Reebok’s been known to be one of the industry’s innovators with the advancements in footwear tech such as the Pump, Hexalite, DMX and most recently Zigtech. This November, Reebok presents a new technology that delivers a solution to today’s running and training needs: RealFlex. As we have seen the rise of barefoot training and lightweight footwear, RealFlex is the best of both worlds– it’s all about natural movement.
RealFlex uses 76 independent “sensors” on the outsole strategically positioned to adapt to all training surfaces. These sensors work together to promote natural movement and flexibility, which gives you the benefits of barefoot running but the protection of a traditional athletic shoe. “Barefoot or natural running makes a lot of sense from a biomechanics standpoint because all the shock absorption happens in your muscles, not your joints, ” said Reebok’s Head of Advanced Innovation, Bill McInnis. “The problem is that natural running works best in the natural world, not on man-made surfaces. In creating RealFlex technology, we took everything that works with natural running and made it work in today’s world. Simply put, RealFlex is natural movement perfected.”
Sound statement. Here you see the RealFlex Transition, which is now available at Reebok Concept Stores and Royal Sporting House shops around town for 4,295 php, for both men and women. Like the Zigtech, it does take a while to get used to but they are definitely comfy and helps the athlete perform better in training. For a better idea how these “Buddies” work, see the ad below for the Reebok RealFlex.