Our verdict


Boasting a bold contemporary style, the Reebok RUN_R 96 is a brand new running shoe silhouette that draws inspiration from the past. It is an everyday running shoe that is meant for running on paved surfaces. Made for men and women, it's a unisex shoe that puts comfort at the forefront. Overall, if you want a great-value running shoe for your next road adventure, there's nothing better than the RUN_R 96 from Reebok.


  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Comfortable midsole
  • Airy upper
  • Impressive lockdown
  • Grippy
  • Roomy toe box


  • Lacks responsiveness
  • Insufficient support

Notable features of the Reebok RUN_R 96

The RUN-R 96 is a road running shoe crafted with a mesh top with synthetic rubber accents. The mesh fabric offers breathability, while the rubber materials promote durability and support. Instead of the traditional lacing system, the cord lock laces are featured in the upper for easy on and off. 

Reebok RUN_R 96 reebok

A thick cushioned sole with sawtooth detail is incorporated into the Reebok RUN_R 96. The split sole unit is inspired by the 1996 PUMP EVO prototype that has never been released.

Reebok RUN_R 96 cushion

The sole structure provides a healthy combination of cushioning and flexibility.

Reebok RUN_R 96: Comfortably supportive

The Reebok RUN_R 96’s sleek design is a contributor to a secure yet unrestricted fit. Other technical components that directly affect the fit of the shoe are the sockliner and lacing system.

Reebok RUN_R 96 lacing

The sockliner provides added comfort while the lacing system offers an adjustable fit that meets personal preference.

Reebok RUN_R 96 sockliner

Durability and protection go hand in hand

A four-part split-tooled outsole is integrated into the Reebok running shoe for excellent protection. It utilizes a carbon rubber material, which is made from solid rubber with carbon added.

Reebok RUN_R 96 grip

This element helps boost the outsole’s resistance against the abrasive elements. It is also more durable compared to blown rubber materials. 

RUN_R 96: Big on comfort

Dual-density cushioning is utilized for optimal shock absorption when the foot strikes the ground. The cushioning foam delivers comfort, flexibility, and protection at each stage of the gait cycle. 

Reebok RUN_R 96 protection

The injection-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) is positioned under the heel which helps reduce the impact during the heel strike and propel the foot during toe-off. It is a lightweight and flexible foamed midsole material that offers lasting comfort. 

Reebok RUN_R 96 foam

A molded anatomical sockliner is positioned above the cushioning foam. This element provides another layer of cushioning for maximum comfort, durability, and underfoot support.

Perfect for warm conditions

The sole’s sculptural build extends to the upper unit, which features an intricate mix of mesh and faux leather materials. The soft mesh fabric offers continuous airflow while providing a supportive and irritation-free fit.

Reebok RUN_R 96 mesh upper

Faux leather materials are used for added durability and structural integrity. 

For a personalized fit, the cord lock-system laces are incorporated into the upper. The shoelaces help ensure a secure and snug fit every time.

Reebok RUN_R 96 tongue

A minimally padded tongue is also included to protect the top of the foot from lace bite. It also seals the opening of the shoe, preventing the entry of small rocks and debris.

Complementing the stylish upper design is the minimalistic branding on the heel cup and tongue.