Reebok’s new running line has been met with praise from casual and serious runners alike. Now with the integration of eTPU midsoles, we wanted to jump into the world of Reebok running.
Unlike the version of eTPU found in Adidas Boost, Reebok’s technology is more firm. This makes it feel a bit faster, snappier, and more performance oriented. We were especially impressed by the forefoot cushion, which was exceptionally padded. On the other hand, the area underneath the heel and arch feels a little… off. Our reviewer with flat feet said it had a “simultaneous mound and valley”, but that it wasn’t overly obtrusive. This would ordinarily lead us to believe that the shoe is built for mid- or forefoot strikers, but the 10mm drop means it has a bit of unneccessary material in the heel.
The upper has great lockdown, another point in the shoe’s favor for speed. The mesh is also on the narrow side however, along with a rather pointy toebox, so if you’re a Nano-wearer who wants to stay brand-loyal, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
The Reebok Floatride Forever is a great value at $100 and perfect for newbies and serious runners alike. Just don’t have a wide foot. The best comparison is actually the Nike Pegasus of a decade ago: a $100 daily trainer workhorse that fits on the narrow side.