"In 2015 I couldn't find any information about Metcons anywhere online..."
SO HOW DID NIKE METCON CLUB START?
"I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I GOT A DM FROM NOAH OHLSEN, THAT BLEW MY MIND."
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PAIR OF CROSSFIT SHOES?
I had Blue Inov-8s, the F-230s I believe, the ones everyone used to use. Andy Edwards (CrossFit Seminar Staff & Jamie Greene's coach) used to have a pair down at Dragon Athletic in Cardiff and I remember seeing them and was like I need to get them!
HAVE YOU FOUND YOURSELF STAR STRUCK MEETING GAMES ATHLETES OR HAVING THEM INTERACT WITH YOUR PAGE?
I remember the first time I got a DM from Noah Ohlsen and that blew my mind that did. Nobody believed me! I think I wrote something on his post and he sent me a DM. Since then we've been chatting! He's always been really friendly. I remember when he got the Blue Monday Metcon 2s we chatted about them for ages. He's class! To meet though, it has to be Mat Fraser.
"My favourite metcon was the 'metcon knows', because of the story behind it, from the original nike trainer."
WHAT'S BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE EVER METCON RELEASED?
This is tough! The 'Metcon Knows', which is the leather suede one that Nike made. I love it because of the story behind it. I love the idea that it was based on the original Nike Trainer. For someone who loves sneakers, they were just amazing! And then they ripped and I was absolutely mortified! Dan Williams actually sent me his pair when I told him and I was made up. Nike also made an orange European Exclusive. It was a Metcon 1, orange sole and grey top, I just love that shoe! That's probably my favourite colour-way.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE NIKE METCON CLUB IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?
I think it needs to develop from Instagram, because my concern is that if Instagram disappears, I've got nothing. I would like to do more interviews with people who were involved in the shoe. So I'd like to do that, whether it be on Instagram live or Youtube. A podcast would be great where I talk for 15-20 minutes with Nike Games Athletes or somebody who has helped develop the shoe. It would be great to give fans of the Metcon this in-sight to things such as how the Metcon started. It actually started from a tweet!