Fitness Swellness: Reebok Fast Flexweave

April 30, 2018


Marathons are usually my go-to race distance, but what’s this runner doing this spring? Focusing on shorter distances, and I need all the help I can get to go fast.

Running full-out is not my preference. Even though the 42.2k of a marathon is grueling, part of the reason I enjoy them more is the fact that you have to go at a  slower pace, one you can complete that distance in. But with 5k or 10k, you have to go faster (OK, you don’t have to, but when you’re competitive with yourself like I am, you do!).


Cue the Reebok Fast Flexweave. For my training this spring, I’ve been using this new running shoe. I want technology on my side if I’m aiming to be fast. Its specifically designed for agility and speed. Think quick-burst workouts and speed work…AKA my life right now (…what have I gotten myself into?! I kid, speed work is a necessary evil when you’re training for a marathon, too).

The Fast Flexweave features an upper made of Flexweave, which is an open, figure-8 weave that results in the upper being ultra lightweight. This helps my feet feel weightless and makes it all that much easier to lift my feet and keep on moving forward. Also, there are tailored zones within the Flexweave fabric for extra flexibility and breathability; I love this because running with feet that feel like they’re roasting inside your shoes that feel stiff is so uncomfortable and distracting.


I prefer a fair bit of cushioning in my shoes, and while these are lighter, they do offer a comfortable amount of stability and durability through the midfoot; I think they strike just the right note in terms of delivering the stability and comfort of the type of sole I usually gravitate toward for a longer run, but in a more nimble and lightweight design for the shorter distance I’m focusing on. And that’s also likely thanks to the design incorporating pressure-mapping technology, so that the Fast Flexweave is flexible where you need it to be and stable where you need it. If only finding a partner to be just precisely flexible and stable when needed were as easy!

Stay tuned as to how my training goes, and I have it on good authority that you may be able to win yourself a pair of Reebok Fast Flexweave yourself! (Keep your eye on this post and my Instagram!)


UPDATE: You can WIN a pair of Reebok Fast Flexweave!

“Aaaand, you get a pair of Fast Flexweave!” I wish I could be Oprah and give all of y’all a pair…but the good news is I do have one pair of women’s Reebok Fast Flexweave (valued at $130) to give away!  

The giveaway is open to Canadian residents. You can enter in four different ways (enter all four ways as each way counts as an entry — and on Instagram you can enter multiple times!):

INSTAGRAM: Follow me on Instagram (@healthandswellness), and LIKE  the photo related to this giveaway , and then tag friends who could use a pair of Reebok Fast Flexweave themselves. One tag per comment, each tag equals one entry.

TWITTER: Follow me on Twitter (@healthswellness) and tweet:

I like to go fast! I’d love to #win a pair of @reebokcanada Fast Flexweave from @healthswellness! #fastflexweave #reebokcanada #bemorehuman #giveaway

FACEBOOK: “Like” the Health and Swellness Facebook page, and reply on the photo on the page — tell me what season is your favourite for running!

BLOG COMMENT: Comment right here on this post and share with me if you prefer to run on a track, the street or trails.

This giveaway is open until 11:59 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The winner will be chosen at random on May 16, 2018 and contacted via the method they’ve entered to provide their shoe size, shipping address and contact info.

Photographer: Sean Pollock, @seanpollock




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50 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Jenny  |  May 8, 2018 at 12:49 PM

    LOVE to trail run!

  • 2. Kristina  |  May 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM


  • 3. Amy Heffernan  |  May 8, 2018 at 1:11 PM

    I enjoy running on trails! :) Thanks!

  • 4. Aly  |  May 8, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    The street!

  • 5. Vivian Dionne  |  May 8, 2018 at 5:21 PM

    I love to run on the trails!

  • 6. Toby  |  May 8, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    I love hitting the trails!

  • 7. Pam  |  May 8, 2018 at 8:27 PM

    I love running on the trails and breathing in the forest smells.

  • 8. Jonnie  |  May 8, 2018 at 9:15 PM

    I prefer trails. We have a trail that starts on our crescent and goes through our entire town so it’s perfect.

  • 9. loucheryl  |  May 8, 2018 at 10:14 PM

    I love to run along the boardwalk at the beach and along the trails in Ashbridges Bay park. :)

  • 10. AJ Gibbs  |  May 8, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    I love to run on the trails or treadmill to save my knees

  • 11. Natalie  |  May 8, 2018 at 10:26 PM

    Trails for me! Ooh, can you a photo of the tread? Thanks!

