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
    $150
  • Weight
    Men: 8.8oz
    Women: 8.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Expert Reviews

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75 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 60 / 100 | Rocket Runner

    It's not terrible, certainly not great.

  • 85 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    The midsole outsole here sets the bar so high that the upper while perfectly OK for me glares back as the weak point.

  • 80 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    Reebok is on to something here for sure

  • 75 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    Close but not quite there. I wish the upper of this shoe was as well designed and finessed as the midsole/outsole.

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- Road running shoes are popular athletic clothes. The Reebok Floatride Run ULTK aims to be a part of the family of products that people can go to for their daily running sessions. The upper unit has a modern vibe to it, with a knitted fabric gracing the front and a 3D-mapped heel cradle that receives the rear of the foot. A thermoplastic cage maintains in-shoe security for those intense runs.

- Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the full-length midsole unit, with Floatride Foam dealing with the brunt of the impact shock and the transition towards the toe-off. An ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) rim sits on top of the Floatride, acting as sidewalls that center the foot in place. Rubber protects the midsole from the abrasive nature of the surfaces.

The Reebok Floatride Run ULTK was made using the standard measurements. Runners are welcome to get a pair with their usual sizing expectations in mind. However, a pleasant in-shoe hug can be affected by physically testing the shoe in brick-and-mortar stores and/or studying feedback from other users.

The quality of the fit is influenced by several elements, namely the form-fitting quality of the Ultraknit upper, the foot-shaped curve of the lasting board, and the fit-adjustment system (shoelaces and midfoot cage). When mixed, these accouterments give a snug and secure fit.

Rubber serves as the outsole unit of the Reebok Floatride Run ULTK. This compound shields the base of the midsole foam from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also provides traction, a trait that is important in all running shoes.

A tread-pattern of rectangles pockmarks the external rubber pad. These nodes heighten the quality of the traction, ensuring that the runner is surefooted when taking to the roads.

The presence of the traction nodes gives way to the existence of flex grooves, recesses in the rubber platform that are meant to heighten the bending capacity of the entire sole unit.

Floatride Foam is the technology that ensures cushioning for the underfoot. This feature runs the whole length of the Reebok Floatride Run ULTK, offering a ride that is touted to be lighter than the industry-standard foams. It is also flexible yet able to retain its form, even after many runs.

A foam rim is placed right on top of the Floatride, serving as steadying walls that prevent in-shoe wobbling or positional deviation with regards to the balanced location of the foot within the interior compartment. The compound that is used for this feature is ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). Raised sidewalls are slowly making the trend, gracing many stability running shoes like the latest iterations of the Brooks Transcend and the Ravenna.

Ultraknit is the fabric that is used for the majority of the Reebok Floatride Run ULTK’s upper unit. This material is likened to a woven cloth as it is light, flexible, and breathable.

The heel part features a cradle that has the form of a 3D-mapped Achilles region. The purpose of this accouterment is to secure the foot in place and prevent it from exiting the interior chamber accidentally.

A thermoplastic cage wraps the left and right sides of the silhouette, as well as the heel. The purpose of this wraparound skeleton is to help the traditional lacing system when it comes to locking the foot in place.

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