athletes who live an on-the-go lifestyle. The fit of the shoe is true to size, and forefoot flexibility provides cushioning in the right areas. This shoe is different than most runners on the market as they are not traditionally soft or responsive. I would compare it to a heavier racing flat, perfect for strength training in the gym. They aren’t built for heavy mileage but are ideal for the athlete who hits the gym and runs casual 5K’s.