By: Karen Kwan
Joining the Reebok Floatride collection is the new Fast Pro shoe. iRun had a chance to be amongst the first in Canada to try out the shoe at an evening run with Reebok Canada hosted at Bond Running.
This new iteration of the Floatride was developed with NASA technology and is a mere 100 grams, making it the lightest running shoe in the market and it features a drop ratio of 3 mm. The promise is that the lightweight Floatride Foam provides cushioning without compromise.
Putting on the shoe, the upper is extremely thin and lightweight, and the consensus amongst the group is that there is a surprising level of cushioning once we ran from Bond Running to the Central Tech track and did a few laps of the track.
Afterwards, back at Bond, a panel including co-founder of Bond Running, Steven Artemiw, Canadian Running editor, Dan Way, and director of merchandising at Reebok Canada, Don O’Neil and moderator Sydney Allen-Ash (who is cultural strategist with Vice’s Virtue) discussed the shoe and industry trends.
Karen Kwan is a regular iRun fashion and travel contributor, and you’ll find her running fashion posts every Friday on Instagram. She contributes to a number of publications and you can also follow her travel and running adventures at Health & Swellness.