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Reebok Sustainability

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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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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