Who should buy the Reebok Lite Plus 3
The Lite Plus 3 from Reebok is a great buy for runners who are looking for a:
- light and comfy running shoe for daily runs
- versatile daily trainer that can handle long walks and gym training
- pocket-friendly running shoe that's grippy on both wet and dry surfaces
Reebok Lite Plus 3 vs. 2
The upper and outsole of the third version of the Reebok Lite Plus over the same design and materials from the Lite Plus 2. For a softer, more responsive ride, the Reebok Lite Plus 3 now sports a FuelFoam midsole—the only update it sees.
Previously, it had an EVA foam midsole, which has also been hailed as "cushy." This time around, Reebok takes the experience up a notch.
No adjustment period needed
Almost everyone attests to the shoe'e. According to them, they can run in it straight out of the box because the shoe already feels tuned into their feet upon step-in.
Keeps you steady
For narrow to medium-width feet, the stretchy upper provides a form-fitting and supportive foot wrap. So much so, that reviewers say they don't feel tippy in the Lite Plus 3 even during sharp turns.
And on uneven surfaces, the grippy outsole combined with the shoe's wide base inspires surefootedness.
Restrictive for large feet
The toe box of the Reebok Lite Plus 3 is not insanely roomy, especially for broad-footed runners. It's too snug; it "" the foot. And when the foot starts to swell, it becomes even more constricting to the point where testers had blisters in their pinky toes.
Anything but heavy
The majority agrees that the Reebok Lite Plus 3 doesn't drag the foot down. Some even say, they barely noticed the shoe once they started running.
Wearing the Reebok Lite Plus 3 is easy
There's a pull tab at the back that many are happy about as it allows fast and convenient on and off.
The outsole bites
On slick and snow-covered pavements, several road runners claim that the shoe remains grippy and their strides planted. There are NO reports of slips.
Quality explains the price
The Lite Plus 3 from Reebok only retails for $65, meaning it's cheap. However, this also reflects on the shoe's upper strength. After only a couple of uses, the overlays have already separated from the upper.
There are also reports of the upper developing a hole after less than 30 miles.