Summary

We spent 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Reebok’s Print Run Next was a stylish shoe with a good color combination, said plenty of reviewers.
  • Most mentioned that they felt comfortable while wearing the shoe.
  • Some agreed that the price is competitive for its quality and construction.
  • A majority of testers appreciated how light it felt.
  • Plenty of testers agreed that the design was versatile enough for different usage. Many used it for work, walking, and running for long and short miles.
  • One user commented that the amount of support provided was sufficient.
  • A few runners said that it was ready to be worn out the box.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some observed that the width was a tad narrow resulting in a somewhat tight fit.
  • One user observed that the sole did not give enough traction.

Bottom line

Most testers expressed their appreciation for the design and style of the Reebok Print Run Next. The color combination of the upper was well-received by many. Some also said that the price was competitive. In spite of the multiple positive comments, some thought that the fit was a tad narrow. However, the Print Run proved to be a reasonably-priced, neutral, road running shoe fit for any occasion.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Brand: Reebok
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $80
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Purple
Size
Small True to size Large
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  • For long-term comfort, the Flexweave upper, which is Reebok’s open figure-8 weave, delivers flexibility and proper ventilation while still providing minimal support to the dorsal part of the foot.
  • The outsole was designed with a 3D, dual- density foam. Carbon rubber covers the heel and toe parts to add minimal traction to the shoe’s bottom. The white outer rim is a denser rubber compound for durability and abrasion resistance. The rubber in the middle, on the other hand, is less dense to promote flexibility.

The Print Run Next comes in standard running shoe lengths. Runners can make use of their usual size preference when they want to procure a pair. The same goes for width as it is available in the standard B – medium and D – medium for women and men.

The heel and toe parts of the outsole are covered with a sturdy material called carbon rubber. Strategically, this material was placed on key areas to provide lightweight traction under the shoe. The white outer rim at the bottom is a denser compound that’s abrasion-resistant, protecting the bottom of the shoe from early wear and tear. It is as dependable as the AHAR outsole compound used in the Gel Cumulus 20.

The midsole is made up of a 3D foam that has dual-density. Specifically, the foam has a firmer element which permits proper shock attenuation, and a softer element which delivers better comfort underfoot. The designed rectangular pits as well as the flex lines on the upper outer rim of the midsole, allows the platform to be highly flexible.

The upper is made up of the durable and breathable Flexweave design. Upon closer look, Flexweave is a technique where fibers or thread was woven into an open figure-8 to produce an upper textile that allows air to pass through without sacrificing structural integrity.

The weave on the midfoot going to the heel is sturdier to keep the foot from moving laterally during runs. It doesn’t totally lock the foot down in place, but it minimally delivers lateral stability. On the heel area, a thin film overlay was added to slightly improve the minimal stabilization of the heel.

The shoe is equipped with a standard lacing system. The shoelaces are flat to ensure that they do not come undone easily during runs. In the middle part of the tongue, there is a guidance loop which keeps the laces in place.

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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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