  • 12. Erika  |  May 8, 2018 at 11:35 PM

    Running on trails is the best! Especially, if it’s close to the lake!

  • 13. Tina  |  May 9, 2018 at 12:24 AM

    I like running on the trails

  • 14. Tina  |  May 9, 2018 at 12:24 AM

    I like running on the trails.

  • 15. Suzie B  |  May 9, 2018 at 7:29 AM

    I follow on twitter @sbabij

  • 16. Suzie B  |  May 9, 2018 at 7:30 AM

    I prefer to run on trails

  • 17. Suzie B  |  May 9, 2018 at 7:32 AM

    I follow on FB and commented – Suzanne K

  • 18. Anu Chopra  |  May 9, 2018 at 8:40 AM

    I like running on the track.

  • 19. Treen Goodwin  |  May 9, 2018 at 9:02 AM

    I love to run on the trails , i like to see the wildlife and love the peace and quiet !

  • 20. kristen visser  |  May 9, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    I absolutely love to run on the trails!! Beautiful view, peaceful, privacy….it makes for a better run for me

  • 21. Koshiki Tanaka  |  May 9, 2018 at 10:34 AM

    I prefer running on the treadmill but want to get into actually running outside lol

  • 22. Christine D  |  May 9, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    On track and trails! I love nice scenery!

  • 23. Heather Sibley  |  May 9, 2018 at 12:17 PM

    I love the trails, though I’m more of a walker than a runner.

  • 24. nicole l  |  May 9, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    I prefer to run on the track!

  • 25. Jennifer C.  |  May 9, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    The street for me.

  • 26. natasha  |  May 9, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    I love to run on the trails!

  • 27. Alayne Langford  |  May 9, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    I love running the trails! @mamalangs5 on Instagram tysm :)

  • 28. Suzie B  |  May 9, 2018 at 5:07 PM

    I follow on IG – sbabij

  • 29. Nicole C  |  May 9, 2018 at 7:58 PM

    I prefer to be on the sidewalks following on IG skigirl229

  • 30. Elizabeth Vlug  |  May 9, 2018 at 8:33 PM

    I prefer the track with the rubber. A nice soft spot to land if I trip and fall.

  • 31. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard  |  May 9, 2018 at 9:58 PM

    I prefer to run on the street

  • 32. Tracy Morin  |  May 9, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    I prefer trails!

  • 33. Tracy Morin  |  May 9, 2018 at 10:37 PM

    My email was incorrect. It is trails that I prefer.

  • 34. HEIDI C.  |  May 10, 2018 at 1:57 AM

    I have fibromyalgia and chronic piriformis syndrome so running on the treadmill is my preferred way.

  • 35. Darlene Schuller  |  May 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM

    I prefer running on the trails. We have a lot in our area as its a conservation district so there seems a never ending supply locally.

  • 36. Maritess Schrauwen  |  May 10, 2018 at 12:16 PM

    I prefer to walk and run on trails.

  • 37. Eileen  |  May 10, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    I prefer to run on trails.

  • 38. Karen Elizabeth HIll  |  May 11, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    I prefer running on trails

  • 39. Karla Sceviour  |  May 11, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    I prefer to run on the trails! Awesome giveaway, thanks!

  • 40. Jackie Man  |  May 11, 2018 at 9:49 PM

    Prefer to run the streets! I’m following on IG – Ja_cs_

  • 41. Florence Cochrane  |  May 12, 2018 at 11:56 AM

    I prefer to run on the local trails. So much more peaceful.

  • 42. Stephanie  |  May 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM

    I definitely prefer the streets! I’m trying to walk/run every single day!

  • 43. Miriam  |  May 12, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    I run as part of my Crossfit workouts so usually on a treadmill called a truform runner or on the street but running on a track would be my preference

  • 44. Shirley S  |  May 12, 2018 at 9:09 PM

    I prefer to run on trails.

  • 45. Andrea Amy  |  May 13, 2018 at 3:10 PM

    On the trails

  • 46. Amna P.  |  May 14, 2018 at 10:08 PM

    I like to run on trails, because it’s easier on my joints.

  • 47. Tiffany @ myDIRT  |  May 14, 2018 at 10:30 PM

    I’m an outdoor runner for sure. I can’t do treadmills, too boring.

  • 48. Sophia  |  May 15, 2018 at 5:45 AM

    I prefer to run on the street and through my neighbourhood park!

  • 49. em  |  May 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM

    i like to run on the trails

  • 50. Tainan Lu  |  May 17, 2018 at 8:20 PM

    I prefer to run on the street

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