Who should buy the Reebok Energen Plus

The Reebok Energen Plus is perfect for runners who are looking for a budget shoe that can be used in these activities: 

  • jogging
  • short to mid-distance runs
  • walking

Reebok Energen Plus logo

Who should NOT buy it

If you're looking for a tempo speedster or a long-distance running shoe, you can skip the Reebok Energen Plus. It's not energetic enough for fast runs. And for the long hauls, its restrictive toe room can be uncomfortable. 

Reebok Energen Plus upper

Reebok Energen Plus: Soft and comfortable

Almost all reviewers agree that the Energen Plus from Reebok is "extremely" cushy. The tongue, heel collar, and midsole are very padded, they're almost "cloud-like." Even those with bad knees really enjoyed the shoe. 

Reebok Energen Plus padding

Forgiving ride

Apart from being very pampering, the midsole is also supportive and peppy. Even after 10 miles of running, runners report their feet feel great.

Reebok Energen Plus cushion


"A sock with a sole."

This is how testers describe it. It's so sleek, they claim it feels like "nothing at all." 


At $65, the Reebok Energen Plus is very affordable, yet it has the makings of an expensive pair — plush comfort, supportive, and featherweight. 

Reebok Energen Plus outsole

Reebok Energen Plus: Anything but fast

Although its cushion has some bounce to it, critics state that it still "lags behind" in responsiveness to be truly speed-ready.


Loads of users share the same gripe over the shoe's narrow toe box. There are even those who had blisters because the upper rubbed against the toes. 

Reebok Energen Plus toe room

Short tongue

A lot find the tongue "barely enough" to prevent lace pressure, especially from the lacing on the top-most eyelets. 

Reebok Energen Plus short tongue

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear, Walking / Jogging / Treadmill
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Breathable / Cushioned

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