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REEBOK’S SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

When it comes to sustainability in the running industry, Reebok is leading the way. Reebok’s goal is to create innovative solutions that will help build a fitter planet without impacting performance. This is achieved by sourcing their product materials from nature or from processed plastic waste.

By 2030, Reebok plans to have 100% of their products be sustainable. Reebok measures sustainability by the following product categories: 

  • [REE]GROW – made with at least 50% plant-based materials
  • [REE]CYCLED – minimum of 30% of the upper is recycled materials.
  • Vegan
  • Better cotton
  • Organic cotton
  • Color with care

Let’s take a deeper look at Reebok’s current sustainable product offering with the Reebok Forever Floatride Grow, Reebok Floatride Energy Grow and Reebok Nano X1 Vegan.

Rebook Forever Floatride Grow

REEBOK FOREVER FLOATRIDE GROW

PERFORMANCE RUNNING SHOES MADE WITH AT LEAST 50% PLANT-BASED MATERIALS

Sustainable doesn’t mean sacrificing quality and performance. Reebok Forever Floatride Grow is a neutral running shoe made with at least 50% plant-based materials to reduce petroleum-based plastics, one step at a time. The midsole is comprised of castor beans which provides a high-performance, lightweight and responsive cushioning.

A BLOOM algae EVA socklier in the the Forever Floatride Grow adds comfortable cushion underfoot for a soft ride.

The Forever Floatride Grow upper is made of flexible eucalyptus tree textile which is very breatheable. The outsole is comprised of natural rubber which creates a flexible and durable running shoe.

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Reebok Floatride Energy Grow

REEBOK FLOATRIDE ENERGY GROW

REEBOK’S NEWEST ITERATION IN SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE FOOTWEAR

Floatride Energy GROW combines the award-winning Floatride Energy 3.0 with the commitment and responsibility to protect the environment and strive to create a fitter planet. 

Floatride Energy GROW is an industry-leading shoe within Reebok’s [REE]GROW category, which guarantees the product is made of at least 50% plant-based materials in an effort to reduce petroleum-based plastics, one step at a time.

Castor beans, eucalyptus, bloom algae, and natural rubber have been researched and tested to deliver on performance without compromise. 

Key features include:

  • Castor bean midsole, reformulated to improve durability and deliver responsive, lightweight cushioning mile after mile.
  • Durable, breathable eucalyptus upper, re-engineered for more structure and support to provide a better performance fit.
  • Natural rubber, providing a flexible outsole for traction and durability.
  • Bloom algae sockliner for added underfoot comfort.
  • Refined midsole geometry to provide more underfoot cushioning for a more supportive feel, combined with a beveled heel and increased toe-spring for a seamless heel-to-toe transition and a smooth underfoot ride.
  • Flared collar for comfort mile after mile.

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Reebok Nano X1 Vegan

REEBOK NANO X1 VEGAN

Reebok’s gave their ultimate training shoe, the Nano X1, a sustainable makeover for Earth Month with the launch of the Nano X1 Vegan.

The Nano X1 Vegan is just as versatile and comfortable as you’d expect and it is an animal-free, USDA Certified Biobased Product featuring a minimum of 40% bio-based materials

The Nano X1 Vegan is made up of 100% animal-free materials and products. It features a castor bean oil and EVA foam midsole, cotton and wood spun yarn upper, and natural rubber outsole.

Top features of the Nano X1 Vegan include:

Comfort: fusing Reebok’s Floatride Energy cushioning of a running shoe while maintaining the performance and stability of a training shoe 

Speed: the sleek shape and design allow for maximum speed and runnability 

Control: providing designed stability to support varied workouts

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Reviews Saucony

SAUCONY FREEDOM 4 REVIEW

THE BUZZ

The Saucony Freedom 4 is a premium-level, neutral-oriented performance training shoe that inspires fast running, especially for short to medium-length runs. It’s light, cushy and energetic and comfortable with a flexible, low-to-the-ground feeling and a slipper-like feel.

Saucony Freedom 4 Review

WHAT’S NEW

The biggest improvement to the Freedom 4 is the replacement of the PWRRUN+ foam with the lighter, ever-so-slightly thicker and notably more energetic PWRRUN PB midsole.

