The highlighted elements of the Reebok Floatride Run Panthea include the cloth-like engineered mesh upper, the close-weave construction of the heel section, the form-welcoming midsole unit, and abrasion-resistant rubber external pad. All of these elements work together to provide a performance that is in line with speed, natural motion, and comfort. Also, the natural shape of the human foot is the basis of this product’s design.

Size and fit

Runners can choose their usual sizes when it comes to the Floatride Run Panthea because the standard sizing scheme has become the basis of this shoe’s construction. The true-to-size build permits the foot to enjoy an in-shoe experience that accommodates personal preferences. Still, people are recommended to test the product personally prior to purchase or read/watch reviews that cover the sizing aspect.


The outsole unit of the Reebok Floatride Run Panthea features a rubber compound that is highly resistant to abrasion. The job of this part of the platform is to protect the bottom part of the midsole from the abrasive nature of the ground. Traction is also provided via the square gripping nodes that pockmark its surface.

Flex grooves allow the platform to follow the flexibility of the foot as it goes through the gait cycle. The forefoot lift is the part of the step that benefits the most from these channels as it is the part of the step that involves the bending of the toe tendons and joints.


Underfoot cushioning is given by the Floatride Foam. This midsole piece runs the whole length of this neutral running shoe. Its job is to carry the foot throughout the running session, ensuring that it is supported at all times. It is touted to be lightweight, flexible, and durable enough to accommodate all-day use.

A sockliner is placed right above the main cushioning unit. This fabric-topped add-on is tasked with providing the foot with a soft surface on which to relax. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the wearer wants to do so.


Running from the midfoot to the forefoot of the Reebok Floatride Run Panthea’s upper unit is engineered mesh. This cloth-like cover provides a form-fitting and non-irritating wrap. It has breathing holes to maintain cool and dry coverage. Engineered mesh is featured in many series of performance shoes, including the Hoka One One Clifton line.

The back part uses a close-weave mesh to help secure the heel in place. It also prevents potential tears from happening.

Printed overlays and hot-melted layers offer extra protection and in-shoe security. These elements don’t add weight, though they can also bolster the overall durability.


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