Verdict from 60 user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Almost all of the reviewers were impressed with how comfortable the Reebok Hydrorush II was.
  • Many fitness enthusiasts claimed that the trainer was supportive enough for workouts.
  • The footgear felt light on the foot, said multiple users.
  • Several consumers said the product was reasonably priced.

1 reason not to buy

  • A small number of users considered the shoe unsuitable for intensive workouts.

Bottom line

The Reebok Hydrorush II exceeded the expectations of shoppers when it came to comfort. It was also considered a great pair of workout shoes because it was lightweight and supportive. However, some people did not feel like it was a well-performing shoe for tougher training. Nevertheless, it offered decent performance for its affordable price.

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Good to know

The Reebok Hydrorush II is a training shoe designed for men. It is made of lightweight and flexible materials to maintain comfort during workout sessions.

This model borrows the silhouette of the original Reebok Hydrorush. The main difference between the two models is the support structure at the midfoot. The older model has a saddle at the rearfoot as well, while the new version uses a cage-like structure at the midfoot with an overlay on the heel.

The bottom of the Reebok Hyrdorush II uses a high-abrasion rubber. The compound is designed to withstand indoor and outdoor workout sessions. It also features a tread pattern that allows it to grip different types of surfaces. Flex grooves are scattered throughout the bottom, allowing the foot to move naturally.

Providing a comfortable ride to the Reebok Hydrorush II is the full-length EVA foam. This cushioning platform is engineered to be soft and flexible to facilitate the natural forward movement of the foot. It also absorbs shock, protecting the foot and the rest of the lower extremities against the impact.

Adding a layer of cushioning to the heel is the dual-density liquid foam. This compound is designed to instantly adapt to changes in pressure to keep the heel protected when it strikes the ground, further reducing the stress on the joints of the lower extremities.

The upper of this Reebok workout shoe is made of a lightweight and breathable mesh. The material is engineered to be soft enough to allow movement but still rigid to afford steadiness while training.

Synthetic overlays form a cage-like structure at the midfoot which integrates with the lacing system. This element enhances the locked-down fit and lateral support when the laces are cinched. There’s also an overlay at the back, serving as an external heel counter that steadies the rearfoot.

The interior of the trainer is lined with a soft mesh fabric for a comfortable experience that also aids in keeping the foot chamber aerated. The plush collar and tongue steady the foot during workouts and prevents it from slipping out of the footgear

  • The original Reebok Hydrorush was created in collaboration with the Watts brothers. J.J., T.J., and Derek, who all play in the National Soccer League and they all helped create a trainer that would perform well both indoors and outdoors.
  • Another highly-rated Reebok trainer which was designed in partnership with J.J. Watts is the Reebok JJ II workout shoe.


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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.