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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.