Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT Review Facts
The Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT is a neutral running shoe made for complete beginners that are looking to dip their toes in the running water with minimal expenses made. While this concept makes complete sense, the realization didn’t go down as well. The point of a cheap running shoe is to surprise you by exceeding your expectations; however, the Supreme 3.0 MT will give you exactly what you paid for and not a penny more, which isn’t something to recommend. That being said, it is lightweight, breathable, and if you switch the removable insole – reasonably comfortable, which some runners might find to be enough.
The outsole of the Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT is made out of EVA foam, instead of the traditional rubber compound. While this is a risky move from the brand, it makes sense because EVA foam is known to have greater shock-absorbing properties. This choice of outsole compound sets the intention of the brand to make a low-cost cushioned shoe. The use of EVA contributes to the lightweight and flexibility of the Supreme 3.0 MT, but also to the enviable grip this running shoe has on flat, dry surfaces. On the other hand, the EVA foam isn’t known for its resilience to tearing and flattening, which means that you can expect less durability from this type of outsole, compared to the rubber outsoles out there. The outsole features a traction pattern aimed at flexibility and encouraging natural foot movements.
The same EVA foam used on the outsole plays the key role in the midsole composition. The midsole of the Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT is thick enough to ensure a cushioned ride, and the foam is shaped so as to enhance the overall flexibility of the sole even more, with flex indents on the sides of the midsole. The midsole protrudes behind the heel, lending the stride some stability by elongating the shoe platform. The shoe uses the MemoryTech insole made, as the name suggests, from memory foam in an effort to enhance the cushioning and the comfort of the Supreme 3.0 MT.
The upper of this running shoe combines the synthetic leather and mesh materials, just like the previous versions, but the design of the overlays has now changed a bit. The synthetic leather is used to create a type of ‘cage’ for the foot, especially in the midfoot area, in order o increase lateral support and stability of the shoe by providing a snug fit. The mesh material goes under the stitched synthetic leather overlays, but it’s most prominent on the vamp, tongue and around the collar. The Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT features a padded tongue and a traditional lacing system with a mid-tongue tab that prevents it from slipping while running.
At 283g or 10oz for a men’s half-pair and 198g or 7oz for women’s, the Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT is a lightweight shoe. This is due to the light ethylene-vinyl acetate foam used in the outsole and midsole construction, which is lighter than any type of rubber. The reason why this shoe isn’t even lighter is the use of the stitched synthetic overlays in the upper construction, which increased the weight of the shoe for about an ounce. All customers have agreed on the fact that you’ll experience a lightweight ride in the Supreme 3.0 MT.
Breathability of the Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT is more than satisfactory, which isn’t surprising, given the fact that the shoe dons a mesh upper with leather overlays. The mesh material provides enough airflow and ventilation to stop the foot from overheating and sweating, so you can count on a dry and blister-free ride. However, this level of breathability prevents the Supreme 3.0 MT from being a winter running shoe
, because, in it, your feet will get cold, and fast.
The expectations from a shoe that features an all-EVA sole and a mesh upper selectively covered in synthetic leather overlays were high in terms of comfort and all-day wear. However, the low-quality build contributed to this being an uncomfortable shoe for most runners. Some runners have said that they are satisfied with the shoe and how it performed, with a runner even stating that running in this shoe is effortless and easy. However, most runners have complained about the poor insole
construction that causes it to crumble and detach a couple of runs into wearing the sneaker, causing the rest of the experience to be bothersome, due to the fact that they had to stop to adjust the insole every now and then. It’s true that the insole of the Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT is removable, but so are most of the insoles nowadays and that’s beside the point. Also, compared to the Run Supreme 2.0 MT, the toe box is a bit tighter, so it’s advisable to go half a size up when ordering the Supreme 3.0 MT online.
The Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT is a basic-looking shoe that comes in five colorways: ash grey, black, light grey with orange accents, blue and a bold, orangy red shade. The shoe’s upper is overcomplicated by the intricate net of synthetic leather overlays, so it looks best in its monotone colorways. The Reebok logo is prominent on the side of the heel, and there’s also a smaller Reebok logo on the top of the tongue. The stitching of the overlays makes the shoe look a bit outdated – and not in a retro, good sort of way – but the low-top collar gives a sporty and contemporary vibe to the shoe. All in all, the Supreme 3.0 MT is not a looker, although it tries to be, but it has a sort of a beginner-runner’s charm to it.
A little less of a surprise than the lack of comfort, the lack of durability was to be expected from an EVA outsole. This is a shoe that will last you one running season and that’s it – if you don’t have to stop running in it due to the moving insole, that is. One runner even complained that the whole shoe broke up after one month of use, and several runners have complained about the low-quality build of the upper.
