Verdict from 6 hours of research from the internet

6 users: 4.8 / 5

8 reasons to buy

  • Sneaker lovers agree that the Reebok Mita Zig Kinetica is one out-of-this-world kick in terms of design and comfort.
  • Much like the original Reebok Zig Kinetica, the comfort level on this footwear is top-notch, cites numerous users.
  • The tonal orange hue is a statement in itself, declares many purchasers.
  • It is worth mentioning that this collaboration has outstanding support, quips several reviewers.
  • A handful of individuals express their satisfaction over the breathability performance of this shoe.
  • Although looking chunky, the Mita x Reebok Zig Kinetica is surprisingly lightweight to don on, says a couple of wearers.
  • Fans of both Mita and Reebok shoes exclaim that this is one stylish and dope trainer.
  • Many of the purchasers mention that the price is pretty reasonable, given the overall quality of this kick.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several shoe collectors express their disappointment over the visible glue stains that connect the midsole to the upper.
  • Most of the wearers describe that the forefoot area feels too narrow for their liking.

Bottom line

The loud orange of the Reebok x Mita collaboration is only a first impression. On feet can feel an otherworldly comfort through Reebok’s Floatride Fuel energy technology for a cushioned step. The Zig Energy Shell and Bands combination provides stability and energy-returning performance, respectively.

Like most shoes with mesh uppers, the textured mesh on this kick delivers beyond breathability and lightweight feel. The rugged patterns make for a stylish design beyond function.

The Mita x Rbk Zig Kinetica is exclusively available in men’s sizing. Given the vibrant monochromatic hue, it is safe to say that the ladies can rock these sports shoes as well. Most of the purchasers recommend getting this half or even a full size down due to the roomy forefoot.

In keeping with the unearthly theme, this trainer features a unique lacing system via two strips of textiles that go up to the throat for an added twist. Whether one decides to wear socks or not, one can play around on various lacing methods.

Also dubbed as Tokyo City Lights, this hyped partnership is inspired by the sunset glow skyline that Tokyo is known for, thus the fiery orange color. 

  • Look hip in work meetings by wearing a matching pastel blue suit with a white button-down shirt underneath, and let the orangeness of the Zig Kinetica x Mita on feet stand out.
  • Simple in casual streetwear by donning on a pair of black jeans, plain round neckline tee, and let the vibrancy of this shoe speak for itself.

A very noticeable detail in this Mita-Reebok collaboration is the zigzag design of the midsole pattern. The Floatride Fuel cushioning is encaged in the Zig Energy shell that helps improve stability.

Adapting the elasticity of how rubber bands work, Reebok uniquely incorporates this natural innovation into the outsole of this low-top sneaker. These bands expand and contract to provide a spring-like response with every stride.

The first Zig technology was seen in the Zig Pulse released in 2010. Not only was the ZigTech a standout because of the zigzaggy midsole-outsole pattern, but it also surpassed aesthetics as performance footwear. 

Athletes from various sports signed up to endorse the brand. Among those sports persons were, NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, British boxer Amir Khan, and race car driver Lewis Hamilton.

Although the technology was infused into other sports performance models, not much was heard of about it.

                 Zig: A decade after

Reebok saw the potential of upgrading and reintroducing the tech today, after sifting through its archives. Another crucial realization of the entire Reebok creative team was that the Zig was an innovation that has Reebok identity stamped to it.

In early 2020, the Boston-based manufacturer released the first Reebok Zig Kinetica draped in this out-of-this-world design to match the technology.

                 Mita’s touch

As part of the company’s plan to re-acquaint the sneaker aficionados of this much-improved innovation, Reebok tapped one of Japan’s famed sneaker boutiques, Mita. 

Known for its long-standing of sneaker collaborations, Mita worked its magic powers by dressing up the Zig Kinetica in a NASA-inspired spacesuit that seamlessly coincides with the otherworldly concept of the shoe.

Other collaborations of the Zig Kinetica model are with Tokyo-based label Vainl Archive, Pharrell Williams’ Billionaire Boys Club, and renowned visual artist Kenzo Minami.

  • Insoles prints Mita’s distinct wire-fence graphic and Reebook vector logo to signify the collaborative aspect.
  • Every logo and wordmark are splashed in the same tone as the standout slam orange colorway.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.