Profile of the Reebok Ridgerider 5

Who is it for? The Ridgerider 5 is crafted for people who brave both the concrete jungle and the tricky trails of the wilderness. It is styled like a regular walking shoe, allowing it to match well with your everyday clothes for running errands or doing your daily walks. However, the aggressive treads on the outsole assure you that it can also take on rough terrains.

What is it for? This pair of Reebok walking shoes can be used for daily walks and traveling. Its cushioning unit protects against rough landings while the outsole prevents slippage while traversing pavements, grass, soil, rocks, and roots during hikes.

With a quick glance, you wouldn’t think that the Ridgerider 5 and the Reebok Ridgerider Trail 4 came from the same line of walking shoes because these models use different Reebok logos. The Ridgerider Trail 4 has the Delta symbol while the Ridgerider 5 features the brand’s iconic Vector. But what makes them similar is the use of the same midsole and outsole technologies.


Traction. A full-length rubber shields the bottom of the Reebok Ridgerider 5. This compound is durable, making it suitable for rough terrains. It is also grippy, and the addition of the dynamic lugs enhances its bite on uneven surfaces.


Cushioning. A soft EVA foam is used for the midsole of the Ridgerider 5. It is the most commonly used typed of foam in walking shoes because, despite its lightweight nature, it is effective in attenuating shock. It is also soft, adding to the overall comfortable walking experience.


Protection. Making up the top of the Reebok Ridgerider 5 is a combination of ripstop and mesh. Ripstop ensures that the trainer can handle the rough outdoors without tearing.

Synthetic overlays are strategically placed to reinforce abrasion-prone areas, like the toe and heel areas. They also help maintain the form of the upper and enhance the hold when the laces are tightened.

Comfort. Mesh fabric is used in sections of the quarter panels, the tongue, and the inner lining. This fabric permits air to cool the interior and heat to dissipate, keeping the foot comfortable even during hot weather. The soft mesh covering the inside of the trainer also prevents hot spots or chafing.

Lockdown. The Ridgerider 5 is equipped with a traditional lacing structure for fit adjustments. The tongue and collar are lightly padded, enhancing the fit and securely locks the rearfoot in place to avoid heel slippage.

Facts / Specs

Arch support: Neutral
Update: Reebok Ridgerider 6
Use: All-day wear, City
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Cushioned

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