Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $90
  • Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 9oz
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most users mentioned that the shoe felt comfortable.
  • Some testers with foot and knee problems said that they did not feel any pain while wearing the Reebok Zig Pulse SE.
  • Most runners commended its lightness.
  • Plenty of users appreciated the design of the upper and the platform.
  • One user with a bigger body build mentioned that he felt the shoe provided plenty of support for his weight.
  • A majority of users said that the price was affordable.
  • A good number of reviews stated that the cushioning provided was sufficient.
  • The shape of the shoe caters to a wider foot, said some testers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A lot of reviews mentioned that pebbles easily get stuck on the crevices of the sole.
  • Some users observed that the size ran a tad larger than other Reebok shoes.
  • Some testers were not pleased that it only came in two colorways.

Bottom line

The Reebok Zig Pulse SE is a unique-looking, neutral road shoe that many considered to be a refreshing take on modern footwear. Despite the cool design, some were not pleased that tiny pebbles got stuck on the crevices of the sole. Others wished that there were more colorways available. Nonetheless, the majority still appreciated the shoe for its affordable price, comfort, and cushioning.

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Updates to Reebok Zig Pulse SE

  • The Reebok Zig Pulse SE was designed for running and training workouts. Its unique ZigTech midsole allows it to perform best in the activities mentioned. The unique design of the platform delivers superior cushioning and shock absorption, so runners feel a protected yet energized run.

Reebok Zig Pulse SE size and fit

The Reebok Zig Pulse SE is available in standard running shoe measurements. Male and female runners who are interested will be able to get their pair using their usual size preferences. The same goes for the width. It is available in B – medium and D – medium.

Outsole

The outsole of the shoe is an extension of the ZigTech midsole. The zigzag design of the platform creates deep crevices on the outsole. These function as flex lines, allowing the outsole to move together with the runner and maintaining optimum flexibility.

Key areas are covered with carbon rubber. The material is a type of rubber that car tires are also made of. It is tough and sturdy which is why it is used in most running shoe outsoles. Aside from this, it also delivers the right amount of traction on common surfaces.

Midsole

The Reebok Zig Pulse SE has the ZigTech midsole technology. In 2010, this midsole design was created to recycle runners’ energy from each stride. The sole’s unique geometric shape was designed to absorb the force garnered by the heel upon landing. Next, it sends a wave of energy along the length of the platform that will help runners propel forward with minimal effort. This technology supplies superior cushioning, shock attenuation, and enough energy return.

Upper

The upper is made up of a lightweight mesh material that’s sufficiently breathable. It reduces hot spots, and it keeps the foot cool while running. The mesh also has elastic characteristics, so it adapts to the runner’s foot shape, enveloping it snuggly without the feeling of constriction.

The key areas of the upper, specifically the forefoot area and the base of the eyelet, were reinforced by a TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) Film. The main purpose of these reinforcements is to provide more structure and strength to the parts where it is applied to. On the forefoot area, it adds extra protection to the toes. On the base of the laces, it prevents tearing when the laces are tightened.

On the heel, a TPU plate was added to distribute pressure evenly. It also acts as a protective shield and a component for minimally immobilizing the heel, preventing it from moving laterally as the runner is in motion.

The shoe is equipped with a traditional lace-up closure that sits on top of a padded tongue. Tightening the laces will also tighten the fit on the midfoot, preventing accidental slipping off during runs. Because the tongue is padded, the instep is protected from becoming irritated because of the laces.

Inside, an extra layer of cushioning was added in the form of an EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) sockliner. It aims to add comfort underfoot and improve the fit of the shoe.