I’ve found a pair of sneakers so comfortable, flexible, and lightweight, I want to tell everyone about them. They’re the Reebok Realflex. I use them primarily for running, and I’ve never gone as fast, as far (which still isn’t very fast or far), or experienced so little pain in a pair of sneakers before this.
I’ve also used them for Body Pump classes and other types of cardio and weight lifting routines and found the stability to be very good. Dare I say I look forward to putting on my sneakers to go run now?
I have a pair of Nikes that I purchased after I got these because I had a store coupon and that particular store didn’t carry the Realflex. Now I can’t wait to wear those out just because I really want an excuse to buy another pair of Realflex, but I can never bring myself to run in them; I always want to put on my mostly worn out Reeboks.
It’s hard to wrap my head around how they make something feel so comfortable without sacrificing flexibility. I can really feel the ground, but it’s not the same sensation as the one I get in the Vibram Five Fingers shoes. I don’t feel every pebble I hit, but because they’re so flexible and stable, it’s almost like running barefootÃ¢â‚¬â€on clouds.
You get the freedom of movement you don’t find in the average sneaker. Another thing I like about these is the snug fit; they don’t slip, but they have plenty of room inside.
These may not work for every foot type, of course, so here’s a little about mine to use as a general guideline: They’re narrow with very high arches, and I’m an underpronator. I’ve also gotten shin splints in almost every other type of sneaker I’ve tried, but not these.
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