Reebok Pump Supreme Hoodie Review Facts
This shoe is different, but in a good way! Taking some notes from the Pump model, the Pump Supreme being the first, Reebok has added more style, more comfort, and more thoughtful design and engineering to create the Pump Supreme Hoodie. This shoe takes the active leisure wear to a new level. It is designed more for relaxing and less for working out. Reviewers give this shoe high praise for its comfort and the ability to customize a unique and individualized fit due to the unique pump features. This is the newest iteration of the of the performance meets leisure wear. This is the shoe for athletes to wear on their days off, but this is not a shoe to wear during any type of intense cross-training or running workout. This is a shoe for the fashionable athlete who is looking for a comfortable, stylish shoes to accessorize their stylish leisure outfits.
Durability is the primary concern with this outsole. The outsole of this shoe is not designed to add extreme traction or elements that will protect the foot during daunting training runs
or speed work
. The outsole is made from a durable carbon rubber. This shoe is not an inexpensive product, and Reebox was sure to include durability features that would make this an investment and justify the higher cost. The outsole does just that. This shoe just came out in March, and runners who purchased this shoe six months ago say it still looks and feels new. This can be attributed, in part to the carbon rubber in the outsole.
The primary focus of this shoe is fit and comfort. Therefore, Reebok
used a midsole that would hold up and maintain its form and also provide cushioning and shock absorption
. The midsole is a Carbonated midsole material. This is a lightweight midsole foam that is extra cushioned. This midsole design of this shoe is not concerned with performance in races
and training runs as much as it is on helping the athlete feel comfortable as they run errands around town, meet their friends for lunch, or go on a long walk in the evening. Runner commeted that this shoe was perfect for being on your feet all day due to the supportive outsole and the cushioned midsole.
The upper of this shoe is one of the central show pieces that the Reebok Pump Suprium Hoodie has to offer. It is made from a super soft material that is as lightweight as it is comfortable. In addition to this, the pump technology is closely connected to the upper of this shoe. It not only rests on the upper, where runners would expect to find laces, but there actually aren't laces. The pump creates an individualized fit that runners have describes as snug and sock-like. In the past, the pump technology has been used for athletic advancement, but now it has found a new home on a fashion forward casual shoe. The material used is fleece-like and runners describe it as feeling more like a slipper than a workout shoe.
This shoe has a very lightweight
feel. Runners reported that the shoe felt more like a slipper than the high-tech athletic shoe
that it is. There are different technological design elements like the hoodie-like material of the upper, the Carbonated midsole foam, and the Propriety Metaplit outsole that keeps the weight of the shoe down without sacrificing a secure fit. This shoe is lightweight enough to wear every day
and even so light on the feel that runners didn't feel the need to wear socks with this shoe.
The material that is used in the upper is similar to a fleece or a hoodie material. It is breathable but does not have any open mesh. This is because the purpose of the shoe does not call for the need of maximum air flow. Reebox used material that would keep the foot comfortable and provide the shoe with a stylish aesthetic. Adding open mesh would make this shoe look too much like an athletic shoe and not enough like a fashionable shoe so Reebok ditched the open mesh and opted instead of a lightweight cotton. One element of this breathable upper that athletes really loved was that the shoe didn't require the runner to wear socks because of the superior comfort and breathability.
There are so many comfort elements added to this shoe, runners had a hard time deciding where to begin when pinpointing the comfort provided by this shoe. For starters, the actual name of the shoe gets its name from the jersey material used in hooded sweatshirts. The feel of the two were so similar, Reebox decided to name their shoe after a sweatshirt.
. The shoe is a slip-on model and doesn't even require laces due to the pump that is attached to the upper. This pump provides each unique runner with a customized fit. Runners claimed that this is one of the top morecomfortable shoes
they have ever worn. Even the midsole of the shoe, the Carbonated foam material, was specifically included because it is known to be the most comfortable choice for midsole foam.
Runners are loving the unique, laid-back style of these shoes. One of the Reebok Pump Supreme Hoodie's primary goals is to achieve a look that is both stylish and athletic. Runners agree that they are able to strick a perfect balance here. The shoe comes in a few different muted color options (gray, white, black, and flecks of red are the primary color pallet) so these aren't a good choice for the runner who is looking for a bold, vibrant color pallet.
