New Trainers – Reebok Hex Ride Rally II

It’s been a long time since I wrote about buying new trainers, more than 3 years in fact when I bought some pimped up red and silver Nike Air Run Dual-D.

Nike Air Run Dual-D

That was around 3 pairs ago I guess, after that I had a silver and raspberry pair or Reeboks which were nice but had a hard piece at the back which popped out after only a few months and started giving me blisters (no pics of them, they are already long gone).

My really old stinky Reeboks totally lost it too at Chiling Falls when the sole came off.

Sole OFF

A while back I bought some Nike Air Max 180 II which were pretty expensive…but got a freaking puncture within a couple of months.

Nike Air Max 180 II

So it’s sale season, I wanted to buy some stuff (you gotta treat yourself sometimes) – and I need Jeans (due to my thunder thighs) so I thought I’d pick up some new trainers too.

I was stuck between some sweet Adidas Bounce (gold and white) and some Reebok Hex Ride Rally II, prices were similar (Adidas were a little more). I love Adidas designs but I find their cuttings are really on the small size. Anyway I almost ended up buying both, but I refrained and ended up with the Reeboks.

Reebok Hex Ride Rally II

They have this Hexride technology which is something like Nike Air – but using tiny individual pockets rather than one large one (yay no more stupid punctures in my shoes).


It’s a good idea I think, certainly hope it’s more reliable than the stupid Nike Air Max..

I’d still love a pair of Air Max Classic though, the red and black pair..awesome, but they always only have size 9 max!

Anyway I like these…for now, what do you think?

Reebok Hex Ride Rally II




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26 Responses to New Trainers – Reebok Hex Ride Rally II

  1. Ryan January 15, 2009 at 1:34 am #

    The Reebok looks cool.. yea if one of those bubbles punctured it has still got the others to support XD

  2. kevin January 15, 2009 at 8:28 am #

    heard that new balance was better running shoes than that of the more popular brands.

    didnt try them?

  3. KY January 15, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    ooo nice, I’m thinking of a pair of trainers myself to use at the gym or something.

  4. BLue January 15, 2009 at 10:13 am #

    Nice new shoes you got there, throw the Nike away XD

  5. andrew January 15, 2009 at 10:21 am #

    walao!!! nice pair of shoe!!!! =D hahaha… ehh bro, where you went la ?? MIA from badminton last week??? *BISH*

    Anyway, the girls are in the mdg blog la, i cannot duplicate those photos in my blog so i have linked my photos and entry to the malaysian dreamgirl blog lo!! haha.. its all there.. and more coming up!! =D

  6. foxtrotecho January 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    Talking about running shoes, I bought a new pair of running shoes cause I was planning to start pounding the pavement/treadmill again, after doing the cross trainer and exercise/stationary bike for so long. Even got a friend returning from Melbourne to buy me another new Nike+ iPod sensor.

    Guess with my broken ankle, my Nike Air Trail Pegasus + III will be in storage for another few more months …

  7. deriku January 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    I’ve had some bad experience with Nikes too, but only for those models which have the ‘exposed’ air pocket. Proper Nike running shoes without this feature (eg Pegasus or Triax) are comfy and can last real long.

  8. shaoweii January 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Wow that look so cool. How much you bought it?

  9. Dabido January 15, 2009 at 8:39 pm #

    I bought a pair of Nike when I was in Penang. I noticed today they make a funny sound when I walk. lol
    I’m lucky, I’m size 8, so I can get shoes in Malaysia. Just have trouble sometimes finding them in Australia.

  10. Myhorng January 15, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    run tiger run!

  11. ShaolinTiger January 16, 2009 at 1:11 am #

    Ryan: Yah better design right?

    kevin: If you want real running shoes Asics are best – they are ugly though.

    KY: Go go shopping time before the sales end πŸ˜€

    BLue: Haha nah, will save them for messy stuff.

    andrew: Can’t make it this week loh.

    foxtrotecho: Yah, well at least they won’t wear out on their own. They are nice shoes, I had some to test with the Nike+ a while back.

    deriku: Yah will have to remember that, am definitely staying away from the exposed air pocket from now on.

    shaoweii: Around RM350 after discount I think, can’t remember exactly.

    Dabido: Yah I had that problem before, especially when they were wet…very annoying!

    Myhorng: Run where leh?

  12. julian January 16, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    Hey dabido, your website is a “Reported Attack Site!”

    Just FYI.

    And the small air pockets seem like a good idea to me πŸ™‚

  13. whimsicaljottings January 16, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    I am the opp of you. I like Nike designs, but their widths are usually too narrow for me. I swore I’d never buy any Adidas (dunno why I detested them),but after getting blisters on my feet the first day I was traipsing around in my new Nikes, I am now swearing off Nikes. I reluctantly tried on Adidas’ and secretly hoped they’d be as uncomfy as they are ugly, but lo and behold, they’re so damn comfy. Gotta eat my words now. Loving my Adidas! Ugly pun, ugly lah πŸ˜› Janji selesa!

