Like I mentioned with the Reebok Floatride Run fast Pro, if you had asked me if I would be running in Reebok a year ago I would have laughed. Now I run in two shoes from Reebok. Plus, the Reebok Float Ride Runfast Pro rivals the Nike 4% and in my opinion, a better shoe when it rains. Recently, Reebok stepped up their game and reentered the running industry.
Weight: 6.05 oz
Stack Height:8mm drop
The Reebok Floatride Run Fast fits more similar to a racing flat than a true trainer. It runs narrow, and the top is pointy. If you have a wider foot, it’s better to go up a half size. I found the 10.5 to be a good fit, but I think it was running longer I might go higher than that.
The upper uses a very thin engineered mesh. I can appreciate how the mesh is seamless. If you have a bunion or wider forefront, it won’t rub. The upper is one of the lightest and most breathable of any shoes I’ve run in. It’s engineered to reduce irritation, It’s worth noting that with the lack of seams, there isn’t a lot of structure to the shoe. It has a secure fit.
The Reebok Floatride Run Fast is a shoe that is designed to run fast. It’s not a true racing flat and has more cushion than the Pro, but it’s a great option for speed work and tempos. It’s a neutral shoe designed for long distance runs. It has a responsive feel and the floatride foam stays responsive throughout the entire run. I’ve run 15 miles in it and I’ve felt the same response from start to finish.
Since it has enough cushion, it could be used as a long run or an easy run shoe, but I don’t think I’ll keep it there myself. If you like running in something flatter or lighter (like the Saucony Kinvara, Hoka Cavu, or New Balance Beacon), you might prefer to train in it.
The Reebok Floatride Run fast has the best traction of any road shoe on the market right now. When it’s raining or wet, I’ve gravitated towards Reebok just because of all of the rubber on the bottom. If I run another rainy race, I’ll probably race in the Run Fast Pro.
Reebok is definitely back in the running game with their shoes. The Reebok Floatride Run Fast is a lightweight shoe designed for workouts or race day. You’ll feel fast from start to finish line.
While technically, you could use it for anything, for me, it won’t be an easy run or recovery shoe because I need more cushion.
Long Runs: Hoka Cavu 2
Races: Nike Fly, Reebok Run fast Pro
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Questions for you:
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