Reebok Astroride 2D Review Facts
The Reebok Astroride 2D, also known as the Astroride Duo, is a neutral road running shoe. It has full-length, 360-degree ASTROFOAM that provides lightweight cushioning and responsiveness. It has a mesh upper with seamless FuseFrame that keeps the shoe ventilated and the foot free from irritation. The inside lining is made of soft textile material. The Memory-Tech Massage sock liner cushions the foot and forms to its shape, creating a customized fit. The lace-up closure provides a snug fit that keeps the foot in place. It has a modern look with the iconic Delta logo on either side of the midfoot, and a low-cut design that allows the ankle to move freely and transitions to happen quickly. The outsole has rubber hilts on the heel and toes to improve traction during toe-offs and landings, and the rest of the outsole is textured to allow a good grip on wet surfaces or when going uphill and downhill. If you are looking for a cushioned and stylish daily running shoe, read on to see if the Astroride 2D is the right fit for you.
The outsole is made of high-quality, durable rubber
. It has rows of four quadrilateral treads that are connected by small rubber pieces. Underneath is a full-length layer of more flexible rubber to help with transitions and natural movement of the foot. The heel and toe have rubber tilts that stabilize the foot for traction
during take-offs and landings. The treads are textured and the two layers of the outsole create even more texture that helps grip terrain when ascending, descending or going over wet surfaces.
The midsole has an ASTROFOAM layer on the bottom and a sock liner as the top layer. The ASTROFOAM is 360-degree, full-length, lightweight responsive cushioning
. It softens landings, absorbs shock, smooths transitions, and pushes the foot back into the air. The Memory-Tech Massage sock liner is a comfortable and custom-fitting layer of cushioning that does not take away from the layer below's responsiveness. The midsole is flexible enough to allow a natural gait and offers light underfoot support and neutral arch support suitable for neutral runners and light over- and under-pronators.
The upper has a stylish look
and provides a comfortable fit for the wearer. The mesh
upper keeps the shoe ventilated but is tightly woven with smaller holes than other types of mesh to increase durability while still being flexible enough to allow comfortable splaying of the toes and natural movement of the foot. The upper uses FuseFrame technology instead of stitching to prevent irritation and hot spots. There are lightweight synthetic overlays for structure, stability, and support. The iconic Delta logo is located on either side of the midfoot for a stylish look. The low-cut design allows the ankle to move freely, allowing faster transitions. The inside of the upper is soft textile lining, and the tongue, heel, and collar are padded. The heel counter helps with support and stability, and the lace-up closure creates a customized fit around the midfoot that keeps it in place.
The men's shoe weighs 9 oz (255 g), and the women's shoe weighs 8 oz (227 g). This is slightly heavy for a neutral road running shoe
that is not also a trail or stability shoe. The outsole's construction makes it lightweight due to the gaps in the rubber. The midsole weighs more than a minimalist shoe because it has the ASTROFOAM layer as well as a Memory-Tech Massage sock liner. The ASTROFOAM is a 360-degree lightweight layer of cushioning, while the Memory-Tech Massage sockliner weighs more than traditional sock liners. The mesh in the upper weighs more than air mesh because of it is tightly woven for strength and durability. The FuseFrame does not add much to the overall weight because it adds thin structure without weighing the shoe down.
This shoe has good breathability. The mesh is tightly woven for durability, but it still allows the shoe to stay ventilated. The overlays are thin in all three dimensions so that they do not block the flow of air
into and out of the shoe, and the logos do not take away from breathability either. FuseFrame does not use stitching so the foot can be the overlay without getting blistered or irritated.
The Reebok Astroride 2D is comfortable
for most people. Most testers thought the fit was true to size, but some thought that the sizes ran slightly small, and suggested ordering a half size up. The width is medium, although a few people who normally wear a medium width thought it was slightly tight. No wide sizes are available. The outsole has good grip
and ground feel. The midsole has excellent cushioning, with the full-length and 360-degree ASTROFOAM layer as well as a Memory-Tech Massage sock liner that creates a customized fit around the foot. This creates soft landings, absorbs shock and smooths transitions for a comfortable ride. Testers noted that the upper fits nicely. The mesh, lacing system, heel counter, and padding in the tongue, heel, and collar create a comfortable fit around the foot. The lightweight feel, flexibility to move freely, and responsiveness also make the shoe comfortable to wear.
The Astroride 2D comes in solid, neutral colors that look good with any outfit. The outsole has a unique pattern of connected quadrilaterals. The midsole has a different color from the outsole. The upper is mostly durable mesh with thin FuseFrame overlays around the heel, toes, and connecting the midfoot from the toes, and a large iconic Delta logo on either side of the midfoot. The men's shoe comes in Asteroid Dust/Ash Grey/Silver Metallic/White/Canyon Red, Awesome Blue/Black/White, Black/Coal/Pewter/White, and White/Black/Cloud Grey. The women's shoe only comes in Black
/Coal/Pewter/White. Some retailers only have shoes in stock for one of the genders. Reviewers commented that the shoe looks nice.
