Reebok All Terrain Thunder 2.0 Review – Best Sneakers For Mud Runs!

Disclaimer: ShoeBuy.com provided me with product in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As you may recall, I ran the Rugged Maniac 5k last month, which was a mud run/obstacle course race (and really fun!). I never wrote a full recap of it but basically, my sister and I had a lot of fun doing it, although for next time I need to figure out a solution to muddy water getting into my eyes because of my contacts.

ShoeBuy was kind enough to send me a pair of trail running shoes by Reebok to test out during my race. The shoes are the Reebok All Terrain Thunder 2.0. I was really excited to try them out but also nervous because 1) I was wearing a brand new sneaker without breaking them in and 2) I wouldn’t be wearing my SuperFeet inserts so I didn’t know how my shins would fare.

Reebok All Terrain Shoes
The ShoeBuy website describes them as such:

Conquer obstacles with the shoe designed and engineered with enhanced support and cushioning to get you over the wall and through the elements with added stability and comfort.

The shoes are definitely sturdy and have good stability. No shin issues here. I mean, I suppose they would have to be stable to handle a rugged obstacle course!

They aren’t lightweight shoes, which is something to keep in mind. Since the shoes need to be sturdy and have bigger treads, it will make for a somewhat heavier shoe.

I talk about the things I loved about the shoe in my video below, but here are the highlights:

  • The water-resistant outer. Your socks will obviously still get wet, but the shoe quickly dries off afterwards and repels water throughout. The shoe has drain holes on the side so water is being squeezed out with every step.
  • The treads. These suckers got me through a lot of mud! I had no problem running through thick mud while everyone else was falling or having their shoes come off in the mud. It felt pretty cool to just be running through mud and passing people no problem ;)

Reebok All Terrain Shoes

  • The laces. I did not think about this at all beforehand but I imagine having to untie muddy, wet laces after the race would have been awful! Undoing the lace locks was super easy…now taking off my compression socks afterwards was a different story…
  • How easy it was to wash them. I didn’t talk about this in the video but you can clearly see that they look pretty much brand new in the video right?? How awesome is that. I soaked them in a bucket of water then scrubbed the mud off and voila. Imagine getting mud off a normal running shoe. Here are some “before” washing pics:

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If you regularly run mud runs or obstacle course races, these are the shoes for you. Or even if you just love trail running; these are perfect for rougher trails or rainy trail runs. Also, these shoes are true to size in my opinion. I’m a size 8.5 in normal running shoes and these shoes fit like my other shoes do.

For more information, check out my video review:

Like I said, ShoeBuy.com is more than just running shoes or shoes in general. You can find clothing, handbags, accessories, and much more. If you love online shopping, this is definitely a great website to check out. You can find everything you might need in one place, as opposed to having to go to different websites for different items.

Oh one last thing, they offer free shipping and free exchanges. So if you’re unsure about a size or whether something will fit right, you don’t have to worry about it.

I saw Rugged Maniac already posted their NJ dates for next summer (July 9 and 10th) so I guess I should pencil that into my calendar! I don’t know if I could ever do a Tough Mudder or Spartan…that might be too intense for me. Maybe one day ;)

Do you trail run or do mud runs and have special shoes for those specific runs?

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  1. I have never done a muddy run, on purpose! hahaha But you certainly bring up some good points to think about when deciding what shoes to wear. And you defnitely want something with good traction.

    GREAT pictures.
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  2. oh man! I wish I had these when I did my Spartan Race. My shoes were a pain to clean, and I still don’t think they’re totally clean!
    I used to love shopping in person, but lately I’ve been into the convenience of shopping online.
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  3. That’s awesome they came so clean. I would probably wear an old pair of shoes and throw them out after.
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  4. If I ever do another mud run I will most certainly wear more appropriate shoes!
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  5. Those shoes look great for trails or a mud run – and I love the lock lace style, too!
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  6. I have yet to do a mud run, but if I do I will def check out these shoes. I am a little nervous after seeing all the “bugs” you can get them, but you can get “bugs” anywhere.
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    • I was actually really nervous about this too haha After seeing that woman who went blind and then people getting infections. But gladly did not get sick!

  7. I’m impressed with how easily you were able to clean those shoes.
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  8. I think it’s so cool that you can just rinse them off! As I was reading this I was thinking that it was a shame that those pretty shoes should get so muddy. No problem! That’s great1
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  9. I have become an online shopper because it’s too stressful to drag two little kids around with me! Those shoes are awesome, I love the color!
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  10. Didn’t it just kill you to get those pretty shoes so dirty? I just loved the color!
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  11. That’s great! I’m doing Tough Mudder in a couple of weeks and I’m wearing an old pair of trail shoes from way back in my closet…if they don’t come clean, I wont miss them!
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  12. Wow! I’ve never done a mud run (I don’t always get along with nature) but these look like the did the job well. I didn’t realize Reebok had their hand in so many different markets, I wear their lifters and nanos in the gym and will have to see what other options they have. And sheesh I am so impressed at how clean they got!
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  13. These look like great shoes for traction on the trail! Love the colors (before the mud) ;)
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