The following Reebok Skyscape Runaround shoes review was submitted by Amanda. *This post contains affiliate links, denoted by an asterisk.
When I was planning my first big trip (6 weeks backpacking Europe), I was able to turn to travel blogs for advice on everything except shoes. Most of them simply stated to “wear comfortable shoes”, but none of them said which ones. I stressed for quite a while as I kept my eyes peeled for shoes to pack that would be comfortable, and not stick out like a sore thumb.
As someone who always gets nasty blisters on her feet, I am proud to shout to the world that I FOUND THEM!
What I like
I bought Reebok Skyscape Runaround* with two weeks to spare before our trip, and luckily found that you do not need to break them in. The soft material does not rub against your foot like other shoes do, and the lightweight foam allows you to bend them in any direction with ease.
For the first time in my life, I found a pair of shoes that felt like I had already worn them before while trying them on for the first time.
I wore these for the full six weeks of our trip, and continued wearing them back home. I actually just ordered myself another two pairs for future travels because I loved them so much!
Reebok Skyscape Runaround comes in many colours to choose from, but I stuck with black to be able to pair them with any outfit. I wore these with day dresses, jeans, and tights, and was happy that I didn’t stick out like a sore thumb with actual running shoes on.
Reebok Skyscape Runaround are probably the lightest shoes you will ever own. Weighing in at a whopping 5 ounces, you won’t even notice these are packed in your bag (not that you would ever take them off).
With the rubber sole and perfect amount of traction, I was able to hike through the paths of Cinque Terre, and run after departing trains. I wore these through London rain, and Italian sunshine. My feet were always happy, and the shoes never showed their age.
I didn’t dread getting caught in the rain, because the material always dried overnight, and the soles never leaked no matter how many puddles I hopped over.
What I don’t like
The cons? I actually cannot think of many. They are a little pricey for walking shoes ($80 Canadian), but worth every penny when you aren’t worrying about keeping band aids in your purse at all times. I wouldn’t wear them to the gym, because there isn’t much side support, but for walking they are absolutely perfect.
My verdict: Buy them in every colour! You will be so happy that you did!
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About the author: Amanda typically hangs out at www.ticketandtravelblog.com where she writes about travel mishaps, hotel and hostel reviews, and city itineraries. You can keep up with her travels on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.