This walking shoe from Reebok was crafted with cloudlike comfort in mind. It is meant for everyday wear and casual walks but its lightweight and flexible nature can also make it a convenient travel companion.
The unusual shape of this shoe’s outsole is determined by its integration into the DMX cushioning system. Apart from protecting the platform against abrasion, it also contributes to a responsive ride.
Its forefoot section, however, focuses on the flexibility aspect. There are three deep flex grooves which make sure the natural foot motion is not impeded by the sole.
This Reebok walker derives its cloudlike effect from the DMX technology infused into the midsole. It is the brand’s proprietary variation of an air-filled capsule that functions similarly to an air mattress. When pressure is applied to the heel section, the air travels to the forefoot and back to create a springy rebound in an instant.
The foot receives extra padding through the Molded MemoryTech Massage Foam insert. It adjusts to the wearer’s individual foot shape for added comfort and support.
The Cloudride DMX 4 employs an internal sock-like lining to wrap the foot in soft support. It is generously padded around the Achilles to lock down the heel and eliminate the chance of slippage. Synthetic panels on the sides and a gore strap at the back also serve to this end.
On the outer side of the upper, mesh fabric is utilized to help the shoe ‘breathe.’ This textile also has a ripstop characteristic to it which enhances the shoe’s durability.