What is it? This is the description of the Reebok CrossFit Nano 7 Weave from their website: Introducing the latest addition to your gym bag: the Nano 7 Weave. This next generation of our CrossFit shoe keeps the natural shape and stability athletes covet, and comes with a flexible bottom for mobility and traction. The added heel piece creates a fit lockdown for better leverage as you lift.
- NanoWeave technology on the upper for comfort and breathability
- Anatomical toe box and a low-cut design for a natural feel and ankle mobility
- Ortholite sockliner for cushion
- 360-degree TPU heel wrap for a locked-in feel
- Crystallized rubber outsole flexes naturally for balance and stability
- 4mm heel-to-toe drop
What do I think? The Reebok Nano 7 Weave is a great upgrade from the Nano 7.0. Biggest complaint I heard (and had) about the 7 was the fact that it is very stiff in the upper. The new more flexible design really addresses that major area of concern. With the introduction and redesign of their “Weave” material, this a completely different shoe. Where I was struggling to get the 7.0 on and finding the right workouts to do where it wasn’t uncomfortable on my feet, the Nano 7 Weave has barely left my foot since I got it. There is an improvement in fit, feel and function that it is almost like a total redesign. While I had the Reebok Nano 7 probably on 4th all-time on my list of Nanos, I’d say the Nano Weave is much higher.
My Nano rankings*:
- Nano 2
- (Tie) Nano 7 Weave and Nano 6
- Nano 5
- Nano 7.0
- Nano 4 (least favorite Nanos ever)
*note: I never trained in the Nano 1 or Nano 3
Why do you need it & when should you use it? Like I said, this small tweak of the material in the upper part of the shoe really has turned this average shoe into one of the better Nanos I’ve trained in. If you heard bad things about the 7 (mostly the stiffness and lack of comfort and flexibility) the Weave definitely addresses those areas. I’ve done everything in these: squats, running, burpees, box jumps, double unders, overhead squats, etc . . . and they are as good as any shoe I’ve used.
How do you get it? Reebok.com is the main place to land a pair. I’m sure that these will be everywhere during the CrossFit Games in Madison in August. The Nano 7 Weave, like the other versions, retails for $130 and are set to be available beginning June 15th.