Reebok Sky DMX Lite £89.99

Weight 394g
Evaluation Reebok has two main cushioning technologies: a flexible, lightweight foam called Ultralite that can be used without an outsole; and a system of moving-air pockets called DMX. In the past two years, Reebok has successfully combined the two in a fast, well-cushioned shoe called the Fusion, and the Sky is nominally its replacement.
It’s significantly heavier, though, which makes it more like an improvement on Reebok’s previous DMX10 shoes instead. It’s smoother and more flexible than the DMX10s were, especially when you’ve broken it in. It’s also more stable than the Fusion. The one drawback of the Fusion was its flexible and unsupportive midfoot – Reebok has addressed this by filling in the midsole completely and adding a huge plastic shank.
It’s also changed the lightweight upper for a sturdy, heavily overlaid one.Testers still comment on the odd feel of the moving-air pods when you walk in DMX shoes, but generally like the shock-absorption.
In short The Sky DMX Lite is misleadingly named – it’s not a shoe for light, fast runners any more. But even though it’s weighty and slightly bulky, its cushioning works well, especially for heavier runners.
Try it on if you liked Other Reebok DMX shoes (£60-£90); New Balance 1020 (£75); Adidas Equipment Exigence (£85)