Who should buy the Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit IS

This classic Reebok sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are looking for a shoe with excellent light and sound performance
  • You prefer a lightweight shoe inspired by running
  • You want a sneaker with adequate cushioning for a smooth stride

Style of the Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit IS

The tonal colorways of the low top sneaker made it exceptional to be partnered with a multitude of clothing options also with the help of its smooth and sharp form. Women can fashionably sport the shoe in dresses and skinny pants as well.

Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit IS Midsole

One feature that adds grandeur to the Zoku model is the speckling effect on its midsole. The classic window box at the laterals differs with each colorway as exhibited by the neon-colored ones which display a black tainted window box. Tonal colored ones reveal a rectangular patch with the same hue as the upper.

Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit IS Laces

Notable Features

The Zoku Runner is one of the designs that accommodate contemporary technologies as well as old ones. The Zoku Runner was the coveted model to acquire the initial release of the Ultraknit upper and was complemented by the resurfacing DMX midsole, a sole that was utilized in the early basketball designs of Reebok footwear.

Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit IS Toebox

In the Zoku Runner Ultknit IS version, a heel tab displays a crisscross pattern that is slightly reflective of light. The IS iteration is also known to be a full monochromatic shoe up to its sole, compared to the Multi and the HTRD. Though tonal, the midsole still reveals a speckle effect.

History of the Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit IS

When speaking of trend-setting and cult followings, the word Zoku should not be missed when placing it unto clothing wear. Reebok brilliantly adapted the term into their first Ultraknit shoe that broke ground in the first quarter of 2017. The Reebok Zoku Runner, one of the many Ultraknit iterations to come, premiered Reeboks knit technology that had reportedly been cooking in their innovative kitchen for more than a year.

Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit IS Tongue

The Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit borrowed elements from past designs that are timeless. The vamp overlay of the Aztec was refurbished into a TPU cage that honors the original vector logo resembling flight.

Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit IS In sole

To complete the classic image, Reebok incorporated the window box obtained from the Classic Leather that discards the Reebok branding and the Union Jack to stow away from overbranding the silhouette. Lastly, a heel counter that imitates the heel cage of the Dual Pump Runner in 1991 adds support for the Ultraknit upper.

Reebok Zoku Runner Ultraknit IS Outsole

To spearhead the introduction of the Zoku Runner, Reebok collaborated with Future that includes a concert in London formally presenting the brand to the public. Since its release, several knit patterns were seen in different colorways including the Multi, IS, ISM, HTRD and more.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Classics
Colorways: Blue / Red / Pink / Black
SKUs: BD4179 / BD5852 / BS8247 / BS9115

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.