The Reebok Ridgerider Trail 2.0 is a hefty looking trail shoe. The shoe features a subtle reflective Reebok logo and is available in a variety of color schemes. But does it hold up on rough terrain? It's fairly well suited to dry surfaces, but anytime the shoe encounters slick ground it fails to provide traction. For a trail shoe, that's a major deal breaker and it's a disappointing aspect. While the shoe does have a few positive aspects, overall, it falls short of its trail runner label. You'd be better off choosing an alternate option for your off-road adventures.
That said, it comes at a budget price, so if you're a weekend warrior looking for something that will hold up for occasional trail runs, this might be a good option. You'll get decent protection and a comfortable fit with the Reebok Ridgerider Trail 2.0. Sure, the midsole is rigid but it definitely minimizes ground-feel which is great if you're running on a debris-filled trail.
The outsole also features grooves in the forefoot area to provide a bit of flexibility. The midsole is really hard so the grooves are a welcomed addition to help make the ride in the Reebok Ridgerider Trail 2.0 feel a bit more natural.
A few reviewers also noted that the heel cushioning was lacking and found landing in that area a bit jarring. There were also reviewers, though, who liked the rigid midsole CMEVA cushioning. They found it very supportive and preferred it over a cloud-like feel underfoot.
There's also more padding in the heel collar and tongue areas. The upper also features a handy heel tab to make it easier to slip the shoe on and off. The upper looks super sturdy but it does have its own durability concerns. Reviewers complained that the closed mesh tore easily. It's surprising since it looks so much stronger than your typical open mesh found on many running shoes.
The closed mesh does keep debris out but it reduces breathability, too. Some reviewers were disappointed that the shoe was not waterproof but if it had been, that would have made the shoe even less breathable. It's definitely a good thing that there's some mesh included in the upper.
Otherwise, the Reebok Ridgerider Trail 2.0 fit well for the majority of users without any significant sizing issues. A few reviewers did point out that the toe box felt narrow saying that it felt much smaller than the previous version's forefoot area. If you're concerned about your toes have enough room to splay naturally, try this shoe on before you buy.
There's something for everyone, there's no doubt about that. The men's version comes in grey/orange, black/red, blue, grey/neon, and that's just a small selection of what's available. For women, there's a grey/violet version and more.
After a short period of use, they found the sole peeling off, the upper tearing and even laces breaking off. Although the outsole looks thick, it seems that's just an illusion. It wears through quite easily and reviewers were not at all impressed with how long the Reebok Ridgerider Trail 2.0 lasted.
You get what you pay for, though. The Reebok Ridgerider Trail 2.0 is a low-priced trail runner so be aware of that if you settle on this shoe. For a lower price, you get a shoe that will last fewer miles but if you're looking for a shoe for occasional trail runs, this isn't a bad option at all.
There's some midsole cushioning to help with the forces of impact but reviewers did point out that it felt very hard underfoot. The cushioning received mixed reviews from users, though, some preferred the harder base saying that it felt more supportive.
- Prominent outsole lugs for traction
- Grooves in the outsole for flexibility
- Protective toe bumper in front of the shoe
- CMEVA midsole cushioning for support and impact protection
- Well-cushioned inner liner
- A closed mesh upper breathes and keeps out debris
- Padded heel collar and tongue for comfort
- Heel tab for convenience
The Reebok Ridgerider Trail 2.0 comes in a wide variety of colors and at such an affordable price you can choose to buy a few pairs to match with different outfits. This definitely isn't the right shoe for the seasoned trail runner. It's better suited to occasional trail runners or hikers who need a shoe for weekend adventures. It will hold up as long as you don't put too many miles on it. It's a well-priced affordable option for occasional use.