Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A majority of buyers found the Reebok Flexile to be an excellent all-around shoe for both casual wear and intensive workouts.
  • The trainer was extensively praised for being comfortable and well-fitting.
  • It felt very light and breathable on the feet of many wearers.
  • The shoe’s design received a lot of compliments from the purchasers.
  • More than a few people were happy with an option to personalize the footwear by adding their name on it.
  • A good number of users lauded the great quality that the product offered for a decent price.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The upper unit lacked structure and support, according to a couple of buyers.

Bottom line

The Reebok Flexile managed to fulfill the expectations of many purchasers who were looking for a comfortable, flexible, lightweight, and good-looking trainer for their workouts.

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The Reebok Flexile is crafted for agile workouts which involve lots of quick cuts and multi-directional movements. As the name implies, the shoe is made flexible to accommodate natural foot bending. The trainer can also be sported for regular everyday wear and light jogging.

The injection-molded EVA (IMEVA) midsole of the Flexile also serves as its outsole to keep the weight of the trainer to the minimum. However, its underside features triangle lugs with zig-zagged cuts for enhanced traction. It also employs geometrical flex grooves to promote natural foot movements.

There are rubber pods placed in the most high-wear areas of the outsole — the heel and the forefoot. These pods not only increase the shoe’s longevity but also add grip on gym floors.

This Reebok trainer makes use of the IMEVA foam midsole which is known for its lightweight and flexible nature. This white full-length component cushions the impact upon each step and jump to keep the wearer’s feet and legs protected.

There is a 13-mm difference in height between the forefoot and the heel. It makes the footwear a bit more running-friendly as it adds extra padding to the heel section. However, such construction compromises stability during weightlifting exercises.

The trainer sports a low-cut design to allow the ankle to have a full range of motion. The shoe’s ankle collar and the tongue are padded to protect the skin from chafing and irritation.

The entire upper is covered in an engineered mesh fabric. It features a combination of larger and smaller ventilation pores to give a balance of breathability and support.

The mesh is kept safe from fraying by synthetic overlays around the eyelets, at the toes, and back at the heel. That’s because these parts of the shoe are most subject to abrasion.

Two additional synthetic panels are placed at both sides of the forefoot. They reach the first pair of eyelets to interconnect with the lacing system and provide lateral stability during side-to-side movements.

Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes, Bodybuilding.com, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.

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