It’s wild thinking that we’re on the 14th year of the popular Reebok Nano cross-training shoe line. In the world of cross-training, the Reebok Nanos are the longest-running line of shoes which is pretty cool.
From the original Reebok Nano, the Nano X4 has come a long way both with its shoe tech, but also with its silhouette and performance intent.
Since the Reebok Nano X4 is an even-year model, a lot of its core features remain similar to the Reebok Nano X3. However, there have been a few subtle construction updates to note which I’ll discuss below.
Reebok Nano X4 Release Date
As with prior Reebok Nano releases, this shoe will debut a few days after the initial announcement of this model. Reebok does this to build hype around the shoe and to get the community excited.
The Reebok Nano X4 Will Be Released On…
- Reebok’s Site (Men’s): January 12th at 12 AM EST for $140
- Reebok’s Site (Women’s): January 12th at 12 AM EST for $140
As of right now, the price for the core Reebok Nano X4 model will be consistent with the Reebok Nano X3 at $140. It’s interesting that Reebok, much like PUMA, is releasing this model so late in the evening.
From what I can tell, it looks like there will be around 10 initial Nano X4 colorways that will debut for the men’s and women’s lines. I’m personally a fan of how Reebok is rolling out more subtle colorways compared to years prior.
What’s New With the Reebok Nano X4?
To the unknowing eye, the Reebok Nano X4 looks eerily similar to the Nano X3. As mentioned above, though, there have been some nice quality-of-life updates made to this shoe’s construction.
- The tongue is now gusseted. In the Nano X3, the tongue could slide at times and it wasn’t the most secure for certain foot antomies out of the box. The new gusset gives this shoe more security and the tongue doesn’t slide as much.
- The Lift and Run Chassis (L.A.R) System has been brought down. As opposed to wrapping up the top of the boot, the new L.A.R system has been lowered to save on both weight and bulk around the boot.
- The Flexweave upper around the toe box and midfoot has been reworked to be lighter and more breathable. The midfoot of this shoe has more ventilation than the Nano X3 did.
- On top of the L.A.R rework, the boot has also been redesigned to cup the ankle more versus the Nano X3’s boot which extended more vertically. This reworked boot with the tongue gusset expedites the break-in process with this shoe.
What Hasn’t Changed: Floatride Energy Foam midsole, rubber outsole and its tread pattern, stack height, tongue shape/padding, and the lacing system.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q:When does the Reebok Nano X4 come out?
Q:What is the heel-to-toe drop of the Reebok Nano X4?
My Reebok Nano X4 Content Plan
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be hard at work building out content for the Reebok Nano X4. I’ve been wearing this model on one foot and the Nano X3 on the other to compare their stability, versatility, security, and breathability.
My goal is to test the Nano X4 across a similar format that I use for all of my favorite cross-training shoes. I do this so I can comparisons and nuances that exist between different models more thoroughly. Some tests I use are as follows:
- Max Lift Tests: Squat, deadlift, barbell lunge, and power clean
- Versatility Tests: HIIT sessions and WODs
- Running Tests: Sprints, 800-meters, 1.5-miles
- Walking Tests: All-day wear and long dog walks (3-5 miles)
I’ll also be cutting open a pair of my Reebok Nano X4s to get a closer look at the materials used in this shoe. I did this with my Reebok Nano X3 on my YouTube channel and it was super interesting assessing the shoe’s build quality.
As always, if you have questions about the Reebok Nano X4 in the meantime, drop a comment below or reach out to me personally.