Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0

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Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 Review Facts

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 is a versatile shoe – affordable, comfortable, and well cushioned. The Hexaffect Run 5.0 is the newest version of the Hexaffect series. It was inspired by honeycombs which are known to be one of the lightest and strongest structures found in nature. The Reebok Hexaffect Rub 5.0 is also designed to be very lightweight and durable. The honeycomb inspired structure of the outsole diffuses shock upon impact. This shoe is similar to many traditional running shoes but offers a few different elements, making it a durable, comfortable and versatile running shoe.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Versatile
Cons
  • Not as supportive as other Reebok models
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 features a unique design. It incorporates a series of hexagonal columns throughout it. These hexagonal columns are what make Reebok’s Hexalite outsole. This outsole is designed to reflect a honeycomb structure which is one of the strongest but lightest structures found in nature. Hexalite outsole is lightweight, and designed to minimize impact and reduce shock. The hexagonal structures are covered in thermoplastic urethane and carbon rubber. The Hexaffect Run 5.0 also features a series of flex grooves for added flexibility. The abrasion rubber is ideal for traction and durability. The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 outsole is durable and well equipped to minimize impact and absorb shock.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Hexaffect Run 5.0 features a Memorytech™ massage footbed. This midsole is made out of a soft compound with numerous amounts of pellets, giving the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 a soft, bouncy feel. These pellets are designed to reciprocate energy and add a nice level of comfort. The Memorytech™ midsole offers an adequate amount of foot responsiveness with added durability. The full length midsole of the Hexaffect Run 5.0 adds comfort and efficiency to your gait while running. Many reviewers found this midsole to be comfortable enough for long runs, and the shoe versatile enough for everyday use.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 has a breathable upper. The upper is mostly constructed out of a lightweight mesh material. The Hexaffect Run 5.0 features a seamless design for added comfort. The padded tongue and collar also offers runners an extra level of comfort. The Hexaffect Run 5.0 also utilizes a removable insole for enhanced cushioning and comfort. The removable insole also allows for a more customized level of arch support if necessary. To add protection, a welded overlay is placed over the toe cap. This protects your feet from the elements while running. The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 also has an integrated MicroWebtech lacing system. This system adds support and structure to the shoe. The Hexaffect Run 5.0 also has a plastic TPU frame on each side for added support. Overall, the upper unit of the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 offers adequate breathability, support, and comfort.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 weighs in at 10.5 ounces for men and 9.4 ounces for the women’s version. This weight is an average weight for a traditional running shoe. Many reviewers felt that the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 was light enough and comfortable enough for long distance running. For shorter distances, or speed runs, some reviewers felt that a lighter shoe is needed, but it all depends on your preference as a runner.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The upper unit of the Hexaffect Run 5.0 is made out of a lightweight synthetic mesh material. The woven nature of this mesh material allows for adequate air flow to pass in and out of the shoe during use. This air flow helps your feet maintain an optimal temperature when in use and helps to keep your feet cool during long runs. The plastic TPU frame located on the sides of the shoe also allow for air flow, while providing support.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Hexaffect Run 5.0 is a comfortable shoe. The Hexalite outsole inspired by the structure of honeycomb is both structurally strong and comfortable. The hexagonal shapes connected throughout the outsole are durable, and they provide a bouncy feel while running. The midsole is made out of a Memorytech™ massage footbed. This footbed is designed to massage your feet while running. The midsole of the Hexaffect Run 5.0 has energy returning qualities that allow for a bounce filled run and added comfort. The removable insole enables runners to customize the shoe to fit their specific needs. Overall, many reviewers found the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 to be quite comfortable.
Style
Style

Style

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 has improved in terms of style. The various colors are more solid and the TPU plastic frame found on each side of the shoe has an appealing design. The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 is offered in a variety of colors. Some of the colors offered are black, grey, blue, and white. The women’s version also offers mint green and coral versions. Many reviewers are happier with the overall improved aesthetics of the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Hexaffect Run 5.0 is designed to offer runners both comfort and durability. The outsole is one of the most durable aspects of the shoe. The Hexalite outsole found on this shoe was inspired by honeycomb, the strongest structure in nature. The series of hexagonal shapes found on the outsole are covered by thermoplastic urethane, added durability to the strength of the honey comb structure. The Memorytech™ midsole is also known for being comfortable, responsive and durable.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 has various elements incorporated into the design to protect your feet. The upper unit has a toecap, protecting your forefoot as you run. The Plastic TPU frame found on each side of the shoe maintains support and structure. The padded tongue and collar allow for comfort and added levels of protection. The many reviewers found the midsole to be both protective and supportive allowing the Hexaffect to be used for long distance running. The durable Hexalite outsole does an adequate job of providing protection against roads and pavements.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

