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Nike SuperRep Go 2 Review | Great for Classes and HIIT Workouts?

The Nike SuperRep Go 2 is the second shoe to release in the SuperRep Go training shoe line. This shoe features a lightweight foam midsole and breathable upper and is designed for tackling HIIT workouts, classes, and casual lifting. As a lover of most Nike trainers, I was excited to give the Nike SuperRep Go 2s a try for my training.

Throughout my Nike SuperRep Go 2 review process, I found multiple things to like about this model during my performance testing, but also this shoe does have a couple of drawbacks.

I like that this model delivers a comfortable and consistent feel, however, I do think it has a few areas where it falls short and I’ll discuss those below in detail.

Who Should Invest In the Nike SuperRep Go 2?

If you’re looking for a shoe for class workouts, HIIT sessions, and light lifting, then you’ll enjoy the Nike SuperRep Go 2. This model delivers lightweight and breathable upper construction and as a whole, this model is very comfortable. Outside of training, this shoe will also work well as a daily driver if you plan to wear them all day indoors.

For the price point, I think the Nike SuperRep Go 2 delivers consistent and strong performance for the fitness enthusiast that wants a model for a little bit of everything. This shoe will not be your best hardcore cross-training and CrossFit trainer, but if you understand where this model is designed to perform, then I think you’ll enjoy this shoe for what it’s worth.

Nike SuperRep Go 2


nike superrep go 2

Best For

  • Class Workouts
  • HIIT Training Sessions
  • Light and Casual Lifting
  • Daily Wear
  • Light and Short Runs

Falls Short

  • For Heavy Training
  • For Longer Runs
  • For Outdoor Wear

Nike SuperRep Go 2 Pros

When it comes to HIIT workouts, classes, daily wear, and light lifting, I’ve found multiple aspects to like about the Nike SuperRep Go 2.

  1. Good Class and HIIT Shoe
  2. Comfortable for All-Day Wear
  3. Lightweight and Breathable Construction

The first pro of this model is that it excels really well for the activities it’s designed for. At times, I feel like HIIT shoes can be really hit or miss.

For example, some HIIT shoes lack the blend of stability and versatility that you want for diverse HIIT sessions, class workouts, and other realms of activity that you’ll want to use them.

nike superrep go 2 all day wear (1)

As a whole, I like the Nike SuperRep Go 2 for all of these activities and think the simplistic construction on this model delivers a consistent performance. This shoe’s midsole has a nice level of “bounce” to it and it’s also stable enough to help feel secure and balanced in your movement.

Another pro of this model is how comfortable it is especially for longer durations and all-day wear. A lot of folks love wearing the Nike SuperRep Go model line as daily drivers and casual workout shoes. This model is maneuverable and it provides a nice blend of support and cushion if you plan to wear them all day.

nike superrep go 2 all day wear

Personally, I think this model will work best for those who want a comfortable training shoe for work where they’re on their feet all day. That being said, I think this model will work best for anyone who’s standing all day and working indoors.

The final perk of this shoe is its lightweight and breathable construction. The SuperRep Go 2 has a weight of 12 ounces for my size 10 model. Compared to other training shoes this is fairly light and the blend of materials used in this model help provide this shoe with its lightweight fit and feel.

nike superrep go 2 breathability

I also enjoy the overall breathability of the upper construction in this shoe. This shoe features a lightweight mesh upper and in the toe box, you get a nice level of ventilation. If you’re training in hot classes or gyms, then you should find that this shoe keeps your foot relatively cool.

Nike SuperRep Go 2 Cons

For classes and HIIT workouts, I like the Nike SuperRep Go 2 as a whole. However, there are two areas where I think this model falls short.

  1. Long-Term Sole Durability
  2. Will Have Performance Limitations

The first drawback to the Nike SuperRep Go 2 is the exposed midsole foam on the bottom of the shoe. I understand why Nike does this and it’s to limit the overall weight of the shoe and to promote a slightly more responsive feel. However, when we have exposed midsole layers we can tend to run into durability issues with the model.

nike superrep go 2 midsole

For example, if my Nike Metcon 7s the exposed midsole layer has caused the outsole to start peeling off a bit. I don’t believe this should be a problem for most who wear these shoes exclusively indoors, but it definitely could be a problem for anyone rocking these shoes as daily drivers when commuting or trekking through puddles, mud, etc.

Another drawback to this model is that it will have performance limitations. This is often the case with HIIT-focused training shoes and other models that are designed to be a bit more versatile in nature. When we have shoes that offer more cushion, then we’ll start to have more limitations in the gym when lifting weights.

nike superrep go 2 lifting

For this model, you’ll be capped by what this shoe can do for lifting, longer runs, and CrossFit-style training. Now, it’s important to note that this shoe isn’t designed for those activities, so if you go into this model with the right expectations and intentions of use, then this second drawback shouldn’t be an issue for you.

