Facts

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  • Terrain
    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
    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 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.

    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.

  • Use
    Use

    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
    Price
    $80
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 8.5oz
    Women: 7.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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 height
    Heel height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal, wide, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Sublite Duo Instinct features the graphic 3D EXOFILM upper for light and impressive support.
  • The Sublite Duo Instinct is light weight.
  • Most runners took note of the responsive ground feel of the shoe because of the Dual injection SubLite midsole.
  • According to some reviews, the Sublite Duo Instinct provides impressive fit and a roomy toe box for a comfortable ride.
  • Available at a reasonable price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A most common observation is how narrow the Reebok Sublite Duo Instinct is.
  • Half size smaller than the standard size.
  • Some runners observed that the durability of the shoe needs improvement.

Bottom line

The Reebok Sublite Duo Instinct is a lightweight running shoe that provides exceptional comfort, good arch support, responsive cushioning and impressive fit. It is intended for off-trail running and a great partner for performance training and competitions.

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Updates to Reebok Sublite Duo Instinct

  • A lightweight, comfortable and suitably cushioned running experience is what the Reebok Sublite Duo Instinct has to offer. This shoe features the 3D ExoFilm technology, an upper design that delivers a stable coverage that does away with unnecessary stitching or overlays. The underfoot foam gives responsible cushioning that also doles out a springiness to every step.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe uses a breathable mesh material to allow air in the interior section to cool and dry the foot. Minimal stitching is observed here and it is relegated to the forefoot reinforcement and the ends of the lacing system. Most of the upper doesn’t use added layers or stitched-on overlays, so it keeps the foot moving in a more freeing way.
  • The Sublite Duo Instinct utilizes a dual-density foam in order to deliver a plush underfoot platform, as well as a durable ground-contact layer that’s resilient against impact and abrasion. This foam unit is very durable and it doesn’t wear off easily, keeping a consistent performance, even after many uses.
  • The ground contact foam makes up most of the outsole unit of this running shoe, but durable rubber is also placed in critical areas where wear and abrasion are most common. The rubber is also responsible for providing surface traction.

Reebok Sublite Duo Instinct size and fit

The Reebok Sublite Duo Instinct has a regular running shoe length. It comes in sizes that adhere to the standard measurements for men and women. The available width is medium, so it accommodates those whose feet have medium widths. The semi-curved shape allows the natural shape of the foot to acclimate well to it.


Outsole

The outsole unit of the Reebok Sublite Duo Instinct uses the ground contact high density mid-sole foam to act as the main surface platform. It is strong and resilient enough to resist abrasion and wear. Flex grooves are placed on its surface, so the natural flexibility of the foot is actually encouraged.

Durable carbon rubber is the shield that defends critical areas of the mid-sole foam from wear and tear, particularly in the heel and forefoot sections. It delivers protection from surface friction, as well as impact when landing the foot on the ground. Traction is also one of its purposes.


Midsole

The SubLite Duo foam is dual-density foam that has a specific purpose for each layer. The topmost section offers a plush underfoot experience because it is the one that’s immediately set under the foot. It’s comfortable and responsive.

The second layer is a higher density foam that’s exposed to the ground. It is able to handle the impact forces that occur during the running activity. It doesn’t wear off or lose structural integrity easily, so it stays efficient, even after many uses.


Upper

A breathable mesh material serves as the main cover system for the Reebok Sublite Duo Instinct. It’s soft and comfortable to the skin, and it allows air to enter the shoe to keep the foot cool & dry. It has an appealing design on top of it.

A padded tongue and collar adds some cushioning to the shape of the foot. It also secures the runner and keeps the foot in place, preventing accidental shoe removals.

The 3D ExoFilm is a support system in the upper unit that stabilizes the foot by wrapping around it in a snug manner. It lets the foot feel as if the material is hugging it. It doesn’t away with stitching or added overlays, and it doesn’t have a heavy nature.