Updates to Reebok Endless Road 2

The Reebok Endless Road 2 is an update to a fresh series of running shoes that are designed for the neutral pronator. The overall construction is similar to its predecessor, the original Endless Road, save for an upper that features more printed overlays.

Size and fit

Consumers can use their usual choices of size because the Reebok Endless Road 2 features the standard measurements. Such a distinction aims to allay any concerns about getting an in-shoe feel that is too loose or too snug. Still, it is recommended to test this product personally before making a purchase decision to prevent any inconvenience or disappointment.

Outsole

The external pad of the Reebok Endless Road 2 is made of a rubber compound. The purpose of this layer is to prevent the surfaces from damaging the base of the midsole unit. It is also meant to deliver grip over the ground, a trait that is fundamental for every running shoe.

The windlass mechanism is a square structure near the ball of the foot that helps the forward propulsion of the runner. Speed and responsive forefoot lifts are the goals of this element.

Midsole

An injection-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (IMEVA) piece serves as the midsole unit of the Reebok Endless Road 2. This feature is tasked with providing the foot with a comfortable platform on which to stand. It is also made to be lightweight yet durable enough to handle many running sessions.

A MemoryTech insole is placed right above the primary cushioning unit. The job of this add-on is to provide a soft surface for the underside of the foot. It can conform itself to the curves of the wearer’s foot-pad, thus giving some support to areas and crevices that don’t usually get any attention.

Upper

The upper unit of the Reebok Endless Road 2 is made of a breathable mesh. This feature as the goal of securing the foot in place and keep it from wobbling during the run. The lattice structure can stretch slightly, thus accommodating the natural movement and swelling capacity of the foot as it takes each step. Also, pronounced breathing holes maintain a ventilated in-shoe experience. Breathable uppers grace many running shoe series, including the Nike Downshifter roster.

Overlays are printed onto the silhouette. These synthetic prints bolster the structural integrity of the upper unit while also helping to lock the foot in place. Their non-bulky nature prevents the shoe from being too heavy or looking too big.

The padded tongue and collar are meant to cushion the topmost portions of the foot, namely the Achilles tendon, the ankles, and the bridge. These parts of the upper unit also avert accidental shoe removals.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear, Walking / Jogging / Treadmill
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Breathable / Cushioned / Comfortable

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