Reebok Nano X3 Review – The Ultimate Cross-Training Shoe of 2023

It’s time to talk about the newest addition to the Nano series, the Reebok Nano X3.

This shoe was released on Feb 10th, 2023 with a price of $150 and let me tell you, it’s packed with some serious upgrades that will take your functional fitness game and CrossFit WODs to the next level. Compared to the Nano X2, this shoe brings back that rigid, stable feel from the original Nano’s and it has a more fitted feel than the previous model.

The Reebok Nano X2 was a game changer when it came out and won our award for the best shoe for CrossFit, hands down.

And now, the Nano X3 looks like it’s gonna be even better. The updates they’ve made to the design and construction are what the athletes have been asking for. I mean, it’s likely you’ll soon see some articles like “Reebok Nano X3: The Best Shoes For CrossFit in 2023”

If you’re in the market for a new pair of CrossFit shoes in 2023 for men or for women, the Reebok Nano X3 are a good good way to go.

reebok nano x3 review
reebok nano x3 review

Reebok Nano X2 vs Nano X3

The Nano X3 is the latest iteration of the iconic Nano X2. At first glance, the two shoes may seem similar in design and construction, but the Nano X3 packs some serious upgrades that make it a cut above the rest.

One of the biggest improvements in the Nano X3 is its increased stability compared to the X2. Many athletes found the X2 to be a bit too lightweight, but the X3 brings back the rigidity and stability that’s essential for the heavy lifts. (New features: new heel clip for increased stability, new midsole technology for better support when lifting, and a new tread pattern for added grip.)

If you’re looking for your next pair of CrossFit shoes, I’d definitely recommend the Nano X3.

Reebok Nano X3 are an upgrade to the X2. The Nano X3 builds on the already solid foundation that the Nano X2 and make them better.

Reebok Nano X3 Vs X2 Review
Reebok Nano X3 Vs X2 Review

Reebok Nano X3 vs Nike Metcon 8

so when it comes to lifting, both the Reebok Nano X3 and Nike Metcon 8 are solid choices.

They both offer good stability for light and heavier lifts and both have a good grip on the outsole for different surfaces.

The Reebok Nano X3 has a wider toe box and a good grip on the outsole, making it a great choice for those with wider feet.

The Nike Metcon 8 has a more athletic fit and a better midfoot wrap for rope climbing.

When it comes to running and agile workouts, the Nike Metcon 8 may not be the best choice due to its clunky heel construction. In contrast, the Reebok Nano X3 may not hold up as well to heavy rope climbing stress. But let’s be honest, how much rope climbing you do compare to other movements?

In summary, for versatile training that includes a mix of lifting, CrossFit, running and agile workouts, the Reebok Nano X3 is our choice.

It’s best to try on both shoes and see which one feels most comfortable and performs best for your specific needs and preferences.

Reebok Nano X3 Review
Reebok Nano X3 Review

Reebok Nano X3 Key Features

Reebok Nano X3 Sizing

Does Reebok Nano X3 runs true to size? For most people, they do. But, if you’ve got narrow feet, you might wanna go down a half size. Just a heads up!

Reebok Nano X3 Review
Reebok Nano X3 Review

The Heel

tl;dr: Whether you’re lifting heavy weights or doing high-intensity cardio, your feet will be supported and protected.

The Nano X3 features a dome TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)piece in the heel that hardens under heavy load for added stability when lifting and then softens when not under load.

This is surrounded by Floatride Energy Foam for extra responsiveness and cushioning for running and jumping, feels cloudy.

And, to top it off, there’s a TPU plate connected to the dome for added lateral and torsional support and forefoot propulsion.

Reebok Nano X3 Review
Reebok Nano X3 Review

Midsloe and Outsole

Nano X3 boasts a new L.A.R. Chassis System, which is a new midsole technology built for stability when lifting and added cushioning for running and jumping.

The ROPEPRO+ Outsole and new tread pattern provide extra wear protection on the outsole grip, so you don’t have to worry about your shoes wearing down too quickly.

Reebok Nano X3 Review
Reebok Nano X3 Review


The FlexWeave knit upper is lightweight and breathable, and at least 30% of the upper materials are recycled, making the Nano X3 an eco-friendly choice.

Reebok Nano X3
Reebok Nano X3 Review

Reebok Nano X3 Colors

Not just the technology makes the Nano X3 stand out. It’s also a stylish shoe, with a variety of colorways to choose from. If you’re looking for something extra special, check out the Nano X3 x Reebok Hype Pack, which features two unisex colorways; vector red, vector blue with black, and chalk accents.

Reebok Nano X3 Review
Reebok Nano X3 Review

Reebok Nano X3 Review in Action

Reebok Nano X3 Review

Reebok Nano X3 FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions About Reebok Nano Line

Are Reebok Nanos good for running?

Reebok Nanos are designed for cross-training, CrossFit, which means they can handle a variety of activities including running, BUT they are definitely not an option for long distance runs.

Are Reebok Nanos good for weightlifting?

Yes, Reebok Nanos are great for weightlifting. They provide stability and support for heavy lifts, with a durable outsole and TPU clips for added structure

Are Reebok Nano for CrossFit?

Yes, Reebok Nanos are designed specifically for functional fitness training. They’re versatile for WODs, and provide the support and stability you need for lifts and other Cross Training movements.

Are Reebok Nanos good for walking?

Reebok Nanos are designed for cross-training, so they can handle a variety of activities including walking, but they are not comfortable for long walks. If you’re looking for a shoe primarily for walking, buy a running type of shoe.

What are Reebok Nanos for?

Reebok Nanos are cross-training shoes designed to tackle a wide range of workouts. They’re great for weightlifting, CrossFit, HIIT, metcon and even short runs.

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