This shoe is more sleek, sophisticated and understated in its style. This is mostly because this shoe is not designed to be worn with exercise clothing as much as it is designed to be worn with casually cool, everyday fashion
. Runner commented that they received lots of compliments while wearing this shoe.
This shoe is very durable and runners reported that it has kept its look and feel even after everyday use
. While this shoe is not going to need to stand up against intense workouts, many individuals wear this shoe every day, so Reebok needed to be thoughtful in the durability elements it included. Both the midsole and outsole help protect the shoe from wear and tear. Additionally, runners were surprised at how durable the upper material is considering how lightweight and soft it is.
Other than providing protection against wear and tear, this shoe doesn't offer specific protection elements. The biggest area of protection offered is to keep the shoe looking and feeling new. This is achieved through the durable carbon outsole and the unique design of the upper. Since this isn't a shoe that is going to be going on extreme adventure runs, Reebox didn't waste added weight on protection elements.
The midsole of the shoe does offer the runner some support. Runners were skeptical at first in terms of how much support they could expect from this shoe, but since Reebok knew that their athletes would be wearing this shoe all day in some instances, they wanted to provide a midsole that provided added support and cushioning. Likewise, since the upper of the shoe is individualized for each athlete through the patented pump, runners felt supported through the snug fit of the upper.
The suggested terrain for this shoe is certainly different than many athletic shoes on the market today. It is not suitable for the trails
, the treadmills of the tracks. It is not even suggested as a true running shoe. Instead, this is a great shoe for a date, a trip to the mall, a walk around the neighborhood, or as a shoe to pick up or drop off the kids at school or soccer practice.
The outsole of the shoe does offer some added traction, but overall, it does not provide too much in terms of special traction technology. The area of the outsole around the pinkie toe features a technology called plantar sensor. This provides traction to the runner and also helps promote natural movement fo the foot. The traction features in this shoe will keep you safe and secure on regular roads and fields, but it is not designed for more intense off-road adventures
This shoe is flexible through the outsole and the upper. The upper is made from a super soft, fleece-like material that allows it to stretch and conform to the natural movement of the foot. Runners reported that they never felt stifled or suffocated through the upper of the shoe. Instead, they said that the slip on design is extremely flexible. Likewise, the outsole of the shoe has a very flexible feel and promotes a natural foot fall. Overall, those who purchased this shoe loved that it felt totally natural and never stiff on their feet.
This a neutral shoe and doesn't have any added arch support or help for overpronation. The base of this shoe provides a stable foot fall with each foot strike and those who purchased the shoe never felt off balance or like they were wavering in this shoe. This is important because many athletes who purchased this shoe use it as their everyday wear shoe. The midsole of the shoe does have added cushioning, but because this shoe is not designed for intense work outs, there isn't a need for added stability features to protect the runner from issues with overpronation.
This shoe is not designed as an actual fitness shoe so much as it is designed as a fashion shoe with exercise details. The drop for the shoe is traditional. Runners appreciated the added cushioning through the heel and midsole. This is for the individual who is looking to wear these shoes as an everyday pair.
-Reebok's patented Pump technology creates an individualized fit for every athlete.
-The outsole is comprised of durable carbon rubber that keeps the shoe protected from premature wear and tear.
- Carbonated midsole foam is lightweight but very cushioned and comfortable.
- No lace system promotes a snug slip on fit that is comfortable and breathable.
If you are looking for a shoe for intense, long training runs, or fast tempo workouts, or a shoe to take you across extreme terrain, this is not the shoe for you. If you are interested in purchasing a shoe that looks and feel great, a shoe that you can run errands in, go on dates in, and take the kids to the park in, then this is a shoe for you. The primary concern for the Reebok
Pump Supreme Hoodie is to give the runner a superior fitting shoe that looks stylish and new. Runners love this shoe as their casual shoe. This is a shoe for runners who like to blend fashion and function. The price tag is a little pricey, but reviewers agree that it is completely worth it. It is very durable, and the design of the upper, especially, helps to keep the shoe looking and feeling new. This shoe is an investment that will enhance your wardrobe and accessorize your favorite casual outfits.