Check out the reviews and videos for the Inov8 vs Reebok Nano 3 and you make the decision on what is best for your feet.
Originally intended to be used as a mountain racing flat, Inov8’s are easily one of the most visible performance shoes for CrossFit.
The F-Lite 195’s and 230’s made their name by providing a sturdy, flexible, supportive, flat-soled shoe that can withstand most every demand that you’d encounter in CrossFit, all while weighing 230g or a infinitesimal 195g. The 230’s sport a “2 Arrow Shock Zone” heel and the 195’s boast a shorter “1 Arrow” heel. The heel-to-toe differential for the options is a 6mm on the 230’s or a 3mm between the heel height and the toe height of the shoe. A minimal differential maximizes stability for many of the core lifts, the POSE method, bodyweight movements: pull-ups, box jumps, burpees, or any drill that requires versatility.
The 195/230’s were manufactured to maximize an athlete’s overall speed, power, and responsiveness, whether forward, vertically, or laterally. The Inov-8 195/230’s have all grounds covered.
Reebok Nano 3.0 review by C. Mendoza:
I don’t just wear these shoes to the CrossFit gym. I wear them everywhere. They’re super comfy, light, and they provide a stable stance for weightlifting. The Reebok Nano 3.0 shoe are alright for running, but lack arch support for long distance. Be careful if you’re walking in these and it’s raining or snowing. Tread isn’t made for fast speeds on wet surfaces.
Inov8 Bare XF 210 review by Rob
Quality 5 stars out of 5
These run a bit narrow compared to other inov-8s. I just loosened them up and they were fine. These are basically like wearing a shoe version of VFFs. They are super minimal and stiff soled, while maintaining a flexible forefoot. That being said, box jumps can hurt if you’re going for speed and using a quick rebound. Large sets of DU’s might also tax your shins. They feel 100% bomber for deadlifts, jerks, and anything else where you wish you were barefoot. 4 stars because they aren’t, in my opinion, as well rounded for crossfit as other inov-8s given how minimal they are. I’d rather use my x-road233s for something with box jumps and/or double unders, and spare my joints the impact stress with a slightly more substantial sole.
Reebok Nano 3.0 review by KD:
I finally destroyed my pair of Nano 2.0’s and upgraded to the 3.0’s. My first impression is that it’s a much sturdier (and possibly lighter) shoe than the 2’s – with the same overall platform/ shape. The toe guard on the tip of the toe box seems more substantial and possibly a reason that they fit slightly smaller than the previous pair. I use ‘Superfeet’ insoles and when swapping them into these shoes I actually had to trim a little off of the tip to prevent the insole from curling up in the toe box. I was an 11.5 in the 2’s and bought the same in the Reebok Nano 3.0’s. It seems other reviewers have had sizing issues as well. Before switching the insoles I noticed that the manufacturer insoles were too small, causing my toes to fill the gap between the insole and the tip of the toe box.
Inov8 Bare XF 210 review by Scrubs
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
Great shoe. I have been crossfitting in the inov-8 230s and 195s. The bare XFs are even better. The zero drop sole is great for o-lifting and the shoe is comfortable. I dont know if i would go for a long run in it, but intervals are great. Would definitely recommend for all cross fitters. Rogue Fitness Inov8 CrossFit Shoe Review
Inov8 Bare XF 210 review by GonzoDeluxe
Quality 5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding Shoe. I just got this and absolutely love it. I didn’t think anything could beat my NB Minimas for comfort and performance, but this shoe is my new favorite.
The only downside is that pearly white exterior that doesnt look so pearly after a day at the gym!
The Reebok Nano 3.0 is AMAZING! It has a big roomy toe box that allows for perfect foot splay the mimics your natural toe spread. The flexibility is their for sprinting or running during WOD’s and yet they are the most durable Crossfit shoe I’ve seen. The Duracage does not take away from the flexibility, their is NO break in time, and they are more comfortable than Oly shoes with the same firm base.
Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 technology
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While some say to get a shoe size half a size smaller I disagree. It seems as though it’s all preference though. If you like your shoe tight with some toe splay go a little smaller, but if you want a roomy toe box and a thumb width at the end so your toes will never touch go with your normal size.
My PR’s have improved and I think these shoes are going to take me to the Crossfit Regionals next year. Can’t wait to get my second pair!n Oh and did I mention the added cushioning in the heel lets you wear these bad boys all day long with ease. I LOVE THESE SHOES!
Reebok CrossFit Nano 3.0 Product Information
Introducing the Nano 3.0, our most versatile training shoe ever constructed. The evolution continues with a Dual Density platform that provides the perfect combination of forefoot cushioning and heel stabilization. We added more flexibility and protection
360° PU Cast for lightweight, seamless, engineered support and durability
ETC anti-friction lining to reduce abrasion and heat build up with breathable air mesh
Dual Density for rearfoot stability and impact protection
Die Cut Ortholite sockliner
RCF Natural last enables full foot dispersion for greatest stability with Medial/Lateral Rope Guard and multi-directional outsole splay zone
4mm heel to toe drop
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