Updates to Reebok EnergyLux 2

  • The Reebok EnergyLux 2 blends modern design elements with a classic and sporty configuration to which many in the running industry are accustomed. The silhouette features multilayered meshes and both hot-printed and stitched-on overlays for breathable yet secure coverage.
  • The cushioning system follows a present-day trend of midsole units wherein sidewalls near the rear are implemented for steadiness and wobble prevention. A proprietary foam piece delivers impact attenuation and traction. A rubber layer isn’t present in this shoe’s outsole.

Size and fit

Standard sizing measurements are used for the Reebok EnergyLux 2. Runners are encouraged to get a pair using their usual choice of size. However, being able to appreciate an accommodating in-shoe experience can be affected by initial testing of the shoe or observation of reviews from those who have already bought it.

The sideways fit is affected by the semi-curved shape of the lasting board, as well as the form-welcoming construction of the upper unit. These parts of the shoe work together to deliver a snug yet custom fit.


A ground-contact foam serves as the outsole unit of the Reebok EnergyLux 2. The compound is touted to be durable enough to withstand wear-and-tear. Also, it has a ribbed pattern to heighten traction on the asphalt.

The same ribbed pattern that is responsible for grip yields shallow and deep flex grooves that aim to improve the flexibility of the platform. The forefoot lift is the part of the gait that benefits the most from this design as it involves the bending of the toe joints and tendons.


FuelFoam is the name of the compound that is used for both the outsole and midsole. This material is touted as a light yet responsive piece that energizes each step. It has also been advertised as a flexible and steady foam.

Extra support is given by the midsole having sidewalls near the rear section. These raised portions of the foam are meant to steady the foot and keep it from quivering at any point during the run.


The upper unit of the Reebok EnergyLux 2 features a multilayered mesh. This material offers a snug yet secure wrap. Breathing holes permit air to flow through the foot-chamber, thus maintaining a cool and dry ride. Breathable meshes are featured in many running shoe series, including the well-known Nike Downshifter and Asics Gel Contend families.

Printed overlays grace the sides of the facade. These add-ons are meant to help the rest of the upper when it comes to hugging the foot and keeping it in place.

Stitched-on overlays are placed on the instep and the rear. These layers are designed to bolster the structural integrity of the silhouette while also making sure to help in the attainment of foot-security.


The current trend of Reebok EnergyLux 2.
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