Who should buy the Driftium Ride 2

With the Driftium Ride 2 from Reebok, athletes can expect sturdiness and stability loaded in a featherlight platform. This running shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You have a moderate to high arch and prefer a breathable shoe for long-distance runs
  • You want a versatile running shoe that can also be used for training and walking

Reebok Driftium Ride 2 toebox

Updates to the Reebok Driftium Ride 2

  • With the Driftium Ride 2, Reebok promises to deliver a comfortable and durable performance that can help you run miles. Branching on the success of its predecessor, the Driftium Ride 2 still features some of the elements of the Driftium Ride. This includes the infamous Flexweave technology that allows stability when running. 
  • For good traction and grip, a high abrasion rubber is employed as the full-length outsole material of this road running shoe
  • One of the notable updates of the shoe is its molded EVA midsole that provides maximum support, cushioning and protection. 

Reebok Driftium Ride 2 heel

Full-length protection and traction

Employing a high abrasion rubber outsole allows the Reebok Driftium Ride 2 to have good traction and grip on varied surfaces while offering full-length protection. It is known for being highly durable that preserves the shoe from hazardous elements. 

Reebok Driftium Ride 2 outsole

High energy returns with Driftium Ride 2  

The molded EVA midsole of the Reebok Driftium Ride 2 helps attenuate the shock upon the impact of the shoe to the ground, providing comfort to the foot. It also allows high energy returns throughout the gait cycle. 

Reebok Driftium Ride 2 midsole

A molded sockliner provides additional cushioning to the underfoot that enhances the comfort delivered by the Driftium Ride 2.

Reebok Driftium Ride 2 sockliner

Flexible mesh for unrestricted movements

A lightweight mesh upper gives full coverage to the Driftium Ride 2. It offers breathability that keeps the foot fresh after a long run. The flexibility that the shoe provides allows the runner to have unrestricted foot movements. This upper material is also found in the Brooks Addiction 13

Reebok Driftium Ride 2 mesh

The Flexweave technology equips the shoe to have more comfort while providing secure fit and sufficient support. It also enables a stable ride. 

Reebok Driftium Ride 2 flexweave

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: 255g
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging / Treadmill
Material: Mesh upper

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