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.
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.