Summary

We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Several buyers commented that the Reebok Runner 2.0 MT was a shoe that is worth the price.
  • The cushioning was excellent, especially in the heel area, a couple of wearers stated.
  • Many buyers agreed that it was a comfortable shoe.
  • Every step was refreshing because of the memory foam in the sock liner, a customer said.
  • The shoe provided sufficient heel support, no matter how active the foot was, a reviewer shared.

5 reasons not to buy

  • One runner felt that the midsole’s shock-absorbing capability was not sufficient.
  • The shoe was too flexible and lacked stability, according to a wearer.
  • A customer said the toe box was short.
  • The shoe showed signs of wear early, mentioned a disappointed user.
  • There was not enough arch support from the midsole, a buyer complained.

Bottom line

Although a considerable number, the positive feedback that surrounds the Reebok Runner 2.0 MT were mostly about the comfort and fit, and not much was said regarding its performance. Meanwhile, it is worth noting that the criticisms of the shoe were about structure and durability. In summary, the shoe might be a reliable option for light running, but runners should not expect much when it comes to extreme activities.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8oz | Women: 8oz
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Distance: Competition
Brand: Reebok
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $60
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Orange, Purple, Red, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A popular pick

  • The Reebok Runner 2.0 MT is designed as an easy-to-wear running shoe with its minimal weight and basic-yet-effective structure. This shoe is ideal for low mileage running, training, and long walks. The MT stands for Memory Tech, a feature that allows the insole to contour to the foot for superior cushioning.
  • The upper now uses sandwich mesh, a material that brings improved support while retaining a lightweight quality. It has synthetic overlays that work as a multidirectional framework for a guaranteed foot lockdown.
  • The midsole still employs a compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA) foam unit, as it successfully ensures a responsive and springy ride. A full-length rubber outsole assists the midsole by delivering superior traction and protection.

The Reebok Runner 2.0 MT is true to size. Runners will find a comfortable fit with their usual size preference. The shoe’s construction is ideal for wearers with a narrow to moderate foot volume. Width profiles are available in D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

The full-length outsole of the Reebok Runner 2.0 MT features a rubber compound with high abrasion resistance. With its durable finish, it efficiently withstands the usual wear and tear, as well as offers traction on smooth surfaces. The outsole of this shoe is as dependable as the Cumulus 20 from Asics.

The outsole pattern stays the same as its predecessor. An anatomical layout which displays 12.9-degree flex grooves on the forefoot area gives a natural running experience. The flex grooves also add a stabilizing frame and support for the foot.

The CMEVA midsole foam promotes natural foot movement with its high-energy return capability. This material also has a shock-absorbing property, and it prevents impact forces from disrupting the stride.

With the Memory Tech sock liner, there is an added cushioning that conforms to the underfoot, following its shape. The result is a customized feel and an insole that adapts to each foot’s unique dimension.

The upper of the Reebok Runner 2.0 MT makes use of sandwich mesh for a durable, breathable, and comfortable fit without the added bulk. It claims to allow maximum air intake to keep the foot ventilated and feeling fresh.

There are synthetic overlays strategically placed across the upper for multidirectional support. It also maintains the structural integrity of the shoe. The shoelaces connect directly to the overlays to enable an adjustable fit as the laces are tightened.

The heel area is equipped with a heel counter to provide a secure feel; while a heel pull-tab makes it easier to put the shoe on and off.

Comparison

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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