Updates to Reebok Harmony Road 3.5

The Reebok Harmony Road 3.5 is a mid-generation refresh of the 3rd version of the Harmony Road. This model largely looks similar to the predecessor, but its upper unit has been redesigned to be more breathable. The printed overlays of 3.5 are thinner and not as plentiful as the ones from before.

Size and fit

Runners can use their usual choices of size when deciding to purchase the Harmony Road 3.5. This Reebok running shoe has been constructed using standard sizing schemes. Still, being able to test this product personally prior to purchase can better the chances of enjoying an accommodating in-shoe experience.

The quality of the sideways fit is affected by the various elements that fulfill the overall design of this performance shoe, namely the form-fitting mesh used for the upper and the semi-curved nature of the underfoot platform.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Reebok Harmony Road 3.5 utilizes a rubber compound. The purpose of this layer is to protect the midsole unit from the potentially damaging nature of the surfaces. It is also meant to provide traction, a highly important trait that heightens the performance and the level of confidence of the wearer.

The windlass mechanism is a square pad near the medial side of the forefoot. The job of this element is to enable and encourage the natural capacity of the ball of the foot to propel the step forward with speed and power.

Midsole

The midsole unit of this road running shoe is made of the Floatride Energy Foam. This full-length piece is tasked with cushioning each footfall and energizing the forefoot lifts. It is also touted to be lightweight and durable enough to permit all-day use.

The LiteStrike EVA is a molded sockliner that offers an extra oomph to the perception of underfoot comfort. This thin foam bends in conjunction with the foot, keeping it supported at all times. It can be removed or replaced with a new one if the runner wishes to do so.

Upper

A cloth-like material called engineered mesh is used for the upper unit of the Reebok Harmony Road 3.5. This technology offers a seamless and form-welcoming wrap that is similar to wearing a sock. It has pronounced breathing holes for extreme breathability at all times. Sock-like uppers are used in many shoe series like the well-known Hoka One One Bondi.

Printed overlays are placed strategically on the sides, heel, and front of this neutral running shoe. The aim of these thin prints is to bolster the durability of the silhouette while also helping in the attainment of secure and wobble-free coverage.

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