My New Reebok Nano 4.0s

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.  Good morning and happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? I did! It's funny because I talked about special deliveries last week and then I got a surprise package of my own: a pair of Reebok Nano 4.0s! Eek!! Somebody pinch me!

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC As soon as I pulled the Nano 4.0s from the box I started snapping photos!

My initial thought was that I LOVE the color! My friend Naomi said they're a Tiffany blue and seriously guys, I acted like I got something from Tiffany's when I saw them!

[Insert ridiculous happy dance here.]

My second thought was that look SUPER durable! A lot more so than the 2.0s! They have a caging around the outside that looks and feels indestructible, and the heel is a lot more sturdy, too.

I was really shocked by this! I had been planning to forgo the new 4.0s for another pair of 2.0s to save a little money, however, now that I have a pair of 4.0s, I can see why they are a bit more expensive. I can also say they're definitely worth a few extra bucks cause Reebok has clearly improved the nano formula!

Things I love about the Nano 4.0s -

  • The wrap portion around the toe of the shoe is very durable! I used to be able to wiggle my toes in my 2.0s and see the cushion of the shoe move all around; not anymore! They say the new grip is great for rope climbs and I believe it. I haven't tried rope climbs yet, but the whole cage of the shoe seems suited for just about anything, including climbing!
  • There's an ultra stable platform. I read that the heel-to-toe portion on the Nano 4.0s is 4mm, which is definitely a step-up from the 2.0s. The bottom of my feet were getting sore in my 2.0s at our weekly olympic lifting workshop when we'd jump out and down into a squat (multiple times) because the bottoms of my 2.0s were thin and worn. I'm so happy that I don't have to worry about that anymore!
  • Even though they look and feel a lot more durable they're still breathable and light. It's pretty amazing that Reebok has found a way to make the shoe more wear-resistant and durable but still keep it minimal, light and breathable.
  • Ok, so am I the only one who gets super annoyed when the tongue of a sneaker slides all around? That was a thing with my 2.0s and although a small thing, it's something Reebok improved with the Nano 4.0s by adding a no-slip tongue.

I worked out in my new Tiffany blue Nano 4.0s for the first time last Thursday and they felt great! Here's a few snapshots from that WOD:

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Part A: 1 RM (rep max) Strict Press -- I got 90 lbs. I would love to get lifter shoes (I want a pair!) but I felt good lifting in the Nano 4.0s. They gave me so much stability - you know how you have to tighten everything for strict press, and push your heels into the ground? I felt solid!

Part B: AMRAP of 9

  • 200m run
  • 20 shoulder-to-overhead
  • 20 double unders

The shoes felt great on the run and were no problem for the shoulder-to-overhead movements (I did push press). My double unders were hittin' too, which is always a great feeling. I finished the workout with 3 rounds and 7 reps; it was a tough one!

See a short clip of some cleans and front squats in the Nano 4.0s over here.

Overall, I'm very impressed with the new Nano 4.0s, and I'm thrilled to have a pair!

Do you have a pair of Reebok Nanos?

What's your favorite feature on the new Nano 4.0s?