Summary

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8 reasons to buy

  • These are absolutely an attention-grabbing statement shoe, mentions the impressed reviewers over the Reebok Instapump Fury Boost. 
  • Given the futuristic yet minimalistic style, many users dig the design of the shoes and receive a lot of compliments on how they look good on them.
  • A good number of wearers prove that the shoes are very comfortable and are incredibly easy to get into with its slip-on construction. 
  • With its Pump technology and Boost cushioning, several sneakerheads admire the fusion of the two as they provide stability and responsiveness. 
  • The mesh panels are very breathable and have sufficient ventilation, mentions some buyers. 
  • Instapump Fury Boost gives a customized locked-in fit, as told by several customers.
  • The iconic and fashionable pair delivers incredible energy return, according to numerous wearers. 
  • Although the shoes are of a higher price range, several purchasers agree that the price is reasonable and gives good value for money. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to some wearers, the Instapump Fury Boost fits a bit wider than its OG predecessor.
  • The reverse of the tongue is made of soft materials that can make one’s foot sweaty on hot days, mentions some users. 

Bottom line

The ultimate statement shoe from the Pump series, the Reebok Instapump Fury Boost is the whole package. The shoes’ groundbreaking technology with its legendary running inspired-style, has become an icon and a coveted pair among collectors, sneakerheads, fashion designers and beyond. 

What sets this InstaPump Fury shoe apart is that it's filled with the Boost cushioning, the iconic Pump technology, and the incredible energy-returning responsiveness which creates a personalized fit and a seriously comfortable wearer experience.

Facts

Base model: Reebok InstaPump Fury OG
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Fury
Closure: Laces
Designer: Steven Smith
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole
Technology: Boost
Price: $200
Colorways: Black
Special editions: 4 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 7/10
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Reebok’s Instapump Fury Boost features a pull tab at the rear, Pump iconic technology and a Boost responsive cushioning that contributes to the snug fit and extreme comfort of the shoes. Its Pump technology, which ditches the laces and pumps up air via a manual pump, ensures a fully customized and locked-in fit. And the ever-responsive Boost cushioning hugs your fit with comfort. 

As this model is in men’s sizing, going a half size down would be recommended for the ladies who want to cop a pair for themselves. 

This most awaited sneaker in the sneaker scene highlights a very minimalistic textile upper with a layered, cut-out design and a simple color structure. Outlined with a pebble-esque pattern, the uppers are almost entirely intact save for a co-branded band wrapped around the base. Reebok obviously took the lead on the design while Adidas’ contribution is the largest Boost sole ever.  Since it boasts of the very cozy Boost cushioning, there’s no problem wearing these kicks for the whole day. 

The strong, independent look is at the same time dynamic while also preserving a certain old-school vibe. The sneakers are not only praised for the overall design but also for the supreme comfort and performance-driven quality, that exudes a street-style vibe. In the first release, these kicks are available in three exclusive packs, the first being the Instapump Fury Boost “Prototype” followed by “OG Meets OG” and the monochromatic Black & White. 

Choosing an outfit to pair with the shoes is not a problem at all. These shoes are fashionably monochrome which offer up versatile alternatives. One can wear them with any type of denim, jogger pants or even shorts paired with t-shirts, plain-colored sleeves, or anything from one’s wardrobe. The shoes make any get-up stand out. 

Infused with the revolutionary Adidas Boost technology, the all-new Instapump Fury Boost is a perfect collaboration of Reebok and Adidas innovation in a lifestyle shoe. The balanced colors and crisp geometry grab a lot of attention. The Instapump custom-fit upper offers a secure fit through the manual pump.

Combined with the responsive energy of Adidas’s Boost midsole cushioning, comfort has never been this good while delivering incredible energy return. Moreover, Die-cut sockliner adds lightweight comfort. The rubber outsole provides maximum durability and traction. To complete the overall look of the sneakers, there’s a hang tag that features the Pump logo on one side and Boost branding on the other. On the heel, the Pump and Boost technologies are embroidered. 

After the historic release of the Pump  technology in the late ‘80s, the Instapump Fury came soon after. In 1994, the Instapump Fury was released and there was no other athletic shoe like it. It’s been regarded as an ambitiously experimental shoe that has been re-invented throughout the years.

For the unenlightened, Reebok has been a subsidiary company of Adidas since 2005. Although both brands are under the same umbrella corporation, Adidas and Reebok cater to the same market dealing on two opposite sides of the fence with little to no communication. 25 years later, which also marks the anniversary of the Instapump Fury, barriers between the vector and the Three Stripes have been broken down. Both athletic brands celebrated the heritage of the Instapump and the cushioning of Adidas’ Boost technology, creating the Instapump Fury Boost for a whole new generation. 

The Instapump Fury Boost is the first-ever Reebok model to incorporate Adidas’ innovative Boost technology. These kicks are inspired by a bold look of the ‘90s that still kept the Instapump Fury’s accents but have been greatly upgraded with unparalleled technologies. Built for breaking free and creating the unexpected, the Instapump Fury Boost is a perfect combination of Reebok and Adidas innovation.

  • The Instapump Fury is designed by Steven Smith.
  • Its co-branded band wrapped in the shoes’ base is removable. 
  • A “CONFIDENTIAL” tag is hidden behind the tongue, with 1989, 2013 and 2019 listed in honor of the years in the evolution of both shoes.
  • The outsole is a Reebok-branded rubber split outsole with a carbon-fiber like design in between.  

 

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com