Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The upper unit of the Reebok Floatride Run 2.0 is considered suitably breathable for all-day wear.
  • A welcome change is said to come in the form of a protruding front collar that cushions the end part of the lower leg.
  • The lacing system’s broader coverage of the bridge of the foot is appreciated.
  • The gripping ability of the external pad is praised; the redesigned traction nodes apparently adhere well to the ground.
  • Comfort is perceived through the midsole unit’s foam technology.
  • The contemporary design of the silhouette is deemed versatile enough to be enjoyed in a variety of activities.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few testers claim that the edges of the materials used for the collar design are irritating to the skin.
  • The fabric on the heel collar is said by users to easily tear apart.

Bottom line

The Reebok Floatride Run 2.0 is an update that is received well. The feedback echoes that of its predecessor, the original Floatride Run model, especially since they’re nearly similar in many ways. But the redesigned outsole and updated upper configuration are highlighted as effective elements that bolster the performance. On the other hand, the flimsy durability of the fabrics and the irritating collar are criticized.

Fans of neutral running shoes that blend performance and stylistic flair are the target market of the Reebok Floatride Run 2.0.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Fit: Medium forefoot, Medium heel, Medium toe box
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear
Material: Knit upper, Rubber sole
Features: Breathable | Cushioned | Comfortable
Brand: Reebok
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $150
Colorways: Black, Blue, Pink
Size
Small True to size Large
Forefoot fit
Narrow Wide
Heel fit
Narrow Wide
Toebox
Tight Roomy
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 6/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 9/10
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  • At first glance, the Reebok Floatride Run 2.0 looks decidedly like an uncanny clone of its predecessor, the Floatride Run. The fundamental design that graces the precursor still seeps through the overall look of version two, save for a few changes that aim to better the perception of comfort and efficient performance.
  • The seemingly imperceptible updates include the three-branched panels on the sides are now four-pronged to cover a broader area of the foot, the tongue-like protrusion at the top of the instep, and the slightly higher profile of the midsole.

The Reebok Floatride Run 2.0 is made to be true to size. The sizing options should cater to the preferences and expectations of consumers. However, it is beneficial for potential consumers to test the shoe first or get ahold of user reviews to achieve an accommodating in-shoe experience.

Reebok’s contemporary design for the Floatride Run 2.0 works with its various elements to deliver a secure yet form-fitting coverage. The knitted upper, the foot-shaped outline of the shoe-last, and the seamless construction work together to secure the foot in place.

The outsole unit of the Reebok Floatride Run 2.0 is made of a rubber compound that is resistant to abrasion. This layer is tasked with protecting the midsole foam from wear-and-tear. It is touted to stave off damage by being long-lasting.

Non-prominent traction nodes pockmark the external pad. These elements heighten the surface adhesion of this Reebok running shoe.

Flex grooves permit the platform to bend in tandem with the foot as it transitions through the gait cycle.

Floatride Foam serves as the midsole unit of the Reebok Floatride Run 2.0. This technology runs the entire length of the product, offering full protection to the foot as it takes each step. It is touted to be lightweight and able to deliver a consistently responsive ride.

A sockliner is placed right above the main foam piece. This add-on offers a bit more cushioning for the underside of the foot. It has a soft structure to give off a feeling of resting on a smooth surface. It also has contours that follow the curve of the arch.

Ultraknit is used for the majority of the upper unit, specifically the area running from the midfoot to the front. This textile has a cloth-like nature that gives off a feeling of being wrapped in a sock. Holes are patterned on it to permit air into, and through, the interior compartment. Knitted uppers grace many modern running shoes such as the updates to the Adidas Pure Boost line.

An ergonomic heel cup makes up the rest of the upper unit. This mix of padding and smooth textile works to accommodate the natural shape of the heel, supporting it and locking it down in place.

A wraparound thermoplastic polyurethane cage holds the upper unit together and helps in the attainment of a snug yet form-welcoming coverage. Four prongs on each side connect to the traditional lacing system, adapting to the tightening or loosening of the fit.

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