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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
$75
Weight
Men: 6.5oz
Women: 5.1oz
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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 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Makes use of a lightweight mesh material for the upper to enhance breathability and comfortable wrap.
  • Many reviewers appreciated the additional protective element in the form of a synthetic toe cap, which would prevent abrasion from affecting the footwear & the runner.
  • Runners also observed the helpful nature of the midfoot supports that are located in the medial and lateral sections.
  • The heel area features an injected TPU counter that encourages torsional rigidity.
  • The 4th version of the Reebok Scream last longer even after many uses.
  • The crowned mid-sole unit makes the runner feel more natural when wearing the shoe and the added PU sock liner would enhance that comfort.
  • The RealFlex Scream 4.0 is also one of the most lightweight running shoes out there.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Most of the complaints about this running shoe stemmed from the lugged design of the outsole, which caused rocked to get lodged in between the gripping lugs.
  • The heel counter was a hit or miss for some runners who felt they didn’t need a very secure rear lockdown.
  • Others felt that the Scream 4.0 needed more choices when it came to its color schemes.

Bottom line

The RealFlex Scream 4.0 from Reebok is a comfortable and a durable running shoe that anyone can pick up and enjoy. It is a neutral running companion that you can trust when you’re running or doing any athletic activity.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 208 ratings

5 star
75%
4 star
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3 star
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2 star
8%
1 star
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Updates to Reebok RealFlex Scream 4.0

  • The Reebok Realflex Scream 4.0 gets a significant reboot in the upper. Gone is the massive overlay that is directly connected to the laces. The laces now go through traditional eyelets that really enhance the shoe’s ability to secure and wrap the foot. By doing away with the massive overlay, the Scream 4.0 is also a tad lighter than the past version.
  • The silhouette featuring an oversized Reebok logo is removed and is now replaced by a standard-sized overlay showing numerous squares forming a neat pattern. Besides the change in design, this overlay now acts as a support in providing a really nice midfoot snug.
  • An injected heel counter is the last change in the Realflex Scream 4.0. The injected heel counter adds a bit of structure to a very flexible upper and really helps hold the heel in place.

Reebok RealFlex Scream 4.0 size and fit

The fit of the Reebok Scream 4.0 is very snug from the heel to the forefoot. This is the type of fit that plays into the hands of runners who have narrow or standard measurements in their foot. The toe box is narrow as well, but with enough room for the toes to splay. Width availabilities are the standard D for the men’s and B for the women’s. The sizing runs true in this shoe. Sizes are between 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.


Outsole

The Reebok Realflex Scream 4.0 is a very basic shoe that really gets its prominence from the outsole technology called the Realflex. This is a technology that uses 76 independently-tuned and multi-directional nodes that Reebok calls as sensors. Every node is designed for a special purpose. Hence, the shape, height, thickness, and flexibility of the nodes are engineered to allow the runner an almost barefoot feel without doing away with the necessary protection and support against man-made surfaces.


Midsole

Reebok also links the nodes together near the heel and lateral side of the shoe. The concept behind the grouping is to provide better support and stability for the runner. Just below the metatarsals, there are 9 pods that are linked together as well. These pods naturally support the forefoot and add a bit of propulsion with every step. The rubber in the outsole extends near the forefoot to form a very sturdy toe cap for protection against abrasion.


Upper

The upper is fairly normal with the use of the standard mesh and synthetic overlay. Breathability is made possible by the mesh while the overlay provides both medial and lateral support in the midfoot. A molded PU sockliner and adequately padded tongue and collar give the shoe superb comfort.