My ZRated Run
The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.
I was so excited when I was invited to review the new Reebok ZQuick running shoes through FitFluential LLC. I mean, what runner doesn’t want to be “unnaturally quick”? When I opened the FedEx box, I was surprised to find the shoes tucked inside this reusable tote bag instead of a shoe box.
I think I just found my new spinning gear bag!
I really love the color–but if you don’t there are lots more to choose from. 😉
I tried them out on a 1 mile test run on the treadmill, and when that went well, I wore them on a longer run on the bike path. I didn’t want to run too far in them for my first run, so I did a 4 mile out-and-back and then switched to my usual shoes for a 6 mile loop to finish my long run.
As soon as I started out, I noticed how light they were, but I also felt like they were providing good control and traction as I rounded corners, climbed slick overpasses and dodged puddles. Reebok calls this “performance handling,” because the Reebok ZQuick running shoes are inspired by high performance Z-Rated tires, and designed with a unique outsole geometry to deliver sports car handling to your feet.
Here you can see the no-sew upper with its light and flexible NanoWeb PU cast, which is designed for breathable protection and support. The shoes are low-cut for mobility and have CRTek high abrasion rubber in key wear areas for light weight durability. What you can’t see in my pictures is that instead of having a tongue that can slip out of alignment, the Reebok ZQuick shoes have a lightweight Bootie fit system that is also soft and cushy inside.
So, how did my run go? Let me show you:
Well, not really, but I did enjoy a ZRated run!
Sub-9:00 minute miles? That is unnaturally quick for me!
This is a light, low profile shoe with a flexible midsole, that seems perfect for brightening up my treadmill runs, zipping around the track, and being unnaturally quick at shorter distance races–I’m looking at you Lawyer’s Have Heart 10K, with all your sharp turns and hairpin curves!
If after reading this you want to check them out for yourself (and at under $90, why wouldn’t you?), please use this affiliate link to the Reebok ZQuick page on Reebok’s website. (If you click through and end up making a purchase, I may receive a small commission).
Do you like to try new running shoes, or do you stick with a tried-and-true shoe?
Do you have a set way of testing out or breaking in new shoes?