Reebok Men's RealFlex Optimal Running Shoe

4.3 out of 5 stars 192 customer reviews

Price: $105.51 - $110.00
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Very light fits great without socks,stays cool.I used to be a jogger and that is how I judge my bicycle shoes.
The fit great and this product was as advertised with no issues.
Good comfortable running shoe and I dig the color combo.
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  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Synthetic sole
  • Men's Reebok, Realflex Optimal Sneaker
  • This is a super lightweight sneaker designed for natural movement
  • Cool Mesh and soft suede uppers for comfort and support
  • Ultra-lightweight Realflex midsole
  • Blown rubber forefoot for cushioning, traction and durability

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Men's Reebok, Realflex Optimal Sneaker This is a super lightweight sneaker designed for natural movement Cool Mesh and soft suede uppers for comfort and support Ultra-lightweight Realflex midsole Blown rubber forefoot for cushioning, traction and durability Removable Ortholite foam sockliner to accommodate orthotics Multi-direction flex nodes for natural motion and excellent grip

You don't even know what your feet are missing until you feel the ride in Reebok's RealFlex Optimal running shoe. This well-equipped offering wins with a segmented rubber sole for excellent traction and unparalleled flexibility in every step. Of course, Optimal boasts all the comfort you've come to love from Reebok as well as a breathable mesh upper and stylish colorways--both designed to keep you cool in more ways than one.

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  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005C3J06K
  • Item model number: RealFlex Optimal-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,131 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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      4.3 out of 5 stars 192 customer reviews
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    By Mark K. Reed on July 8, 2012
    Verified Purchase
    Very fine overall build, smooth inside, I don't feel any out of place pressure points or seems, cups heal nicely, adequate tongue length. Not an "ultra light", that is my size 13 is about 12,5oz per shoe, vs, say 9oz for lightest Adidas I have, but, significantly more cushioning under foot (if you want that, not everybody does these days, i.e. this is less of a "minimalist" feeling shoe) Would point out that size runs just a bit towards smaller, but has nicely nonpinching toe - if you are between sizes go to the half size larger, I did and definitely glad so. Also concure with many other comments that particularly fits a relatively narrow foot (nice for me) and such fit is generally hard to find, particularly in the heel.
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    Size: 14 D(M) USColor: Gravel/Silver/Red Verified Purchase
    The build quality of these shoes is excellent. I've been training in them for 2 months now and am impressed by the lightness of the shoe and relative flex of the sole + mid-sole. Using an athletic insole has helped me with long distance runs. I average around 10 miles per week and ran a 10K prep last month with great results! Investing in moisture free athletic socks will aid in preventing blisters. Having been a New Balance running shoes fan, this affordable pair gives stiff competition to other brands.

    TRAIN HARD WIN EASY!!
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    When I first saw the Reebok Realflex shoes I was very hesitant about buying them. 6 months later I am on my 3rd pair of Realflex with my last pair being Realflex Optimal. These are the only shoes I train in; currently i am running 70+ miles a week with my long run ranging from 14-20 miles.

    The shoes are lightweight and very comfortable.
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    Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Industrial Blue/Salty Grey/White Verified Purchase
    If you are looking for lightweight, breathable, comfortable shoes for running, light hiking or just walking around town, these are a great option. They do not seem as light as the original Realflex, but they are more comfortable and have a more durable sole.
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    Size: 12 D(M) USColor: Gravel/Silver/Red Verified Purchase
    Creditability: I ran competitively as a junior in distance events specializing in road races, 5k & 10k. I stopping running after a knee injury, and for the past 20 yrs I compete as a road cyclist. I still run 5k and 10k events as a pacer/rabbit, for my wife and daughters,(two 12 yr olds and a 10yr old), when they race.

    The Reebok Realflex is a good concept shoe, in that, it promises the wearer's foot natural flexibility when worn. While the shoe is very flexible, there are issues, I believe very serious issues, with the construction.

    Pros:
    1. A very lightweight and attractive shoe.
    2. Price on Amazon is very reasonable.
    Cons:
    1. The Realflex multi directional flex nodes run longer down the center of the she from the toes to the mid-foot. That results in the shoe/foot rolling outwards, (excessively) when striking the ground, which could eventually lead to injury. These longer nodes also leave a very uncomfortable "bulky" sensation down the middle of the foot, (from the toes to mid foot), while standing, walking and running.
    2. The shoe is constructed very narrowly, even for my narrow feet, in spite of the fact I purchased wider that I normally wear. While the mesh upper offer comfort to most areas of the upper shoe, the front toe box area have a very constricting band which does not allow the forefoot/toes to naturally spread upon striking the ground. You could purchase a wider size to offset, but, I believe the fault lays with the design, a more rounded toe box area would have been much better.
    End state:
    I must admit that s is my first pair of Reeboks, and it was purchased for the price, (I wanted an inexpensive shoe on amazon to run with my girls in a 5k while on vacation,, as I did not pack my "tried and true" pair). I would not recommend this model/brand, not even for walking.
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    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Industrial Blue/Salty Grey/White Verified Purchase
    Comfortable, and overall serve their intended purpose. However, they are not as good as the first generation because there is a durable coating over the mesh that occurs right at the bend of your toes while you're running. Very noticable when you first put them on but that annoyance is soon forgotten if you focus on your workouts, as I do. They also did not seem to fix the problem of the tongue shifting to the side while running, but this too, is not so noticable after a while. In other words, they have a better look but an inferior design than their predecessors. "Pretty good" overall (I would rate a 3.5 it were possible).
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    Size: 15 D(M) USColor: Salty Grey/Frenchy Blue/Sun Rock Verified Purchase
    I am about 6'5" and clock in around 340lbs. I played football in college and since graduating I have been trying to get back to playing weight. I have been looking for a shoe that is comfy to run in, offers solid support, and looks half way decent. This is that shoe.
    Super light weight, and super flexible, this shoe pads my ski-sized feet in all the right areas. Heel compression is gentle and I am not left with sore knees or shin splints after a jog. Since the shoe is light weight and flexible, ankle support is not as rigid as some would prefer, but as long as you dont have glass ankles, you will be fine.
    Most surprising is the durability. I have had these for 90 days now, and do about 10 miles a week and even with all my lumbering destruction, these shoes barely look used. I would recommend these to anyone, especially big guys looks for something to kick around in.
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