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  • 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
    $85
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 7mm
    Women: 7mm

    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
    Heel height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Most runners appreciated how their feet fit well in the Reebok Zquick.
  • The breathable mesh material allows air to keep the foot well-ventilated.
  • A seamless construction gets rid of irritation for a better and more comfortable coverage.
  • Runners lauded the inclusion of the Nanoweb, a system that hugs the midfoot as the laces are adjusted.
  • The mid-sole unit delivers a plush underfoot experience that’s also flexible and tuned to the natural movements of the wearer’s foot.
  • An anti-abrasion rubber is placed strategically on the outsole for durable protection and traction.
  • Deep flex grooves allow the sole unit to flex more easily, making the foot move seamlessly through the gait cycle.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who noted that this shoe needed a stability mechanism to stabilize their feet and their positioning when running.
  • The forefoot section of the sole unit broke down after a few months, as accounted by some runners.
  • A few complained that the rear section of the collar didn’t have more cushioning because the material eventually rubbed against their heels.

Bottom line

The Reebok Zquick is a lightweight running shoe that’s great for runners who want to have a responsive and flexible running experience. Its appealing design is a testament to its functionality and efficacy when taken on short races and exercise sessions. This affordable shoe caters to casual runners and advanced athletes alike.

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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86 / 100 based on 25 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Magandeep Singh

    To conclude, in spite of being a minimalist shoe this new release from Reebok doesn’t compromise support or snugness and it did knock off a few seconds from my fast kilometre sprints.

  • 90 / 100 | Hoops Manifesto

     I have nothing but positive things to report on these kicks -the look, design, feel, and performance of them are outstanding. 

    Jeff Fox

    Level 2 expert (3-5 reviews)

  • 88 / 100 | Hello Vancity

    It’s a solid performer and become my go-to daily trainer.

    James Chung

    Level 2 expert (3-5 reviews)

  • 87 / 100 | Complex

    Not only does this design add traction, but improves responsiveness and brings the runner closer to the ground. 

  • 86 / 100 | Amplify Running

    It felt like fluid and quick – like not wearing shoes at all.

  • 95 / 100 | Dr. Darian's Blog

    I go through at least 4-5 pairs of running shoes a year and I have to say these running shoes are the best pair I have had in a long time.

    Dr. Darian Parker

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 95/100

  • 94 / 100 | Running With Perseverance

    This is a light, low profile shoe with a flexible midsole, that seems perfect for brightening up my treadmill runs, zipping around the track, and being unnaturally quick at shorter distance races–I’m looking at you Lawyer’s Have Heart 10K, with all your sharp turns and hairpin curves!

    Coco

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    2 reviews - average score 88/100

  • 92 / 100 | Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth

    Now for the best part… the traction! It’s actually pretty unbelievable!

    Catherine

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 92/100

  • 92 / 100 | Ingredients of a Fit Chick

    They are obviously very stylish, are super comfortable, light, had great grip while running and also gave me great control when I put them to the test in an agility workout!

    Sarah

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 92/100

  • 90 / 100 | Blonde Ponytail

    Essentially, you have sports car handling your feet! These shoes will make you "UNNATURALLY QUICK."

    Jess

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 90/100

  • 90 / 100 | Team Sam Fitness

    The ZQuick's are a comfy lightweight running shoe for quick short distance, but I think I will need to stick with my heavier stability shoes for long distance.

    Sam

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 90/100

  • 89 / 100 | Hungry Runner

    What I like most about the sneakers is that they are cushioned, but only just enough so that they still allow your feet to feel some connectivity with the ground, so you’re more aware of your movements and more connected with your body as a whole.

    Katie

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    2 reviews - average score 86/100

  • 88 / 100 | RunSociety

    I was expecting the Reebok ZQuick to be “just another shoe”, but I was really pleased with its versatility.

    Jonathan Chou

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 88/100

  • 87 / 100 | The Runner Dad

    The comfortable fit, light weight, and road gripping ability of these shoes will definitely give your speed workouts and races a much-needed and much appreciated boost.

    Matt

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 87/100

  • 87 / 100 | Running with Rachel

    They literally deliver sports car handling for your feet, creating a perfect system for control, traction, and speed.

    Rachel Kendrick

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 87/100

  • 86 / 100 | Extreme Workout

    It’s a weird feeling at first. I’ve never felt anything like this, but as the run continues, I totally get what’s going on and I dig it.

    Jon

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    2 reviews - average score 91/100

  • 84 / 100 | Jill Conyers

    The bootie fit with just the right amount of snugness without being too tight.

