Reebok Floatride Run

Shoe Review: Reebok Floatride Run

Price: $150

Specs:
 8mm heel-toe-drop; 8.2 oz. (men’s size 9.0); 7.0 oz. (women’s size 7.0)

The Scoop: Reebok is making a strong push to get back into running, and this innovative new model has turned a lot of heads. The Floatride Run has a new, energetic midsole foam material and a unique construction that features a snug interior bootie around the midfoot/forefoot that’s cinched down at the rearfoot/midfoot by a flexible plastic exo-skeleton integrated with the lacing system.

Who’s it best for? Runners who want a lightweight, snug-fitting training shoe with a soft but energetic ride for moderate weekly mileage.

What’s New? The Floatride Run serves up a sock-like fit that wraps the foot (no matter what size or shape) with a snug, locked-down sensation. It has great step-in comfort with a very secure feeling at heel and midfoot, although a few of our wear-testers thought the forefoot was a bit too tight and didn’t provide enough wiggle room in the toe box.

What we like best: The Float Foam midsole material is bursting with energy, so much so that it produces a bouncy sensation that—combined with a snappy forefoot flex pattern and a firm, secondary foam in the forefoot—encourages fast running. The segmented, one-piece rubber outsole offers great grip and consistent ground contact, both of which can contribute to a consistent gait cycle. All of that translates to the uncanny ability to run fast and run long.

Brian Metzler
Brian Metzler is the Content Director of MotivRunning.com. He was the founding editor of Trail Runner magazine, a senior editor for Running Times and the editor in chief of Competitor. He's wear-tested more than 1,500 pairs of running shoes, raced every distance from 50 meters to 100 miles, has finished three Ironman triathlons and enjoys the quirky sport of pack burro racing.