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Reebok Speed TR Review | Most Overlooked Cross-Training Shoe?

The Reebok Speed TR is a cross-training shoe that continues to fly under the radar despite it being a great budget-friendly model. It provides the stability of a Reebok Nano and has a slightly slimmer construction to give athletes an “athletic” feeling model.

If you’re on the market for a budget-friendly trainer that can perform with top Reebok models, then the Reebok Speed TR is worth looking into. Below in this Reebok Speed TR review, we’re going to be discussing multiple aspects that make the Speed TR an awesome budget-friendly trainer.

For my visual friends, check out my video review below for the Reebok Speed TR for a visual breakdown. Also, make sure you check out my cross-training shoe calculator to find your best-fitting model.

 

Who Should Buy the Reebok Speed TR?

The Reebok Speed TR has a lower heel-to-toe drop sitting at 3mm and provides stability that is most equivalent to the Reebok Nano 8, 9, and X. For the lifter and athlete that wants stability and a slightly more narrow fitting shoe, then the Speed TR is worth looking into.

On top of the stability, this model also comes with a very budget-friendly price tag at $90 USD. Reebok typically has sales on this model, too, so I’d highly suggest shopping around before you buy to save as much as possible.

Reebok Speed TR

$90

4.2
Stability
4.4
Versatility
4.1
Durability
4.3

Best For

  • Agility Workouts
  • HIIT Training
  • Recreational Lifting
  • Budget-Friendly Shoppers

Falls Short

  • For Daily Comfort
  • For Longer Runs

 

Reebok Speed TR Pros

There are three standout pros that I think comes along with the Reebok Speed TR and its performance in the gym.

  1. Great Stability
  2. Low-to-the-Ground Feeling
  3. Budget-Friendly Price

The first aspect that I really like about the Reebok Speed TR is its stability. This model features a fairly stable midsole that offers limited compression and a TPU layer in the heel for additional support. The stability in this model is comparable to the Reebok Nano models that are geared towards lifting.

Another aspect that I really like is how low to the ground you feel in this model. With a 3mm heel-to-toe drop, this is a great flatter shoe for the athlete and lifter that wants a limited heel-to-toe drop and flatter foot position when training. In addition, the meta split flex grooves out the outsole provide you with a nice means of grounding the feet and really gripping the floor.

The last aspect to like is the overall price. At a normal cost of $90 USD, but with fairly frequent sales, you can often find this model for $70-80 USD which is a steal. For how best of all worlds this shoe is, I think the price point is incredibly strong for this model.

Reebok Speed TR Cons

Outside of its strong performance, there are two potential cons I could see lifters and athletes having with this model.

  1. Limited Comfort
  2. Lacking Heel (If you like a higher drop)

The first drawback is that this model is not the most comfortable for day-to-day wear. It’s great in the gym and for workouts that have finite timelines, but for daily wear, I think most will find this model to be fairly uncomfortable. The stable midsole and outsole don’t provide a lot of reactivity, so it can feel a bit harder on the feet for longer timeline wear.

Another drawback is that this model does provide a lower heel-to-toe drop, which can be a turn-off for some lifters. Generally, we’ll see heel-to-toe drops range from 0-8mm in cross-training shoes, so 3mm is within the normal range, however, flatter cross-training shoes can feel somewhat limiting for those that like having a bit more heel in their shoe.

Reebok Speed TR Performance

When chatting performance, we’ll break down how the Reebok Speed TR does in and out of the gym in multiple categories below.

Reebok Speed TR Cross-Training Shoe Performance

Lifting

From a lifting point of view, I personally love this model. I’ve trained over 455 lbs in this shoe and have noticed limited compressed and I think for the avid lifter that prioritizes stability, they’ll like this shoe.

I also like that this model has a more athletic fit to it and doesn’t feel overly boxy like some stable cross-trainers can. As a final perk, this model’s lower heel-to-toe drop makes this shoe a great pick for those that love a flatter-fitting cross-training shoe.

Agility and Plyometrics

For the athlete or avid HIIT enthusiast, this model does a pretty good job with the style of training. The outsole has a meta split construction that is designed to promote propulsion, which is useful for anyone performing agility movements in need of a quick-reacting shoe.

This model is not the most responsive and doesn’t offer the most cushioning, but if you’re forefoot heavy with your movements, then I think this aspect won’t really impact your performance in a negative way.

Day-to-Day and Shorter Runs

On a day-to-day basis, this model is not my favorite. It will work for shorter bouts of activity, but it’s definitely not a go-to for daily wear or working in. If you’re someone that wants a model you can wear to the gym, train in, and back, then this shoe works, just keep in mind that it won’t be the most comfortable for someone working on their feet all day.

For shorter runs, I’d skip on this model if you can unless you’re doing sprints and/or primarily a forefoot runner. This model’s lower heel-to-toe drop and stable construction limit its comfort. Anything over three miles, I think you’ll find this model to be fairly uncomfortable.

Reebok Speed TR Sizing

For most lifters and athletes, you should be safe going true-to-size in this cross-training shoe. The length fits true and the toe box is wide enough for accommodating toe splay.

The only potential sizing issue I could see others having is in the mid-foot of this model. The Speed TR does have a slightly more narrow mid-foot, so if you often find yourself cramped in slimmer training shoes, then you may want to go up a .5 size or skip on this model.

Reebok Speed TR Price

The normal price of the Reebok Speed TR sits around $90 USD. However, Reebok generally has sales going on for this model and you can find marked down colorways on Amazon, so you’ll usually be able to find this model for $70-80 USD. This price point is incredibly fair for these cross-training shoes.

Reebok Speed TR

$90

4.2
Stability
4.4
Versatility
4.1
Durability
4.3

Best For

  • Agility Workouts
  • HIIT Training
  • Recreational Lifting
  • Budget-Friendly Shoppers

Falls Short

  • For Daily Comfort
  • For Longer Runs

 

Reebok Speed TR Construction

The overall construction of the Reebok Speed TR is fairly simple in nature and that’s honestly a perk of this “no-frills” shoe. Below, I’ve provided some of the most notable construction features in this model.

If you want a visual breakdown of the Speed TR’s construction, then skip to 4:30 on the video above!

  • Meta Split Outsole Grooves
  • Textile and Mesh Upper Construction
  • Rubber Outsole
  • EVA Midsole Construction
  • 3mm Heel-to-Toe Drop

Takeaway Thoughts

Overall, I really enjoy the Reebok Speed TR. I think it’s a cross-training shoe that gets overlooked by many. For its price point and best of all worlds construction, this model is definitely worth looking into for stability-focused lifters and athletes.

If you have any further questions on this model, feel free to drop a comment below or reach out to me personally!

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Jake Boly

I've been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I've trained hundreds of clients, created thousands of articles, reviewed countless products, and produced a large list of training videos. And truthfully, I'm only getting started! As for my educational background, I have my Masters in Sports Science, Bachelors in Exercise Science, and have my CSCS.

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