Verdict from 26 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The majority claimed that the Reebok Impact TR was true to size.
  • A good number of people were pleased with its style and design.
  • It was comfortable for all-day wear, according to many of the owners.
  • A lot of training aficionados lauded its durability.
  • The elastic bands were appreciated by numerous users because they delivered a snug fit and kept the laces from coming undone.
  • Several purchasers stated that the slip-on construction was one of the reasons they bought the Impact TR.
  • Numerous gym-goers liked the wide toe box as it promoted toe splaying during weight training.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A few users found the toe box of the Impact TR to be too narrow.
  • One person complained that a shoe-horn was needed to get the footwear on because the opening was too small.
  • A minority of wearers removed the laces because the elastic bands felt too tight.
  • For some buyers, the high collar dug into the Achilles and caused blisters.

Bottom line

The Impact TR was highly praised for its design and comfort by a majority of its users. People liked its efficacy as a workout and casual shoe. On the downside, there were those who criticized the narrow toe box and small opening of the footwear which made it tricky to put on. Still, it was the cross-training shoe of choice for numerous buyers because of its versatility and durability.

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Good to know

  • The Reebok Impact TR is designed as a cross-training shoe for women. The aesthetics of the trainer are clean and simple which appeals to consumers who do not want busy or loud designs on their footwear. As a training shoe, it offers features that support the foot. It sports a cleat-like construction with a lacing system that is secured by three elastic bands. Combined, these components are meant to deliver a secure fit.
  • The midsole is made of the anatomically molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. This material is durable, flexible and has shock-absorbing properties to keep the foot protected.
  • At the bottom of the shoe is a carbon rubber outsole. This compound is designed to be hard-wearing and help the shoe last for a long time.

The Reebok Impact TR is designed specifically for women’s feet and generally runs true to size. It accommodates feet with a B – Medium width profile. The stretchy upper material allows for toe splaying, but the elastic straps deliver a snug fit and should be considered when getting a pair. It is recommended that buyers try the shoe in person to obtain an agreeable fit.

The bottom of the Reebok Impact TR employs carbon rubber. This material is similar to the rubber used in car tires, which is durable, flexible, and does not readily slip on wet surfaces. It also absorbs impact to prevent injuries or discomfort.

It features a combination of small lugs, horizontal and vertical lines, and textured tread patterns to deliver different levels of grip on specific areas of the outsole. The lugs are in the perimeter, allowing for better grip during push-offs. It also has flex grooves that promote natural foot flexion.

The EVA foam makes up the midsole of the Impact TR. This material is lightweight and soft enough to cushion foot landings, but it does not get overly compressed that it becomes unsteady.

The midsole is anatomically molded to accommodate the natural curves of the foot. This type of construction reduces discomfort, especially when exercising for extended periods of time.

The upper of the Reebok Impact TR is made from a stretchable material with a seamless internal construction. It ensures that there are no structures that can cause discomfort to the foot. It has a two-way stretch design that allows for a quick put-on and take-off action. The low-cut construction also gives the ankle the freedom to move.

The trainer employs a lacing system that allows users to customize the fit of the upper. It is reinforced by three elastic gore traps that prevent the laces from getting untied. The straps also lock the foot down by delivering a snug fit to the midfoot area.

The visible U-shaped heel counter cups the back of the foot. This structure keeps the heel stable, preventing slippage during explosive movements.

How Impact TR compares

This shoe: 67
All shoes average: 79
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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

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