On the one hand, its a shame that Reeboks DMX shoes look so big and chunky. On the other hand, its a reasonable reflection of the type of runner theyre best suited to. The moving-air cushioning system that Reebok has kept for five years (10 interconnected chambers in the
Medallion, six in the similar £70 Allure DMX) has a unique feel and good durability, but its stiff, and for light- to midweight runners, doesnt allow a smooth ride. Wed love to be more positive, and the shoes do get a little better each year (this summers has a more durable outsole, for instance), but the reality is that there are an awful lot of other good shoes on the market, and even our
15-stone-plus testers find it hard to get excited by these.
The Medallion DMX10 is the best DMX10 shoe Reebok has made. Unfortunately, thats not saying too much unless youre a big runner who values meaty shock absorption and a heavy upper over flexibility.
Try it on if you liked Reebok Icon 10 DMX (£90)
; Reebok Fusion C (£100)
; New Balance 1040 (£80)