While the entire point of using the EVA foam both in the outsole and the midsole construction was to make Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT double as cushioned, the end result didn’t offer twice the benefits. The majority of runners stated that the shoe caused them to experience sore feet, aching arches, and some knee pain
as well, while some had a completely different experience and said that the shoe helped them reduce the fatigue they felt in their feet after a run.
usually requires a shoe to have some sort of stiffness to the sole in order to prevent it from just absorbing the impact and encourage it to give some of it back. The Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT doesn’t have the kind of stiffness needed for the sole to be responsive, meaning that you won’t be able to race in this shoe. However, if you decide you only need cushioning and you don’t have any fitness goals related to speed, this won’t necessarily be a bad thing in your book.
The Supreme 3.0 MT is a neutral running shoe made for people with medium-high, high and normal arches who don’t need any additional arch support. If you do need something to support your arches, you could remove the low-quality insole and switch it for another one that suits you better, but that’s always a worse solution than just purchasing a running shoe that fits your needs. However, when speaking of lateral support, a lot of runners expressed their satisfaction on the level of security that he synthetic leather strips connected to the lacing system offered. This neutral shoe will provide a firm, yet comfortable grip on the top of the foot, which is important during the changes of direction and pace.
The Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT is a shoe best suited for roads, track and light gravel, although you should keep in mind that the more irregular the surface, the faster the EVA outsole will show the first signs of wear and tear. While this is a road shoe on paper, you’ll increase its durability immensely by using it exclusively on the gym floor and on the treadmill.
The good news is that this shoe is about as cheap as they get; the bad news is that it shows. While it’s not horrible, the quality of the materials, design, as well as build, is lacking, and this shows early on, especially if you’re used to everyday jogs or runs. However, if you need a shoe to wear a couple of times a week for some light exercise, and you don’t mind changing the insole that’s practically bound to fall out then this might be a worthy buy for you, although we wouldn’t recommend it.
The Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT features traction grooves and indents on the EVA foam outsole, as well as a traction toe pad in the front, which all contribute to a good performance on a flat, dry, surface. The EVA foam is a soft compound, and it grips to the surface well under the runner’s weight, providing satisfactory traction
. However, avoid taking the Supreme 3.0 MT on a run around the block when it’s rainy or wet outside because you’ll experience an unreliable ride full of slipping.
The materials used for the construction of this neutral running shoe
make it very flexible. The outsole features flex grooves that provide a smooth heel-to-toe transition and those grooves don’t stop at the outsole but continue on to the sides of the midsole, creating a coherent and flexible whole. However, expect the sole to crease and even tear over time as a result of its flexibility, without a sturdier compound on the outsole to keep it protected from untimely wear and tear. The upper is also flexible, thanks to the mesh that covers the entire upper construction, and the synthetic leather overlays secure the foot just where it needs to be secured, without taking away from the flexibility of the mesh.
There are two aspects of the Reebok Run Supreme 3.0 MT that add to its stability
. The first one is the midfoot strap system that’s integrated into the lacing system and act as a stabilizer for the foot when performing lateral movements. The other stabilizing property of this running shoe if the protruded midsole at the heel, which doesn’t have a function while running, but it can add to your stability and prevent you from going backward while doing stationary exercises such as squats and lunges.
This is a standard, medium-drop shoe that can be enjoyed by heel strikers and midfoot strikers alike, as well as all runners who are making a transition into the no-drop, barefoot territory. The heel will be noticeable to midfoot strikers, not only because of its height but its shape as well, so it’s safe to say that the Supreme 3.0 MT skews towards heel strikers as its target group.
● EVA foam outsole
● EVA foam midsole with MemoryTech insole
● Synthetic leather stitched overlays and mesh upper
● Not comfortable, the insole detaches, crumbles and falls out
● Very cheap
● Not durable
● Road, track and treadmill shoe, but best for indoors to prolong durability
● Not very responsive
● Looks cheap, basic design
● Neutral shoe
● Lacks protective cushioning
This Reebok model is a running shoe
that is able to fit someone’s expectations perfectly, and there are some runners who are more than satisfied with how the shoe performed. However, the general opinion is that, even though it’s really affordable, the crumbling insole, lower-than-average durability and the lack of protection are not worth the price. Most runners felt like you could – and should invest into a slightly more expensive shoe (which would still set you back less than a C-note) and reap the increase in the overall quality. Overall, this isn’t a shoe that we would recommend for anything other than some basic gym cardio exercises, such as the elliptical, or the stationary bike.