Reebok Premier Road Supreme II Review
I don’t know exactly what Reebok changed in their running line up a few years back. I don’t know who the dev team is, where they’re located, or who is running it for them. But whatever they are doing, they should keep it up. I’ve run several long distance runs in these, both indoor and outdoor, and I can sum them up in one word – surprising.
Surprising because of the way in which reebok is typically viewed in the running community, and my expectations of the shoe itself. I tested the Reebok line up last year, and was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t really expect that they’d be all that different, but I was quickly proved wrong. This is a great shoe at a great price point, and makes for an easy, secure run.
The best part of this shoe is the balance. It’s an easy fit to a forefoot strike, yet has just enough mid foot cushioning to allow for a heel strike as well. Granted, it’s not the best of both worlds, but pretty close. The mesh upper has a great, wide toe box (my preferred fit) while securing wrapping the medial portion of your foot for maximum play and stability. While I wouldn’t use this shoe to do much track work, I would – and did – use this shoe middle to long distance runs (up to 10 miles, that’s my cap for this year.)
The outsole is something they call DMPRTek; it’s lightweight and long lasting, which is about all you need. I’ve put over 300 mile s on this shoe (it’s hard to go to something else when it’s so darn comfortable), and it’s still holding up. The bottom line? Ditch the attitude about proper running shoes, and give Reebok a spin. For more information visit reebok.com