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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$85
Weight
Men: 9oz
Women: 9oz
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

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


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 142 ratings

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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 24 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Hoops Manifesto • Jeff Fox • Level 2 expert

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

  • 88 / 100 by Hello Vancity • James Chung • Level 2 expert

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

  • 87 / 100 by Complex • Riley Jones • Level 2 expert

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

  • 86 / 100 by Amplify Running • Chris Narbone • Level 2 expert

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

  • 95 / 100 by Dr. Darian's Blog • Dr. Darian Parker • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 94 / 100 by Running With Perseverance • Coco • Level 1 expert

    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!

  • 92 / 100 by Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth • Catherine • Level 1 expert

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

  • 92 / 100 by Ingredients of a Fit Chick • Sarah • Level 1 expert

    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!

  • 90 / 100 by Blonde Ponytail • Jess • Level 1 expert

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

  • 90 / 100 by Team Sam Fitness • Sam • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 89 / 100 by Hungry Runner • Katie • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 88 / 100 by Run Society • Jonathan Chou • Level 1 expert

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

  • 87 / 100 by The Runner Dad • Matt • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 87 / 100 by Running with Rachel • Rachel Kendrick • Level 1 expert

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

  • 86 / 100 by Extreme Workout • Jon • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 84 / 100 by Jill Conyers • Jill Conyers • Level 1 expert

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

  • 82 / 100 by Boston Magazine • Melissa Malamut • Level 1 expert

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

  • 82 / 100 by Men's Health • Men • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 82 / 100 by Running to the Kitchen • Running To The Kitchen • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 81 / 100 by Eating Bird Food • Brittany Mullins • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 81 / 100 by Larisa Dixon • Larisa Dixon • Level 1 expert

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

  • 80 / 100 by MMANuts • MMANuts • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 79 / 100 by Run With Jess • Run with Jess • Level 1 expert

    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.

  • 65 / 100 by Joy, Fitness & Style • Joy • Level 1 expert

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

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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.