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NEXT-GEN TECH

REEBOK FLOATRIDE RUN FAST

PRICE: $140

WEIGHT: 6.9 oz (M), 5.6 oz (W)

The fastest shoe you can buy in 2018 is a Reebok. Seriously. Sure, Nike’s $250 Vaporfly 4% (the commercially available version of Nike’s “Breaking 2” racing shoe) is still on the feet of speedy marathoners all over the country, but good luck actually finding a pair to buy. The Floatride Run Fast, however, won’t stress your credit card nearly as hard and shares some traits with the 4% to help you reach the finish line faster. It all starts with the foam: Reebok is using a Pebax-based foam—much like what’s found in the Vaporfly 4%—which is far lighter

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