Previous Reebok shoes that have used its one-piece Ultralyte midsole and outsole material have been by far the firm's best products. Shoes such as the Electrolyte and Fusion V
were good racing shoes for the heavier runner, or fast trainers for the lighter athlete. Like these shoes, the Lite offers cushioning at a relatively light weight. And it's a perfectly competent, fast training shoe. It has a similar weight and ride to last summer's £50 Fusion V, but a remodelled upper. What has changed is that there's no flared rubber medial shank. Instead there's a plastic stability insert, though the shoe isn't as stable as the Fusion/Electrolyte shoes. If you want a responsive and light, if moderately firm, shoe for quicker training - or a racer for heavier runners - this shoe offers a reasonable start without breaking the bank. (Lighter runners could also consider the £50 New Balance 730, which is fun but more minimalist; runners with more to spend could try springier £60 shoes, such as the Wave Precision or New Balance 830
If you liked the Fusion and Electrolyte, you should like the Premier Lite. It's heavier, but it still cuts it as a fast trainer, or a racer for the bigger runner.
Try it on if you liked
Reebok Fusion V (£50); Fila FGT 300 (£60)
; Nike Air Skylon (£60)