Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A couple of runners found the Reebok Trilux Run to be a lightweight road running shoe.
  • A lot of wearers gave positive remarks on the shoe’s stylish design and impressive colors; some said they get compliments every time they wear the shoe.
  • Several users highlighted that the shoe is very comfortable.
  • Some reviewers were happy with the shoe’s overall fit; some said the Reebok Trilux Run is best for wide-footed runners.
  • The shoe is affordable, said a few purchasers.
  • Some people used the Trilux Run for gym workouts, and they said that it worked well.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One disappointed user mentioned that the sole is not durable, it came loose after a few miles.
  • The mesh upper is too thin that the toes could already be seen, according to a wearer.

Bottom line

The Reebok Trilux Run is a lightweight running shoe with a stylish design. Many runners admired the shoe, but others could not help but mention a few criticisms. Though there are a few who are unsatisfied, the shoe is still well-received by others, and they would still recommend the shoe for those who are looking for a lightweight, comfortable, and affordable road running shoe.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Features: Slip-on
Brand: Reebok
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $80
Colorways: Black, Blue, Gold, Grey, Pink
Size
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  • The upper has a tri-panel design which provides both lateral and medial support. The panels ensure that the middle part of the foot, as well as the heel, is minimally kept in place during runs. Aesthetically, the middle puff paint panel adds a unique texture to the upper and enhances the overall design of the shoe. 
  • The midsole is made of IMEVA which is short for injection molded Ethylene Vinyl Acetate. This kind of material provides the right amount of cushioning for comfort, and sufficient responsiveness for an energetic ride.
  • Carbon rubber covers the heel area of the outsole to provide adequate traction on common surfaces. The material also ensures that the heel, which is a high-impact area, is protected from early signs of wear.

It’s important to take note that the Reebok Trilux Run is only available in women’s sizes. Female runners who wish to get their pair can make use of their standard foot measurements for both the length and the width.

The heel area of the outsole is covered with a durable material called Carbon Rubber. It is the same material used to make tires for cars. Because of its toughness, it was placed on the heel – an area that receives most of the beating during runs. Doing this protects the heel from deteriorating quickly. It also enables the bottom of the shoe to deliver enough traction.

The tread pattern is composed of shapes with rounded corners that have been divided by several flex lines. The shapes allow the outsole to adapt to different surfaces, while the flex lines permit it to move together with the runner freely.

The midsole is made of EVA foam, otherwise known as Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, which was injected into a mold. It is called Injection Molded EVA. A mixture of liquid EVA and other components were administered into a mold and let cool for some time. As soon as the IMEVA is solid, the mold is opened, and the foam pops out and undergoes compression or shrinking. This process produces a midsole which is light, soft, and adequately responsive.

The upper was designed with a tri-panel vamp which hugs the midfoot in place and minimally stabilizes the heel. It is made up of synthetic materials that are more structured than mesh, enhancing the upper’s support on the dorsal part of the runner’s foot.

Aesthetically, the middle panel has a puff paint design that has a unique 3D texture. This contributes to the overall modern style of the shoe by adding visual depth.

On the forefoot area, a stretchy gore panel was placed for better ventilation, feel and fit. This part of the upper is made up of mesh that easily allows air to pass through, keeping the foot dry and eliminating hot spots. Because the material has elastic characteristics, it follows the shape of a runner’s foot, providing a customized yet comfortable feel.

The lacing is standard and is connected to the tri-panel vamp. Tightening the flat shoelaces will also tighten the vamp, securing the fit of the shoe and preventing it from slipping accidentally when the runner is in motion.

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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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