Hi babes! You might remember one of Jamie’s birthday presents for me this year was a pair of new Metcons! I was absolutely over the moon when I read the card saying I could choose whichever ones I wanted and Jamie would order them for me. I’ve searched and searched since my birthday in August but I couldn’t see anyones I wanted. Maybe I was being too picky, but from my experience with my first pair of Metcons and them being white in huge bits I knew I didn’t want a huge amount on white on my next pair. They have gotten so dirty! With all the outdoor running and crawling on the floor we do, I needed a colour that was a bit more forgiving.
I started thinking maybe I should just wait for the Metcon 4 seeing as I couldn’t find a single pair after weeks and even months of searching. I wanted something a bit fun and different. I even tried designing a pair on Nike’s website but I didn’t love the colours they had to choose from.
Eventually after a lot of browsing on the internet I came across this stunning pair! I was googling like a mad woman and came across them on Rogue Europe’s website. I couldn’t believe it when I saw them. They were perfect! Bright pink and grey. Two of my favourite colours. They were the most beautiful Metcons I’d ever seen and they had them in my size. What were the odds? I knew these were the ones. I sent the link to Jamie and he ordered them for me and they arrived just in time for Rainhill. I was so excited to wear them and I haven’t looked back since.
The Metcon 3 is an incredible step up from Metcon 2 that I had. First of all, they are comfortable to wear from the start. I got the worst blisters ever from my older pair when I first started wearing them. It hurt so much! I remember wearing blister plasters for weeks trying to wear them in. Not a pleasant experience! There have been no issues at all so far with them, and I always get blisters from new shoes.
Second of all, they are incredibly light to wear. A lot of us in the gym didn’t love the clumpiness of the 2’s. When you ran with them they felt heavy on your feet and you felt quite heavy in them. My new pink ones are so much lighter and they feel really easy on the feet. You barely notice them, they’re just there quietly doing their part in the workout. If you know what I mean. You don’t really notice them, as it should be.
Thirdly, well in my case with these shoes, I just love the colours a lot more than my previous pair. The previous pair I just bought because there was a good deal on Zalando for them and I needed a good pair of gym trainers when I started at G5. My old raggedy running trainers weren’t going to cut it anymore. I liked them enough to live in them because I needed them but these new ones are the prettiest shoes I’ve ever owned haha. Okay I’ve got a lot of other nice shoes but for what these do for my training, I love them. Plus they brighten everything up with the bright bright neon pink sole. Nike you need to get more fun colours in like this!
I’ve worn them for a couple of weeks now and can say that I love them! However, I’m really curious to what the Flyknit and the Metcon 4 are like. I know the Flyknit was just released but I thought the colours were a bit boring. I’m not sure if they feel very different from the three when you train. The 4 is released at the beginning of next year and those were the ones I was sort of waiting for until I came across my pink ones. Although the only ones I really liked had a pale pink sole and white all over. Not ideal! I’m looking forward to hearing how people get on with them and hopefully more fun colours will be launched.
I love a new piece in my workout wardrobe, it makes training so much more fun when you’re feeling good in your kit? Are you guys the same?