Back to school is only one week away. It funny that back to school occurs in the ninth month of the year, but it is a time that many people see as a starting point for new goals and routines. I know in my house, it is the start of new sports, new bedtimes and new chore schedules. It is a time that meals become structured and planned out rather than “fly by the seat of my pants” type meals. Not only is September an adjustment period of the kids, but many adults (both with and without kids), look to September as a time to reset their life. Adjust diets, start exercising and increasing overall health are just a few of the things they attempt to change.
This year, my “September reset” is to reinstate my exercise program. During spring and the beginning of summer, I was doing really well. Exercising 6 times a week, drinking a lot more water and making healthier food choices (occasionally!). Once summer went into full swing, those things got very very lax. It was easier to grab junk as I was running out the door with the kids to the beach and I could always come up with a better thing to do (i.e. soak up the sun!) then get hot and sweaty with my workout program.
In order to get into a good exercise routine, the first place I start is with a good pair of shoes. I need a pair of shoes that can adjust to my ever changing workout schedule. One day, I’ll be doing yoga and Pilates and the next I will being doing a workout heavy in squats and burpees. I need a shoe that is flexible, durable and supportive. Finding the perfect shoe can be very challenging. I lucked out with Reebox’s new Crossfit design the #Nano5.
This year, Reebok is celebrating it’s 5th year as the leaders in CrossFit product innovation and engineering and to celebrate it is launching the Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0. This model of the CrossFit is unique in the fact that is lined with Kevlar material for protection and durability. The Kevlar material features the innovative 360° BulletCage built for protection and comfort allowing the shoe to adapt to even the most challenging and diverse CrossFit workouts.
I have had the opportunity to use this shoe for over a month now. My first impression of the shoe was how it immediately molds to your foot without feeling confining or uncomfortable. I was amazed how flexible the Reebox CrossFitNano 5.0 felt in compared to previous models which was surprising due to the addition of the additional elements. Things like squats and lunges felt secure and comfortable without feeling stiff or inhibiting. The shoes barely weighed anything at all and were so comfortable that it was surprising to discover how much support they provided.
I love the new streamlined look of the Reebox CrossFit Nano5. The Kevlar addition maximizes the energy output of my workouts, while still maintaining optimal positioning of my foot. The soles are created with a new feature called the Metasplit, allowing for much more flexibility in the forefoot . It is great when your workouts include things like burpees and box jumps.
Overall, I was really impressed with the performance of the Nano 5.0. If you are looking for a great running shoe to get you motivated and feel comfortable in your workout, this is the shoe for you!