Reebok All Terrain ThrillReview Facts
The Reebok All Terrain Thrill is a striking trail runner that makes use of substantial lugs to keep you on the trail no matter how unpredictable and treacherous the terrain might be. The upper is quite breathable for a trail runner of its kind, and the tongue is unique in that it incorporates tiny holes in its design to let even more air in. It has a toe box that wide, but not too wide, and it has a foam unit that runs the full length of the shoe to provide exceptional cushioning. There’s a rock guard on the underfoot that will protect your foot from unpredictable surfaces, and the shoe is offered at a very affordable price.
As is common with most running shoes, especially trail runners, the Reebok All Terrain Thrill makes use of durable rubber
to provide a simultaneously tough but lightweight outsole. Abrasion is a serious threat to the longevity of any running shoe, so this construction provides an added layer of defense against natural wear and tear. Trail running presents the added challenge of handling loose debris on the trail, and this shoe does that well. On top of all of this, the shoe makes use of lugs for gripping the ground no matter what the surface might be like.
The Reebok All Terrain Thrill makes use of a proprietary technology called IMEVA to give you comprehensive cushioning no matter what you're running on. It runs the full length of the shoe, meaning there won't be any gaps in cushioning coverage
for your foot. No matter how unpredictable the surface of the ground might be, you'll have a stable cushioned experience. There's also a drainage system that helps to prevent water from getting trapped in the shoe. This is especially useful on rainy runs, or going through streams and other shallow bodies of water.
The risk with any breathable mesh upper
is that it runs the risk of letting in the elements. This is especially risky for a trail runner, where mud and rocks can be let in along with water. Surprisingly, though, the Reebok All Terrain Thrill has a durable enough upper to prevent the bulk of intruders from entering your shoe. And again, this is a particularly helpful on mud runs or rocky trails.
The Reebok All Terrain Thrill runs a bit heavy
for a running shoe, but this does tend to make sense when you consider all of the features that it has. It weighs in at 11.5oz. for the men's version and 9.3oz. for the women's version. This is not the heaviest trail shoe out there, but it's definitely important to take the weight of the shoe into consideration before making your choice.
As we've touched on before, the Reebok All Terrain Thrill has superb breathability
, thanks to its breathable mesh upper and tongue which are designed with tiny holes to let in the air while you're running. The upper also features drainage ports to allow water run out of the shoe, keeping feet as dry and cool as possible.
Along with being particularly breathable and protective, the mesh upper has also been called comfortable
by many reviewers. The toe box is at just the right width to give you a good fit without being too tight or too wide. There's a foam unit that runs the full length of the shoe, allowing you to have a cushioned ride no matter what you might be running over. The shoe also utilizes a rock guard that's situated in the underfoot, effectively keeping your feet protected from jagged terrain as you run.
of the Reebok All Terrain Thrill is its biggest asset and detriment, depending on what your style preferences are. The shoe has a decidedly rugged look, and almost looks like it's camouflaged. It also has what some call a "dirty" appearance. This might appeal to runners who are looking to take on mud runs and want something that will exemplify their choice of races, but this might not appeal to runners who want a clean, traditional look when it comes to their running shoes.
The Reebok All Terrain Thrill excels when it comes to durability
. Its outsole is constructed from strong rubber that will keep your feet protected as you run, and it's backed up by lugs that provide plenty of traction as well. These lugs serve as a way of protecting the rest of the base of the shoe as well, making it even more likely that you'll keep this shoe for quite a long time. When you consider that heavy trail running has a tendency to wear out shoes quickly, this is especially welcomed.
When it comes to running on more technical trails, there's a big risk of hitting debris that can either enter into your shoe or have a big impact on your gait cycle. To that end, the outsole of the Reebok All Terrain Thrill does a great job of protecting
your feet and keeping this debris from getting in. The lugs are an added layer of protection, shielding the main base of the outsole from the ground so that you have even less of a chance of having your run affected by the debris.
You can thank the Reebok All Terrain Thrill's midsole for much of its responsiveness
, as its cushioning responds directly to your run and runs the length of the shoe, meaning that there won't be any areas of your foot that are left out. That is sometimes a problem with other running shoes. At the expense of comfort and responsiveness, the shoe companies cut down on some of the cushioning in order to save on both weight and price. This simply isn't the case with the Reebok All Terrain Thrill.
The arch support on the Reebok All Terrain Thrill is neutral, meaning that it's going to accommodate the vast majority of runners. This also means that those who suffer from any degree of overpronation aren't going to get the same level of support that they'd be getting on a shoe that specializes in stability. As a result, this might be something that overpronators will want to take into account before purchasing the Reebok All Terrain Thrill, but this shoe will provide good support for the vast majority of runners.
The Reebok All Terrain Thrill is most definitely a trail running shoe in terms of terrain. Its lugs make that apparent. To this end, you need a shoe that's capable of gaining traction on the ground without getting you stuck in mud or other similar terrain. For the most part, this simply isn't something you have to worry about with the Reebok All Terrain Thrill.
The price on the Reebok All Terrain Thrill does vary a bit, so what you pay might depend on which seller you're able to get it from. As of this writing, the Reebok All Terrain Thrill varies in price from around $85 to around $110, which makes this shoe an affordable option. When you consider all of the features that Reebok has packed into this shoe, the cost might make this shoe a good contender.
We've touched on this before, but it bears repeating: The traction on the Reebok All Terrain Thrill is exceptional, thanks in large part to its impressive lugs that allow you to grip the ground without getting stuck in it. This traction is designed especially with neutral runners in mind, giving the foot plenty of stability as you run. This is crucial on uneven terrain, where you might be running straight up a hill that's rocky, maybe even with a bit of mud thrown into the mix.
The flexibility on the Reebok All Terrain Thrill is quite good, which is especially surprising when you consider the weight, cushioning and outsole of the shoe. It might not be as flexible as other running shoes on the market, but it definitely does the job for what it's been designed for. The outsole does flex well, allowing for some natural movement.
We've already touched on the fact that the arch support on this shoe is neutral, and is therefore great for the vast majority of runners, but just as important is the fact that this shoe has a steady base from which to run. The midsole is well-cushioned and allows for a smooth running experience which the outsole utilizes a durable rubber construction to maintain strength even on a long run while simultaneously maintaining stability.
The heel to toe drop on the Reebok All Terrain Thrill, for both the men's and women's versions, sits at exactly 10mm. This is a standard drop for a running shoe. Even with this drop, the shoe is quite stable and performs well for its intended use, trail running.
- Breathable mesh upper
- Well-fitting toe box
- Foam cushioning
- Underfoot rock guard
- Drainage ports
- Durable lugs
The Reebok All Terrain Thrill is a dynamic trail runner that feature semi aggressive lugs on the outsoles that serve as a way of getting a good grip no matter how treacherous the terrain. It's got a foam cushioning system that runs the full length of the shoe in order to ensure that your feet are fully protected as you run. It's got a tongue and mesh upper that tag team to provide a breathable yet secure experience. It's got a distinct visual style that sets it apart from the majority of trail runners out there, and it's priced reasonably too. The Reebok All Terrain Thrill is a great choice if you're looking for a trail runner.