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Reebok was founded for one of the best reasons possible: athletes wanted to run faster. So in the 1890s, Joseph William Foster made some of the first known running shoes with spikes in them. By 1895, he was in business making shoes by hand for top runners; and before long his fledgling company, J.W. Foster and Sons, developed an international clientele of distinguished athletes.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- ASIN: B004W667O6
- Item model number: Real Flex Run-Suede-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 20, 2011
- 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
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Top Customer Reviews
That may sound funny but it is absolutely true. You have to experience them to believe it. Unreal. Nirvana with soles.
They will put you in Shangri-La la land. Buy them, then thank me profusely later.
Comfortable for standing, running, with or without socks
True to size
If you have any gravel paths in your life you will be forever digging debris out of the tread.
Note: I got the black sneakers but the laces are dark blue, just so you know.
EDIT: When I first got the product, I rated it 4 stars. I now (3 weeks later) rate it 2 stars after I have gotten to know it. I bought these shoes because they looked cool. If you want to do the same, I recommend you reconsider. They are quite uncomfortable. Do not believe what you hear about these shoes being barefoot running shoes, that is not true. The concept of barefoot running means you run on the balls of your feet (toes) rather than landing on your heals. These shes make it quite difficult to do that because the heels are so thick that you have no choice to land on them. They are also not barefoot because they are so rigid while barefoot shoes are supposed to be flexible. Furthermore, the rigidity of the top part in the back slices into your Achilles's, tearing your skin. If you try to run barefoot, your toes will get smushed in the front and will hurt. I recommend getting the Vibrams made by New Ballance, they are a lot more comfortable.
Edit 1 month later: The shoes are wearing out fast. The bottoms are starting to wear and the seam on the side near the pinkie toe is beginning to come undone. They have not been heavily used.
They do fit true to size (for me a size 12) and are very light weight. The suede takes a bit of getting used to and is very thin. I can feel the laces thru the tongue due to how thin the tongue is and if I don't have them adjusted just right they can cause discomfort when running. For everyday use they are comfortable though. When pushing athletically, either crossfit type training or running, they just lack the fit and feel of the other 3 traditional models I have mentioned. When running I can somewhat feel the tread pattern on soles under my forefoot (I am 6'3" 210 so my size/weight may be causing that and a lighter runner may not notice that effect).
I do like Reeboks in general and will state again that for normal daily wear these are very nice looking and very comfortable. If you are looking for a lighter weight runner with minimalist characteristics, I think the Kinvara line (you can find good deals on the 2's right now) is superior. The NB 890's are also much better, but are move a bit further away from a minimalist design.
UPDATE: I've had these shoes for awhile now and have lowered my review from 5 to 3 stars. This is because the large difference in thickness between the shoe's heel and forefoot is so large too much weight is shifted onto the ball of the wearer's foot. I found that the ball of my foot, especially where my toes attach, would become sore after only a few hours in this shoe. A flatter profile would more evenly distribute the wearer's weight and avoid this issue. These shoes have largely been retired and are used only when I don't anticipate being on my feet much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have wide feet and this is not meant for wide feet or you will be tripping and almost breaking your ankle. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ricardo
very satisfactory at this bargaining price. more than decent quality in all around.Published 1 month ago by young choi
PLEEEASE bring these back!!!
I'll buy 3 pair if you can find any!!!
These shoes are fantastic! My boyfriend got them and he says that they feel like a sock.Published 12 months ago by Jennifer Burnett
Very good shoes, I usually use them for walking & light trekking, but I also tried them for running. Excellent value for price, very satisfied.Published 13 months ago by Florin Dascalescu
I'm trying to find another pair like this but I cannot find no more, I wish I could order another pair.Published 17 months ago by Josue