Mat Fraser Announces Nike Metcon 3 Release Date

Nike Metcon fans rejoice; the Metcon 3 has a release date, and it’s very soon. Perfectly timed too, with the Christmas season in full swing, Metcon fans can start off their new year with a new pair of shoes. The release date is set for January 6th, 2017.

This date was shared on an Instagram post by Mat Fraser, the 2016 CrossFit Games Champion. Fraser appears to be wearing a pair of the Metcon 3s in his post below.

A photo posted by Mathew Fraser (@mathewfras) on

The hype behind the Metcon 3 has been building since the beginning of this year. In May we wrote two pieces about possibly leaked photos that shared first looks of model. This model of Metcon 3s will reportedly have new color schemes and offer multiple versions of the shoe including Flyknit, Non-Flyknit, and lower priced models. 

Nike has made a few innovations to the Metcon 3 model and there are rumors that three different versions of this shoe will be released.

The first version has Nike’s Flyknit material and has a rumored price point of $160. 

Nike’s Flyknit material is known for its lightweight, breathable feeling, which is new for a Metcon model. This could be a positive change for someone who wants a lightweight, flexible shoe, but we’ll have to put them to the test to really determine if it’s gimmick or legit performance change.

The second rumored version doesn’t have Nike’s Flyknit material and has a rumored price point of $130. This version appears to be the most similar to the Metcon 2. 

The final rumored version is called the “Repper DSX” and has a rumored price point of $100. This shoe is said to be made for the fitness athlete who would like to pay less for their cross training shoe.

While it’s hard to tell from the photo above, the “Repper DSX” appears to lack the same plastic heel structure as the other models.

With new color schemes and multiple models of the Metcon 3, it would appear Nike is working to expand the appeal of their Metcon line.

Feature image from @mathewfras Instagram page. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend.

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