Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The low-profile build of the Reebok Astroride Strike was appreciated by its testers.
  • The color schemes were welcomed by those who liked aesthetically pleasing shoe facades.
  • People liked that this shoe worked well as an option for walking.
  • It is affordable.
  • A few mentioned that the upper of the shoe is breathable enough to keep the feet sweat-free.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The contours of the midsole didn’t work well for several consumers; they stated that it felt as if the platform was intentionally flattening the arch.
  • The fit was considered by some to be very narrow.
  • The midfoot portion of the upper unit grazed the contour of the arch, a user complained.

Bottom line

The Reebok Astroride Strike had its fair share of positive feedback from its testers, but the overall reaction wasn’t very glowing. Most of those who have worn this road shoe weren’t happy with how it was built. Most complained about an uneven platform design and the narrowness of the fit. Moreover, the medial side of the upper was criticized for rubbing against the arch.

Facts

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  • The Reebok Astroride Strike is a running shoe that’s designed for the roads. It has a close-to-the-ground construction to cater to those who have a taste in minimalist footwear. Its light and uncluttered design encourage the natural movement capacity of the foot.
  • A ground-contact foam serves as the cushioning unit of this road shoe. This full-length platform is tasked with keeping the foot comfortable throughout the running session. A rubber layer in the heel staves off surfaces abrasion.

The Reebok Astroride Strike was designed using the standard measurements, though it is helpful to try on the shoe first to get a personal appraisal of the in-shoe experience. Widthwise, the available options are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. The semi-curved shape of the platform mimics the natural curve of the human foot.

Ground-contact foam serves as the outsole unit of the Reebok Astroride Strike. A pattern of curved lines acts as traction-enhancers, aiming to exhibit control over the surfaces.

A rubber layer is placed in the heel section. Its job is to protect against the debilitating nature of the landing phase of the gait cycle while also adding more to the gripping capability of the external pad.

Shallow grooves allow the foam to bend in conjunction with the foot as it transitions from the heel to the toe.

The full-length cushioning foam of the Reebok Astroride Strike has a low-profile design to allow the wearer to feel the ground properly. Such a configuration also heightens flexibility.

The upper unit of the Reebok Astroride Strike uses a breathable textile, which has breathing pores all over it to accommodate air into the foot-chamber. It has stitch-reinforcements for added durability.

The heel has a sewn-on counter that holds the foot in place. This extra layer also prevents accidental shoe-removals.

The lightly padded collar cushions the upper portions of the foot. Its low-cut design frees the ankles to move naturally as each step is taken.

A pull tab helps the runner when it comes to facilitating the foot inside, and outside of, the Astroride Strike.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
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.

jens@runrepeat.com