Reebok Speed TR 2.0Review Facts
In recent years, Reebok has not only become the official sponsor of the CrossFit games, they have also become a leading name in creating gear that helps athletes excel at the sport. The Speed TR 2.0 follows suit and provides athletes with a shoe is this perfectly designed for HIIT, CrossFit, Bootcamp classes and other cross-training activities. Reebox uses thoughtful technological details from the upper to the outsole to ensure that athletes receive the most efficient, comfortable shoe possible. Throughout the shoe, Reebok includes durable materials in their design to help this shoe stand up against the tough workouts that athletes put it through. The lightweight design and low heel drop make this a perfect shoe to perform Olympic weightlifting and any jumping or lateral movement. The shoe comes in multiple color options and provides runners with a stylish, sleek look. This price is more than reasonable, and runners found it to be more than worth the moderate price tag.
A unique features of this shoe is its outsole. Reebox selected Gum Rubber for the outsole. Gum rubber is lighter in weight but is able to provide a high level of traction on a wide variety of surfaces. This unique outsole is perfect for indoor activities that require additional side to side grip for athletes. Additionally, the outsole of the Speed TR 2.0 is lined with a unique indoor lug system to add an extra layer of grip and traction for athletes. Whether athletes are performing burpees,
box jumps, or Olympic lifts, they reported feeling secure due to the high level of traction provided by this outsole.
The midsole is similar to a traditional running shoe with the goal of providing runners with a soft, comfortable landing pad. These shoes have a full length EVA midsole that provides lightweight cushioning. The EVA midsole is able to keep its shape even after extensive use. Athletes reported that whether they were lifting heavy, performing box jumps, or jumping lunges, the midsole foam in the Speed TR 2.0 provides cushioning that allows them to work out for longer periods of time without feeling fatigued and by reducing the risk of injury.
The upper of these shoes is made using a unique material, Cordura. This material is lightweight and breathable to keep the foot comfortable, dry, and blister free. The shoe features a low cut design to allow athletes more flexibility in their movement. This is key for the high impact movements required in CrossFit or boot camp
classes. The entire upper provides a flexible feel that moves with the foot. Reebox designed the Speed TR 2.0 for speed and to move with the athlete’s foot to allow them to perform a variety of different moves and exercises.
This shoe is lightweight in order to help athletes perform a variety of high impact moves that range from jumping to side to side motion to Olympic weight lifting. Reebox uses lightweight technology throughout this shoe to help reduce the weight but still provide enough cushioning and support to keep the runner comfortable and safe. A man size nine weighs in at a mere 8.5 ounces and the women's size nine is a mere 7 ounces.
The Cordura upper is designed to provide maximum breathability to the athlete. This material is lightweight and breathable and enables air to flow freely to the foot, reducing the risk of painful blisters
and uncomfortable hot spots.
Athlete after athlete agrees that this is one comfortable shoe. Since high impact workouts like those designed with the Speed TR 2.0 in mind can sometimes cause friction and hot spots, Reebox used only the most lightweight materials and the most comfortable cushioning to keep athletes comfortable during their tough workouts. Additionally, this shoe contains design elements specifically attuned to CrossFit and other HIIT
workouts such as Rope Pro tech for rope climbing and Kip Klip Support for CrossFit WODs. Athletes loved that these shoes kept them closer to the ground and more connected to their workouts.
Reebok items, especially those that are uniquely designed for CrossFit are known for their stylish aesthetic. CrossFit athletes are known for caring as much about the fashion and the function of their fitness gear. The Speed TR 2.0’s do not disappoint in this department. Athletes loved the sleek and stylish exterior and commented that these shoes look great paired with a casual outfit or while worn during grueling WODS. The Speed TR 2.0 comes in a wide variety of colors
to match any outfit.
One of the unique features of this shoe is the Gum Rubber used on the outsole. This is a thoughtful designed element added by Reebok to provide this shoe with the ability to take a beating without losing its shape. Since this shoe is designed for the athlete who will be doing a lot of jumping and who will, most likely, be lifting a high amount of weight, Reebok wanted to make sure that they created a shoe that would hold up against tough workouts. The full length EVA midsole provides athletes with a cushioned base that won’t lose its form and does a great job of bouncing back to its original form no matter how much weight the athlete is lifting.