There’s also a new engineered mesh upper and outsole, but it’s the lively foam that really upgrades the performance and experience of this shoe.

There are no stability mechanism built into the midsole of this shoe, but the nature of the PWRRUN PB foam is that it’s quite stable. So if you very mildly pronate, you’ll probably be fine wearing this shoe for everything except longer runs. But that stable sensation also makes this shoe a great shoe for the gym.

Another seemingly small but impactful change to the Freedom 4 is the overhaul of the outsole. Gone is the tacky, flexible crystal rubber and in its place is a firmer rubber in a new pattern that offers durability and traction but less softness.

FIT, FEEL, RIDE

The Saucony Freedom 4 fits true to size, and similar to other Saucony models with a mildly cushioned medium to narrow interior volume.

The step-in feel has been enhanced by the new upper, which, along with a gusseted, slightly padded tongue, feels snug and comfortable as it cinches your foot down to the midsole.

Although it’s not a minimalist shoe, the Freedom 4 gives off a decidedly low-to-the-ground sensation. This allows you to engage the ground as you touch down, roll through the gait cycle and toe-off again.

You can feel the ground, but the midsole foam sufficiently absorbs shock and cushions each stride without bottoming out. As you roll through the midstance phase, you get a boost of forward propulsion. This is created from the energy stored in the compressed midsole foam.

It’s a distinct ride that feels very smooth, slightly firm and extremely energetic.

Saucony Freedom 4 Review

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

The Saucony Freedom 4 can serve a wide range of runners from beginners to lifelong runners, but it’s best for those who are condition to run in shoes with low heel-toe offsets.

What is heel-toe offset? That’s the difference in height off the ground where the heel sits inside the shoe and the height off the ground of where the toes sit inside the shoe.

The 4mm offset of the Freedom won’t feel dramatically different than a 6mm offset. However, it will feel a lot different than a shoe with a 10mm-13mm offset. If 4mm works for you, you’ll probably love this energetic shoe for faster workouts and tempo runs.

It can suffice for long runs for some runners and recovery runs for most, but the nature of the foam is such that it inspires faster, quick-cadence running. 

Saucony Freedom 4 Pros

PROS: SAUCONY FREEDOM 4

PWRRUN PB is a high-performance PEBA-based foam that debuted in Saucony’s stunning Endorphin Pro and Endorphin Speed shoes. Those racer/trainer shoes have a much firmer demeanor because they’re built with rigid plates.

There isn’t a plate in the Freedom 4, so the foam offers a more pliable but almost equally energetic feel and moderately bouncy ride. If you have run in Endorphin shoes, you’ll sense some similarities but also enjoy the more traditional flex pattern in the forefoot.

The meshy upper is silky soft as it wraps the specific shape of your feet without any binding. There’s little structure to it, except some suede overlays in the rear and forefoot and a TPU Saucony logo. It seems to help lock down the foot as it works in conjunction with the firm interior heel counter. 

Believe it or not, the upgrades to this shoe have actually given a runner’s feet less freedom. That’s not a bad thing at all, but it has a firmer feel than the all-way pliability of the Freedom 3.

Saucony Freedom 4 Cons

CONS: SAUCONY FREEDOM 4

Overall, this is a really good shoe, but the stretchy, semi-round tube laces are a slight detractor. They can be a bit cumbersome and more constrictive than traditional flat laces.

It’s an easy fix, though, because you can just replace them with any other pair of laces.

TECH SPECS

Saucony Freedom 4 Tech Specs

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SAUCONY RIDE 14 REVIEW

THE BUZZ

The Saucony Ride 14 is a versatile and reliable neutral-oriented everyday training shoe with a soft, flexible demeanor and a do-everything mentality.

It’s a comfortable, smooth-riding workhorse with an accommodating fit and capable of high-mileage weekly volume and running at a variety of paces. 

Saucony Ride 14 Review

WHAT’S NEW

The significant changes include a new upper that’s more breathable and slightly more pliable, a cleaner look and a slightly updated shape.

But don’t take the lack of major updates as a sign that the Ride 14 is somehow a lackluster shoe. Much the opposite, the Ride 13 was so great that Saucony opted not to mess up a good thing.

