Nike Drops New Americana and Viking Quest Colorways (Metcon 4, Free x Metcon & Romaleos 3)

Sneaker heads and lifting shoe fans, if you’re on the market for a new pair of cross-training shoes or lifters, then you may want to take a look at the new colorways Nike just dropped.

Yesterday, Nike released two new colorways for the Nike Metcon 4, the Nike Free x Metcon, and Nike Romaleos 3. These colorways are titled “Americana”, which you could probably guess featured a red, white, and blue color scheme, then “Viking Quest”, which looks to be a metallic dark and light silver.

Nike Romaleos 3 Americana & Viking Quest
Nike Romaleos 3 Americana & Viking Quest

Photo courtesy of Nike.com. 

For many athletes (or those who care about the aesthetics of their shoe), colorways are one way to express a little personality in your gear. Unlike other broad color schemes, these two colorways take the art of niche shoe designs a step further with their homage to USA’s colors and the Viking Quest fan’s potential desires.

Nike’s description of each color scheme can be seen below,

  • Americana: Team Red/Gym Blue/University Red/White
  • Viking Quest: Ridgerock/Anthracite/Black/Metallic Pewter
Nike Metcon 4 Americana & Viking Quest
Nike Metcon 4 Americana & Viking Quest

Photo courtesy of Nike.com. 

There will be no construction differences on these shoes, and the only change are the colorways themselves. If you’re a Nike shoe fan, then early May tends to be the month they drop new colorways for their training shoes. Last year at this time, they released the “Freedom” colorway.

What’s pretty cool is the Nike Free x Metcon were included in the two new colorways. These shoes were dropped April 1st, so if you’ve been thinking about these shoes or have yet to hear about them, now you have more options to choose from.

Nike Free x Metcon Americana
Nike Free x Metcon Americana

Photo courtesy of Nike.com. 

If you’re interested in any of these shoes, then I’d recommend checking out the listed reviews below. I’ve been testing each model for multiple months (the Free x Metcon a little less, as it’s newer) to find out how they fair in multiple lifting settings.

In addition to the colorways above, in a meeting I had with representatives from Nike HQyesterday, I got word of other colorways releasing as 2018 progresses. What are they? We can’t disclose that yet, but you’ll be the first to find out once we can!

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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.