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KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Reebok DMX Foam. In use by the brand for over a decade and featured on classic models such as the Answer IV, Reebok DMX Foam takes place of the original DMX moving air technology. Although it's not nearly as groundbreaking as the DMX technology of the '90s, Reebok DMX Foam has been selected as the cushioning for the brand's latest performance basketball models, the Q96 CrossExamine and the Pumpspective Omni.

What is it? Reebok DMX Foam is a soft and responsive foam compound used to deliver long-lasting cushioning in the brand's newest basketball models. The focus of Reebok DMX Foam is to deliver cushioning in the areas players need it most at the ideal time.

How does it work? Reebok DMX Foam makes use of two layers. In the footbed area, DMX Foam is soft and cushioned for high levels of comfort. Meanwhile, closer to the ground, DMX Foam is sturdier and more responsive to provide shock absorption as feet hit the ground.

Notable products: Reebok Q96 CrossExamine, Reebok Pumpspective Omni

Bottom line: Thanks to its dual-responsiveness setup, Reebok DMX Foam makes for a suitable cushioning choice for small players and big men alike. 

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