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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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
$150
Weight
Men: 8.2oz
Women: 7oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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

10 reasons to buy

  • Some testers commented that the shoe worked well on walking, running and training activities.
  • The fit was perfect and surprising, according to many runners.
  • A lot of runners said that the Reebok Floatride Run was comfortable and lightweight.
  • Many buyers loved its fashionable design.
  • According to some users, this product handled short and long-distance running sessions well.
  • Many reviewers commented that the shoe was responsive and supportive.
  • The upper area was breathable, according to a good number of testers.
  • Many runners appreciated its appealing and captivating color variations.
  • A lot of users were happy because the performance and quality of the shoe exceeded their expectations.
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3 reasons not to buy

  • One of the buyers was disappointed because the heel cradle easily tore apart after only several uses.
  • A consumer said that the shoe was not durable. The outsole started to wear-off after running for about 20 km.
  • Several runners commented that the toe box was too narrow. As a result, their toes were able to perceive some discomfort.

Bottom line

Many runners agreed that the Reebok Floatride Run was one of the most comfortable running shoes they had ever worn. They said that it was breathable, supportive and responsive. Although several of them commented that it was too narrow and not durable, others still recommended the Reebok Floatride Run because of its fashionable appearance, performance, and quality. They loved wearing it on long and short-distance walking and running activities.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 237 ratings

5 star
55%
4 star
35%
3 star
7%
2 star
2%
1 star
1%

My Rating

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.

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81 / 100 based on 16 expert reviews

  • 89 / 100 by RunRepeat • Magandeep Singh • Level 2 expert

    The Floatride Run has a good mix of providing that barefoot feel with adequate support that keeps the foot from shifting too much. Come summers, all that breathability will definitely be a plus during long runs.

  • 93 / 100 by Jamison Michael • Jamison Michael • Level 5 expert

    I feel like Reebok really focused on the function of the shoe and built their way up from there.

  • 60 / 100 by The Ginger Runner • Ethan Newberry • Level 5 expert

    Who is it for? It's gonna be for the people who are looking for a long, comfortable trainer. This certainly fits into that realm.

  • 70 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Frank May • Level 4 expert

    The Reebok Floatride Run is a neutral daily trainer that introduces unique design choices into a lightweight assembly that offers runners a comfortable and secure ride.

  • 83 / 100 by The Runner Beans • Charlie • Level 3 expert

    You’ll love these if… you’re a fan of the knit upper of the Nike Flyknit and the Adidas Boost. Give them a miss if… you’re looking for more support from your shoes.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Commentary • Derek Li • Level 3 expert

    The catch is you need to make sure it will fit your foot shape. Heel slippage is one possible pitfall.

  • 79 / 100 by Adam Beeton • Adamski Beetz • Level 2 expert

    Overall I think the Floatrides are a great performing shoe, they're just not my style.

  • 92 / 100 by Puru The Guru • Dr Purnendu Nath • Level 1 expert

    I can see myself racing in the Reebok Floatride soon. I recommend it.

  • 90 / 100 by Salads 4 Lunch • Salads 4 Lunch • Level 1 expert

    After a month of injury free training in the Reebok Floatride Run, , I can say that I really like them! I wore them through a half marathon (that I didn’t train for) and felt great throughout the run.

  • 90 / 100 by Fitness T.O • Jay Quarmby • Level 1 expert

    I think the Reebok Floatride comes with a great fashion look and are a very comfortable shoe for the casual runner. I have a feeling that a hardcore long distance runner probably would find some faults in the shoe that they didn’t like, but I don’t think the shoe is made for them.

  • 89 / 100 by Red Wine Runner • Rhona • Level 1 expert

    I’ve ran about 100 miles in these shoes, and my only issue thus far has been finding the right socks in order to get maximum comfort on long runs.

  • 88 / 100 by Nadtara Bott • Nadtara Bott • Level 1 expert

    Even though there is a ton of cushioning, I felt that the shoes “returns energy” and felt bouncy when I ran.

  • 87 / 100 by Sportskeeda • Saransh Gehlot • Level 1 expert

    Despite using these for just a week, I have an extremely positive feeling about these shoes.

  • 86 / 100 by Jamiepang Blog • Jamiepang • Level 1 expert

    I find the upper very accommodating, and very breathable. In fact, whenever I picked up the pace, it certainly felt breezy in the toebox!

  • 85 / 100 by The Running Bug • Running Bug • Level 1 expert

    This shoe certainly puts Reebok back on the map of serious running shoes, and I’m certain it’ll go the distance.

  • 84 / 100 by Takbo.ph • Manokanrunner • Level 1 expert

    I would definitely take them for a half-marathon to a marathon races. Since they are lightweight, they are perfect for those fast 5Ks and 10Ks as well.

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Updates to Reebok Floatride Run

  • The Reebok Floatride Run is a neutral road running shoe that is designed to be responsive and light. The upper utilizes a knit portion that looks much like a sock. This material keeps the runner’s foot in place.
  • One of the most significant changes from other models is the Reebok Floatride Run’s midsole. It uses the Floatride foam technology, which is 50% lighter than the typically used EVA. It aims to deliver a bouncier response during the run.
  • The outsole uses the tread rubber to heighten the shoe’s durability. Its goal is to cause a smooth transition through the gait cycle.

Reebok Floatride Run size and fit

The Reebok Floatride Run is a road running shoe that is intended for those who have a neutral and high arch. When it comes to sizing, it follows the standard measurements. The available widths are D - Medium for the men’s version and B - Medium for the women’s version. It’s designed for runners who prefer to take everyday training and long-distance races.

Outsole

The Reebok Floatride Run’s outsole uses a rubber material to boost the shoe’s durability. The design is described as having a ripple or a waffle-like pattern that aims to provide additional traction when running on the roads. It allows the shoe to have a consistent contact with the ground and creates a smooth heel-to-toe transition.

The supportive EVA foam adds to the structure of this shoe. It is essential in balancing and centering the runner’s foot throughout the gait cycle.

Midsole

The midsole utilizes the Floatride Foam technology. It has a consistent cell structure that delivers a seamless integration of responsiveness and cushioning. The technology’s goal is to create a responsive, soft and lightweight cushioning that gives runners a “floating” feeling with every stride.

Upper

The Reebok Floatride Run uses the Ultra Knit. The zones are strategically designed for adaptive comfort. This technology’s purpose is to provide support, flexibility, and breathability. It is essential to keeping the runner’s foot fresh and dry, especially on high-mileage runs.

Combined with the Ultra Knit upper is the is the 3D Heel Cradle. This material is vital in locking the heel in place.

A cage overlay covers the midfoot and rear sections of the upper. This plastic unit connects to the lacing system, so it helps the fabrics in hugging the foot and giving a secure coverage.