The Reebok ZigKick running shoe is designed with unique energy return along the outsole for enhanced vertical and horizontal cushioning. Synthetic mesh upper offers comfort, fit, and durability. Removable sockliner accommodates orthotics. High abrasion rubber outsole gives durability. Wt. 10.8 oz.
Average Customer Rating:
(7 Reviews) 7
Rating Breakdown7 reviews
7 out of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:recreational
This product is primarily used/worn for:casual wear
I was thrilled when Reebok sent me an e-mail a few months ago about the release of their new "Zig Kicks." They looked very similar to the original Zig Techs from 2009, and being an owner of two pairs of the 09' Zig Techs, I had to give the new Zig Kicks a shot.
The first thing I noticed was how different these were from what Reebok had released between the 09' Techs and the new Kicks. It seemed they were only introducing very light shoes with Zig Tech soles almost exclusively geared towards running. Granted, Zig Techs are running/training shoes, the light ones were so light, they felt almost like water shoes with a significantly reduced Zig Tech sole. I was disappointed; until Christmas had passed, and I finally had the cash to splurge on a new pair of shoes. I purchased the black and silver Zig Kicks; which are almost the same as the black and silver ones I originally purchased in 09' (the ones Peyton Manning advertised).
The first thing I noticed is how perfect the Zig Kicks fit. First, Champs was nice enough to mention that you need to purchase Zig Kicks a HALF size SMALLER than your shoe size. I'm a 12, so I purchased an 11.5. This information is extremely vital, because the original Zig Techs were a neutral fit. The Kicks are slightly large, but when you follow Champs advice, you'll notice how perfect they fit out of the box. I must say, no shoe has fit me so perfect out of the box in my entire life. These don't even feel like they need to be broken in. Reebok elected to go with a stretch mesh rather than the tight, solid mesh they used on the original line of Zig Techs. This feature is probably the most attributable to why they do indeed fit perfectly to me. I also love the "meshy" laces rather than the fabric ones, because over time, due to weathering and extended use, the fabric will actually weaken and eventually start to deteriorate.
Getting back to the stretch mesh, it seems these are a bit more durable, because having the solid, tight mesh left the shoes more prone to a tear. I also have a pair of all black suede Zig Techs, but even they didn't fit like the material allows the new Zig Kicks to fit.
As far as the Zig sole, it seems to be the same as the original line, and to me, is one of the greatest advancements in sole technology I've even seen and personally experienced. I stand all day at work, and no shoe ever helped combat the pain I get in my feet. When I started wearing Zig Techs, I had MINIMAL to ZERO pain. NO other shoe did that for me. I bought two pairs of Nike training shoes before my Zig Kicks, and I had the same pain I've had for years; switched back to Zig Techs, no pain.
All in all, you simply can't beat the fit of the Zig Kicks. For me, they were a perfect fit out of the box with no need to break them in. The construction is outstanding, the design is simple, yet stylish and sleek, the stretching mesh helps the shoe fit "like a glove," they're actually lighter than the original line, great for multiple sports and for having to stand for long periods of time, and are very reasonably priced when compared to similar shoes from competitors. I absolutely love the Zig Kicks, Zig Tech technology in general, and give them my highest praise and recommendation!
Pros: lightweight, good arch support, durable, comfortable, good cushioning, breathable