Who should buy the Speedlux 3.0

The Reebok Speedlux 3.0 is designed for runners who want comfort and mobility. This running shoe is recommended for you if:

  • You want a daily running shoe that is made for neutral pronators or supinators
  • You prefer a road running shoe that is versatile enough for both jogs and marathons

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 tongue

Updates to the Reebok Speedlux 3.0

  • A full-length injected foam serves as the cushioning system. Its job is to cushion each foot-strike and enable the toe-off
  • The upper unit makes use of a mélange mesh, which means that it features more than one type of fiber in its yarn for heightened durability
  • Rubber outsole protects against abrasion, with flex grooves that support natural movements through the gait cycle

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 logo

Flexible transitions with the Speedlux 3.0

The outsole unit of the Reebok Speedlux 3.0 is comprised of a rubber compound that has the job of covering the rest of the platform. It protects against the debilitating effects of surface exposure and continued use.

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 outsole

Flex grooves in the forefoot and heel permit the natural bending capacity of the foot as it transitions from the heel to the toe during the running session. They also isolate the impact forces to the specific areas that are in contact with the ground.

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 flex grooves

Responsive cushioning and shock attenuation

The midsole unit is made using injection molded ethylene-vinyl acetate. This full-length foam offers responsive cushioning and shock attenuation. It also has a flexible nature that follows the motion of the foot.

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 midsole

Extra support is provided by an EVA sock liner. It has a soft top to ensure next-to-skin comfort. It is thin so it won’t hinder the flexibility of the foot.

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 sockliner

Soft yet protective upper coverage

The mélange mesh has a yarn that is composed of various fibers. Such a construction looks to strengthen the whole fabric while also offering additional benefits such as a soft and flexible coverage.

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 melange

A traditional lacing system is employed in the Reebok Speedlux 3.0. It uses semi-round shoelaces, a set of fabric eyelets and an anchoring tab that is stitched to the tongue unit. These elements work together to allow the runner the freedom to attain a locked yet customizable fit.

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 lacing system

A set of leather overlays covers the front, top, and heel sections of the upper unit. These additional layers are meant to reinforce the structure of the shoe, keeping it stable and intact. They also help the lacing system when it comes to providing security.

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 overlays

The padded tongue and collar are responsible for cushioning the top portions of the wearer’s foot. They also prevent in-shoe wobbling and accidental shoe removals.

A soft fabric lines the interior chamber. It allows the foot to go inside the shoe with ease.

A pull tab is placed on the heel section. Its purpose is to help the wearer in wearing and removing the Reebok Speedlux 3.0.

Reebok Speedlux 3.0 pulltab

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: 250g
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Distance: Marathon

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