FIT, FEEL, RIDE

The Saucony Ride 14 fits true to size with a comfortably snug but not restrictive interior feel. Once you lace it up, it feels supple, cushy and flexible. The gusseted tongue and the new engineered mesh upper help cinch up your foot in the medium-volume interior.

The ride is smooth, flowy and semi-soft, but not bouncy. The eye stays holding the laces are far more pliable in this edition and now the suede-like overlays on the upper are separated, contributing to the softer flex in the front end of the shoe.

In general, it fits, feels and rides very similarly to the previous edition of the shoe. It’s not too flashy compared to some other models, but it is very comfortable, reliable and consistent.

The new shape and upper, combined with the dynamic midsole properties, give this edition of the Ride a slightly more nimble and athletic sensation out on the run. Each of those elements contributes to the fit and security. This allows you to pick up the pace for high-cadence running and turn corners with more agility.

The outsole of the Ride 14 has segments of both firmer and softer rubber for traction and durability. We appreciated the grip running along wet roads and sidewalks and through lingering spring snowmelt. We believe it will be a long-wearing shoe that should hold its form for several months (or upwards of 400 miles of running) before showing signs of wear.

Saucony Ride 14 Review

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

The Saucony Ride 14 has always been a great shoe for a wide range of runners. Beginners will love it for its comfort and fit, while more advanced runners will appreciate it for its versatility. It’s not overly cushy, but it’s not low-to-the-ground minimalist either.

If you want a jack/jill-of-all-trades for all of your weekly workout needs, the Ride 14 is a good choice. It’s a great long-run shoe, quick enough for tempo runs and could be a race-day shoe for a 5K to a half marathon.

It’s not an all-out speedster, so it won’t be as ideal for track workouts but it can get the job done in a pinch if called upon.

Saucony Ride 14 Review

PROS: SAUCONY RIDE 14

The best aspect of the Ride 14 is the moderately thick PWRRUN foam midsole layer. The EVA/TPU blend gives it an energetic vibe. This allows it to offer just the right amount of softness and just the right amount of responsiveness. Soft but not marshmallowy, resilient but not bouncy.

The upper features Saucony’s FormFit closure design that includes a thin, lightweight internal construction under the sturdier outer layer of the upper for a comfortable, near-custom, sock-like fit. It’s one of those shoes that feels like it becomes an extension of your foot. There’s no sloppy wiggle room once it’s laced up.

The heel-toe offset is a moderate at 8mm. No matter if you’ve run in shoes with a higher offset (12mm or so) or lower slope offset (4mm) you won’t have any trouble adjusting to this shoe.

Saucony Ride 14 Review

CONS: SAUCONY RIDE 14

The Ride is a great shoe, but it doesn’t have the technological bells and whistles of some other trainers — advanced foam or a nylon propulsion plate — so it might seem a little less inspiring during faster-paced running. But it gives good bang for the buck at $130.

TECH SPECS

Saucony Ride 14 Tech Specs

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Adidas Icebreaker On Running Reebok Sustainability

FIND YOUR FIT: SAVING THE PLANET

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE RUNNING INDUSTRY

Sustainability in the Running Industry

RUNNING SUSTAINABLY

Protect Our Winters, Runners for Public Lands, Native Womens Wilderness are just a few organizations promoting outdoor activity while simultaneously promoting sustainably-minded practices.

It’s no secret that climate change is happening – and as runners, we tend to notice changes within our environments rather quickly. Whether it be more air pollution (hello, Denver!), decrease in annual snowfall or even dangerous increases in precipitation and rain. 

However, running sustainably means more than just wearing plastic-free and recycled gear. Sustainability starts at the beginning of the production process, ensuring workers have fair wages, human rights, benefits and more. Below are some of our brand partners that are focused on both sustainable products and human rights.

SUSTAINABLY SOURCED:  Our definition: Materials that have little to no impact on the environment, including production process and post-consumption.

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POWERED BY PLANTS WITH REEBOK

Reebok has sustainability locked-in when it comes to sustainability practices by releasing their [REE]GROW and [REE]CYCLED lines of footwear and apparel. Employing eucalyptus bark, castor bean oil, bloom algae, natural rubber and recycled polyester into their manufacturing has allowed Reebok to stay ‘ahead of the thread’. 

