Reebok Floatride Run Fast V2 EU44 / UK9.5
The Reebok Floatride Run Fast 2 is capable of everything from quarter-mile intervals to 15-mile long runs.
The midsole and outsole remain unchanged on this update. The 2 is firm, but not as hard as most featherweight shoes. That’s because the sole is made from a Pebax-based foam—much like what’s found in the Vaporfly Next%. It’s far lighter than standard EVA but delivers excellent cushioning and off-the-charts bounce (energy return).
For the last five or six years, every shoe manufacturer has been trying to improve on the age-old foam formula. EVA was the standard for decades because that ubiquitous white midsole material was cheap, durable, and lightweight. If you made it soft, however, it had no responsiveness and felt slow. To make it faster, you had to make it lighter and harder. But newer materials delivered a bouncier sensation underfoot, even if they came at the expense of weight. Then Pebax was introduced to the running world. The material had long been used for hard but flexible plastic components like the Wave plate in Mizuno shoes. But when blown into a foam, it’s lightweight, flexible, and springy—so you can compress it with each footstrike and it rebounds with more force.
On v2, though, the two-layer mesh upper is thicker, with more reinforcements around the eyelets. And the collar padding is a heavier fabric, which, combined with a thicker heel counter, gives you a more traditional fit around the back half of your foot. Heck, even the laces are thicker. They’re not ruin-the-shoe types of changes, but they’re notable and worth mentioning in case you, like me, loved the original model.
Regardless of the upper changes, we still love the amount of rubber Reebok has put under this shoe. The outsole gives you complete coverage from heel to toe and sticks to just about any surface. We found the original maybe even too sticky—it would squeak like a basketball shoe on a gym’s hardwood floor any time we inadvertently scuffed it. This update hasn’t made as much noise, but its performance on roads at a quick pace hasn’t changed either. It still delivers sure footing
Weight: 7.6 oz (M), 6.2 oz (W)
Drop: 11mm (M), 10mm (W)
Please ensure this size suits you as these are heavily discounted and cannot be returned once purchased.
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Reebok Floatride Run Fast V2
- Product Code: Floatride Run Fast V2
- Availability: In Stock