Late last year, Nike officially unveiled the Air Zoom SuperRep, the first of a new series shoes aimed at specific workouts. That one, in particular, was designed with HIIT classes in mind. If you prefer to do circuits in the gym or follow workouts from the comfort of your home, you might want to check the newest addition to the line in the form of the Nike SuperRep Go.
That’s right, this one’s designed for that solo workout dude that you frequently see moving from station to station, doing one set at a time, at the local gym. Or that dude who tunes in to workout videos on their TVs, monitors, or tablets, following along to bodyweight workout guides, suspension trainer videos, or some crazy new workout that you can do using the stuff you already have at home. Truth be told, it just might be the ideal workout shoe of the quarantine era, making it perfect sneaker release at these most unusual of times. We know, you can work out barefoot at home, but who wants to risk stepping on their 10-year old’s wayward LEGO brick?
The Nike SuperRep Go focuses on three things: comfortable cushioning, flexibility, and support. For circuit workouts, this combination supposedly allows you to move seamlessly from one exercise station to the next, while homebound fitness buffs can quickly run to the kitchen to turn off the stove and get right back to the next routine in their workout video. Or something like that. More importantly, though, it enables that while providing a responsive cushion that protects your feet during abrupt contact with the floor (think jumps) and tightening around your foot during quick changes in orientation to ensure it provides the necessary support.
It uses a soft mesh on the upper that flexes to follow every move your feet make, all while providing the breathability that you need to keep from annoying people at home who will smell your feet the moment you take the shoes off. Yeah, this one should help keep the peace during quarantine.
The Nike SuperRep Go boasts thicker-than-usual foam cushions, making this more ideal for exercises that can really challenge your footing. From box jumps and walking lunges to burpees and hold-it-till-you’re-nearly-dead planks, it brings the necessary cushion to minimize any impact throughout your feet, whether on the toes, heels, or every part in between. Outside the shoe, you see a noticeable arc shape that, the outfit claims, provide unusually robust support for side-to-side movements, making this a potentially great shoe for a whole lot of full-body workouts that involve those kinds of actions.
They even threw in rubber treads at various high-wear areas to provide stability when extending your feet towards those sections and traction when those parts come in contact with any type of surface. It ditches the weird arc on the outsole found in the original SuperRep, although it does sport plenty of grooves under the forefoot to provide the necessary flexibility that many bodyweight exercises will demand from your footwear.
The Nike SuperRep Go is available now, priced at $100.