Shoe Review: Prince Rebel 2LS

by: Justin diFeliciantonio | April 14, 2012

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Prince Rebel 2 LS Men's - BlackYellowMEN

MSRP: $120
Weight: 14.2 oz.
Sizes: 6.5-12, 13, 14, 15

Dr. Sharnoff's Ratings; Weartesters' Ratings

Stability: 8; 9
Cushioning: 7; 8
Arch Support: 8; 8.5
Weight: 8; 10
Ventilation: 7; 8
Break-in Time: 7.5; 8.5
Overall Satisfaction: 7.6' 8.7

Combined Rating: 8.1

Prince Rebel 2 LS Women - SilverYellowWOMEN

MSRP: $120
Weight: 11.9 oz.
Sizes: 6-10, 11

Dr. Sharnoff's Ratings; Weartesters' Ratings 

Stability: 8; 8.5
Cushioning: 7; 7.5
Arch Support: 8; 8
Weight: 8; 9.5
Ventilation: 7; 8.5
Break-in Time: 7.5; 8.5
Overall Satisfaction: 7.6; 8.4

Combined Rating: 8

Ideal foot types: Supinated, Neutral, Pronated
Best surface: Clay, Hard
Outsole warranty: 6 months

Final Analysis: The Rebel 2 LS is the latest version in Prince’s Lightspeed Series. True to the series’ name, the Rebel is two ounces lighter than the Prince T-24, making it easier for players to zip around the court. Unique to the Rebel is a Ballistic mesh upper, which keeps the shoe’s weight down and enhances its breathability, as well as a re-engineered Propulsion Plate in the outsole’s midfoot, which Prince claims provides a more efficient heel-to-toe transition. Weartesters found that the Rebel’s light weight and low-profile supported adroit movement; they reported feeling very low and grounded. Because of its feather-like feel, the Rebel 2 LS is ideally suited for match play; players looking for greater stability, comfort and cushioning during more regular workouts, especially on hard courts, would do best to lace up the Prince T-24.

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