What is it? Reebok develops all kinds of shoes and products besides just CrossFit gear. I was able to try out the new Harmony Road running shoe.  Here is how the product is described by Reebok:You tour the world on foot. Slip on these kicks to spoil your stride. As you get into your run, the shock-absorbing midsole delivers comfort for the long haul. A mesh upper breathes, while the seamless construction keeps irritation away. The sturdy outsole makes this shoe last.

  • Synthetic, mesh, seamless SmoothFuse upper is lightweight and irritation free
  • Low-cut design allows for freedom of motion at the ankles
  • Tri-zone midsole with KooshRide foam absorbs shockGrinder's Gear Review | Harmony Road
  • High abrasion rubber outsole is durable
  • Carbon rubber heelstrike provides traction
  • Weight: 10.4 oz (Men’s Size 9), Drop: 10mm
  • Runner’s World’s Pick for Best Debut

What do I think? It has been a while since I’ve had a runner specific specialized shoe on my foot. I was very leery of this shoe because of the extra foam and padding that is standard in running shoes as opposed a CrossFit specific shoe that has more of an all-purpose functional fitness design. These things are comfortable. There is a chance that they are no more or less comfortable than a majority of other running shoes, but I loved the fit and feel of the Harmony Road. I started out wearing them to work and on the weekends as an everyday shoe. I was able to get some runs in (everything from 400 meter repeats, to 800 meters runs to a mile or two jogs) and was very pleased with the comfort they provided. As someone who does a majority of running in CrossFit trainers, having specifically designed, shock absorbing running shoes on, was a welcome change to my feet and knees.

Why do you need it & when should you use it? I’m sure it’s possible to spend all your time training CrossFit. In the off chance that you decide to vary your workouts with the occasional long distance run, then the Harmony Road.

How do you get it? If you’d like to get these on your feet first, I’d check out a local sporting goods store or running center. Otherwise you can pick up a pair from Reebok’s site for $119.99.

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