Just released in US. Purchased a pair at 50% off using my ID.me promo code. Will update after a couple runs in them.
Looks like Symmetros combined with Energy.
Looks improved perhaps better lateral support? ID discount was from your user account?
Has anyone else had issues with the spacious upper on the floatride energy 2?
I can't get the lockdown right. If I tie the laces just a little too tight, I get (what feels like) extensor tendonitis. Too loose and I get lateral pain in my right foot.
Going to dump them soon in favour of the beacon.
Dang, Reebok decreased the Hero Discount through ID.me to 40% for 2021. Still works on anything though.
I will send a code to the first person to post their email. The code is for 40% of your entire order and includes items normally excluded. Let me know if the code works.
how is the sizing? true to say Nike or Saucony?
I'd say true to size on most shoes. The only exception was the FFE 1 and 2 which required sizing down a half size. Although the new Energy looks more like the Symmetros, which I did not need to size down in. So my guess is new Energy 3 may be true to size.
Reebok shoes definitely are wider than Nike which I also run in alot.
Are these PEBAX?
No. The Floatride Energy foam is an nitrogen infused TPU foam. This is in the Energy and Symmetros and a couple other Reebok shoes.
The Floatride + foam is pebax. Floatride + foam is in the Run, Run Fast, Panthea and Run Fast Pro.
No, "Floatride Run" is peba. "Floatride Energy" is TPU I believe.
Finally got my pair of Energy 3s.
They fit true to size. The upper seems to be the same as the Symmetros. The laces are flat and thinner which is better than the thick round laces of the Symmetros. The outsole is very similar to the Symmetros, but the forefoot is slightly different. More decoupling in the forefoot than the symmetros, if I am using the term correctly. Previously the Floatride Energy line had zero decoupling.
Definitely less stack height in the FE3 than the Symmetros. Seems pretty much the same as the FFE 2. The FE3 has a beveled heel just like the Symmetros, but it is a new addition to the Energy line.
I am guessing the FE3 is slightly heavier than the FFE 2. I wore size 9 in FFE 2 (8.4 oz) and wear a size 9.5 (9.1 oz) in FE3. For comparison the Symmetros size 9.5 weighs 9.4 oz.
These fit true to size.
Will be taking them for a test run in the next day or so once my back loosens up.
I have the Reebok Symmetros. I am measured mine its about 31mm in heel and 21mm in forefoot, so how less stack height is the Energy 3, does it fell quite a less cushioned shoe. Is it softer of firmer ? Do you have a preference between the 2 for versatility (long/short, fast and slow runs). Is it as breathable? I found the Energy No 1 not enough cushion for me but symmetros was far better. Thanks.
1st Run, 7 miles at 7:20 pace (easy).
Feels like slightly more stack height and cushioning than the FFE 1 or 2. I will measure with a caliper at school tomorrow. They feel a tad more bouncy than the FFE 1 or 2. The upper is more comfortable and breathable than previous versions.
Felt very smooth and stable. Have a similar ride to the Symmetros, but with a little less cushioning and stack height. They are a tad more responsive than the Symmetros as a result, which I prefer. Haven't picked up the pace in the FE3 yet, but feel like it would be easier to do than the Symmetros.
How does the toebox width compare to the 1 & 2? I love everything about the FFE except the shape/narrowness of the toebox that doesn't work great for my wide-ish feet, and they don't have them in wide sizes.
Got my RFE3's today and did a 7 mile run at marathon pace (7:10). They feel notably softer and bouncier than the RFE2's and even the Symmetros. In the Symmetros I wear my usual size 10 and it weighs 9.73 oz and in the RFE2 and RFE3 I wear size 9.5 and they weigh 9.03 oz and 9.52 oz respectively. So the RFE3 weight is in between the RFE2 and Symmetros and it feels like the cushioning is as well. The RFE3 definitely has a lower inertia feel than the Symmetros, more than the weight difference would suggest, there is some magic in the RFE that isn't there for me in the Symmetros. The closest comparison I can think of for RFE3 is a higher drop Saucony Freedom 3. The RFE1 and RFE2 worked for me in interval workouts from mile to 5k pace, haven't tried that with the RFE3 yet, I suspect their softness might hold it back there, but the softness will also have me reaching for the RFE3 on more days so might be a good tradeoff.
Width seems the same, the upper material feels more pliable, but don't think that will make a big difference for you unfortunately but don't let me dissuade you from trying if you are really interested in the shoes.
RFE3 feels softer and bouncier than the Symmetros to me, there is a bit less cushion but more than the RFE1 and less of a clunky heel than the Symmetros. As long as you want soft and bouncy I think the RFE3 would work better than the Symmetros for any type of run and it's breathable. Maybe for a recovery run you might not want the bouncy ride of the RFE3.