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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.