Bobby, Anthony and Jeremy are runners part of the group, Midnight Runners of NYC. They each gave us their thoughts and feedback after running in the Reebok Symmetros running shoe.
WHO ARE THE MIDNIGHT RUNNERS?
The Midnight Runners are a global running crew, with a passion for music, fun at fitness.
Below is an interview with three of the Midnight Runners of NYC and their reviews of the Reebok Symmetros running shoe.
WHAT KIND OF RUNNER ARE YOU?
Bobby: I’d consider myself a “competitive casual” runner. I don’t officially compete anymore but running track at college definitely made me view running in a more serious light, which has stuck with me through the years.
Anthony: I only started running regularly in 2017. I’m definitely more of a “lifestyle runner” vs living a “runner lifestyle”. It’s my social circle and preferred mode of physical activity. I care about my races and paces, but I’m not too stressed about it. All of my vacations are races.
Jeremy: I am almost exclusively a non-competitive marathon runner. On average, I have run 3-5 marathons each year for the past decade. Occasionally, I will “race” a 5k/10k/half marathon, but as part of a marathon training program.
WHAT TYPE OF RUNNING/DISTANCE/MILES PER WEEK IS THE REEBOK SYMMETROS BEST FOR?
Bobby: I think it’s a very good mid distance shoe. I wouldn’t sprint in it and would probably want something a bit lighter for really heavy mileage, but I think it’s really nice for anything from the 5k-8/10 miles. I actually wear it to almost every Midnight Runners Bootcamp.
Anthony: I think it’s ideal for medium distances and seems like a good daily trainer. It is really comfortable and light for everyday paces. Actually, pretty ideal for most Midnight Runners distances!
Jeremy: Quicker running up to 10k/session on roads. I would feel comfortable logging up to 20 miles/week in the shoe.
WOULD YOU USE THIS FOR TRAINING/RACING/TRACK/ALL OF THE ABOVE?
Bobby: Training / track for longer repeats would be good. For me, it’s a nice road warrior shoe that stands up to the miles but isn’t too bulky to slow you down.
Anthony: Daily trainer, maybe casual racing. It’s perhaps a smidge too heavy for what I want as a racer, but I can see this being great for a lot of racers who are a bit more casual than me. Light upper is noticeable vs the FFEs, which helps push it to a casual racer.
Jeremy: I am using the shoe for speedier sessions, like Midnight Runners Bootcamp, but I would prefer a lighter shoe for track and racing.
HOW DOES IT FIT?
Bobby: Good fit! It is pretty true to size. My favorite part is the heel cup and back, which is really nice and prevents your foot from sliding back in the shoe when digging hard with speed.
Anthony: I feel it is a little tighter in the medial forefoot. I haven’t run enough in them to be able to decide whether that’s “supportive” or “too small”. I’m keeping an eye out to make sure I don’t end up pronating. Feels more supportive than the FFEs but at the same time feels more comfortable without being weighed down.
Jeremy: Fits well! The shoe offers enough support to keep my knees and ankles from aching but is light enough to allow me to run faster than marathon pace.
Check out the Reebok Symmetros for yourself by shopping the men’s and women’s versions below