Sustainable products available: Reebok Floatride Energy 3.0, Reebok Forever Floatride Grow

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ICEBREAKER MERINO SECRETS

For over 25 years, Icebreaker has led the way in outdoor sustainability apparel. Their secret? Dedication to sustainable methods…and their fan-favorite Merino wool. What is Merino?

 “Merino is super lightweight, soft, non-itchy, non-clammy, warm in the cold and cool in the heat. Plus, it has a miraculous ability to resist odor. Because it was made in the mountains rather than in a petrochemical laboratory. Merino wool fiber is naturally renewable, recyclable and biodegradable*.”

They have lofty goals of using only 100% natural fibers (goodbye, plastic!) by 2023. Beyond their materials, they look at the intersectionality of their workers + what sustainability means. We’re happy to have partners like them who exceed industry averages in labor practices, hours, wages, benefits and more. Learn more about their dedication to human rights here.

We’re happy to be able to sell a variety of icebreaker Merino apparel.

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QUICK SUSTAINABILITY TIP

Have shoes you no longer wear? Visit your local running store and ask if they have a donation bin for used shoes.

ABOUT THE LOOP

What is the loop? The loop is in reference to the lifecycle of a product. Instead of it going from production to business to consumer to waste, in a loop system the product is able to stay out of the landfill and looped back into recycling or other uses.

Adidas Sustainability

ADIDAS THREE LOOP STRATEGY

“Through sport, we have the power to change lives”

The team at adidas has a strong understanding of what it means to play for the environment. The were the first in the industry to bring eco-innovations to the mass market. They are founding members of Better Cotton, Leather Working Group and the Fair Labor Association. Their commitment has allowed adidas to pave a clear path for others to follow. Working toward a circular model (where products can be recycled, returned or remade once the user no longer needs it) has brought them to their Three Loop Strategy – Made with recycled materials, Made to be remade, Made to regenerate.

We’re proud to carry part of the adidas Parley collection. These adidas styles take plastic from the ocean and turns it into best-selling footwear.

Adidas sustainability: adidas TERREX Parley Agravic apparel

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ON CIRCULAR PRODUCT

The founders of On have always talked about growing up in the Swiss mountains. As such, they’ve always had an extreme appreciation for the natural world around them.

Enter the On sustainability model.

Firstly, taking into account materials – their studies showed that materials used in their industry is responsible for up to 80% of their footprint, meaning these would be top of mind.

Secondly, it’s known that the apparel and footwear industries, that On is also part of, make up roughly 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Thirdly, they believe the future of product is a circular economy and that they have the power to make it so.

On admits they have a long road ahead of them. With that, they have joined CEO4Climate, an initiative for Swiss businesses that are pushing the Swiss government to adopt a progressive climate policy. 

On Sustainability: Trail Tights, Running Shorts, Active Shorts, Tights Long, Insulator Jacket

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RUNNING: SUSTAINABILITY CHOICES

When it comes to finding our movement through sustainable choices, running footwear and apparel are an easy first step to take. With all of the options available today, the team at JackRabbit is excited to carry top sustainable footwear and apparel brands, making them readily accessible for our customers.

It’s time to commit; time to shop sustainably.

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Brooks Sports Bras

THE BROOKS RUN BRA FAMILY IS GROWING

Brooks Run Bras: Drive and Dare Collection

Brooks put an end to the term sports bra and launched the run bra. And women runners replied, ‘rightly so!’

With the expanded run bra collection, Brooks has put 40 years of bio-mechanical research to work. Alongside real runners’ insights they partnered with the Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth (UK) to conduct bio-mechanical testing on a wide range of sizes.

From this data they now offer a new era in bras specifically developed for runners – the Drive and Dare Run Bra Collections.

Read on to learn more about which one will best suit your needs, shape and running style.

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WOMEN ARE EQUAL, BUT DIFFERENT

Women runners are united in our joy of lacing up and putting one step in front of the other, but we differ in our physical shapes and sizes.

