Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Breathable protection found through a mesh upper.
  • The seamless construction of the One Lite makes it great for sock-less wearing.
  • Some mild overlays are added to the sides and they don’t add to the weight or hinder the structure of the upper.
  • The FoamFusion mid-sole cushioning technology provides responsive cushioning when transitioning from the heel to the toe.
  • The Reebok One Lite is a durable shoe that is consistent.
  • The ankle area and tongue are both padded and this is appreciated by many testers.
  • Runners received the lightweight nature of the One Lite really well.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt the need to add a more customized insole to achieve the right added cushioning for the foot.
  • There were those who thought that this running shoe looked a bit plain.
  • The stability capability of the mid-sole didn’t work well for some who needed more support.

Bottom line

The One Lite from Reebok is a solid running shoe for many types of athletes. Beginners can ease into it and get great cushioning and support, while advanced athletes appreciate the lightweight nature of this running shoe that has mild arch support.

Facts

Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this May
  • The Reebok One Lite features a new designed upper. Aside from the modern design for a sleek style, it also comes with a softer upper construction caused by the brand’s SmoothFuse technology. It provides maximum breathability and comfort while keeping its protective characteristic. The seamless design provides a comfortable, socklike fit.
  • This shoe also features an improved midsole that delivers enough amount of cushioning for a long-lasting performance. It efficiently attenuates shock during impact and delivers high energy return for responsive ride.

The One Lite has a standard running shoe length. The heel, midfoot and forefoot are in standard measurements and it gives a snug fit. The men’s and women’s version of this shoe is available in standard widths.


The outsole of the One Lite is layered with durable high abrasion resistant rubber that delivers long-lasting protection. This durable rubber provides reasonable amount of traction while running on the road just like the AHAR compound used in the Asics Gel Kayano 25.

The forefoot grooves deliver added flexibility to encourage natural foot movement.


This shoe features the brand’s FoamFusion Technology for a reliable cushioning that is highly responsive. It effectively attenuates shock during impact and delivers high energy-return in every stride. In the forefoot area is the high-rebound foam that delivers propulsion for a more powerful toe-off.


The upper of the Reebok One Lite features the SmoothFuse technology that provides optimal breathability and comfort. The upper mesh cover keeps the foot well-ventilated while preventing debris from entering the shoe. It comes in a seamless design for a smoother feel, keeping the foot free from irritation and discomfort. The minimal overlays in the lateral and medial side provide a more precise fit.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
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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