Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0

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Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 Review Facts

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 comes back redesigned and ready to enter the market as a versatile option for runners and gym goers alike. With an affordable price tag, the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 lends itself well to those just starting to work out and those looking for a great walking or wear all day shoe.

Upgraded from its previous version, the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0’s most noticeable change is the addition of the new plastic cage. This addition helps provide additional security and support. With a low weight and a breathable mesh, the shoe helps gives runners what they need when adding miles, while still providing support. The shoe uses its cushioning for added comfort, while its outsole uses nodes that provide added traction. This all around, versatile shoe could be a comfortable option for those looking for an affordable, entry level shoe.

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Versatile
  • Affordable price tag
  • Hexaffect nodes for additional traction
  • Plastic cage for added support
  • Arch support
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Questionable outsole durability
  • Slightly heavy weight
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 has an outsole comprised of carbon rubber. This rubber is designed to withstand abrasion from different elements. The heel has additional rubber that is meant to add to the outsole’s durability. The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 most notable outsole features though are the hexagonal nodes, which where the shoe gets a portion of its name. These nodes are meant to provide additional traction at key points, while also enhancing the shoe’s durability. The outsole also has flex grooves that improve the shoe’s overall flexibility. Overall, the outsole is a key feature of the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 and is built to improve traction and durability. While some reviewers were pleased with the outsole, a few felt that the durability of the outsole was questionable.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 midsole’s cushioning uses a soft compound that is comprised of what is described as energy pellets. This cushioning provides an optimal experience when running, as it provides some responsiveness with durability. Reviewers felt that the cushioning that runs the full length of the shoe is comfortable while also making the shoe more efficient during transitions. While the shoe does not appear to be overwhelmed with cushioning, when wearing the shoe, users were pleased with the overall cushioning. Reviewers felt that the shoe could be worn for both long and short runs based on the amount of cushioning and comfort within the midsole.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 has an upper that is both lightweight and breathable. With an upgrade from the previous version, the 4.0 uses mesh material that has less holes than its predecessor, while still maintaining its overall look and feel. Breathability for the most part, remains the same. The laces have also been upgraded as they now are more textured and length, providing better security for runners. With the additional of the TPU cage, the shoe’s stability and support are reinforced. And with the shoe’s already low weight, this addition does not impact the overall weight of the shoe that much. Within the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0, the shoe has a removable insole that provides enhanced comfort and cushioning. The shoe also features a padded tongue and collar to contribute to the shoe’s overall comfort. Overall, the upper is well designed with a good balance between breathability, comfort and support.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 has a weight of 9.6 ounces, which is a relatively low weight for a shoe of this style. The shoe uses a breathable mesh to keep the overall weight down, while reinforcing it with a plastic cage for support. The shoe’s midsole also uses a relatively light weight compound to support the lightweight shoe. With a shoe that has so many features emphasizing comfort, it is impressive at how low Reebok was able to keep the weight on the Hexaffect Run 4.0. Most reviewers felt that it felt very lightweight and comfortable, while there were a handful that felt that the plastic cage made the shoe feel a bit heavy.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 uses a breathable mesh to help control the temperature of the shoe. The material on the upper, while updated from the previous versions, still uses numerous holes to help the shoe’s overall breathability and coolness. The lightweight mesh material though does use less holes than its previous version. Reviewers felt that the breathable mesh does a great job in contributing to the shoe’s overall light weight and comfort.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 is designed to provide a comfortable experience for runners and walkers alike. The shoe uses a lightweight design that starts with its breathable mesh material to keep the foot cool and dry. The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 also has a removable sock liner that feels like a pillow on the interior of the shoe. Reviewers described it as feeling like a memory foam that keeps the foot comfortable during impact. Its cushioning provides the right amount of support with comfort while hitting the ground. Wrapping the foot in comfort and support is the TPU plastic cage that sits on the outside of the shoe. The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0’s padded tongue and collar also contribute to the shoe’s overall comfort. Reviewer’s felt that the shoe fit true to size, with some even noting that it could accommodate a wider foot. This lightweight option is one that puts the focus back on comfort without sacrificing support.
Style
Style

