Reebok takes aim at Nike with its Nano X2 Froning workout shoes

Created in collaboration with CrossFit-legend Rich Froning, the new shoes are the lightest iteration of the Nano X2 franchise

Reebok launches Nano X2 Froning workout shoes
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Reebok's Nano franchise needs no introduction for fans of Crossfit; it's as iconic as Nike's Metcon series and used by many cross-training athletes and gymgoers alike. And just like how there is a Nike Metcon 7 – Mat Fraser Edition, now you can get a pair of Reebok Nano X2s in the new Froning Edition, which features design inspiration from another fitness legend, Rich Froning Jr.

The Reebok Nano X2 is one of the best workout shoes – the best cross-training shoes, even – for people who need sturdy, well-balanced footwear for hardcore training. To take things further, the new Froning Edition is specifically designed to be a "super lightweight, highly functional game-day-ready shoe", Reebok says. It pays homage to the Froning family's history and love for the automotive industry – think high-speed racecars – the new shoes are stripped down to be "lighter, faster, and more powerful" than any other training shoe on the market. Check out some pictures of the new kicks:

The shoes feature a Floatride Energy Foam Drop-In that provides a responsive and flexible forefoot for added speed, cushioning and support and a reinforced, breathable open-mesh upper with perforated details to keep the weight to the minimum. A unisex size 9 Reebok Nano X2 Froning model weighs 10.4oz ounces and has a 7mm heel-to-toe drop.

The Nano X2 Froning will be available starting 3 November 2022 at Reebok US, Reebok UK, Reebok AU and select retailers worldwide. Pairs will be available in limited quantities in unisex sizing for $150 (approx. £130/AU$230) in two colourways: Core Black / Pure Grey / Neon Cherry and Ftwr White / Neon Blue / Neon Cherry.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.