|Reebok Zigtech Big And Quick|
The Pheehan is an impressive upgrade that offers improved comfort, better protection, and enhanced durability. Although this are entry level running shoes, it performs better than what you would expect from shoes at this price point. Thus, both professional and amateur runners would be able to use it. They have a very durable outsole that will hold up after many miles of continuous use which is great for people with high arches.
The Reebok Pheehan upper has a combination of open weave nylon mesh and synthetic overlays. This gives your foot an airy, breathable and comfortable space, which will remain dry even after running for many miles in hot weather. Additional comfort is provided by the padded tongue and collar. The lacing system and sock liner also give your foot a customized fit that allows you to forget about your shoes and focus on your race.
On the external part of the upper, Reebok used their usual bold design theme to give them an attractive and elegant look. Moreover, the low cut design inspires the natural motion of the foot. It enables you to run with greater foot freedom. For better visibility in low light conditions, they have a reflective overlays sewed on to it.
The midsole is not heavily loaded with diverse proprietary technologies but it serves the basic purpose of shock absorption and cushioning. The durable cushioning provided by the DMXRide technology and the injection and compression molded dual density EVA foam is sufficient for a typical runner with neutral pronation. If you are a heel striker, you will appreciate the thick heel cushioning. The Pheehan gives you a soft landing without hampering the movement of your feet or your performance. At the forefoot, you will feel a similar amount of cushioning, which is enhanced by the presence of flex grooves.
The Reebok Pheehan have a very durable outsole that offers good resistance, protection and flexibility. The main portion is made of high abrasion rubber, which protects them from wear, damage or tearing, especially in high impact areas. It also provides adequate traction when you run on the road or on the track. In response to the feedback from users, Reebok has added flex grooves to the forefoot. These indentations provide the much need flexibility that is lacking in many other well cushioned running shoes with thick soles. The flexibility offered aids you in the natural movement of your feet while running.
Reebok Zigtech Big and Quick
The Reebok Zigtech Big and Quick are lightweight minimalist shoes with comfortable cushioning and fairly good support. Built to serve as cross training shoez, the Zigtech can be used for jogging on the road, working out in the gym, or simply as casual walking shoes.
The Zigtech comes with a mesh upper that promotes breathability, comfort and dryness. With this airy upper design, your feet will remain dry and sweat-free whether you put on socks or not. In terms of style, