Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what training geeks think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A majority of consumers liked the comfort offered by the Reebok Guresu 1.0.
  • Many owners appreciated that it did not need to be broken in.
  • A good number of reviewers claimed that the fit was perfect.
  • Several users stated that it was light and that it felt like they were just wearing a sock.
  • Fitness enthusiasts recommended it for dance and gym workouts.
  • Some testers approved of the roomy toe box.
  • A few commenters found the cushioning and stability of the sole satisfactory.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A minority of testers mentioned that the inner side of the collar chafed the back of their foot.
  • Several users did not appreciate the thin upper because it lacked support and visibly outlined their feet.
  • The wrap on the midfoot drew the ire of a handful of consumers because it was too loose.
  • The midsole lacked cushioning, according to a few people.

Bottom line

Many people appreciated the comfort delivered by the Reebok Guresu 1.0. Users lauded the sock-like fit and lightweight nature of the footwear. The sole unit, in general, was found stable and offered enough cushioning. On the downside, the thin material of the upper displeased several users. But in the end, the shoe came highly recommended by those looking for a comfortable gym and studio trainer.

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Facts

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  • The Reebok Guruesu 1.0 is an all-around workout shoe that caters to the unique needs of female training enthusiasts.
  • It features a mid-cut cleatie construction that aims to support the ankles while at the same time allowing freedom of movement. The neoprene upper sits close to the skin while the lacing system allows the wearer to adjust the fit.
  • The EVA midsole and the Ortholite sock liner absorb impact to prevent injuries to the foot and provide a comfortable platform.
  • The rubber outsole is intended for indoor gym use. It has a small disc called a Turnzone under the ball of the foot that makes turning during dance workouts smooth and easy.

The Guresu 1.0 utilizes a rubber outsole. This compound is designed to be durable, flexible and capable of protecting the foot from various elements on the ground.

A wavy tread pattern facilitates the multi-directional movements involved in dance and studio workouts. It has a small disk under the ball of the foot called a Turnzone. This structure is smooth and makes turns effortless and quick.

Flex grooves are present in the forefoot area. They are meant to promote proper foot flexion.

The Guresu 1.0 uses the ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam for the midsole. EVA is a type of foam that is lightweight, durable, and resilient. It absorbs shock from impact and disperses that energy to prevent injuries in the lower extremities.

A removable Ortholite sock liner is placed inside the shoe. This breathable material is a combination of polyurethane and recycled rubber. It maintains the freshness of the foot by wicking moisture away. It is also antibacterial which prevents foul odor from developing. It can be removed and replaced with other orthotic insoles if needed.

The midfoot portion of the midsole extends to the upper. This structure delivers support while doing lateral movements.

The Reebok Guresu 1.0 features a mid-cut cleatie design. The collar is high enough to support the ankle and not restrict its movements.

The trainer features a lacing system that connects to the medial and lateral panels. Tightening the round laces draws the side panels closer to the foot, giving support during side-to-side movements. The lace-up closure also prevents the foot from accidentally slipping out of the shoe while in motion. Atop the midfoot area is a single-wrap unit that serves to lock down the foot.

Pull tabs are present in both the tongue and the back of the collar. They make it easier for the user to put on the footwear.

Lining the inside is a soft textile. It prevents irritation to the skin and makes the shoe easy to wear and remove.

The shoe features an external heel clip that cups the back of the foot and anchors it to the midsole. This material ensures that the foot is stable during workouts.

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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