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  • 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
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 13oz
    Women: 11oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 30mm
    Women: 30mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: narrow, normal, wide, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Making landings softer is one of the ZigUltra Crush’s best features based on the comments of several runners.
  • The cushioning offers superb rebound features as noticeably felt by a couple of runners.
  • Reebok excels, yet again, by way of comfort that the Reebok ZigUltra Crush offers.
  • A unique design that really stands out on the road.
  • It has an affordable price.
  • An adaptive upper unit was one of the reasons why a several runners really liked the shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The fit is a bit larger than usual.
  • Many runners were frustrated by the way the laces become easily undone.
  • It has a heavy weight.

Bottom line

A neutral shoe with sufficient arch support, the Reebok ZigUltra Crush stays true to the cushioning and rebound benchmarks of shoes that feature the Zigtech midsole. If not for its really substantial weight, this could have been even more attractive to many types of runners.

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Updates to Reebok ZigUltra Crush

  • The Reebok ZigUltra Crush is a unique-looking shoe that’s great for even surfaces and even light trails. Its sole unit design resembles that of a zigzag shape, and it looks very appealing. It has a more practical and technical purpose, though, as it gives a more full-bodied and consistent cushioning for the foot.
  • The upper unit features a no-sew construction that’s very comfortable to the skin. It allows the foot to move more naturally because it does away with any unnecessary stitching or layering. The overlay system has been bonded with the mesh material, giving a single-unit look that’s flexible and responsive.
  • The mid-sole unit of the Reebok ZigUltra Crush uses a dual-density, zigzag-shaped material that also serves as the outsole unit. Responsive cushioning and full-bodied support are offered by this unit. It even attenuates shock and gives the runner energy for a smoother and more enabled running experience. A removable insole gives immediate cushioning to the foot as the main sole unit is placed externally.
  • The outsole unit of this running shoe uses part of the zigzag technology that’s placed externally. When in contact with the ground, it protects the shoe and the foot from impact while also giving some springiness to the step. A durable rubber coats this unit, effectively shielding it from abrasion while also delivering sure surface traction.

Reebok ZigUltra Crush size and fit

The Reebok ZigUltra Crush has a regular shoe length. It comes in sizes that adhere to the standard measurements for men and women. The available width is medium, so it is able to accommodate the runner who has a medium sized foot. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot.


Outsole

A high abrasion resistant rubber material covers the critical areas of the outsole where wear and tear are most likely to occur. This rubber is thick enough, but it doesn’t add substantially to the weight of the shoe. Aside from delivering durable protection, it also gives reliable traction over the surfaces.

The zigzag shaped ZigTech maximizes impact protection and responsiveness when running. The part that’s closer to the ground has a higher density, so it stays resilient against wear and shock.


Midsole

The ZigTech makes up the main cushioning system of the Reebok ZigUltra Crush. It’s actually placed externally and not immediately against the foot. Still, it is able to maximize cushioning because of its responsive nature and sure performance. It is able to propel the runner forward because the zigzag shape of this material actually flexes and springs back into place, giving more oomph to the toe-off.


Upper

A performance mesh upper is the one that’s used in this running shoe. It is highly breathable, so it keeps a cool and dry environment in which to rest the foot. It also doesn’t tear apart easily.

The overlays of this shoe are actually bonded to the mesh. It gives a consistent that does away with heavy layers and other add-ons that may limit the movements of the foot. They still secure the foot responsibly.
A removable insole adds cushioning to the immediate underfoot of the runner. It can be replaced or removed to accommodate medical orthotics.