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2010

Reebok ZigTech Training Shoes review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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What do the following pro athletes have in common?
  • Peyton Manning
  • Alexander Ovechkin
  • Tim Lincecum
  • Chuck Liddell

Each has given their blessing to one of Reebok's newest training shoe, the ZigTech. Reebok is marketing the ZigTech as energy drink for your feet. A laundry list of pro athletes is part of the marketing machine to promote the shoe.

You can't miss the innovatively designed Reebok ZigTech outersole which the shoe derives its name – it looks like a zigzagging line on a heart rate monitor. According to Reebok, most athletic shoe companies address cushioning the heel striking the ground. Reebok touts that the ZigTech's outersole takes it one step further and transfers energy from your heel strike to the front foot.

The outersole design is perplexing and makes you wonder whether the ZigTech really can make a difference with your training workouts. The ZigTech was used over an extended period of time to see if they lived up to the hype from Reebok's marketing machine.

The ZigTech is light – 12 ounces per shoe – and there is a noticeable springiness to them just walking in the shoes. Taking them on a run, the spring-action is more noticeable. Combined with their light weight, the ZigTech are a fun training shoe that's technology lives up to the lofty praise of Reebok's spokespeople.

The rest of the design of the ZigTech is standard. The toe box, heel cup, and upper, and footbed are standard to other athletic shoes.

If you go to Reebok's website, you can custom design your own pair of ZigTech. The site allows you to pick the colors you want for each feature of the ZigTech - soles to laces.

Reebok LogoThe Reebok ZigTech is a fun shoe to train in and worth the suggested retail price of $100. If you want to make sure your shoes match your running shorts perfectly, customize your design online for $125 a pair.


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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