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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$90
Weight
Men: 8.9oz
Women: 7.5oz
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • The RealFlex Run Tempo 2.0 features a dual density cushioning and minimalist upper that provide impressive comfort, according to some comments.
  • The open mesh upper that provides breathable and light support gained positive impression from several runners.
  • Most runners are happy with the well-cushioned heel and responsive forefoot of the Reebok RealFlex Run Tempo 2.0.
  • The shoe has a medium width for a snug fit.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Half a size smaller based on some reviews.
  • Several runners were not happy with the durability of the RealFlex Run Tempo 2.0.
  • Few runners complained of having blisters while running with this shoe.

Bottom line

The RealFlex Run Tempo 2.0 is one of the flex-friendly running shoes from Reebok that is ideal for quick-pace training. This neutral shoe is designed for road running and promotes natural running motion. The Run Tempo 2.0 is a perfect combination of enough arch support, impressive cushioning and responsiveness.


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Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 10 ratings

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Updates to Reebok RealFlex Run Tempo 2.0

  • The 2nd version of the RealFlex Run Tempo features a significantly upgraded design, which is more appealing than the previous version’s. Now, more vibrant colors are featured in the upper. Reflective detailing has also been included in the mesh material itself, further increasing visualization in low-light conditions.
  • The low-cut design of this running shoe encourages natural freedom of movement as it doesn’t have any sections that restrict motion or flexibility. The heel area has a molded counter, which helps in cradling the heel and securing it in place.
  • A more robust foam is featured in this model. It offers responsible full-length cushioning that doesn’t easily break down or lose structural integrity. It’s not too thick, so it’s capable of flexing and moving in accordance with the motions made by the foot.
  • In addition to the RealFlex nodes, which offer natural freedom of movement, the forefoot area has grooves that encourage more flexibility.

Reebok RealFlex Run Tempo 2.0 size and fit

The 2nd version of the RealFlex Run Tempo has a regular running shoe length and it comes in a variety of sizes that runners can choose from. It also has a regular width, so those with feet that are medium-sized can acclimate well to this model. The forefoot area has a rounded shape, so the toes can spread and splay naturally.


Outsole

The outsole unit of this running shoe uses a durable rubber compound, which is capable of providing protection from the abrasive nature of the roads. It also delivers efficient traction for better control over the surface. The durable rubber is placed in critical areas where wear is most common.

Flex grooves ensure that the foot would be able to flex and move as naturally as possible. These deep grooves were meant to make the platform more pliable and responsive. After all, the RealFlex series has always had the main goal of bringing natural motion to its consumers.


Midsole

The Reebok RealFlex Run Tempo 2.0 features a dual density foam that runs the entire length of the shoe. It’s sturdy and it doesn’t succumb easily to wear or breakage. This foam is capable of delivering responsive performance to the forefoot and more cushioning in the heel area, where most of the body’s weight is concentrated.

The RealFlex nodes encourage natural movement for the runner. Though these nodes are exposed to the ground, they’re still fundamentally part of the main sole unit, so they deliver responsive cushioning throughout the gait cycle. These nodes have spaces between them, so it’s natural to see them capable of flexing and reacting to the natural movements of the foot.


Upper

Open mesh is the main fabric that’s placed in the upper unit. Its open construction allows air to seamlessly enter the shoe and keep the foot cool and dry. The material is soft, but it’s also durable.

An overlay system in the medial and lateral sections of the mid-foot reacts to the adjustments made to the lacing system. So, when the shoelaces are tied or loosened, the overlays cause the upper to follow suit, giving the runner a customizable fit.