While the Hexaffect Run 5.0 may not be the most responsive shoe on the market, the midsole and the outsole of this shoe have a few elements that offer some responsiveness while running. The outsole incorporates a few well placed flex grooves. These flex grooves enable flexibility and some ground responsiveness while running. The midsole of the Hexaffect Run 5.0 is made out of a soft compound consisting of numerous energy pellets. These pellets create both a massage-like effect and a moderate amount of foot responsiveness. Although the Hexaffect Run 5.0 is only moderately responsive, it compensates by being comfortable enough to wear for long distance runs.
Support
Support

Support

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 offers runners adequate support. The upper unit features TPU plastic frames on each side of the foot. These frames provide support and structure to the Hexaffect Run 5.0. The integrated MicroWebtech featured in the lacing system is designed to offer additional support throughout the upper unit. The Hexaffect Run 5.0 offers runners a neutral arch support; however, the removable insole enables customization to the shoe. The Memorytech™ midsole is both durable and supportive. Many runners found the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 to be supportive enough for long runs.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Hexaffect Run 5.0 is designed to be used on roads and pavements. The outsole, which is made out of durable Hexalite, is covered in thermoplastic urethane. This covering provides traction and durability. Although the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 is considered to be quite durable, it is not equipped to handle rigorous off road running. The shoe does have a few well place flex grooves along the outsole, but it lacks lugs required for off road running. The Reebok Hexaffect is light enough to be a versatile shoe, and comfortable enough to be used for long distance running. When used on roads and pavements, the Hexaffect Run 5.0 performs well.
Price
Price

Price

The affordability of the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 makes this shoe appealing to many runners. The shoe costs around $90. This is a below average price for a running shoe. The levels of durability, comfort, and support found in the Hexaffect Run 5.0 were ideal for many reviewers. Many reviewers found this shoe to be comfortable enough to everyday use, making this shoe a good value.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Hexaffect Run 5.0 offers adequate traction on roads and pavements. The outsole of this shoe has both durability and traction. The thermoplastic urethane covered Hexalite outsole is designed to give runners a solid grip, creating confidence while running. The traction seems to be effective and long lasting due to the durability of the outsole. Keep in mind that the Hexaffect Run 5.0 is not designed to be used for trail runs. The traction and durability is designed for roads and pavements.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

To increase the amount of flexibility found in the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0, flex grooves were place along the outsole of the shoe. These flex grooves offer flexibility and moderate amounts of responsiveness. The Memorytech™ midsole is also slightly flexible and it offers a massage-like quality to runners. The upper unit, that consists of mainly of a lightweight mesh material is flexible and breathable. While the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 is not as flexible as other more minimally designed shoes, it does offer adequate flexibility considering that it resembles a more traditional running shoe.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 offers enough stability to be used for long distance running. The Hexalite outsole offers stability through the use of a series of connected hexagonal shapes. This shape is both lightweight and strong. The midsole, made out of Reebok’s Memorytech™ massage foot-bed is both comfortable and stable. The upper unit features TPU plastic frames on each side of the shoe to offer support and structure. This support enables stability while running. Overall, many reviewers felt that the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 offers adequate stability for both everyday use and long distance running.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of the Hexaffect Run 5.0 is measured in at 3mm. This is a low drop for a running shoe. The slight tilt forward is thought to promote forward movement while running. Users who are used to a higher drop should take the time to acclimate to the lower drop.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Hexalite outsole technology
• Memory tech massage sock-liner
• Low-cut design
• Breathable mesh upper
• Improved aesthetics
• Affordable
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 is a versatile running shoe. This shoe incorporates the signature Hexaffect honeycomb inspired outsole into its design. This Hexalite outsole promotes strength and durability while maintaining a lightweight and a bouncy feel. The midsole made out of Reebok’s specially designed Memorytech™ massage footbed is both comfortable and supportive. It is designed to minimize impact and absorb shock. The upper unit of the Hexaffect Run 5.0 is mostly made out of a mesh material. The seamless design and removable insole increase the level of comfort found in this shoe. The plastic TPU frames found on each side of the shoe add structure and support. Overall, the Reebok Hexaffect Run 5.0 is a comfortable, durable, and versatile shoe that runners used for long distance, training, and everyday use.