Summary

We spent 9.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Several runners praised the Reebok Driftium Ride as the most comfortable shoe they have ever worn.
  • A lot of buyers were pleased with the shoe’s affordable price.
  • The fit of the shoe was appreciated by many: some mentioned the Driftium Ride fit nicely, while others said it was true to size.
  • Some users commented that the shoe was good enough for both indoor and outdoor runs. Others claimed it also performed well on gym workouts.
  • The shoe was very easy to clean, according to a couple of purchasers.
  • The Driftium Ride was a very lightweight shoe, as reviewed by many.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The inner material of the upper ripped quickly after one use, a user complained. Meanwhile, another wrote that the mesh seemed too thin and showed the outline of the toes.
  • Some users thought negatively about the Driftium Ride’s durability: one user thought it felt flimsy and not appropriate for running, while a couple of others said it looked cheap and easily ruined.

Bottom line

Based on the number of positive reviews it received, it is easy to see that users were very satisfied with their purchase of the Reebok Driftium Ride. The shoe was commended for its comfortable platform, accurate fit, and reliable performance. On the other hand, some were skeptical about the durability of the shoe because of how it fared based on their experiences. Despite the criticisms, the Reebok Driftium Ride has managed to come on top as an affordable everyday runner.

Facts

Update: Reebok Driftium Ride 2
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 11.6oz | Women: 10oz
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Reebok
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $75
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Pink
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A popular pick

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- Not to be confused with the Reebok Driftium, the Driftium Ride is released as an alternative shoe to the aforementioned. Like the original Driftium, the Reebok Driftium Ride is designed for the long miles.

- This shoe offers a more targeted midfoot support than the original Driftium, thanks to the Flexweave feature in its upper. Meanwhile, all other features remain the same. The Reebok Driftium ride is also built for daily running and caters to neutral pronators.

The Reebok Driftium Ride comes in a sizing scheme that follows the standard running shoe. Runners with low to moderate foot volumes would find an accommodating fit in their usual size preference, while those with a high foot volume could try going a half-size up. It is always best to fit the shoe in store prior to buying. The Reebok Driftium Ride is available in Medium width, both in the men’s and women’s versions.

The high-abrasion rubber outsole of the Reebok Driftium Ride delivers traction and durability, especially in the shoe’s high-wear areas. This quality also allows the outsole to have a longer lifespan and be sturdier compared to the common carbon rubber.

A platform of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) makes up the midsole of the Reebok Driftium Ride. Similar to many other running shoes, EVA foam is meant to cushion the underfoot, absorbing the shock with each step, and providing sufficient energy return throughout the gait cycle. The Asics Gel Contend 4 presents a similarly constructed midsole.

For an additional layer of cushioning, the Driftium Ride also offers a molded sockliner.

Breathability and comfort are the main benefits provided by the mesh upper of the Reebok Driftium Ride. In addition, the upper also delivers coverage to keep the foot protected from the elements. The mesh hand-in-hand with a fabric lining that is designed to be soft and to prevent skin irritation.

In the midfoot area is a panel of woven material that is designed with Flexweave technology. This feature equips the shoe to be more supportive than ever, which results in a customized fit and, overall, a more comfortable ride.

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Jens Jakob Andersen

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