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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$80
Weight
Men: 10.2oz
Women: 8.4oz
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The upper unit of the Carthage RS 4.0 features a breathable mesh that will be able to give support, breathability and comfort.
  • The 4th version of the Carthage RS series has a low-cut construction, enabling runners to feel more freedom when it comes to mobility.
  • Testers were generally receptive of the different color choices that come with this running shoe.
  • The medium width of this update allows many types of feet to fit in it comfortably.
  • The reviews were positive when it comes to the durable parts that make up the entirety of this shoe.
  • Along with a padded sock liner, the DMXRide technology offers lightweight cushioning all throughout.
  • This running shoe has a moderate weight.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were issues with the forefoot area being a bit narrow, clumping the toes too close together.
  • The spaces between the rubber outsole design might encourage small stones to get lodged in between.
  • Some runners felt that the shoe felt a bit warm for their feet.

Bottom line

The Carthage RS 4.0 from Reebok is a solid addition to the company’s line of shoes because of its comfortable mid-sole, robust outsole and overall durable design. It’s a neutral running shoe that anyone appreciates during many athletic activities.


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Updates to Reebok Carthage RS 4.0

  • The 4th version of the Carthage from Reebok reduces the amount and thickness of the overlays that are placed above the upper mesh unit. Doing so significantly pushes the weight down while still retaining the added layer of responsive security for the upper. They also maintain consistent breathability.
  • Though it still has reflective detailing in certain sections of the upper, it’s not as prominent as before. Most of the upper, including the overlay system, don’t have reflective materials.
  • The lightweight mesh in the upper has a more open construction, thus offering a well-ventilated running experience while still retaining durability. The material was woven to have wider holes. A protective net lies above the mesh material, shielding the interior from dust, small stones and other debris.
  • A Transition Bridge in the mid-foot section makes the transitions from the heel to the toe smoother and easier.
  • The outsole unit features deeper flex grooves, which encourage more flexibility in the forefoot area. The mid-sole material and the outsole rubber are not stiff, assisting the grooves to deliver a consistent natural freedom of movement.

Reebok Carthage RS 4.0 size and fit

The Reebok Carthage RS 4.0 has a standard running shoe length. It can accommodate runners who need the specific shoe size for their comfort. The medium-width of this model keeps the fit adequately snug, yet adaptable to those with wider foot-dimensions.


Outsole

The outsole utilizes a rubber material that’s highly resistant to abrasion. It’s a high quality material that delivers durable protection against wear and tearing. A set of non-prominent gripping lugs help the outsole to grip onto the surfaces, from the roads to manageable tracks.

Flex grooves on the outsole encourage natural flexibility in the forefoot. They are cut deeper for the Carthage RS 4.0, thus making it more responsive to the motions made by the foot.


Midsole

The DMXRide is the proprietary cushioning system made by Reebok. It’s made from high quality materials and it’s meant to deliver responsible underfoot comfort, shock absorption and durability. It doesn’t weigh a lot, so it doesn’t feel as if the platform is dragging the foot down.

A Transition Bridge in the mid-sole assists the runners through the gait cycle. Each transition from the heel to the toe is now smoother, effective and more comfortable.


Midsole

A lightweight mesh material provides support, breathable coverage and flexibility. Its construction for the Reebok Carthage RS 4.0 is more open this time around, further encouraging air to seamlessly enter the shoe and keep the foot dry & cool.

The Overlay system on the sides and heel area deliver security and a customizable fit. For this version, these aren’t as thick, thus reducing the overall weight. Reflectivity is now limited to some highlighted sections in the upper, maintaining a minimal design yet retaining the visual appeal.