Reebok Forever Floatride Energy is a very simple running shoe.
This is the main reason why Floatride Energy has become very fast a top-selling shoe all over the world.
Reebok has created a really great shoe at an affordable price.
Upper material and fit
The material they’ve used is an engineered mesh that has great breathability and support.
While gets the job done and is not fancy, feels a bit scratchy, which you’d expect from a $100 shoe.
Their tongue is padded and not sleeved, it does move around during training, but not enough to irritate you.
The heel dip and collar come up higher than on most shoes and will bother you if you wear short socks.
Make sure you wear long enough socks.
A roomy feeling is the word that best describes their fit.
I took them half a size bigger because I hate snug-fitting shoes, so there is plenty of room for my feet to expand while training.
Used a gimmick, I bought thicker socks to get the perfect fit and it feels like floating.👍
Holes in the thin engineered mesh ensure breathability.
The Floatride midsole is made from an expanded polyurethane material.
It’s similar in appearance to Adidas Boost but is lighter.
You can easily see the pellets which are fused together to create the midsole.
Their midsole is medium-soft.
It has excellent cushioning and responsiveness while not being very light.
Floatride Energy foam is a super foam in my opinion.
It looks extremely durable and more resistant to compression.
I first used Reebok Forever Floatride energy shoes on a hard surface in the gym, where I jumped rope for about an hour and I didn’t feel the hardness of the surface at all.
They felt very comfortable and had a great bounce, which is very important to have while jumping rope or running.
The midsole is not overly soft, which makes the Forever Energy shoe very stable.
It bulges out under the forefoot and heel which increases stability.
Has slight under-arch support, so the Forever Energy didn’t cause me any problems.
Forever Floatride Energy is flexible and bends at the ball of the foot.
Having a thin outsole and unstructured upper allows the shoe to flex naturally up in the front.
They can be used to run safely at night or in low light due to the “Floatride Energy” badge at the heel being reflective.
Their insole is glued to the bottom of the shoe, it’s soft and spongy when compressed.
I don’t know why Reebok glued it to the bottom and I also don’t know why you can see the sowing beside the midsole at this price range.👎
You can remove the insole as the glue used is not very strong and replace it with some more professional ones if the sizing allows.
The outsole is full contact, a thin layer of soft carbon rubber.
It grips well on both wet and dry surfaces. Being a full contact ensures an even spread of wear.
A full-ground contact outsole makes the ride very smooth.
Reebok Forever Floatride Energy has no midsole exposed to the ground which is great in terms of durability.
👍 Good value for money
👍 Comfortable upper
👍 Full contact midsole
👍 Bouncy and smooth
👍 High cushioning
👎 Cheap-feeling upper
👎 The laces are too long and feel cheap
👎 Material is a bit scratchy
👎 You can see the sowing inside the shoe
Everything you buy has things you like and things you don’t like.
That doesn’t mean that the product is not good, so I’m not complaining about Reebok Forever Floatride Energy.
Actually, I bought them at a discount price because the model is older.
I liked them so much that I bought two pairs cause the price was too good and I couldn’t restrain myself 😂
In my defense I must say that I bought them in different sizes, one true to size for the gym and the other a half a size bigger for running.
That being said you can make up your own mind about Reebok Forever Floatride Energy.
I liked the shoes and I recommend them.
They gave me “that little extra” I needed to keep myself motivated, together with my Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor
Now I believe that I have a great motivational package for my future workouts.