To offer a boob-inclusive run for all, both the Brooks collections offer a wide range of sizes to accommodate as many women runners as possible. Whether you want a compressive experience found in the Drive Collection or supportive encapsulation from the Dare collection, there is a run bra for you from Brooks.

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BROOKS DRIVE RUN BRAS

The Drive Collection is run-ready line of bras with a sweet spot offering compressive, moveable support with minimal or removable shaping. These performance bras are made with lightweight materials that hug your body and move with you for a chafe-free run.

Brooks Drive styles offer motion reduction plus comfort. They removable cups to let each runner customize coverage level. They also come in a variety of styles so you can choose your look as well as your support.

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WHO ARE THEY BEST FOR

The Drive Run Bras are perfect for those who are looking to avoid noticeable shape and want a tried and tested traditional fit. The upgraded technology in the design is anything but traditional tthough and is and upgraded with cutting edge fabrics and design.

Slip on, lace up and run.

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BROOKS DARE RUN BRAS

The Brooks Dare run bras take a game-changing ‘one bra, two boobs’ approach.

The Dare Run Bras solve the age-old issue perfectly summed by one runner, “I hate it when it looks like a don’t have boobs at all – or worse, a smushed down uniboob!”

Head over to read our full review about the Brooks Dare run bras. You’ll learn the full extend of the research and technology that went into creating this dynamic collection.

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WHO ARE THEY BEST FOR

With a molded, shaped support, the Dare Run Bras are for women who want shape, support and an unrestricted run. In a wide range of sizes accommodating A – DD cups, they bypass the uni-boob look by offering molded, shaped support.

As one JackRabbit tester noted, ‘It was literally game-changing when I upgraded to a bra that fitted correctly. Breathing was easier, I felt less compromised but still had all the support I need. I could PR by my bra choice alone!’

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New Balance Reviews

NEW BALANCE FUELCELL REBEL V2 REVIEW

THE BUZZ

The New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 is a lightweight and responsive, neutral-oriented everyday training shoe. It’s a versatile shoe with an elite midsole foam and enough cushioning and bounciness to make it amenable to both running longer or faster.

But it’s important to note that this is not really an update of the original FuelCell Rebel VI. It is more of an entirely new shoe that just happens to have a similar name.

New Balance Fuelcell Rebel v2

WHAT’S NEW

The FuelCell Rebel has been completely overhauled from the first edition. It’s built around the high-end, energetic foam that’s found in some of fastest New Balance racing shoes.

The upper has been changed from a knit design with a bootie constriction to an airy, engineered mesh with a unique padded, 3D structured heel cup. There’s a little bit more foam (2mm) in the midsole than the Rebel v1, while the flared lateral edge of the original has been toned down considerably.

The super-critical nitrogen-infused FuelCell midsole foam is made from a blend of TPU and EVA that’s similar to what’s found in the carbon-plated RC Elite racing shoe. But because there is no plate in the FuelCell Rebel v2, the foam performs much different and feels much more airy and much less dense. Compared to competitor’s foams, it falls in the middle of the bounciness/responsiveness realm. 

The barely-there upper is sleek, supportive and comfortable, not to mention translucent and very breathable. The engineered mesh is soft and flexible without much in the way of support or structure. However, the silhouetted New Balance “N” logo, provides a bit of reinforcement in the toe cap, around the lacing eyelets and in the heel collar.

New Balance Fuelcell Rebel v2

FIT, FEEL, RIDE

The FuelCell Rebel v2 fits true to size with a comfortable, low-to-medium volume interior. It has an athletic fit and feet that honor the shoe’s versatile, go-fast demeanor.

The asymmetrical lacing design provide good lock-down feeling. It compensates for the flat, thin, non-gusseted tongue that tends to migrate a bit. The interior is sparsely cushioned. It has modest padding around the heel collar and ankle — but overall it’s a comfortable even if minimally appointed shoe.

The ride is soft, flexible, smooth and mildly propulsive but not overly energetic. Although it is moderately bouncy, it doesn’t produce the extreme lively sensation that most performance trainers have.

Ultimately it’s a great everyday trainer capable of running faster. However, its comfort zone is between recovery pace and tempo pace.

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

Runners who appreciate lightweight, nimble everyday training shoes will love the FuelCell Rebel v2. It’s best for runners who are light on their feel and run with an efficient gait (as opposed to a heavy heel-striking gait).

