Bouncy and soft… two words you generally don’t want to hear when you’re thinking of buying a pair of trainers for functional fitness or CrossFit. When Nike announced they were moving the Flyknit Metcon toward the react foam technology there was a lot of discussion.
The bulk of questions revolved around how a material used predominantly in running could transfer over to this sector.
The answer is very, very well. Initially, the thought was it would would be present in the fore foot only, with a firmer heel for lifting, but Nike made the insole completely from react foam.