Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 9.8ozWomen: 8.1oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 11mmWomen: 11mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- Changes to the upper are apparent when it comes to comparing the RealFlex Speed 2.0 to the RealFlex Speed 3.0 running shoes. This new version features a more modern design in the upper unit. It has more stitched areas and more overlays, but the mesh stays exposed to air, thus allowing air to easily enter the shoe and keep the foot cool and dry.
- A pull tab on the heel assists in the insertion and removal of the foot, making it convenient to wear this model. Overlays are also stitched onto the heel section, which is a design that helps to keep the foot in place and prevent accidental shoe-removal.
- The high abrasion rubber that is layered on top of the flexible mid-sole system is more abundant in the RealFlex Speed 3.0 because more of it can be found in both the heel and forefoot areas. The rubber is also thicker, thus making it last longer.
- There are ports for breathability in the overlays. The mid-foot and forefoot overlays have open sections that are covered by a netting system. These ports encourage air to enter, so ventilation is still a constant in this model.
The Reebok RealFlex Speed 3.0 is true to its size. It comes in a variety of sizes that translate well to the specific needs of runners. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections have medium widths, so it is able to accommodate runners who have feet that are medium-sized.
High abrasion rubber is placed in critical areas of the forefoot and heel to prevent abrasion and wear. For this model the rubber is thicker, thus making the material more durable and efficient in delivering traction. When it comes to grip and sturdiness, this shoe comparable to the Addiction 13 from Brooks.
The 3D Ultralite mid-sole is a lightweight platform that delivers a soft and flexible underfoot experience. Its pliable nature encourages a more natural foot strike and a smoother transition as its thickness is more concentrated in the heel and forefoot areas.
The RealFlex technology was designed to follow the principles of natural foot motion. Freedom of movement is the key to providing a more natural performance for the foot. Flexibility is highlighted in this sole unit’s design. 76 flex nodes are placed in the platform, and their purpose is to deliver cushioning and protection through every phase of the running cycle.
The mesh material in the upper unit provides breathable and supportive coverage to the runner. Air is constantly introduced to the interior of this shoe because of the many ports that encourage entry. The material is soft and non-restrictive, so it is able to work well with the platform in delivering natural movement.
The stitched-on overlays encompass most of the heel and mid-foot. They help in keeping the structural integrity of the upper more stable, as well as assisting in keeping the fit more agreeable to the needs of the runner. Open ports are featured as part of the overlay system and they make sure that ventilation is still achieved at all times.
The traditional lacing system makes use of laces that aren’t flat, thus it manages to refrain from easily unraveling during activity. The added heel tab makes wearing and removing this shoe more agreeable.