It’s great for moderate-paced runs up to 10K race pace, offering quick-cadence turnover with a smooth, flowy ride. 

New Balance Fuelcell Rebel v2

PROS: NEW BALANCE FUELCELL REBEL V2

If you’re looking for a versatile shoe, the FuelCell Rebel v2 is a good one to consider. While it’s not an all-out speed burner, it has enough energy to run fast but is also soft enough to run slow.

The outsole has a blend of firmer carbon rubber for durability, softer blown runner for traction and a larger section of exposed foam that keeps the weight down without leading to excessively detrimental wear and tear. 

With its combination of a good fit, a comfortable feel and a dynamic, smooth, propulsive ride, our wear-testers believe the FuelCell Rebel v2 is one of the best shoes of the spring. It’s one of the best non-plated training shoes based on its fun, springy ride and flexible construction.

New Balance Fuelcell Rebel v2

CONS: NEW BALANCE FUELCELL REBEL V2

The extremely pliable demeanor and soft midsole doesn’t produce an entirely stable ride. In fact, it can feel downright unstable while cornering or running at faster , interval workout speeds. 

TECH SPECS

New Balance Fuelcell Rebel v2 tech specs

NEW BALANCE FUELCELL REBEL V2

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REEBOK NANO X1 REVIEW

THE BUZZ

In its 11th version of the training shoe, the Reebok Nano X1 is back and better than ever! This year Reebok took a step away from its cross-training roots to create the new – Shoe of Fitness. We tested the Nano X1 during strength and cardio workouts to see how it measured up. 

Reebok Nano X1 Review

WHAT’S NEW

Reebok Nano X1 changes make it a more well-rounded shoe. It can be used for light lifts, training classes, and light cardio work

The Nano X1 feels like a feather compared to the previous version dropping 2 oz from the Nano X. Nano X1 moves quickly during tempo and interval training.

Reebok added 4mm of drop more well-rounded High-Intensity Interval Training shoe. The new stack height aids in getting into a better position for squatting.

Reebok bumped the cushioning with its new running-based Floatride Energy foam. Use these on your next HIIT or sprint session without sacrificing comfort.

FIT, FEEL, RIDE

The curved heel on the Nano X1 & added cushioning provides a “locked-in” impression when setting up to squat. The Nano X1 flex weave knit upper makes the Nano X feel sluggish in comparison.

The Nano’s has a wide toe box making it true to size. If you enjoy a little extra room, go a half size up.

Nano X1 Review

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

The Nano X1 is the best overall fitness shoe on the market right now. If you need a shoe that is up for any workout, this is the style for you.

Runners who like to combine running with plyometric training will love this shoe because of the added running-friendly features such as float ride foam and added stack height.

Orange Theory-type workouts and gym class enthusiasts will love having the Nano X1 in their lineup. The lighter feel might even give you the edge you need to make the leaderboard.

Nano X1 Review Pros

PROS: REEBOK NANO X1

One of the best aspects of the Nano X1 is its weight. The Nano X1 is lighter than most training shoes on the market.

The added stack height and Reebok’s flex weave tech make it the most runnable version and a very versatile shoe for athletes with a variety of workout types and intensities on their schedule.

Nano X1 Review Cons

CONS: REEBOK NANO X1

The shoe’s collar height and rigidity may cause some issues if you are a low-profile sock fan. We recommend pairing these with some high cushion running sock-like Balega.

TECH SPECS

Reebok Nano X1 Tech Specs

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Rabbit Running

JACKRABBIT X RABBIT COLLABORATION

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Here at Jackrabbit, we have always been a fan girl of rabbit running apparel. The brand gives a breath of fresh air to running apparel – offering clothes that fit well, function the way runners need, with a strong attention to detail.

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As we began to think about the Spring 2021 season, we felt our customer would be ready to get outside and have a little FUN. We teamed up with the amazing rabbit team to create a unique and playful capsule that still offered the comfortable, yet performance-forward fit rabbit is known for.. just with a twist

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For her, a punchy tie-dye and micro-stripe combination felt like the perfect go-to pieces for the season.

