Reebok Harmony Road Review Facts
Reebok’s been out of the running shoe game for a while, but here they come roaring back to life with the Reebok Harmony Road. And it was well worth the wait: the Harmony Road is a standout running shoe that has an all-around appeal for runners who prefer their trainers to be a little more dynamic than the rest. This shoe is great for daily training, featuring a smooth transition from heel to toe and a soft landing. Its cushioning material features a high rebound while the complex and feature-rich outsole includes the proprietary PwrPad technology in the forefoot.
This neutral running shoe is a good fit for runners with medium foot measurements who will be satisfied with the shoe’s excellent performance on the road and the great tech that has been put into it. Featuring a lightweight synthetic mesh upper that’s both flexible and provides good ventilation and a dynamic midsole that’s comprised of TPU midsole foam that compresses and absorbs shock to deliver long-lasting cushioning on long-distance runs, the Harmony Road marks a great comeback for Reebok in the running shoe market. Its slightly higher than average drop even makes it a solid shoe for those who tend to overpronate in their running gait. In addition, the Harmony road runs true to size, which means runners don’t have to worry about picking up a pair in their size and finding out too late that it runs half a size too small or large, as can be the case with some lines.
With an overall comfort from its seamless upper’s soft, natural-feeling mesh to the wide toe-box to the abrasion-resistant carbon rubber outsole, the Harmony Road is a daily trainer that will retain its integrity even after many, many miles have been put on it while providing a smooth ride every step of the way.
The Reebok Harmony Road’s outsole is made of high-abrasion carbon rubber that keeps the outsole from losing its traction in high-wear areas. This carbon rubber also provides additional cushioning
and reliability while on a run. In addition, the forefoot of the outsole is outfitted with PwrPad technology, which aids in powerful toe-off. The outsole is also designed to accommodate the natural
motion and shape of the foot as it goes to lift off the ground.
The midsole of the Harmony Road is one of the most dynamic aspects of the sneaker. Utilizing the innovative KooshRide core technology, which is designed for long-lasting cushioning, this element also helps runners reach their peak performance. Engineered from TPU foam, the KooshRide tech provides the runner with a highly responsive midsole that enhances their running experience and is ideal for long-distance runners
. The midsole also utilizes Tri-Zone midsole technology, which aids in a smooth, fast heel-to-toe transition. The Tri-Zone tech also provides great cushioning and shock absorption in the heel
and responsive propulsion in the forefoot for a smooth, fast ride.
The upper of the Harmony Road is comprised of the seamless SmoothFuse material, which is smooth to the touch and breathable. This lightweight material--made up of a mix of synthetic materials and mesh--provides an irritation-free running experience. Its open-weave construction also ensures great ventilation in the foot
chamber, keeping the foot cool and dry throughout a run. The overlay is printed directly onto the upper unit as a seamless blend with the fabrics, providing the Harmony Road with a sporty, high-end aesthetic. This overlay system also provides a secure fit that keeps the upper together to provide a snug fit. With a padded tongue and heel collar for additional comfort and security, the lace-up closure secures the foot firmly into the sneaker throughout a ride.
The Harmony Road is loaded with tech--from the KooshRide to Tri-Zone tech in the midsole to the PwrPad technology in the forefront of the foot. With this, it can be expected that the Road is going to be slightly heavier than other comparable running shoes. Weighing in at 10.4 ounces/295 grams, it’s certainly can’t be classified as a lightweight trainer, but many runners have noted that it still feels lightweight
when on a run. Its excellent cushioning and breathable upper keeps the trainer from feeling too heavy, even though it weighs a little more than other running sneakers.
The upper of the Harmony Road is very breathable, which is important when on a long run. Considering that this shoe is designed for that very activity, long-distance runners will find its synthetic mesh both lightweight and providing excellent ventilation. This open weave design keeps the foot cool and dry while on a run.
Made for long-distance runners and runners that are looking for their trainers to give a high-performance return, the Harmony Road is designed to be both durable and comfortable long into their life on your feet. The seamless upper provides great ventilation and its smooth feel to the skin makes the run an irritation-free experience. The midsole utilizes KooshRide core technology, made from TPU foam, will provide cushioning that will keep its integrity after many miles. The midsole also uses Tri-Zone technology, aiding in heel-to-toe transition and providing shock absorption in the heel and propulsion in the forefoot.
