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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
$80
Weight
Men: 8.9oz
Women: 8.9oz
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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 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The ZQuick Lite is supremely comfortable, according to a large number of reviews.
  • It lives up to its Lite name as it is feather-light, based on the remarks of several runners.
  • More than value for the money price, as stated in some comments.
  • The breathability is quite nice for a handful of runners.
  • There are 5 color options.
  • It allows a full range of motions as experienced by more than a few.
  • A few have used the shoe for everyday wear.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of runners has had pebbles stuck in the outsole when running.
  • The heel area caused blisters in the foot of a small number of runners.

Bottom line

After the popular release of the ZQuick, Reebok follows it up with a Lite version. As the name suggests, this is a stripped down version, but does not take away much of the shoe’s fantastic comfort, good arch support, and nice looks. It really runs light with just enough cushioning, exceptional freedom of movement, and support to be an all-around trainer.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 63 ratings

5 star
78%
4 star
11%
3 star
3%
2 star
3%
1 star
3%

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Expert Reviews

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76 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 82 / 100 by Unbox Story • Abdullah • Level 1 expert

    Super flexible and comfortable that I really like them.

  • 70 / 100 by Reviews On Anything • Peter • Level 1 expert

    This is not the performance or running shoe that Reebok claims it to be as it has no support at all.

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Updates to Reebok ZQuick Lite

  • Reebok’s take on the ZQuick Lite is to clearly make it lighter and more agile without losing the needed support. In this shoe, the upper is totally seamless and made of very light materials. Part of this ultra-light upper is the introduction of 3D FuseFrame overlays.
  • The new engineered mesh is also more durable as it is a bit thicker with plenty of holes for air to pass through. Runners get decent support and a sweat-free run in this upper.
  • Reebok also uses a wider base for this shoe for more stability. Despite this slightly wider base, it remains to be exceptionally flexible as the innumerable vertical and horizontal flex grooves create independent nodes that expand as needed and help with the cushioning.

Reebok ZQuick Lite size and fit

Reebok gives runners a standard fit in the ZQuick Lite. It also has a standard shoe length. The midfoot and the heel are quite snug with a forefoot that offers good enough space for the toes not to be cramped or to accommodate mid-run swelling.


Outsole

The almost flat outsole is articulated by countless vertical and horizontal flex grooves to produce independent square pods all throughout the outsole. Besides getting tons of flexibility, the outsole helps with the cushioning as it helps the shoe expands naturally the way the foot does with every impact. The ZQuick Lite’s underfoot is a mix of CRTek carbon rubber in the heel and the medial side beneath the big toes for durability and blown rubber the rest of the way for more traction.


Midsole

A standard EVA mans the entire section of the midsole for adequate cushioning, durability, and responsiveness. The midsole, and even the last, are also carved with flex grooves to fully maximize the flexibility and cushioning properties of the shoe. Moving through the gait cycle is enhanced by the full-length midsole foam.


Upper

The very simple upper uses breathable engineered mesh and fused on overlays as support. Reebok utilizes its own version of cords that are attached to the midsole and looped through the laces to provide runners their most comfortable fit. Both the tongue and the collar have decent cushioning and lined with soft fabric for comfort. A removable PU insole makes the cushioning and support better.