Who should buy the Reebok Speed Breeze 2

The Reebok Speed Breeze 2 is a solid option if:

  • You prefer a shoe light enough for all-day wear.
  • A well-ventilated running companion that offers a cool-feeling wrap is what you are after.
  • You are looking for footgear that provides an easy-to-slip-in action. 

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Updates to the Reebok Speed Breeze 2

  • The original Speed Breeze model from Reebok placed an emphasis on breathable coverage and an appealing yet uncluttered design. The Speed Breeze 2 still respects those design aspects, though it now aims to further heighten the tidy construction of the facade by using fewer printed overlays and by incorporating a shoehorn-like heel collar instead of a stitch-on pull tab. The rest of the tech (midsole and outsole) remain loyal to the predecessor’s feature set.

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Size and fit

Runners can use their usual choices of size when buying the Reebok Speed Breeze 2, though it may be worth noting that there have been reports of a restrictive forefoot design. Testing this Reebok running shoe prior to purchase or observing feedback that tackles the sizing aspect can better the chances of expecting an agreeable in-shoe experience.

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Tear-resistant outsole

The outsole unit of the Reebok Speed Breeze 2 is mostly made of ground-contact ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA). This exposed foam offers surface traction through a tread pattern that consists of box-shaped nodes and lines. It is touted to be able to resist wear and tear.

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A rubber layer covers the high-wear area of the heel. This compound is meant to protect against abrasion, particularly when it comes to heel striking. The scant use of rubber shaves off weight from the platform of the product, thus maintaining a lightweight experience.

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Cushioned running experience

Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) serves as the cushioning system of the Speed Breeze 2. The purpose of this material is to support the foot throughout the running session, maintaining a cushioned experience that the runner can enjoy. Landing impact is also attenuated by this industry-standard piece. Series such as the Hoka One One Bondi utilize the EVA.

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Foamy underfoot cradle

A sockliner made of MemoryTech foam is placed on top of the main midsole feature. The task of this add-on is to provide a soft surface for the underfoot. It can conform itself to the shape of the footpad, thus giving attention to the curves that are usually not addressed.

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The Reebok Speed Breeze 2's breathable upper

The front part of the Speed Breeze 2’s upper unit features an open-weave mesh to provide constant ventilation to the foot. It has a multilayered structure for durability, though visible breathing holes accentuate the purpose of bringing a cool and dry ride.

Running from the midfoot to the heel is a close-weave mesh. This fabric helps in holding the foot in place.

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Snug lacing system

Printed overlays reinforce the facade while also assisting the lacing system when it comes to delivering a snug yet adjustable wrap.

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Easy-to-wear design

The collar has a welcoming slide-in heel structure to permit the foot to slip into the interior chamber with ease and smoothness.

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Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: All-day wear, Walking / Jogging / Treadmill
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Breathable / Cushioned / Comfortable

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