    Jill Conyers

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 84/100

  • 82 / 100 | Boston Magazine

    I also have to admit, I loved how they felt on my feet, and I’m excited to give them another go this evening.

    Melissa Malamut

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 82/100

  • 82 / 100 | Men's Health

    Superb pliability, excellent ground feel and a moderate amount of cushioning – these performance features are a given for most minimalist shoes. But the Reebok ZQuick goes one up above the competition – by adding a surprisingly stable ride to the usual equation.

    Men

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 82/100

  • 82 / 100 | Running to the Kitchen

    They’re flexible, breathable and while I wouldn’t necessarily call them minimalist, they’re a lot “less” of a shoe (in a good way!) compared to what I’m used to while still feeling secure and supportive.

    Running To The Kitchen

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 82/100

  • 81 / 100 | Eating Bird Food

    I’ll probably stick with my normal running shoes for longer distances because I think I need the extra support and cushioning but I’ll wear the ZQuicks for sprints and HIIT/bootcamp style workouts like T25 and Body Attack.

    Brittany Mullins

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 81/100

  • 81 / 100 | Larisa Dixon

    I would tell anyone looking for a light weight, comfortable running shoe to definitely check out the Reebok Zrated Zquick shoe.

    Larisa Dixon

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 81/100

  • 80 / 100 | MMANuts

    The ZQuick’s also have immense flexibility and padding on the sole which not only provide great comfort for running, but also provide the stability for weight lifting as well as parkour and free-running.

    MMANuts

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 80/100

  • 79 / 100 | Run With Jess

    The ZQuick's are a comfy lightweight running shoe for quick short distance, but I think I will need to stick with my heavier stability shoes for long distance.

    Run with Jess

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 79/100

  • 65 / 100 | Joy, Fitness & Style

    Honestly, with how flexible they are and the fabric choice used, I wouldn’t consider them a running shoe at all. 

    Joy

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

    1 review - average score 65/100

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Updates to Reebok Zquick

  • The Zquick from Reebok was created with inspiration taken from the tires of racing cars. The sole unit of this running shoe delivers performance and handling that actually resembles how those car tires actually work on the roads. It even has the shape and design of the tire-treads. Essentially, this one makes runners feel more in control of their speed, their rate of movement and how they control their steps on the asphalt.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe uses lightweight, but durable materials in order to deliver a secure, but comfortable running experience. The seamless construction even lets runners wear this one without socks because its fabrics are not irritating to the skin. An overlay system placed on top of the mesh material allows the upper to hug the foot responsibly.
  • The mid-sole of the Reebok Zquick utilizes a foam compound that’s responsive and moderately springy. The full-length foam even allows the natural movement of the foot because of its flexible nature. A sock liner that features antimicrobial properties keep the interior environment clean and healthy for the wearer.
  • A durable rubber is placed in critical areas of the outsole unit. It’s meant to protect the foot against wear and tear. The design of this external unit was even likened to car tires, which means that many horizontal and vertical grooves are seen all over its façade. They spread apart when weight is applied, thus making sure that the underfoot cushioning and impact attenuation is balanced.

Reebok Zquick size and fit

The Reebok Zquick is true to its size. It uses the standard measurements when it comes to the men and women’s versions. The heel, midfoot and forefoot sections of this running shoe have medium widths, so it allows those with medium sized feet to acclimate well to it when wearing it.


Outsole

A high abrasion resistant rubber material is placed on the outsole unit. It protects the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear, thus making sure that the shoe is able to last longer.

The Metasplit Flex Grooves are cut deeply throughout the entire external section of the sole unit. They allow the foot to move more naturally, but they also spread out when pressure is applied to them. Such a mechanic helps in delivering a well-balanced underfoot experience for runners, while also giving way to the flexibility of the foot.


Midsole

The Z-series is a foam material that runs the entire length of the Reebok Zquick. It’s made up of durable materials and components. The underfoot cushioning is reliable, so runners are going to get the most out of it when tackling those training sessions and races.

The Ortholite Sock Liner is an added layer of cushioning to the foot. It provides antimicrobial protection to the wearer while also managing moisture. It can be removed to accommodate medical orthotics.


Upper

The upper unit uses a mesh material that’s very comfortable and breathable. It allows air to enter the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry at all times.

The seamless design makes the fabrics free from any unnecessary layers and stitching. It permits the wearer to use this shoe even without socks.

The Nanoweb is an overlay system that’s primarily seen atop the midfoot section. Connected directly to the lacing system, it wraps around the foot in a snug, but customizable manner.