Monday, February 17, 2014

Reebok Z-Quick Review

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.  While I received product and compensation for this review, all opinions are my own.

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Good morning and Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend. My Friday and Saturday were wonderful and yesterday was even better.  

After church Ina and I introduced Dan to my boyfriend Joe the Trader.

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It was awkward at first, but after a few minutes Dan discovered he loves Joe as much as we do.

During Ina’s nap, I met with my friend Kim for a glorious run in the snow.  

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Have you ever ran in the snow?  It is similar to running in sand.  Man, my calves are feeling it today.

Then, we finally cooked our Valentine’s Day dinner.  

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A good Sunday indeed.

I was especially excited to run outside because I had the opportunity to test my new Reebok Z-Quick running shoes on a non-treadmill surface.

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Not one little drop of water got to my toes!

Reebok created these shoes to make you unnaturally fast by designing soles with high performance Z-rated racing car tires as inspiration.

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

A few features: 

  • There is a no-sew upper bootie, which makes the shoe feel extremely flexible, much more than any other running shoes I have worn.  This feature also makes the shoe extremely low cut.  
  • The shoes are lightweight with CRTek high abrasion rubber in key wear areas only. At times it felt like I was running barefoot.
  • The shoes are wide, with groves that allow the midsole to flex and expand.  This was designed because your foot dimensions changes as you run and is about 5 mm wider when your weight is on it compared to when in the air.

This video gives a little more information on the design:

Pros:

  • I love how the shoes are lightweight and flexible.  My feet didn’t feel as confined as they do with my other running shoes.
  • The traction and control felt great, even when running in the snow. 
  • They are nice looking shoes, which I know isn’t the most important, but still important.
  • I ran my fasted treadmill mile in them sprinting a few weeks ago.  Just call me Race Car Racheal.

Cons:

  • The only con (that might not even be a con) is the low cut feature.  I didn’t wear high enough socks and first time I wore them and they gave me one heck of a blister on the back on my ankle.  I think this can be expected with new running shoes, although it has never happened to me.  No worries, higher socks and a band-aide fixed me right up and yesterday my blister continued to heal.  

Find out more about Reebok Z-Quicks here.  You can purchase them online here or you can go to any FootLocker store and try a pair on for yourself.  

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