Who should buy the Reebok Ridgerider 5

Equipped with an outsole that makes it easy to walk on trails and concrete surfaces, the Reebok Ridgerider 5 has the ruggedness of hiking shoes and the comfort of everyday walking shoes. It is a solid choice if:

  • A shoe that could perform reliably well on different surfaces like pavements, grass, soil, and rocks is what you are after.
  • You are looking for footwear that could match well with your everyday clothes and is suitable for daily walks and running errands.

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Grippy and durable outsole

A full-length rubber shields the bottom of the Reebok Ridgerider 5. This compound is durable, making it suitable for rough terrains.

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It is also grippy, and the addition of the dynamic lugs enhances its bite on uneven surfaces.

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Lightweight cushioning 

A soft EVA foam is used for the midsole of the Ridgerider 5. It is the most commonly used typed of foam in walking shoes because, despite its lightweight nature, it is effective in attenuating shock.

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 It is also soft, adding to the overall comfortable walking experience.

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The Reebok Ridgerider 5's upper

Making up the top of the Reebok Ridgerider 5 is a combination of ripstop and mesh. Ripstop ensures that the trainer can handle the rough outdoors without tearing.

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Synthetic overlays are strategically placed to reinforce abrasion-prone areas, like the toe and heel areas. They also help maintain the form of the upper and enhance the hold when the laces are tightened.

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Breathable mesh

Mesh fabric is used in sections of the quarter panels, the tongue, and the inner lining. This fabric permits air to cool the interior and heat to dissipate, keeping the foot comfortable even during hot weather. The soft mesh covering the inside of the trainer also prevents hot spots or chafing.

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Snug rearfoot section

The Ridgerider 5 is equipped with a traditional lacing structure for fit adjustments.  The tongue and collar are lightly padded, enhancing the fit and securely locks the rearfoot in place to avoid heel slippage.

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Facts / Specs

Arch support: Neutral
Update: Reebok Ridgerider 6
Use: All-day wear, City
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Cushioned

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