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For him, a splash of bright red and tonal micro-stripe to the blues/blacks we know he loves.

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Outside of the obvious partnership cues between Jackrabbit & rabbit running, we have always aligned on the importance of community and finding ways to make running easier + more enjoyable for our customer.

This capsule is a nod to that spirited and optimistic run community – just what this year needs!

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Reebok Reviews

REEBOK FLOATRIDE ENERGY 3.0 REVIEW

THE BUZZ

The Reebok Floatride Energy 3.0 is an affordable, lightweight and versatile everyday trainer built for runners with a neutral gait pattern. It’s light and springy enough to run moderately fast, cushy enough to run long and durable enough to hold up for an entire summer of running.

Reebok Floatride Energy 3

WHAT’S NEW

The new engineered mesh upper is the biggest upgrade. It really changes (and improves) the fit, feel and ride of this shoe. The laces have also been improved and there’s a new heel flare to accommodate the Achilles tendon.

The single-layer Floatride Energy Foam is light and responsive. This gives the shoe a mildly energetic vibe in every stride even if nowhere near the lively pop of some higher priced shoes.

It’s cushy and moderately soft, but it tends to feel slightly more firm than some softer, bouncier midsole compounds. More than anything, it gives the shoe a do-everything, agile demeanor.

The new upper is durable, breathable and helps bolster the secure fit. When you lace it up and start running in it, you get the idea that your foot is anchored to a lightweight shoe ready for whatever type of running you plan to do.

The outsole is reliably grippy with a mix of firm, durable rubber and a section of softer, tackier rubber. This gives it the ability to provide good traction on wet and dry pavement. It also adds some softness and spring to the ride.

FIT, FEEL, RIDE

The fit of the Floatride Energy 3.0 is a bit long, you should consider a 1/2 size smaller than normal. The medium-volume interior feels sparsely cushioned and modestly comfortable inside, but it’s not notably plush or luxurious like some other shoes.

There’s a reliable locked-down feeling from the lacing system. Also, it has a partially gusseted tongue, which allows for an engaged, connective feeling out on a run. The firm heel counter and heel counter padding helped round out the fit and feel, providing a touch of comfort and confidence in every stride.

The midsole foam feels compliant and resilient even if slightly on the firmer side and not at all bouncy. It allows for smooth heel-to-toe transitions and is similarly comfortable running slow and moderately fast. 

Reebok Floatride Energy 3 Review

WHO IT’S BEST FOR

New and novice runners will love this shoe for its relative simplicity and versatility at such a budget-friendly price. The Floatride Energy 3.0 can certainly be the only shoe in your quiver, a model capable of handling your long runs, up-tempo workouts and recovery runs.

It’s not especially dynamic or comfortable or fast, but it’s definitely sufficient for running every day of the week if that’s what you’re looking for in a running shoe.

Reebok Floatride Energy 3 Pros

PROS: REEBOK FLOATRIDE ENERGY 3.0

Let’s be honest, there aren’t high expectations for a $100 shoe, especially with so many shoes in the $130 to $160 range or much higher. But the reason you should be interested in this shoe is what it offers for that price.

And quite honestly, yet it excels at everything our wear-testers asked it to do — it runs well and feels good and has the durability to get you through a season of running — so ultimately this shoe is a worthy purchase. 

Looks aren’t everything, but the aesthetics of the Floatride Energy 3.0 looks much better than its predecessor. The improved engineered mesh upper gives it a speedier and more stylish look, a shoe that will inspire you to lace up and run more.

The tradition 9mm heel-toe offset make this shoe feel a bit chunkier in the heel than some shoes, but that just allows it to better accommodate for heel-striking gait patterns. That also makes it more conducive to slow and moderate paces, but the springy properties of the midsole foam also allow it to run faster.

Reebok Floatride Energy 3

CONS: REEBOK FLOATRIDE ENERGY 3.0

This shoe isn’t a glamorous top-of-the-line model. Compared to higher-priced shoes in the performance trainer or premium cushioned trainer categories, the Floatride Energy 3.0 isn’t as light, plush or energetic. But it’s still reliably functional as an everyday training shoe.

TECH SPECS

Reebok Floatride Energy 3 Tech Specs

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