The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.
“These shoes will make you UNNATURALLY QUICK!”
According to Reebok, ZQUICK takes inspiration from Z-rated sports car tires, which are rated for speeds in excess of 149mph. Essentially, ZQUICK provides the same speed and handling for your feet.
The shoes arrived in a reusable bag, which is a much cooler way to package than a cardboard box (though a box was used for shipping, guess you can’t get around a box with shoes). Flat out gorgeous, with a two-tone design that is both subdued and eye-catching, best of both worlds! Incredibly light, they do make you feel like going for a fast run. As with many new shoes, I wore them around the house for a few hours to see how they fit. True to size, they felt comfortable out of the box and made me want to get out and run.
The shoes feature a No-Sew upper with light and flexible NanoWeb PU cast for breathable protection and support. They are low-cut for mobility, with an integrated bootie that adds to the comfort level. Medial and lateral underfoot grooves allow midsoles to flex and expand, which are paired with a new last allows the foot to move naturally. My feet felt very stable on this platform – even though the shoes are incredibly light, my feet felt supported and cushioned at the same time.
I was a bit worried taking the shoes out for a run in the snow, not sure how the mesh would stand up to protecting my feet from the cold and wetness. The streets were plowed enough that I wasn’t running through drifts, so my feet stayed warm and dry. Something unexpected to me was how supportive and cushioning the shoes felt – as a big runner, I had thought these lightweight shoes might be good for short runs or speedwork at the track, but after wearing them a few times, felt like a longer run definitely wasn’t out of the question.
Lightweight, comfortable, surprisingly supportive and cushioning. Overall, I’d say that Reebok has a winner on their hands: beautiful looks, a design that works as intended, with comfort and support making these a complete package.
If you haven’t seen the ads for the shoes, they’re fast-paced and fun.
Reebok ZQUICK – “Underdog” Commercial
Buy them online at Reebok or in a Finish Line store.
[Other shoes to check out: GoLite Tara, Somnio Nada, Saucony Triumph ISO, Saucony Virrata, Saucony Triumph 10, Mizuno Wave Rider 18, Under Armour Spine RPM, Nike Pegasus + 25 ESC, and Brooks Pure Connect.