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Reebok finally figured out how to make a decent looking shoe
on April 22, 2014
I also own a pair of the SkyCell DMX running shoes which I love for running. If you are looking for a shoe strictly for running, get those instead...far better. The problem with the SkyCell's is that they are HIDEOUS looking. Like, your feet look like they are having a seizure.
Reebok's DMX tech is fantastic in terms of comfort but they just couldn't get it through their head that people don't want neon-mustard-orange-and-blue shoes...until now. Enter Sky Impact. offering a tasteful variety of colors that you can actually wear casually, Reebok created a shoe with the comfort of DMX and the look of a casual sneaker.
I bought these for work, where I spent most of the day on my feet. After a week here is what I noticed:
These shoes are very comfy, and actually provide more stability than the aforementioned SkyCell's. The big difference between the two shoes is the amount of air pockets on the sole - this shoe only air cushions the heel while the SkyCell cushions the whole foot. I find this half-foot cushioning puts unnecessary pressure on the ball of the foot, which in turn is not very padded (you being to feel pressure and pain after 4+ hours of walking in these.) Nothing major, just not as comfy as your heel, which feels like its on a pillow of clouds.
Because your heel is positioned slightly higher then the ball of your foot, it naturally puts more pressure on the front of your feet. I guess I wish there was more padding there, it feels like a tease to just have your heel under air.
Also, I ordered the black/white/grey model, and the photo makes the outsole look like a muted grey, when in fact it is a bright white.
Overall this is a GREAT shoe - very lightweight, attractive, and it grips well. I wish I could take the whole-foot DMX of the SkyCell's and put them in this shoe, though. C'est le vie.