This shoe received mixed reviews on durability, although most testers thought it has great quality. The outsole is constructed uniquely, with the bottom layer being connected quadrilateral segments and the top layer being a solid layer of rubber. Some testers had problems with durability on the front and front sides of the outsole, as these are higher impact areas during toe-offs, stating that it started to come apart after just a few runs. The midsole has good durability with the soft and responsive ASTROFOAM layer being protected by a durable Memory-Tech Massage sock liner. The upper has great durability because it uses a tightly woven mesh that does not wear through as easily as mesh with bigger holes or different material. The FuseFrame also helps with durability because the overlays will not come off and the heel counter will keep its shape for many miles.
The running shoe has good protection. The outsole prevents slipping and the sole unit protects against bruising to the bottom of the foot. The midsole's ASTROFOAM layer absorbs shock and the Memory-Tech Massage sock liner also helps with shock absorption, protecting joints and muscles in the legs and feet. It does not prevent over-pronation. Most testers thought that the midsole had great shock absorption, and only one tester complained of knee pain after wearing the shoe. The upper protects against overheating because of its breathable mesh, and blisters and irritation because of the FuseFrame seamlessness. The heel counter and fit around the midfoot prevent the foot from sliding inside the shoe, and the toe cap protects against toe stubbing.
The Astroride 2D has good responsiveness. The outsole provides a good ground feel with its multiple layers that stabilize takeoffs and landings and create smooth transitions. The midsole has ASTROFOAM that transfers the energy from landings into strong toe-offs. The Memory-Tech Massage sock liner is also responsive, creating a customized fit around the foot. The upper allows the foot to move naturally for a good gait cycle.
This shoe offers good support. The midsole has two layers of supportive cushioning, with the ASTROFOAM lifting the foot off the ground and the Memory-Tech Massage creating form-fitting support around the foot. The arch support is neutral, meaning it does not slow over-pronation, although the Memory-Tech Massage creates a custom fit around the arch. The upper has some support with the light padding in the tongue, heel, and collar, and the snug fit around the midfoot created by the mesh, FuseFrame, and lacing system.
The Reebok Astroride 2D is a road
running shoe. It was designed to go on both dry and wet surfaces, such as roads, paths
, tracks and light trails
. It can be used on flat terrain as well as ascend and descend hills that are not too steep. It can also be worn indoors. It was not designed for snowy terrain, mud or rock climbing.
The Astroride 2D has a good price. The initial price was around 25% lower than the average neutral road running shoe
, and the current price is as low as 62% below the average price. Many reviewers were happy that such a cushioned and stylish-looking shoe had such a low price. A few people had problems with durability or sizing, but most people thought it was a great deal. The low price attracts both new and experienced runners, as well as Reebok fans
This shoe has excellent grip. Its textured outsole prevents slipping and does a great job gripping roads, gym floors and other hard surfaces. It stabilizes takeoffs and landings and allows the wearer to ascend and descend without slipping. It even has excellent grip on wet surfaces
in case of rain or when going over a stream or puddle.
has some flexibility. The outsole and midsole allow the foot to transition naturally from landing to toe-off. The outsole's construction allows it to bend more easily than other outsoles, with the connected quadrilaterals and the flexible layer above. The midsole cushioning also bends as the foot does, with the ASTROFOAM moving with the foot and the Memory-Tech Massage sock liner creating a custom-fitting layer that moves naturally with the foot. The upper has light flexibility so the toes and forefoot can push off with each step.
The Astroride 2D has neutral
stability, meaning it prevents rolling or sliding but does not slow over-pronation. The outsole has excellent grip in order to stabilize takeoffs and landings and prevent sliding on hills or wet terrain. The midsole provides form-fitting cushioning but does not stabilize over-pronation. The upper has a heel counter and a snug fit around the midfoot to help prevent sliding inside the shoe or rolling of the ankle.
The drop is 8mm, which is slightly below the standard drop of 10mm-12mm. It distributes cushioning more evenly than a standard drop, although it does have extra cushioning in the heel, which is great for people with joint pain or plantar fasciitis. Drops also help with forwarding momentum, although they sometimes offer less stability than low-drop shoes.
- 360-degree ASTROFOAM midsole provides full-length lightweight responsiveness and cushioning
- Iconic Delta logo on side
- Mesh upper with seamless FuseFrame for breathability that is free from irritation
- Low-cut design for faster transitions and free ankle movement
- Heel and toe have rubber hits for better traction during takeoffs and landings
- Memory Tech Massage sockliner provides comfortable and custom-fitting cushioning
- Outsole is textured for traction when ascending, descending or going on wet surfaces
- Soft textile lining
- Lace-up closure for a customized fit that keeps the foot in place
The Reebok Astroride 2D combines quality, price, style and cushioning. Although it is a little heavier than some shoes, it feels lightweight and has comfortable custom-fitting cushioning in the midsole as well as breathable durability in the upper. It is a great price for a stylish
and highly cushioned shoe. It goes well with workout clothes or everyday clothes
. The midsole and upper are durable, although some people had problems with durability in the outsole. It absorbs shock well and has a good ground feel and smooth transitions. It works well on wet and dry roads
and hard surfaces. It is supportive and has good flexibility and durability. Overall, the Astroride 2D is a great daily running shoe
for new and experienced neutral runners, and everyone in between.