We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Astroride Future was effective in keeping the foot cool during warm days, a user stated.
  • Many wearers liked that the shoe was lightweight. One user emphasized that they barely felt the shoe while on their foot.
  • A runner was satisfied with the support provided by the Astroride Future.
  • The shoe was comfortable yet also felt sturdy, according to a user.
  • The quality of the shoe was great considering its price, said a customer.
  • The inside of the shoe efficiently wrapped around the foot that it eliminated the need for a sock, an impressed runner mentioned.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe caused blisters during the first few uses, according to a buyer.
  • One user found the shoe to run small.
  • Some wearers complained about the lack of water drainage system of the Astroride Future.
  • The material of the upper felt quite thin, a reviewer wrote.

Bottom line

The Reebok Astroride Future has managed to deliver a smooth, comfortable performance that users have found to be reliable and practical. Meanwhile, the shoe’s various structural components received both positive and negative comments. On the overall, many customers liked the Reebok Astroride Future very much that they wanted to buy more than one pair.


Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.3oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Features: Slip-on
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Reebok
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $70
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey
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  • The midsole is made with a single layer of soft foam material called ASTROFOAM. The material combines light and springy cushioning with boosted responsiveness. As a result, runners have a comfortable and energetic running experience.
  • The outsole features a full-length high abrasion rubber for durability. This rubber has been designed with what Reebok refers to as Speed Grooves. These grooves allow the durable outsole to move together with the runner, as well as complement the responsiveness the midsole delivers.
  • To easily slip the shoe on, the heel was made with the Quick Fit design. On the upper, the heel portion was constructed separately to accommodate the convenient slipping on or off of the Reebok Astroride Future.
  • The shoe comes with the ghillie type lacing which lightly secures the midfoot in place. The lacing not only acts as an accent to the minimalist upper, but it is connected to overlays found on the sides. Tightening the lacing will improve the fit on the midsection of the foot, slightly preventing it from moving laterally during runs.

The Reebok Astroride Future is available in standard running shoe measurements. Male and female runners who are interested will be able to get their pair using their usual size preferences. The same goes for the width. It is available in B – medium and D – medium.

The outsole sports a full-length, high-abrasion rubber which is durable enough for long-term usage. The rubber extends the shelf life of the shoe and protects its bottom from wear, as well as debris the runner might encounter on the road. The outsole of this shoe is as durable as the Asics Cumulus 20 which is using the notable AHAR compound.

The tread pattern designed on the outsole is composed of diamond-shaped indentions. These shapes are called Speed Grooves. From the name, it allows the runner to move faster because it delivers a feeling of unrestricted movement. Most diamond shapes are hollow, but the diamonds on the heel part are filled in, with lines that help with traction and propulsion.

Also on the outsole is the PwrPad which is located on the bottom of the shoe, on the PwrZone area. This pad helps the runner during the propulsion stage of the runner cycle. It is strategically located in the forefoot area because this is the part of the foot that’s mainly used when toe-ing off. With PwrPad, the runner has extra help in thrusting forward.

The midsole is made up of ASTROFOAM which is a single layer of soft cushioning that was design to be comfortable and springy. It attenuates the impact received by the foot during the landing phase of the running cycle, as it provides the right amount of comfort underfoot.

The forefoot part looks like it is floating. This performance-driven design innovation is called the PwrZone forefoot. With this in place, the runner can quickly and easily transition through running phases with minimal energy as the design produces a rocking motion.

The upper is made up of stretch mesh that hugs the foot in all the right places. The fit is snug because of the yielding characteristic of the material, but it doesn’t feel tight or constricting. This mesh is also breathable, allowing the inside of the shoe to be properly ventilated.

There aren’t a lot of overlays on the upper as Reebok was going for the chic, minimalistic style. The only overlays are found on the sides of the midfoot. They are thin films that form connected bands. Despite their thinness, they help lock the medial part of the foot in its place since they are connected to the lacing system.

With the band-like overlays concentrated on the midfoot, the fit can be made more secure by pulling on the ghillie laces. Not only is this lacing technique attractive to the eyes but, it also delivers security and minimal support to the midfoot.

Quick Fit heel construction is a design feature on the Reebok Astroride Future. So that runners can easily slip into the shoe, the entire heel area on the upper was separated. This allows more room for the mouth or opening of the shoe to cater to feet of different shapes and sizes.


Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.