Athletes can expect unique protections that are designed for HIIT and CrossFit athletes. Since these workouts require a lot of jumping and side to side movement, Reebok included design elements that will help the runner stay secure on their feet, including adding in lots of traction to the outsole to eliminate the risk of slipping. Additionally, since these shoes are designed for Olympic level weightlifting, Reebok designed the shoe to provide a high level of responsiveness to the athlete to keep them feeling confident on their feet. The near zero
drop helps reduce the risk of injury to athletes who are lifting heavy and performing high impact workouts.
Runners raved about the high level of responsiveness provided by these shoes. One of the reasons for this is the Gum Rubber outsole. This material is highly protective and durable but still provides athletes with the ability to feel the ground below them. This connection to the ground below allows them to respond to changes in direction, speed, and activity without the risk of injury. Likewise, the near zero drop helps keep the foot flush against the floor and provides them with a secure landing pad.
The upper of this shoe is designed using a lightweight, durable material called Cordura. This material is designed to wrap the foot in a supportive material that helps to reduce side to side movement, but also is lightweight and flexible enough to provide a natural feeling movement for the athlete. The full length EVA midsole rises up to support the arch of the foot and keep the foot stable and secure during workouts.
This shoe is designed for indoor workouts. The Gum Rubber outsole does best on indoor surfaces and the Speed TR 2.0 included design elements, like the Rope Pro tech and the Kip Klip, that are specifically created for WODs and CrossFit boxes. This shoe is lightweight and can be used for light, fast outdoor running when it needs to be, but it designed to be used for indoor, high intensity workouts.
Athletes were pleased with the affordability of this shoe. While some CrossFit specific workout attire can be quite pricey, this shoe is very affordable. It comes in under the average price of a high quality cross training or running shoe on today’s market, and the smart technologies used throughout add durability, which increases the overall value of this shoe.
A key feature of this shoe is its added traction. In general, when runners talk about traction in their racing and running shoes, they are talking about the outside grip and how protected they feel while running on varied surfaces. This is the same case with a CrossFit specific shoe, except that athletes are looking for how much hold this shoe will provide them while performing varied moves like box jumps, lunges, burpees, and a plethora of other complicated moves. Additionally, athletes are looking for a shoe that will keep them connected to the ground during heavy lifting, and this shoe, with it’s Gum Rubber outsole, delivers superior traction.
This shoe does a great job of providing a flexible, natural movement to the athlete. The 3 millimeter drop and the lighter weight material through the upper provide a flexible ride that simultaneously helps to provide support and doesn’t get in the way of the natural movement of the gait cycle. The upper of the shoe is constructed with a lower collar design to provide more flexibility and mobility to the athlete during their workouts.
This is not a stability shoe in the traditional sense of the word. The Speed TR 2.0 doesn’t include any additional stability features in the midsole to protect the runner’s foot from rolling inward during the gait cycle, however, athletes reported that this shoe creates a stable, reliable base that is helpful in Olympic weightlifting and other high impact moves. This is key for moves that involve jumping like box jumps and burpees. Athletes feel connected to the ground below them and also have the support they need to ensure that their ankles won’t roll around and cause injury.
A key feature of this shoe is the 3 millimeter drop. The near zero heel drop provides athletes with a nearly flat, even landing pad. This is a key detail for Olympic weight lifting and other moves that require a stable base. Since this shoe is not designed for distance running, the need to forward propulsion is limited, and what Cross Fit and HIIT athletes really need is a solid base that will help to keep the foot aligned, and this is found in a low drop shoe.
- Cordura upper
- 3 millimeter drop
- Reflective details along the upper
- Low collar design for added flexibility
- Full length EVA midsole
- Gum rubber outsole
- Rope Pro Tech
- Kip Klip support
- 8.5 ounces
Reebok has created this shoe as a perfect companion for HIIT, boot camp, and specifically, CrossFit workouts. The shoe is full of technological elements that make this a very WOD friendly shoe and allow athletes to focus on the grueling workouts without worrying about the shoe they are wearing. Athletes gave this shoe very high marks for comfort, attributing it to the full length EVA midsole foam that provides a stable, supportive base for those who are performing high impact moves, heavy weight lifting, and jumping or side to side movements. The shoe is highly stylish and looks great while performing workouts or during casual outings with friends. Reebok is a trusted brand, and athletes know they are getting a high quality, durable product when they purchase a shoe from this brand. The Gum Rubber outsole and the Cordura upper ensure that this shoe will last and last, and with the price tag coming in under the average road running and cross training shoe on today’s market, athletes can feel confident that they are getting a great value.