Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Reebok ONE Cushion Review

A few weeks back, Reebok opened the #runwithone campaign promotion looking for brand ambassadors interested in trying out running shoes. 

The survey was brief, and just days later I received a confirmation email that my shoes were on their way!
I immediately did a little research on the shoe Reebok had chosen to send me. 
From their website
  • Structured textile upper designed to support the foot over the center of the platform, plus spacer mesh for breathability
  • Low-cut design for added mobility with technical upper construction for fluid, seamless motion transition through the shoe
  • Three-foam midsole with ultra soft layer for shock attenuation, lightweight layer for foot guidance, and a responsive layer to help with propulsion forward
  • Stable and flat lateral arch area for maximum ground contact for runners with a neutral gait
  • Outsole release zone for pronation control and stride integrity, plus outsole progression groove for longitudinal flexibility
  • High abrasion rubber heel with decoupled outsole durably isolates shock absorption at the heel strike
I'll be honest: before getting the shoes, I was a little skeptical. Of all the brands I've run in, Reebok has never been one of them. I was also nervous to learn that these were shoes for neutral runners, and I tend to over-pronate, especially as I get tired on longer runs.

My shoes arrived in a timely manner. Out of the box, I was pleased with the color and style. I tried them on with two different running socks, my Thorlos and my Pumas, and they were comfortable with both. I waited for a training day that called for a short run because - being the cautious runner I am - I didn't want to try a speed workout or long run in brand new shoes. 

I was pleasantly surprised with the ONE Cushions. They were soft in a way that made my feet feel comfortable on my run, but not so soft that I felt I was lacking support. They felt light and were extremely easy to run in. They weigh 9.9 oz (a touch heavier than my current shoes) and the fit was roomy at the toe and snug at the heel. In fact, there seemed to be extra padding there to avoid slippage, which was wonderful. I wear a size 7 shoe regularly, but in running shoes I wear an 8.5, and that's what I ordered - these fit just how I like them! 

Overall, I definitely think I'll add these to my regular rotation for short runs, but because of the flatter arch, I don't see them becoming a long distance shoe for me.

I received these shoes free of charge as a Reebok brand ambassador for the purpose of writing a review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own and I was not compensated for my review. An error in my order meant I received two of the same pairs, so I'll be sending one back for a different model, which will receive a separate review.

Have you ever run in Reeboks?
Do you get nervous to try new brands/models of running shoes?



  1. Interesting, I've never run in Reeboks either, as it's not a brand I've had much success with but it might be worth. I get so nervous about trying new models. Once I changed and has horrible knee pain which (whether right or wrong) I blamed on the new shoes. now I stick to Zoots but I should keep an open mind :)

  2. I've never thought of Reeboks as being a running shoe brand. I wonder if they're trying to ramp up with runners the way Under Armour is trying to ramp up in the basketball shoe market (did you hear Kevin Durant's endorsement deal is gonna be worth somewhere around $300 MILLION??).

  3. I've never ran in Reeboks. The size and shape of the shoe looks very similar to the Nike LunarFly's which gave me a stress fracture so I would be too scared to try these out! I like the colors though!

  4. I've never run in Reeboks fact...the last time I wore reeboks was when I was a teenager playing tennis....a LONG time ago...LOL

  5. I've never owned any Reebok shoes - these seem fairly good though! They are shaped a bit like my Nike Lunar Glides, which were soft but ended up contributing to my heel striking, so I plan to stick to my Brooks shoes :)

  6. I owned Reeboks in Junior high! LOL. I've noticed that they have some great gear though in the sports stores now. I get very nervous to switch brands. I'm a loyal asics girl. :)

  7. I've never ran in Reebok shoes. I'm def one that is iffy about straying away from what has worked

  8. I honestly believe Reeboks were part of my running shoe collection in high school! I had a really cute pair and I loved them! When I started running, I thought all you needed were sneakers, a sports bra, shorts, and a shirt. I think I was like 15/16 years old!! I don't remember much about them. I was also a Nike a girl and as you now know, I love my Nikes!
    Hope you enjoy the shoes for your shorter runs! It is great to have a rotation!