Verdict from 6 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Sneaker aficionados emphasize that the Reebok Zig Kinetica x Kenzo Minami is a visually appealing sneaker that also delivers superb comfort.
  • Reebok loyalists point out that this lifestyle kick provides the utmost comfort beyond their expectations.
  • Just like most mesh footwear, testers also notice that this trainer is lightweight.
  • Several testers are on in saying that the outsole has really good traction.
  • A handful of purchasers share how they can match this shoe with endless styling options.
  • The majority of the users share that they get many compliments when they have the Minami-designed Zig Kinetica on feet.
  • Many individuals say that, apart from the trendy design, this is also an excellent running shoe.
  • Numerous shoe collectors note that the black-and-white design elements make the shoe a walking art piece.
  • According to most of the purchasers, buying this sneaker is worth the price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers note that the toe area lacks reinforcements.
  • Some wearers describe that this pair is not very breathable.
  • While some like the abstract print, several people find the patterns too much.

Bottom line

In sync with the relaunch of Reebok’s Zig Kinetica theme, graphic designer Kenzo Minami stamped his signature patterns of prints, taking the wearer and onlooker an out-of-this-world experience. Beyond the casual style and comfort, this is built with athletic performance in mind.

The Kenzo Minami x Reebok Zig Kinetica R58 is fueled by Reebok’s triple cushioning and stabilizing technologies for the ultimate in style and performance.

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Good to know

Sizing for the Kinetic R58 x Kenzo Minami is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. A handful of the reviews state that the sizing runs a wider forefoot. Therefore, it is recommended to go down either half or even a full size down depending on how narrow or wide one’s feet are. 

Soft neoprene-like material covers the ankle area, while added support and cushioning are provided through the padded tongue and collar. 

Rubber cage detail and yellow TPU heel wrap-around, with zigzag lines, give out stability and balance for the more active feet motions.

On face value, there is nothing basic about the design of this highly-coveted collaboration. However, that does not limit one’s fashion mixes. On the contrary, one can go as wild or as conventional with one’s outfit choices depending on one’s lifestyle.

  • Cement one’s street cred by wearing a black tee, red joggers tucked into plain black socks that make the b&w color scheme of the shoe stand out. 
  • Don on a teal slit t-shirt dress and a pair of these Kenzo Minami x Reebok Zig Kinetica R58 and comfortably enjoy brunch with the girlfriends.

According to Kenzo Minami, the silhouette “suggests abstract representations of time and space combined.” Apart from the checkerboard design, details that meld with the motif are visible on the heel. Like the arrows representing forward and backward motion in relation to the spacetime inspiration.

Paying tribute to the brand founders, Joe and Jeff Foster, when they founded Reebok, is “R58” artistically printed on the tongue.

The year was 2010, when Reebok released the first model that carried the ZigTech. Not only was its name catchy, but the silhouette of the Zig Pulse was a scene-stealer as well.

Showcasing the technology through a zigzag type of foam for running shoes that were designed to conserve and return energy to the athlete for a soft and springy ride. 

Athletes from different sports trained in the Zig Pulse. Soon after was followed by the release of Zig Pulse 3, which was a better version of its predecessor.

                 Zig: A decade after

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. 

Tapping pioneer personalities in the world of arts and fashion, Reebok tapped Billionaire Boys Club and Tokyo-based label, Mita, to create its own version of the Zig Kinetica.

                 Reebok x Kenzo Minami

The first collaboration of both these brands ran all the way back to 2005 by releasing a very limited 500-pair, Instapump Fury. It was called the best colorway of all time. 

Both entities revived this phenomenon by releasing a much detailed version of the Instapump Fury in limited quantities as well.

Known for his bold patterns and out-there graphics, Kenzo Minami is no rookie in designing footwear, having past collaborations with Nike and Converse.

  • Each shoe features a different insole. The right insole is in red with the Kenzo & R58 branding. The left insole is in blue with the RBK branding.


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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.