Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many runners applauded the sole design of the Reebok ZigTech Squared 2.0 because it provides reliable support and responsiveness.
  • A few runners noticed that the shoe is comfortable to wear.
  • The Zig platform of the shoe provides enhanced energy return for a more responsive ride.
  • Some runners found the fit satisfactory for their liking.
  • Has enough room in the toe box for toe splay.
  • The shoe is affordable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some users feel that the shoe is slightly heavier than other shoes in the ZigTech series.
  • A few users do not recommend the shoe for runs longer than 5k or 10k.
  • Some runners were disappointed by the poor durability of the shoe.

Bottom line

The Reebok ZigTech Squared 2.0 is a road running shoe for neutral pronators. It delivers great underfoot protection and a smooth transition. The comfort and responsiveness allow runners to move forward without hesitation. The shoe gained several positive reviews and a few negative ones but overall, the ZigTech Squared 2.0 is an average shoe that needs improvement.

Facts

Update:
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.7oz | Women: 10.7oz
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Reebok
Type: Heavy | Big guy
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $90
Colorways: Blue, Green, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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  • The 2nd version of the shoe comes with an updated upper built. It comes with a new and multi-layer coverage designed for style and breathability without adding too much weight.
  • The ZigTech Squared 2.0 also comes with an interactive underfoot that is specifically designed to provide a smooth heel to toe transition while keeping the material light.

When it comes to sizing, the shoe runs half size larger than the usual running shoe size. It has a comfortable medium fit in the heel and midfoot and plenty of room in the toe box, accommodating medium and wide-footed runners. The shoe is available in medium widths.


The outsole unit utilizes the CRTek high abrasion rubber compound that is strategically placed in high-wear areas for protection against tear and wear. The full-length Zig platform provides enhanced underfoot comfort and flexibility.


The midsole of the shoe uses the molded PU foam that is designed to provide maximum cushioning and improved running experience. It absorbs shock during impact and releases energy for a powerful toe-off. The external midfoot frame gives added support and locked-in feel and fit.


The Reebok ZigTech Squared 2.0 utilizes a 3D FuseFrame upper that provides maximum breathability while keeping the upper coverage light. The multilayer is designed for style. The FuseFrame element enhances overall fit and comfort. The padded heel collar and tongue improves fit and enhances comfort.

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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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