The road to gold isn’t pretty. And every year, the competition gets tougher — athletes have to train more and fight harder than ever before. But the top of the podium is worth the calloused hands and trembling muscles.
The special-edition “Medal Strong” Metcon 5 honors this gritty journey. The hazy black upper appears distressed, as though it has been broken in and sweated on. Pops of gold for men and rose gold for women at the heel represent how naturally-occurring metallic gold comes out of the ground: not yet polished, but still valuable.
The Nike Metcon 5 “Medal Strong” will appear on the competition floor in August. It releases July 22 for NikePlus members and globally July 25.