We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Garrett stands out on the trail and man-made surfaces, according to many runners.
  • A sizeable number of runners appreciated its grip on the trails and the roads, as well.
  • The pull tab is a very nice feature for ease of exit and entry.
  • Breathable coverage is guaranteed by its mesh upper.
  • A handful of runners noted the Reebok Garrett’s stability on uneven terrain.
  • More than a few runners liked the 7mm offset as perfect in order to provide support without taking away precious ground feedback when running on the trail.
  • It has an affordable price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of runners wished for an upper that could prevent trail debris from getting in.
  • A few runners had durability issues with the upper of the Reebok Garrett because the material came apart after a few months.

Bottom line

Reebok primarily takes into account entry level trail runners in the Garrett. It is very affordable and offers basically everything a novice runner can hope to have while piling on the miles of challenging trail. For added measure, the Reebok Garrett can even do very well on the road, which makes the investment even better.


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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 9.6oz
    Women: 8.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 7mm
    Women: 7mm

    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: 29mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
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Updates to Reebok Garrett

  • The Reebok Garrett is a trail running shoe that features protective elements and designs that work well when tackling the great outdoors. It has a robust look that’s largely thanks to durable components and layers, which work together to deliver a high quality running gear to those who need it.
  • The upper unit features a mesh material that seamlessly allows air to enter the shoe in order to provide a dry and well-ventilated environment for the foot. The coverage is snug, yet secure because of the stitched-on overlays and a comfortable inner sleeve. The foot is well-supported by this full-bodied upper unit.
  • The mid-sole unit uses a full-length foam material to provide underfoot cushioning and support to the wearer. It has a springy nature and it is capable of attenuating shock, thus making the platform more responsive and comfortable. A removable insole adds more to the cushioning system, and it can even be replaced.
  • The outsole unit uses a very durable, non-marking rubber to provide sure protection against wear and abrasion. It’s thick enough to remain consistent and protective, even after many uses. Gripping lugs that aren’t so prominent ensure that the runner is able to traction over the various surfaces of the trails.

Reebok Garrett size and fit

The Reebok Garrett has a standard running shoe length. The men and women’s sizes follow the regular measurements when it comes to size. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections have medium widths, so it accommodates those with medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape actually adheres to the natural curvature of the human foot.


The Reebok Garrett has an outsole that’s very adequate for the trails. A non-marking rubber covers the sole unit and protects it from any abrasive surface or debris. It is noticeably thick for an outsole layer, so it definitely lasts long. It’s also responsible for delivering surface traction.

Gripping lugs give the runner more surface control, especially when it comes to uphill and downward traversals. They aren’t very prominent in this running shoe, so the runner can actually run on more even ground.

Flex grooves are placed in the forefoot section of the Reebok Garrett. They allow the foot to move more naturally, giving the toe-off phase more flexibility and sureness.


The mid-sole unit of this running shoe uses Ethylene vinyl acetate. This compound is actually one of the most reliable and standard mid-sole foams on the market. It delivers responsible cushioning, superb underfoot support, and responsiveness that’s unrestrictive. Natural movement is very much welcome when it comes to this platform. It can even attenuate shock for a smoother and better ride.


A soft, perforated mesh makes up the main upper unit of the Reebok Garrett. It is highly breathable, so air seamlessly enters the shoe to keep a cool and dry environment for the foot. It is also durable because it doesn’t tear off easily.

Synthetic overlays have been stitched onto the upper unit. They provide structure to the shape of the upper while also giving a snug yet customizable fit to the wearer. They’re connected directly to the lacing system, so they become tight or loose, depending on how the shoelaces are adjusted.

A removable insole adds a bit more cushioning to the runner. It is comfortable and responsive, as well, so it works well with the mid-sole unit in providing a plush yet flexible underfoot experience.