  14. EdiΓ§Β₯ΕΎ January 16, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    looks cool… but why dont support our local BATA POWER?

  15. ShaolinTiger January 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    julian: Yah better design, makes sense IMHO.

    whimsicaljottings: Hmm that’s interesting, you must have wide feet. I tend to find Adidas a bit short, I love the Adidas Bounce design though.

    EdiΓ§Β₯ΕΎ: What? You know Bata is from Czechoslovakia right?

  16. fatty January 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    reebok actually better than nike n adidas…but for this model i tried before n think its a bit hard…

    if u look for extra comfort try asics gel kayano 15 or gel kinsei 2…im sure u wont regret what you buy sumore it help to protect ur feet…

    btw that reebok you bought,its cheaper in singapore… πŸ˜‰

  17. s2k_247 January 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm #

    I personally find Adidas to be the better shoes all around. In terms of running shoes, nothing beats Adidas (*any make, just take your pick*). The only good time to buy Reebok is when you are on a budget, or you’re getting a new pair of basketball shoes…

    All things said tho, in the end its a matter of going there and trying the shoes on and seeing which fits the best…

  18. Dabido January 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm #

    Julian – Thnx. Um, I can see it fine. I did have a problem a while back where my business site was reported as an attack site to Google. My Hosting service did get back to me regarding it as they’d had a problem with malware loading onto several of their clients sites via a windows virus (they claimed the infection on my site came from my machine … ho ho ho! I use Linux so didn’t come off my machine).

    So, it is possible that they are having the same problem again, but this time have managed to clean the virus before the sites are down for any extended period of time.

  19. Lisa Lee January 17, 2009 at 4:22 am #

    Hmmm… I prefer Addidas actually, seems more robust than Nike. Most of the Nikes I have seen are made in China. Maybe that’s why quality is alot different. Hehe~

  20. markey January 18, 2009 at 2:19 am #

    the red nike is nice

  21. Neil | Bartul January 20, 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    They look pretty good to me. πŸ™‚ The yellow as well as the hexagonals make for a nice touch. Remind me of bees a bit. I really should get myself a new pair as well. :O

  22. ShaolinTiger January 22, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    fatty: Yah all are cheaper in Singapore, even cheaper in US I think and probably back in UK too.

    s2k_247: Interesting, most serious runners I know swear by Asics though – nothing compares.

    Lisa Lee: Seems like a lot of Adidas fans, none for Nike.

    markey: Heh, that was a few pairs ago.

    Neil | Bartul: Yah it’s quite a unique design.

  23. justdroppingby January 26, 2009 at 3:58 am #

    I would just like to add that a matching feet type together with shoe type & fit would provide any user a comfortable run/jog. Typically there are 3 foot types, neutral (most common), high arch (under pronator) and flat foot (over pronator). For a simple test of what foot type you are, wet your feet, place 2 pieces of white paper on a floor and run across it. One foot for each piece of paper. Then see how the image of your foot appears on the paper. Go to the reebok, nike, royal sporting house, adidas, NB shop and ask them for a feet type chart and compare the image with the chart. Nike and adidas provides leaflets which illustrates which feet type suits which line of shoes that they sell. They should be able to advise which shoe is most suitable. Neutral runners (most efficient) usually require a balance of cushioning & stability/control, high arch requires more cushioning and flat foot runners usually require stability/control shoes. If all is too much trouble, adidas in the gardens, midvalley provides a foot scan system, which will be able to computer generate an image of what foot type you are and from there they will be able to recommend which shoe is suitable. The rest is your own comfort and shoe fit.
    ShaolinTiger, if you do a lot of hiking/trailing/outdoor, its always best if you specifically get trail (NB has nice trail shoes, nike pegasus trail, adidas) or outdoor shoes (teva, salomon, columbia, timberland etc). They hold better on wet surfaces, mud, granite & rocks and they resist water better as well especially the ones with goretex. Just my 2 cents worth.

  24. ShaolinTiger January 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    justdroppingby: Thanks – that’s some very useful information for everyone. Might try out the machine in Adidas – but I think I have pretty neutral feet from your description.

  25. Etcetera June 27, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    what’s your shoes size? am slightly over 6′ and wear a size 13. Good shoes are hard to come by man. Basketball shoes are easy enough, but working shoes are the worst. Scoured KL twice and couldn’t find any decent looking shoes that had my size. Had to import from Singapore and NZ. oh but you know what they say bout men with big feet. πŸ˜‰

    Anyways, i find nike and reebok running shoes give out at the soles very easily. Go with adidas and asics for durability!

  26. ShaolinTiger June 29, 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    Etcetera: I’m UK 11 so US12 and I’m well over 6′ πŸ™‚ Yah so far for shoes I only had luck with Clarks and you can find big size shoes in Pertama Complex in KL – the quality varies. I have much better luck with sports shoes, I find Adidas too narrow generally. Asics are the best quality, but ugly as hell.

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