Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Reebok Floatride Energy Symmetros First Run Impression Video Review and Shoe Details

Article by Sam Winebaum

Reebok Floatride Energy Symmetros ($130)


Weighing about 9.38 oz / 266 g in a size US9 with a 9mm drop, the Symmetros brings yet more of Reebok's springy expanded TPU bead Floatride Energy foam to a more cushioned training companion to the excellent Forever Energy. 
Topped off with a highly breathable, low moisture absorbing engineered mesh upper (tested in big humidity and heat) its most unique new feature (although the molded heel collar is also very neat) 
is a heel bevel and center of the rear firmer outsole and plastic clip. 

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the review. A couple questions on the ride, does it tend towards a firm or more plush ride? Would this be be a versatile daily trainer from recovery runs to tempo and up to marathon distance? Someone wrote that it has a bit of the Saucony Endorphin speed feel - quick transitions, any comments? Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... the reebok website listed the weight as 8,6oz for men's, but they don't include for what size. Is it really 9,4 for a US9?

Sam Winebaum said...

Anonymous, Absolutely based on an 8.5 at 9.13 oz. they may have left out insole weight

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Sam Winebaum said...

Neither plush nor firm. In between. Springy. One run in feels like a do it all daily trainer. Transitions seem quick. Agile but not the stiffer roll effect of Endorphins. It is relative to them a more flexible shoe and more flexible than say Reebok Floatride Run. A stiffer flatter harder to transition shoe for me
Sam,Editor

Anonymous said...

Whats approx stack height in this? More stack on front than reebok harmony road 3, not as firm up front as that lacked a bit, and does this transition better too. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

It looks like its is a bit of a rocker geometry a bit like the Hoka and Saucony Endorphin series- is that correct ?

Sam Winebaum said...

I do not have stack height yet. CompareD to HR3 and from memory I think forefoot rubber here may a bit softer thus not as firm there overall. Without HR support element it does seem to transition better

Vaad said...

See above: "not as stiff roll effect of endorphins." It's agile.

Looking forward to the comparison section. Specifically to Asics NovaBlast. Speaking of which would you say NovaBlast has a medial heel bias? Just looking at the rear heel geometry suggests it provides a lateral support to those who supinate at heel.

Sam Winebaum said...

HI Vaad,
Given the bevel of the Nova and rubber arrangement it may provide that supination support but... its overall platform is narrower and its midsole side walls less vertical (angling in towards the upper) whereas the Symmetros are more vertical and more of the center line is filled and with hard rubber in the Reebok plus the vertical clip. While lively I did not find Nova that stableI will compare more closely but I think Symmetros is clearly more stable at the heel.
Sam, Editor

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam,
In your opinion, what would be the better easy long run shoe, the Symmetros or Prism?

Sam Winebaum said...

Hi Anonymous,
Both would work but for me between those two clearly Symmetros.
Sam, Editor