Arch support
M: 173g | W: 173g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
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 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Several runners noted how comfortable the Sublite XT Cushion 2.0 is.

  • It is very wallet-friendly.

  • The shoe runs very light, based on the comments of some runners.

  • It is quite breathable, as noted by a handful.

  • The low cut design and flexibility makes it friendly to a runner’s natural stride, remarked a small number of runners.

  • It is very stylish, as remarked by a significant number of runners.

  • A large number of reviewers reported that it fits true to size.

  • The open mesh is excellent for breathability.

  • A heel tab allows for convenience during shoe exit or entry.

  • The gym is also another place where people can easily see this shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers took notice of the lack of traction during rainy days.

  • The durability was disappointing for a handful of runners.

  • A handful preferred more arch support from the 2nd version of the Sublite XT Cushion.

Bottom line

The 2nd instalment of the Subtlite XT Cushion is a lightweight trainer that can tackle most distances in different speeds. For a very affordable price, runners can enjoy a shoe that has decent arch support, superb comfort, soft cushioning, excellent flexibility, and aesthetic appeal that belies the price tag. It works the way Reebok designed it without fuss.

World wide, Sublite XT Cushion 2.0 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Reebok, is the 17th most popular.

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Updates to Sublite XT Cushion 2.0

The upper receives all of the changes in the Reebok Sublite Xt Cushion 2.0. Reebok’s biggest modification is the removal of the huge midfoot straps on both sides of the shoe. Instead of those weight-inducing straps, Reebok replaced it with a network of thin synthetic overlays that form a side wall. It makes the shoe more forgiving and with the same midfoot hold without the bulk or the cumbersome look.

As the network of overlays extends to the heel, it forms a pliable heel counter. The heel counter serves as added support for a neutral shoe that is designed to be a fast trainer. Another upgrade in the heel is a new heel loop. The loop offers more convenience during foot entry or exit.

The tongue of the Sublite XT Cushion 2.0 is almost molded, instead of the flat version of the prior model. It is a bit thinner, but really frames the foot well for more comfort and enhanced next to skin feel.

The laces are flatter this time around with better texture so the fit stays tied from start to finish.

Sublite XT Cushion 2.0 size and fit

The enhancements in the Reebok Sublite XT 2.0 give the shoe added security in the heel while the midfoot continues to be quite snug. There is decent enough room in the forefoot for runners with different foot widths. The sizing is standard in the shoe.


The outsole of the 2nd iteration of the XT Cushion is fairly flat rubber with deep flex grooves from the heel to the forefoot giving the shoe excellent flexibility. Reebok uses hard carbon rubber in the heel and the section beneath the metatarsals for enhanced durability.


A one-piece Sublite foam spans the heel to the forefoot. It is extremely light and quite durable with observable responsiveness. Reebok covers the entire length of the midsole with this foam for enhanced transitions in the gait cycle.


The upper coverage is courtesy of a really breathable mesh with support and structure coming from synthetic leather overlays. These overlays form a sidewall around the midfoot for excellent midfoot hold without being overbearing. The same material used in the midfoot extends to the heel for enhanced support and security. Reebok includes a heel loop in the XT Cushion 2.0 for more convenience while a Memory Tech sockliner improves cushioning and plush feel. For cinching, flat and textured laces get the job done.


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