Reebok ZQuick Running Shoe Review
Have you seen this commercial during the Olympic games?
About the ZQuick
What is ZQuick?
The ZQuick was inspired by the high-performance Z-Rated tires they are named after. The Z-Rated outsole provides superior handling and control with every turns. The grooves in the rubber outsole give unbelievable flexibility and ground-gripping performance to power over any terrain. The CRTek High Abrasion Rubber adds a protective boost to high-wear areas for shoes that last.
The Z-series fit.
For handling, Reebok wanted to take into account the dynamics of the foot itself. Your foot changes in dimension when you put weight on. When your foot is completely weighted, it’ s about 5mm wider than when it’s in the air. That’s your own naturally handling feature. Your foot spreads out on impact to distribute force over a broader base. To accommodate for that natural handling feature, Reebok built slashes into the bottom unit that go all the way to the lasting board so that your Z-series shoe spreads with you. The Z-Rated outsole geometry delivers control, traction and speed, while the no-sew upper and internal bootie ensure you’re locked in tight for the ride. I loved this video about the technology behind the shoe.
- No-Sew upper with light and flexible NanoWeb PU cast for breathable protection and support
- Low-cut for mobility with lightweight Bootie fit system for comfort
- Light, low profile EVA midsole designed with a radical new geometry for outstanding handling.
- Medial and lateral underfoot grooves allow midsoles to flex and expand, increasing ground contact for a smooth, quiet ride
- A sleek new last allows the foot to move naturally, while keeping foot stable on the platform
- CRTek high abrasion rubber in key wear areas for lighter durability
According to a first-of-its-kind study, runners who rotated among multiple running shoe models during the 22-week study had a 39% lower risk of running injury than those who almost always ran in the same shoes.
Rotating multiple pairs of running shoes provides two primary benefits:
- Extended mileage
- Reduced injury risk
Rotating different types of shoes will benefit you in several ways.
- You’ll allow your shoes to “recover” from daily running. The foam sole will last longer if you don’t run in them every day.
- Different shoes are constructed differently and have varying levels of support, cushioning, heel to toe drops (the difference in height between the heel and the toe), and overall feel. By stressing your feet in slightly different ways you’ll help avoid overuse injuries and ensure you’re strengthening different muscles.
- Lighter, more minimalist shoes can be used for shorter or faster runs to promote foot and lower leg strength, increased efficiency, and better form.
Runners should be training in at least two different types of shoes. Whether they are the same brand isn’t important; what’s critical is that they feel different and (preferably) one is slightly more minimalist.
Where to buy Reebok ZQUICK:
Price: under $85
In Stores: Finish Line
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