Arch support
M: 202g | W: 178g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 29mm | W: 28mm
Forefoot height
M: 21mm | W: 20mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

Daily running

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.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.


We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The upper uses printed mesh and synthetic materials to provide lightweight coverage.

  • There were runners who thought that the low cut design of this 3rd version improved the freedom of their movements.

  • The MemoryTech sock liner adds a custom feel to the underfoot platform because it conforms to the shape of the wearer’s foot over time.

  • The Sublite is a cushioning system that takes the entirety of the sole unit; it’s lightweight and flexible.

  • Located in the heel area of the Escape 3.0 is a high abrasion rubber layer that protects the shoe from wear and damage, noted by some testers.

  • The Sublite Escape 3.0 shoe is lightweight.

  • It is very affordable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many runners thought that the outsole unit deserved more rubber for improved traction and durability.

  • Some felt their toes hitting the upper fabric too much, making it uncomfortable and at risk for quicker wear and tear.

  • A few noted that the design was too simplistic and unremarkable.

Bottom line

The Sublite Escape 3.0 is a minimalist running shoe that anyone can enjoy. It has protective and comfortable elements that keeps the foot secure. It’s a great running shoe that delivers nice comfort and decent arch support for daily exercises and trainings.

World wide, Sublite Escape 3.0 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Reebok, is the 17th most popular.

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    This is really light, even by running shoe standards.
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  • Body Engineers
    Mesh and synthetic upper, has a reinforced collar, and a cushioned footbed.
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Updates to Sublite Escape 3.0

The Reebok Sublite Escape 3.0 is almost a mirror image of the past model, except in some areas. There is now lesser overlays overall, which means more breathability and lesser weight. The upper gets a slight change as the printed mesh is glossier and gives an added dimension of sophistication in the latest model.

The tongue becomes slightly more padded for better comfort while the flex grooves are a bit deeper and wider in the new model for enhanced flexibility.

Sublite Escape 3.0 size and fit

The Sublite Escape 3.0 takes after the fit of the previous version. It has medium heel, a very snug midfoot, and regular space in the forefoot. Runners with regular widths will find the fit unbelievable. Medium widths, D for the men’s and B for the women’s, are available. Sizing is standard like the prior model. Available sizes are 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.


The outsole of the 3rd installment of the Sublite Escape features standard carbon rubber in high-impact areas for durability. What is most prominent in this part are the substantial flex grooves. The flex grooves are superb in making the shoe very flexible in almost all directions. These grooves help with the smooth transition from the heel to the toes also.


The Sublite foam is used in the midsole as the primary engine in giving soft and responsive cushioning. It is actually a rather thick foam, but as the name suggests, it is ultra-light. Runners can get to enjoy the cushioned feel without the usual weight when superb cushioning midsole foam is used.


Printed mesh and synthetic overlays offer superior breathability and adequate support and structure. Reebok continues to make this series with a low-cut design for greater mobility. A Memory Tech Sockliner that has a luxurious fabric makes it very comfortable the moment the runner steps into the shoe.


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