**Disclosure: I received a sample of the Reebok ZQuick shoes in my size for this review. All thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own. This post also contains affiliate links.
Reebok Women’s ZQuick Shoes
I was pretty stoked when I was contacted to do a Reebok ZQuick review for Fit & Awesome. I’ve had my eye on Reebok for awhile now and I’ve been impressed with the way they’ve gotten behind the crossfit movement over the past few years and have created crossfit inspired shoes and are the title sponsor behind the Crossfit Games. I’ve always wanted to try out a pair of their new fitness / crossfit inspired shoes so naturally I was pretty excited to hear about and try the new Reebok ZQuick.
One fun fact I learned about this shoe is that the name ZQuick was inspired by the high performance of Z Rated Tires. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry. I didn’t either. But I looked it up on my good friend, Mr. Google, and Z Rated tires are a rating for tires that can perform well in speeds over 149 miles per hour! Now, I don’t think I’ll be going that fast in these shoes but it’s nice to know that the traction was designed for the speed and high performance of athletes in mind. You can see the traction on the bottom of the shoe, which looks like this:
The bottom of the shoe is also nice and flexible, which I noticed right out of the box.
I wanted to make sure I did a thorough review, so I wore these shoes for several different occasions over the past two weeks before sitting down to write this review.
Running- I’ve taken the Reebok ZQuick on several runs now and they perform great. They remind me a lot of the original Nike Frees that I purchased several years ago. I loved those shoes and wore them into the ground. Then I bought a new pair, the Nike Free 2’s, and they just weren’t the same. I was pretty bummed. But the Reebok ZQuick‘s reminded me of that original Nike Free pair that I loved so much. It made me happy to find a shoe like this again that as light, flexible, and provided me with just enough support without being too bulky. Now keep in mind, I never ran over 3 miles in these shoes so I don’t know how they would perform on long runs. But they were the perfect level of support for my short runs. I could also see how these would be good for short, explosive sprints too.
Walking / Day Use- I have worn these on the majority of my dog walks with Kona. They are super comfortable and I’ve even gotten comments on their looks. I also wore them to an all day fitness event I went to with Murad and several of my fellow bloggers were commenting on how awesome my Reebok ZQuicks were. I was also gushing about them because they were so comfortable!
Gym- I used these for some body weight and light lifting exercises. The sole is not completely flat, but it lays flat enough for me to feel comfortable lifting in them. I also wore these to a spin class and put my feet in the cages on the bike. They worked out great.
Here are some of my favorite Reebok ZQuick features:
- Lightweight- They are light! Like I said above, they remind me of my original pair of Nike Frees that I loved so much and I thought that style was lost forever. Oh yeah, and it dries quickly. I accidentally left these outside in the rain overnight and they dried within hours.
- Responsive- The material is called NanoWeb technology and it’s light and responsive. I felt comfortable doing a variety of different exercises in the Reebok ZQuick. I’m sure they’d be an awesome shoe for doing Crossfit WODs (workouts of the day) where you switch from lifting to sprinting to bodyweight exercises all in the span of a quick workout.
- Fit- The shoe is a bit more low cut than I’m used to wearing, so it feels a bit different when you first try it on. There’s a mesh tab on the back of the shoe to help pull it up and get it on properly. This was a nice touch and I’m loving that feature.
I went through and tried to think of the Cons or things I would change about this shoe, but to be 100% honest with you – I can’t think of any. I’m really thrilled with this shoe. I love the colors they come in, the price point is fantastic, they’re light, and they work great for all my different styles of workouts. If you are in the market for a lightweight shoe for shorter runs, gym, and walking then I highly recommend you check out the Reebok ZQuick.
If you are interested in purchasing the Reebok ZQuick’s, you can get them online at Reebok.com. They are currently priced at $85 which I think is a great deal as most of the shoes in this type of style are $100 and above. Or you can roll the dice and enter my sweet giveaway below!
As you have read above, I really love this shoe. Now I want to share the love with you. Enter below for a chance to win your own pair of Reebok ZQuicks in the color and size of your choice. Thank you so much to the folks at Reebok for making this giveaway possible. You rock!
What about you? Have you tried the Reebok Zquick shoe? What did you think? What shoes do you like for shorter runs and gym workouts? Post in the comments and let me know!