Reebok’s always been known for their eye-catching designs, and the Harmony Road design keeps with that tradition. With a sleek perforated upper and a chunky outsole, this shoe looks like it can gain some traction on the road--which, thanks to its tenacious treads, it can. Coming in three different color combinations--a gray upper with an orange outsole and highlights, a blue upper with a yellow outsole and highlights, and a silver upper with a neon yellow outsole and highlights, all with white outlines--that pop and provide high 360 visibility for night runners, Reebok certainly hasn’t lost its flair. With the triangular Reebok logo on the sides and “Harmony Road” written diagonally on the side of the heel, they also haven’t lost their flair for branding. A low profile design with a high visibility color scheme, the Reebok Harmony Road is hard to miss.
Thanks to the amount of technology and synthetic materials that comprise the Harmony Road, it is a very durable trainer. The TPU foam that the midsole is made from will keep its cushioning and spring even after many miles have been put on the shoe, while the carbon rubber that makes up its outsole is highly resistant to wear, guaranteeing that the tread will stay tenacious even after a season's worth of rigorous runs.
Ready to hit the road
and keep moving for miles without losing its traction or tread, the Harmony Road is made to stand up to the expected rigors of regular running surfaces. With a tough outsole that will protect the feet from the unforgiving pavement and asphalt surfaces runners find themselves traversing and a responsive and comfortable midsole that protects the heel from impact, runners will feel well-protected by the Harmony Road. This isn’t particularly a trail running
shoe but it will last on long runs--and keep the runner’s feet protected every step.
The heart of the responsiveness in the Harmony Road is its midsole. Specifically, its Tri-Zone technology, which provides cushioning and absorbs the shock of impact in the heel while its forefoot is shaped for responsive propulsion for a smooth heel-to-toe transition. The carbon rubber outsole of the Harmony Road has tenacious traction that allows great surface
control on the runner’s part, and its low profile allows for the runner to change direction on a dime without any resistance. Springy, agile, and comfortable, the Harmony Road is a highly responsive trainer.
With a great midsole that provides excellent cushioning and dynamic responsiveness, the low-cut Harmony Road is certainly a comfortable shoe. As it goes for support, this is a neutral running shoe
that has an arch support
system specifically for the neutral runner. However, it provides a good deal of support in this regard.
It’s regular running surfaces for the Harmony Road all the way: asphalt roads
, concrete sidewalks, and the pavement and running tracks in your town--that’s the terrain this shoe belongs on. Although you could take it out on the trail
, it’s not specifically designed for this and may not offer the protection one would need when running on the uneven and rocky surfaces found in nature. But the streets of your town and your regular running route? On these are where the Harmony Road performs splendid.
Loaded with tech, made of incredibly durable components and synthetics, and built with performance in mind and style on-hand, the Reebok Harmony Road is an excellent all-around running shoe. But this sort of performance and ability comes at a price, and the Reebok Harmony Road is a relatively pricey shoe. But for runners, particularly long-distance runners, who are looking for a durable, comfortable, and stylish running shoe
, this is a great investment--one that will continue performing until the runner breaks even and then some.
With an outsole comprised of tenacious tread and PwrPad technology on the forefoot to boost the toe-off, the Harmony Road provides a great amount of traction on regular running surfaces. Covered in tough rubber carbon, the outsole will keep its tread even after the runner has put many miles from first step-in to final lace-up.
The upper of the Harmony Road is made of a flexible synthetic mesh that breathes and wraps around the foot after lace-up. Meanwhile, its midsole is made of a flexible and comfortable TPU foam. Not too stiff but with a bit of bounce and flex to it, the Harmony Road stays firm while also having a bit of give.
The Harmony Road is not a stability running shoe
and has a slightly higher drop than many running shoes, which may find its fans in those who tend to overpronate. That said, it’s a well-balanced shoe for neutral runners.
With a heel-to-toe drop of 13mm, this trainer has a slightly higher than normal drop, which may not be a problem for runners with neutral pronation or even those who suffer from slight overpronation.
- Tri-Zone midsole technology absorbs shock in the heel and delivers responsive propulsion in the forefoot
- KooshRide core technology in the midsole is designed for long-lasting cushioning
- PwrPad technology In the forefoot of the outsole delivers a powerful toe-off
- Flexible and well-ventilated upper is both irritation-free and comfortable
- Highly durable construction that retains its cushioning and tread even after heavy use
The Reebok Harmony Road is a durable, comfortable, and high-quality running shoe. While it may be pricier than many other trainers, its overall construction and performance make it a solid running shoe that serious runners--particularly long-distance runners--will see the value in. With a dynamic midsole construction loaded with tech to keep the heel comfortable and protected from impact and a dynamic, responsive outsole forefoot that helps propel the runner forward during toe-off, this is a line to beat in the world of running shoes. Loaded with brand-new technology that will help runners perform at their peak each time out and made from durable materials, runners will certainly get their money’s worth after purchasing a pair. Reebok may have stepped away for a while from the running shoe world, but its return is triumphant in the Reebok Harmony Road.