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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 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.

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: 10.2oz
Women: 10.2oz
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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 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Several runners noted how comfortable the Zstrike Run SE is.
  • It is a value for the money shoe.
  • The 4-way stretch mesh offers excellent support and flexibility at the same time.
  • It wraps the arch in support and comfort, according to a handful of runners.
  • It is quite light for a stability shoe, as remarked by a few.
  • More than a few runners appreciated the noticeable flexibility in a stability shoe.
  • The soft and flexible outsole enhanced the natural running form of some runners.
  • Some runners utilized this shoe for gym sessions.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the shoe is sluggish on moderate speeds.
  • The cushioning is a bit stiff, based on a few comments.
  • More than several users grumbled that the ZStrike Run SE is a little smaller than other Reebok shoes.

Bottom line

The Zstrike Run SE is a relatively lightweight stability trainer for mild to moderate overpronators who are fond of 5Ks to exacting workouts. What the shoe lacks in bells and whistles, it more than makes up for in its very comfortable ride, adequate arch support, and a mesh upper that blends flexibility and security in a terrific way. The affordable price and the no-nonsense performance give the shoe a workmanlike feel that entry level runners with overpronation concerns should give a serious look.


Rankings


Ratings

2.8 / 5 based on 6 ratings

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Updates to Reebok ZStrike Run SE

  • Support and stability without sacrificing weight or flexibility is the battle order of the Reebok Zstrike Run SE. This is most pronounced in the 4-way stretch mesh that holds the foot in security without losing its flexibility. It delivers lightweight and breathable coverage as well.
  • There is added security in the upper because of the network of stitched overlays. The upper durability is clearly enhanced as well with this feature.
  • The much-needed flexibility is sufficiently delivered by the layout and design of the outsole. Because of the abundant horizontal and vertical flex grooves, there is enhanced compression upon landing and before take-off for essential flexibility and cushioning.

Reebok ZStrike Run SE size and fit

The Zstrike Run SE offers a medium fit for runners. Ditto for the shoe length, which is also standard. The shoe gives a really secured midfoot hold while the heel has adequate security and space. A more natural toe-off is guaranteed by the sufficient room in the forefoot. Runners with medium to slightly wider foot are tailor-made for this shoe.


Outsole

Like many of Reebok’s latest shoes, the outsole design is geared towards promoting more flexibility and cushioning. Reebok accomplishes this in the Zstrike Run SE by carving the outsole with more than its share of flex grooves all throughout the rubber. The exceedingly articulated outsole helps the shoe absorb the initial impact and translates the energy for more bounce. Called Zstrike Pistons, the rubber pods basically improve the midsole’s function. A huge cut between the midfoot and the forefoot helps even more with the flexibility and smooth transition. Reebok covers the areas that are usually vulnerable to abrasion with the tough CRTek rubber. A blown rubber makes up the rest of the outsole for more traction.


Midsole

The midsole is pretty straightforward with a standard EVA that spans the length of the midsole. The customary material and design of the midsole are enhanced by the outsole layout and design. Runners can expect moderate cushioning and durability from this midsole foam alone.


Upper

A breathable, 4-way stretch mesh hugs the foot in support and comfort. The stitched overlays form a side wall to effectively hold the foot. Part of this setup is the metallic Reebok logo that connects the stitched overlays. More stability is provided by a slightly pliable heel counter to secure the heel. The tongue is extremely light and with just enough padding. Reebok uses moderate cushioning in the ankle collar for improved comfort.