Style

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 with all of its features still manages to create a stylish design for those that want options. With various color options that range from light to bold, the shoe will appeal to a variety of styles. Reviewers felt that the shoe looks a bit more sophisticated compared with previous versions, while others noted how it combines style and functionality. Even with the addition of the plastic cage, it blends and allows the wearer to feel like they have a stylish, sleek shoe for all occasions.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 offers a good amount of durability for a versatile shoe. The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0’s outsole uses carbon rubber to combat abrasion that occurs during impact amongst various elements. The shoe’s hexagonal pods also offer an element of strength in protecting the shoe from additional wear and tear. The midsole uses a special compound that manages to combine comfort with strength. Reviewers also have had no noted issues with the upper’s material or the plastic cage, as they seem to withstand the elements encountered during running outside. Some reviewers, however, did have an issue with the outsole’s durability, while most felt that it was adequate.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 utilizes several of its features to contribute to the shoe’s overall protection. Starting with the plastic cage, the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 not only helps support the foot, it also acts as a form of protection when running outside. While the upper uses a breathable mesh material, it still manages to keep the foot protected as well. The outsole’s carbon rubber material and midsole’s compound material also offer a good amount of protection during impact with the ground. Even the plush material on the interior acts as an additional form of protection.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 has good responsiveness. The shoe’s midsole offers a strong amount of cushioning that uses a soft compound comprised of energy pellets. The foam cushioning not only absorbs impact, it provides some spring. The shoe also has a 3mm drop, which is a bit low for entry level runners. However most reviewers felt that the cushioning was still adequate and supported its overall responsiveness.
Support
Support

Support

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 has built in support that makes this a good option for those that need a little extra. Starting with the shoe’s most noticeable feature, the plastic cage, this feature is designed to offer the midfoot not only structure but stability. The cage also helps support the heel. The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 also provides arch support for those that need that added element of support. Even the lacing system that uses MicroWeb technology and better options than the previous versions, helps support the foot. Adding in the hexagonal nodes, the shoe provides a surprising amount of support for such a lightweight shoe.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 is meant to be used on the road or track. While it offers a durable outsole that is comprised of a carbon rubber, as well as hexagonal nodes that provide added traction, the shoe is still not meant to be work off road. With its breathable mesh material that uses a variety of holes, it would be best to not wear in wet weather as well. However the shoe is designed to be used for high or low mileage running with its light weight and cushioning. Runners should feel comfortable wearing these shoes for an extended period of time as long as they stick to road running.
Price
Price

Price

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 retailed for approximately $80, however can be found for approximately $50, since it is not the most recent version. With its affordable price tag and versatility, the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 is a great option for those looking to add a new or different shoe into the mix. The shoe’s stylish design, comfortable fit and added support make this a quality purchase at an affordable price.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 is made to be worn on the road, so it doesn’t come with a ton of built in traction. However its hexagonal nodes on the outsole of the shoe do provide added traction outside what is on most shoes of this nature on the market. With an outsole made of carbon rubber and the midsole’s cushioning, the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 still has good traction when running on roads or tracks. However, some reviewers did note that the shoe did not perform well in wet conditions from a traction and comfort standpoint. Overall, though, the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0’s traction is adequate for what is designed for.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 has some features that help support the shoe’s flexibility. The outsole uses flex grooves that add some flexibility when needed on runs. The shoe also uses breathable mesh that has a tendency to add to flexibility as well. The plastic cage could prohibit flexibility a bit but since it is primarily on the midfoot, there is still the ability for flexing to take place.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 is made to provide enhanced stability outside of what is seen in most shoes on the market. The most noticeable feature is by far the plastic cage that contributes to the shoe’s overall stability. The plastic cage is meant to support and keep the midfoot in place. It also extends further to the heel to create what is described as an external heel counter. This piece not only supports the heel outside, while proving overall stability as well. The shoe’s upgraded lacing system also provides added stability as the laces are longer and more textured so wearers have the ability to tie their shoes in a way that best suits them. Not to be missed, the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0’s outsole with its carbon rubber and midsole with its compound cushioning also help keep the foot stable during impact.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 has a drop of 3mm. This is a bit low for users who are new to running, as typically entry level shoes have a higher drop. However, reviewers felt that there was an adequate amount of cushioning for the shoe as it supports both long runs and short runs.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Hexagonal nodes
- Plastic cage
- Carbon rubber outsole
- Breathable mesh
- Removable sockliner
- 3mm drop
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 is a good option for those looking for an entry level shoe that can be worn for a variety of different activities. Upgraded from its previous versions, Reebok has managed to provide a lightweight, yet supportive shoe for runners to use for high or low mileage runs. As a trainer, the shoe can also be worn for various activities at the gym or even as a lifestyle option. With various color options, the stylish shoe is something everyone can wear. Its plastic cage and arch support make it a great option for those who need additional stability and support. With an affordable price tag, purchasers can feel comfortable that they are getting a good deal for the amount of features they are getting in the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0. While some reviewers had an issue with the outsole’s durability and its low drop, the Reebok Hexaffect Run 4.0 is a good option for those looking for a new trainer or an additional shoe to throw in the mix.