Each famous brand has its core technology for the insole material. The insole is the nuclear part of running shoes, which also decide the weight and performance of running shoes. The Reebok FloatRide 6000 and Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy use FloatRide insole material. We are surprised that performance of FloastRide technology is great. We want to compare Reebok FloatRide 6000 and Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy for your reference today.
The Reebok FloatRide 6000 is the spring season products of 2018. The appearance of stripe vamp and blackish green colorway is more fashion than Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy.
Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy is the summer season products of 2019. The black vamp and white sole is very traditional.
Reebok FloatRide 6000 is integrated Ultraknit vamp. The material is a little stiff, so the supportive is not bad, especially the part of black stripe.
Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy is traditional mesh vamp, which is thin and soft. The large aperture and high-density mesh assure the air permeability. The mesh hot coating on the insole offers some support.
Reebok FloatRide 6000 has surround stiff supporting plate on the shoe heel. The surround supporting plate connects the upper and insole.
The shoe heel of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy uses a big area of hot coating to plying-up. It’s to increase the stability.
Reebok FloatRide 6000 uses double rows of eyelet design. It can improve the durability of fit
The shoelaces system of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy adds the location holes of shoe tongue comparing the conventional design. It’s to avoid the slipping of shoe tongue.
As Reebok FloatRide 6000 is integrated vamp, the shoe throat is thinner. The leather pull-tab on the shoe heel is more convenient for putting on and taking off.
The Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy’s front-end shoe tongue and shoe heel has two reflective strip which can improve the safety of night running. But Reebok FloatRide 6000 doesn’t have the reflective strip.
Reebok FloatRide 6000 is integrated shoe-pad.
The reverse side of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy’s shoe-pad is coated with a little adhesive which can adhere to innersole well. We don’t suggest you to get it out for cleaning.
The FloatRide insole material of Reebok FloatRide 6000 is less than Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy. But it has stiff TPU on the two sides of forefoot and shoe heel. The stiff TPU on forefoot can improve the resilient feedback. And the TPU on shoe heel can improve the stability.
The insole of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy uses a full piece of FloatRide material without extra configuration. It has 10mm difference of level.
The FloatRide insole material is light. After pressing, I can feel the strong elasticity.
FloatRide is a kind of foam that is made of TPE. It’s similar to BOOST insole, but the weight is lighter.
Reebok FloatRide 6000 adds black wear-resisting block rubber on the full-length yellow rubber outsole, which can improve the traction performance.
Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy is carbon rubber outsole. The meshing hollow out can improve the traction performance.
For the size of US9, the weight of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy is about 244g, and the weight of Reebok FloatRide 6000 is about 212g. It’s light.
Reebok FloatRide 6000
Reebok FloatRide 6000’s integrated vamp fit the foot well, and it also offers enough moving space for forefoot. The Ultraknit vamp of Reebok FloatRide 6000 is stiffer than the mesh vamp of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy. So it’s not more comfortable than Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy. But the air permeability is good.
The 211g Reebok FloatRide 6000 running shoes is very light. The cushion feedback of FloatRide insole is fast. The stiff TPU on the two sides of forefoot has supporting effect to avoid the deformation of insole and reduce the resilient time. But I think that the cushion material of Reebok FloatRide 6000 is not enough. It’s not enough for long distance running.
The surround TPU on the shoe heel of Reebok FloatRide 6000 can assure good stability.
Anyway, Reebok FloatRide 6000 is fashion running shoes. But the stiff vamp makes it only can be a pair of casual jogging shoes.
Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy
The appearance of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy is quite normal. It uses mesh vamp, FloatRide insole and carbon rubber outsole. There is nothing special part. The mesh vamp of of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy is soft and ventilated. The comfort level of of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy is better than Reebok FloatRide 6000.
There is a raised part on the arch of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy can offer the supporting performance. For long distance running, it can postpone the feeling of fatigue.
Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy uses more insole material than Reebok FloatRide 6000. After adjusting, the cushion feedback is more obvious. Moreover, the resilient sustainable capacity is stronger than other normal insole material in the market.
As the 2019 Summer new product, although the appearance of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy is normal, but the performance is great. I’m satisfied at it.
Overall: Both of Reebok Forever FloatRide Energy and Reebok FloatRide 6000 use FloatRide series running shoes. Both of them are light and have high resilience.