Summary

We spent 8.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Zig Evolution 2.0 was comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, according to several users.
  • The midsole provided a sufficient and springy cushion, said a reviewer.
  • Some wearers agreed the shoe offered an excellent fit.
  • A commenter wrote that the Zig Evolution 2.0 was a durable shoe.
  • The PowerFrame feature delivered adequate midfoot support, a satisfied user stated.
  • Many buyers liked the unique design of the shoe.
  • A lot of consumers described the Zig Evolution 2.0 as a lightweight shoe.
  • The breathability of the upper unit was appreciated by many of those who have tested this road companion.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoelaces felt like cheap material, a user observed.
  • A few consumers felt that this product was half-a-size bigger than their usual choices.

Bottom line

The second version of the Reebok Zig Evolution was a success, based on the mostly positive reviews it received. Many runners were pleased with the shoe’s performance and its practical features that met expectations. The Reebok Zig Evolution 2.0 was a shoe worth its price and therefore a valuable investment towards running equipment.

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Brand: Reebok
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $90
Colorways: Black, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this February
Better rated than the previous version Reebok Zig Evolution

  • The Reebok Zig Evolution 2.0 promises to be a worthy upgrade of running gear, with its dynamic features and more robust design elements that give the runner more speed and mileage. This neutral running shoe is suitable for long-distance runs, agility sessions, and gym workouts, thus guaranteeing its durability and longevity.
  • A lightweight mesh upper brings a flexible and adaptable fit with its four-way stretch capability. This version has considerably larger mesh holes compared to its predecessor, therefore ensuring a more breathable in-shoe feel. The PowerFrame system has also been updated with new material and layout, promoting a more comfortable ride while still providing a secure fit.
  • The sole unit, on the other hand, remains the same: the ZigTech midsole delivers superior cushioning and shock absorption. This version, however, adds a shock-absorbing plate in the heel. Meanwhile, the CRTek outsole continues to offer durability and traction in the crucial areas.

The Reebok Zig Evolution 2.0 has a standard running shoe length, thus fits true to size. The shoe’s silhouette does not stray far from the previous version, which will match runners with a low or medium foot volume. The Reebok Zig Evolution 2.0 is available for both men and women in a medium width profile.

The Reebok CRTek outsole is known for its high resistance to abrasion, which permits it to effectively shield the high-wear areas of the shoe against wear and tear. It is made from carbon rubber, a capable material in supplying adequate traction and promoting surface control. The durable nature of carbon rubber guarantees protection from the harmful elements of the running surface.

The ZigTech is a patented midsole technology that produces a firm, reliable platform and a steady cushioning. With its zigzag shape, the impact from foot strike is absorbed in the heel area, then distributed to the rest of the foot, resulting in an energized forward propulsion.

Because of its firm cushioning, the ZigTech midsole is robust enough to handle long-distance and steady-paced runs. The technology in this material allows for a consistent and even shock absorption that reduces pressure at the joints of the foot.

Embedded in the heel area is a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) plate that is meant to aid the shock absorbing capabilities of the midsole by incorporating the initial impact from landing and dispersing it to the rest of the foot.

A lightweight mesh makes up the upper of the Zig Evolution 2.0. It has a four-way stretch capability that enables an adaptive and contoured fit.

The PowerFrame overlay system of the previous version is also present in this shoe. However, the material is now a softer, fabric-like type, in contrast to the last one’s hard leather. The PowerFrame system creates a supportive framework for the shoe, which secures the foot and prevents unnecessary movements.

The shoe’s lacing system is integrated into the PowerFrame feature, further enhancing the locked-down fit of the Zig Evolution 2.0.

Comparison

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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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