Summary

We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Those who have tried the Reebok Fusium Run felt that the affordable price made it more appealing.
  • The width profiles followed most users’ expectations.
  • Some consumers felt that the underfoot cushioning offered comfort and responsive
  • The impact attenuating capacity of the platform was deemed sufficient by a couple of runners.
  • A handful of purchasers who used the Reebok Fusium Run for casual purposes believed that it blended well with daily attire.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several testers noted that the upper unit separated from the midsole after only a few uses.
  • The upper unit caused some blistering when running without socks, a few people noted.

Bottom line

Those who have tested the Reebok Fusium Run welcomed its affordability and useful components. Many reported on a comfortable underfoot platform, a right-fitting coverage, and street-ready aesthetics. On the other hand, several people felt that the sizing scheme was off, while others complained of poor durability and an irritating inner sleeve.

Facts

Update: Reebok Fusium Run 2
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Features: Slip-on
Brand: Reebok
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $90
Colorways: Black, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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  • The Reebok Fusium Run is a budget-friendly running shoe that’s made for those who want to have a versatile shoe that can handle speed training and daily use. The façade has a sporty look, but it doesn’t have a bulky or heavy-seeming frame. A knitted textile serves as the upper unit, and it’s supported by printed and stitched-on overlays.
  • Foot-mapping technology is employed in the midsole unit, enabling it to cushion the landings properly and allow natural heel-to-toe transitions. A dense lateral heel section stabilizes the foot-strike and staves off supination.

The Reebok Fusium Run is true to size. Runners can get a pair using their usual sizing preferences, though it is always helpful to try out the shoe first. Widthwise, the variants are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. The foot-mapped platform mimics the shape and motion of the human foot.

A rubber layer protects the cushioned platform from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It is also responsible for providing surface traction.

A tread-pattern that comprises several small gripping nodes and grooves boosts the gripping capacity and the flexibility of the outer sole.

The deconstructed design of the external pad is a method of isolating impact shock to only the point of contact. Such a mechanism prevents discomfort, particularly in areas of the foot-pad that are not touching the ground.

A full-length foam is used for the midsole unit of the Reebok Fusium Run. The goal of this material is to mitigate the impact forces and propel the foot forward. It’s shaped using data from observing and recording the motion and pressure points of the foot.

A dense outer section offers heel steadiness. This configuration also lightly helps under-pronators in achieving a neutral gait when running.

The façade of the Reebok Fusium Run features a knitted fabric which offers ventilation and form-fitting support.

In-built saddles provide support to the sides of the foot. These add-ons are supported by printed overlays and stitching. They help the lacing system when it comes to delivering a secure fit. Moreover, they have a net-like visage that preserves breathability.

The back section has an external print that’s meant to hold the heel in place and prevent it from wobbling or exiting the shoe unexpectedly.

The lightly padded collar cushions the ankles and the Achilles tendon. It also contributes to a locked-in fit.

A pull tab is stitched to the heel overlay. This fabric loop can prove helpful when it comes to wearing and removing the Reebok Fusium Run.

Comparison

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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