New Delhi, April 1, 2017: Reebok, a global pioneer in running and fitness innovation and manufacturing, has today launched the Reebok Floatride Run – its most technically-advanced running shoe to date, which provides an unprecedented level of comfort and performance for runners around the world. The Floatride Run comes with the advantage of the Float Foam used being 50% lighter than regular EVA foam. The exciting new shoe has been in Reebok development for an extended period and offers the lightweight Floatride Foam technology that helps enable runners to float through their run.
The precisely-engineered Reebok Floatride Foam is pressure set for a consistent cell structure that provides an optimal mix of softness and responsiveness to ensure the wearer can experience high-level comfort while pushing performance. The refinement of Floatride Foam is a landmark technical step forward for Reebok Running and has stood up to countless hours of testing in a demanding category where runners are seeking the dynamic balance of style, performance, comfort and endurance.
Boasting a unique silhouette, the Reebok Floatride Run features an Ultraknit upper for support and flexibility, fusing style with new dynamic technologies in recognition that a sleek aesthetic feel is as sought-after as dominant performance. Floatride allows the wearer to look as distinctive during their run as the shoe’s unique technology will make them feel.
Scott Daley, General Manager of Running at Reebok said: “Floatride represents a reintroduction from Reebok to committed runners around the world. A lot has been invested in the research behind the technical components of the shoe and we’re delighted with the results. We’re inviting the entire running community to ‘Feel the Floatride’ and to give us their feedback on its ride and performance.”
To celebrate the launch of this breakthrough product, Reebok India activated a 360-degree campaign across broadcast, OOH and digital. In addition, Reebok will also be organizing the Float – a – thon run which across Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to mark the launch of the Floatride Run. The event will witness running enthusiasts participating. Post the event; runners will get the chance of experiencing the Floatride at the Reebok FitHub store. Having tested the benefits of the shoe, Reebok trainers will be seen assisting these runners in choosing the right Floatride fit.
Running influencers across India also gave thumbs up to the Floatride Run touting it as the biggest design in the running category. Athletes and IRONMAN participants Abhishek Mishra and Nagender Singh also tested the Floatride Run, highlighting the advantages of the shoe in distance running.
Commenting on the launch, Silvia Tallon, Senior Marketing Director, Reebok India said: “Fitness is core to our business and we constantly innovate with our products to help fitness enthusiasts up their game. With running becoming one of the most popular fitness sports in the country, we decided to introduce committed runners to our Floatride shoe that is backed by extensive research and supreme technology. We are confident that Floatride will soon become the favourite shoe of the running community in India.”
The Floatride Run incorporates several key product features that aim to meet the elaborate and extended requirements for a premium performance running shoe:
- Floatride Foam: Floatride Foam has a consistent cell structure that delivers the seamless integration of cushioning and responsiveness
- Ultraknit Upper: A seam-free Ultraknit upper construction is engineered in zones to provide adaptive comfort that offers support and breathable flexibility
- EVA Support Rim: Supportive foam rim centers and balances your foot throughout the gait cycle
When combined, all the elements of the Reebok Floatride Run work to produce a shoe that represents both ultimate cushioning and responsiveness.
During the last year of development, nearly 300 runners tested Floatride for more than 15,000 total miles of running. Floatride has received consistently impressive feedback from wear testers and in competitive benchmark testing, serious runners said Floatride stands out as an ideal offering of cushioning, ride, and weight; delivering a feeling of cushioning without compromise
Daley continued, “With most other shoes, runners must make a compromise; increase softness and lose responsiveness, or vice versa. We think of the Floatride Run as ‘cushioning without compromise’ – the best of both worlds thanks to Floatride Foam. Running is also a crucial part of our overall Be More Human brand ethos, the path by which we become the best version of ourselves, mentally, physically and socially. We believe the Floatride Run marks the latest exciting step forward in helping our consumers reach their goals.”
The Reebok Floatride Run will be available from April at Reebok FitHub stores and through www.shop4reebok.com.