Summary

We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Dual Rush 2.0 uses a lightweight and breathable mesh that keeps the foot comfortable and secure.
  • Many runners welcomed the low-cut design, which was intended to encourage more freedom of movement for the foot.
  • The Z-Rated geometry of the mid-sole mimics the treads of a racing vehicle’s tire and it’s a great way to provide cushioning, surface control and handling, according to a few experts.
  • The dual density mid-sole keeps the foot comfortable and protected via a dependable platform.
  • The CRTek high abrasion rubber in the outsole unit shields the Dual Rush 2.0 from damage and wear.
  • The flexibility of this running shoe is welcomed by many testers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who felt blisters forming as they wore the shoe over time.
  • Some runners criticized the durability of this shoe as some parts began to break apart easily.
  • The testers felt that the outsole should’ve featured more protective rubber to fully protect the entire sole unit.

Bottom line

The Z Dual Rush 2.0 from Reebok is a comfortable daily shoe that anyone can pick up and enjoy. It doesn’t have stability mechanics, but it can still offer protection & efficacy for the runner’s performance. The Z Dual Rush 2.0 is an affordable running shoe designed for neutral runners.

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  • Reebok uses the Fusion Fit technology for the first time in the Dual Rush series in this 2nd edition. Reebok fans will know that this is a sturdy heel cage that really provides a good and secure fit in the heel. It gives nice support and enhances the comfort of the shoe.
  • Adding comfort is provided by making the midsole a bit softer. Reebok made the cushioning more padded and a bit more cushioned than the past version to deliver that plush feel.
  • The substantial overlay in the forefoot found in the original model has been removed. It helped the new model reduce weight and gives added room in an otherwise very snug forefoot.
  • The tire-like treads in the outsole get slight modification as well for added traction and durability. This will allow runners even better grip on the road and a long-lasting performance.

The fit and sizing characterizing the original version is evident in the Reebok Z Dual Rush 2.0. Like the previous model, this one has a narrow fit from the heel to the forefoot, which bodes well for narrow or medium footed runners. With this kind of fit, runners are still advised to get half a size up to get the best features of this shoe. Sizes are from 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s. The available widths are the standard D for the men’s and B for the women’s.


CRTek is Reebok’s own rubber compound that enhances the durability of the outsole, particularly in high-impact areas. It uses tire-like treads to deliver very nice hold on different road surfaces. The use of an outsole resembling tire treads also allows for very nice handling, especially when doing quick turns or change of directions. This rubber compound functions like the AHAR material used in the Asics Cumulus 20Reebok uses flex grooves to give the shoe an element of flexibility.


An industry-grade dual-density midsole offers decent responsive cushioning in the Z Dual Rush 2.0. The softer foam is just above the outsole to serve as the main cushioning layer while the harder foam sits on top of it for a stable and better platform during the gait cycle. Reebok’s Z-rated geometry in the midsole works in tandem with the outsole to limit the impact upon landing.


A lightweight mesh makes the shoe very breathable while overlays on the medial and lateral sides provide structure and support, especially in the midfoot. An Ortholite Sockliner enhances step-in feel and support with fantastic anti-microbial properties. The interior of the shoe is covered with soft fabric for added excellent next-to-skin feel. A heel tap makes entry and exit efficient and hassle-free.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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