Facts

  • 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.

  • Use

    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
    $75
  • Weight
    Men: 11.6oz
    Women: 10oz
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
Show more facts

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.

  • First look / Unboxing | Lappy Tech

Apply to become an expert

- 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.

Comparison