Nike SuperRep Go 2 Performance

To discuss performance in the Nike SuperRep Go 2, I’m going to discuss how this model performs in a variety of training settings.

nike superrep go 2 performance

Stability When Lifting

This shoe is not going to be your best for serious weight training. I’ve trained up to 255 lbs in this model and at about this point I started to notice a bit of compression. That being said, if you plan to lift in this shoe, then I’d suggest capping your loading to about 225-245 lbs.

Since this shoe has a thicker foal midsole, it’s not going to provide you with the same amount of stability a cross-training shoe designed for lifting will. This is one of the many gives and takes of this model. In training shoes, when versatility goes up, stability tends to go down.

nike superrep go 2 hiit

Versatile Training

For HIIT workouts, classes, and more versatile training, this model does a really good job. As a whole, I think most fitness enthusiasts will enjoy the fit, feel, and performance that comes along with the SuperRep Go 2. The outsole has enough rubber tread to promote grip on a variety of surfaces and the foam midsole is responsive for a variety of activities.

Outside of the midsole and outsole construction, I also like this shoe’s upper construction for more versatile training. It breathes well and it’s lightweight so if you’re working in hotter class or gym settings, you shouldn’t have to worry about overly sweaty feet or this shoe running “hot”.

Shorter Runs and Daily Wear

If you plan to tackle shorter runs before or after your workout sessions, then this shoe should work for runs that range from 1-2 miles. I would not run more than that in this model as it’s not designed for running. You’ll prolong your SuperRep Go 2’s lifespan and be better suited with a specific running shoe if you plan to tackle longer runs.

For daily wear, this model is super comfortable and I think it works well as a daily driver. The only caveat about this is that I’d suggest being mindful of your shoe’s durability if you’re wearing them outside on a regular basis.

nike superrep go 2 running

Since this shoe has exposed foam throughout the midfoot, it can be prone to breaking down when using them often on concrete and when the elements outside are a bit rougher in nature. If you limit this shoe’s wear for indoors only, then this model will work super well as a daily driver.

Nike SuperRep Go 2 Sizing

In the Nike SuperRep Go 2, I’d recommend that most lifters and athletes go true-to-size for this model. The width and length should be adequate for most narrow and neutral size feet.

The only time I’d recommend sizing up is if you know you have a wider or flatter foot. In this case, go up a half size and that should be enough to provide you with adequate room in the toe box and this shoe as a whole.

nike superrep go 2 sizing

Price Breakdown

For the Nike SuperRep Go 2, you can expect to pay $100 USD. Compared to other HIIT-focused workout shoes, I think this price is pretty fair for what this shoe delivers and offers. This model is somewhat of a “no-frills” style of HIIT shoe and it’s consistent so you know what you’re getting with it.

Additionally, I think if you’re mindful of how and where you’re wearing this shoe, then its overall durability should go the distance for you which makes this price point even more worth it.

Construction Details

If you’re interested in the construction details for the Nike SuperRep Go 2, I’m going to include some of the key construction callouts for this model below. Something that I enjoy about this model is that it’s relatively simplistic in nature.

  • Heel-to-Toe Drop: N/A (Nike doesn’t have one for this model)
  • Weight: 12 oz (for my size 10 model)
  • Removable Insole: Yes
  • Mesh Upper Construction
  • External Heel Tab
  • Foam Midsole
  • Partial Rubber Outsole
  • 5 Eyelets

If you have additional questions on the Nike SuperRep Go 2’s construction, drop a comment below and I’ll answer accordingly.

Takeaway Thoughts

Overall, I like the Nike SuperRep Go 2 for classes, HIIT workouts, and casual lifting. This model is not going to be your best bet for serious lifting and CrossFit-style training, but if you go into it acknowledging its best uses, then I think you’ll be happy with this shoe’s performance and construction.

If you have any questions on the Nike SuperRep Go 2, drop a comment below or reach out to me via Instagram (@that_fit_friend)!

Jake Boly, CSCS, MS Sports Science

Jake Boly, CSCS, MS Sports Science

Jake Boly is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of That Fit Friend. He's often regarded to as a go-to resource in various performance shoe communities. He’s been formally reviewing shoes and training gear for over 7 years and has hand-tested over 400 pairs of shoes. Jake is known on the internet and YouTube for blending his review process with his educational, strength sports, and personal training background.

Jake has a Masters in Sports Science, a Bachelors in Exercise Science, a CSCS, and he's been personal training for over 10 years helping hundreds of clients get stronger, lose weight, and accomplish their goals. He uses his exercise science brain and personal training background to make curated and thoughtful review content on the fitness gear he's testing.

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