Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The ride of the Pheehan Run 4.0 is very comfortable, according to most of the reviews.
  • It is very affordable.
  • The shoe no longer has that cheap-looking upper, remarked a few.
  • Some runners appreciated the plusher interior.
  • Based on the observation of a small number of runners, it runs surprisingly light.
  • The outsole has solid durability, as noticed by some users.
  • The cushioning is loved by many who stand all day long at work.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of comments noted that the shoe needs break-in time to perform at its best.
  • The solid rubber outsole continues to hamper traction, as experienced by a handful of runners.

Bottom line

Reebok’s relationship with entry-level runners continues to grow with the 4th incarnation of the Pheehan Run. The shoe has exceptional comfort, adequate arch support, and sufficient durability. While runners may not be breaking records right away, they can easily have a solid option that can handily tackle the rigors of daily training minus the bells and whistles of more expensive trainers.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8.8oz | Women: 8.8oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 9mm | Women: 9mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Marathon
Brand: Reebok
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $60
Colorways: Blue, Multi
Size
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  • The changes in the Pheehan Run 4.0 is basically Reebok’s answer to several of the complaints of the previous model’s style and performance. Most notable in the change is the removable of the plastic and cheap-looking overlays. In their place are leather-like and suede overlays. It is now the massive Reebok logo as the main midfoot overlay. The support and security may not drastically change, but it is always nice to have a good-looking shoe while running.
  • The mesh is clearly bigger and more structure than before. It answers the durability issues of the upper in the previous model.
  • The tongue is more padded than before for enhanced comfort. Inside, it offers a plusher surrounding as the interior is lined with soft fabric.
  • The latest version of the Pheehan is also a bit more low cut than any of the past models. It gives runners with better flexibility and more freedom of movement.

The fit of the 4th instalment of the Pheehan Run is mainly the same as the earlier models. It still has good wraparound feel in the heel and a snug midfoot. The toe box should continue to delight those with above average forefoot. Sizing runs true in this shoe.


The thick rubber outsole features rectangular pods of moderate sizes from the midfoot to the forefoot. A very deep and quite wide cut from the midfoot to the forefoot gives the shoe an element of flexibility. The heel is covered with abrasion-resistant rubber while the forefoot is blanketed with slightly softer blown rubber for traction. The outsole design of this Reebok shoe performs well like the Brooks Launch 6 when it comes to grip and durability. 


A thick and full-length EVA foam is found in the midsole of the Pheehan Run 4.0 for adequate cushioning, durability, and responsiveness.


A sandwich mesh provides excellent breathability and solid support. There is also a lighter and thinner scree beneath the main mesh helps keep dirt out. The leather-like overlays and the Reebok logo give an exceptional midfoot hold. A well-cushioned sockliner is found inside for more cushioning and better support. Reebok uses a traditional lace-up closure in the 4th edition of the Pheehan Run.

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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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