Reebok RealFlex Speed shoes

Jun 11, 2012
Outside Magazine
Reebok RealFlex Speed shoe

Reebok RealFlex Speed shoe    Photo: Courtesy of Reebok

BEST FOR: Heel strikers with one foot through the minimalist door.
THE TEST: The RealFlex Speed is a tweener. While it’s respectably light (just over ten ounces) and offers a full range of motion through the forefoot, it has a more traditional nine millimeters of drop and moderate cushioning under the heel (21 millimeters, compared with the Bare Access’s eight). The result is a blend of flexibility and support that hit the sweet spot for midtempo runs in the five-to-ten-mile range.
THE VERDICT: Better for everyday training runs than for speed work or races. 10.1 oz; 9-mm heel-to-toe drop.