Facts

  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $90
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 6.4oz
    Women: 6.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A runner stated that wearing the Reebok ZPrint 3D felt like wearing a comfortable pair of socks.
  • A tester said that it had an adequately lightweight nature.
  • The vivid color scheme of this shoe made a positive impression on some runners.
  • Those who were picky about the performance of their running shoe were pleased about this model’s overall quality.
  • It fit perfectly, noted some users.
  • ‘Comfortable’ was a word that many used to describe this running shoe.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A tester noted that it felt a bit narrow.

Bottom line

The Reebok ZPrint 3D was able to give quality service to many testers and reviewers. They appreciated its appealing looks, its responsive features, and its 3D-mapped platform. Many trusted this neutral shoe; one runner even planned on purchasing extra pairs.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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69 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | Carlos Munoz-Hernando

    Reebok wakes up with Reebok ZPrint 3D

    I do triathlon and I do it with ON for example.

     

    What is it recommended for:

    For 5-10km races.
    For runners with narrow feet.

    What it's NOT recommended for:

    For runners with wide feet or those who like to run without socks.
    For runners who step in at the heel zone instead of mid-front foot.

    Foot Notes:

    We would like to add in some comments regarding to how we think this model would even be greater.

    • First is the option for some reflecting panels or something light-reflecting material. One of the swimbikewrite.com testers suggested that the Reebok logo at the lateral would be an awesome spot to make it brighter.
    • Second is the recommendation to change the "half sock" fit into a full one like they do with the Hexaeffect or the brand new Floatride. Models that we are very looking forward to test.
    • Third and personal one: If Reebok would put this sole together with the Sublite sport, I think they would have a winner (at least for me).

    I have to say that the One distance 1.0 and Sublite models are my actual triathlon workhorses, the ZPrint 3D remains as my “Sunny Sunday’s good looking car”.

    This expert has been verified by RunRepeat. Reviews are neutral, unbiased and based on extensive testing.

    Carlos Munoz-Hernando

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    I am a former elite athlete who represented my country in two different sports at the highest level. Now I am living the tri-life in Switzerland since 2013. In a normal week, I'd run more than a half marathon and maybe ten times more on two-wheels, averaging at 20km weekly. I've finished more than 20 triathlons from sprints to half-ironman, road and mountain bike races, trails and running events without any DNF that I could account for. I apply my highest standards to my reviews and the products I test and I apply them always focused on the tri-sport.

    2 reviews - average score 80/100

  • 60 / 100 | Obstacle Racing Media

    In the end I guess all you can say is that you need to try them on yourself to see if it is for you.

  • 82 / 100 | Grinder's Gear Review

    I found them to give good support throughout my training and definitely as an everyday shoe to wear to work with jeans.

  • 72 / 100 | Dr. Nick's Running Blog

     I like the material which is very flexible and soft and will not irritate your toes, but it’s too narrow.  It may even be more narrow than a Nike!  

    Dr. Nick Campetilli

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

  • First look / Unboxing | Shop Zappos

    Richard

    This YouTube channel has only first look videos - no reviews

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Updates to Reebok ZPrint 3D

  • The Reebok ZPrint 3D is a running shoe that’s made to ergonomically fit the runner’s foot. A 3D-mapping technology was put to use in order to make the platform more structurally accommodating. High quality materials work in tandem to deliver quality performance and service. The color schemes used in this model are visually appealing; they give an energetic and edgy flair.
  • The upper unit of the Reebok ZPrint 3D uses engineered mesh. It’s a material that encourages air into the foot-chamber, giving breathable support to the runner. It doesn’t tear apart easily. Stitched overlays are added to reinforce the upper unit. They also help the fabrics in wrapping around the foot and keeping it in place. A heel pull-tab assists the runner when it comes to wearing and taking off the shoe.
  • The platform of this running shoe uses a dual-density foam. It makes sure to deliver responsive cushioning to the wearer. 3D technology was used to make the outsole more agreeable to the shape of the human foot. It has convex edges, a semi-curved shape, and a slightly narrower mid-foot section. It definitely mimics the dimensions of the underfoot.

Reebok ZPrint 3D size and fit

The Reebok ZPrint 3D has a regular running shoe length. It comes in sizes that adhere to the standard measurements. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curvature of the human foot. The available width is medium. It accommodates those with medium sized feet.


Outsole

The outsole unit of the Reebok ZPrint 3D uses durable rubber. It covers the mid-sole and shields it from the abrasive nature of the asphalt.

Independent circular nodes are shaped in the outsole unit. They make the platform more flexible. Runners are able to move more naturally because of this design.

The platform is mapped using 3D technology. It essentially takes the natural shape of the underfoot, with a curved layout and a slightly narrowed mid-foot section.


Midsole

The dual-density foam used in the Reebok ZPrint 3D provides reliable underfoot cushioning. It doesn’t limit the natural movement of the foot. It is able to attenuate landing shock and enable springy toe-offs. It is sturdy and long-lasting, too.

A foam insole adds a bit more cushioning to the underfoot. It can be replaced with a new one or removed entirely, depending on the preferences of the wearer.


Upper

Lightweight and sturdy, the engineered mesh offers reliable coverage to the foot of the runner. It is also breathable; it allows air to easily enter the foot-chamber in order to maintain ventilation.

Stitched overlays support the upper fabrics. They wrap around the foot securely, adapting to the tightening and loosening of the lacing system.

A pull-tab is placed in the heel area. It assists the runner when it comes to wearing the shoe and taking it off.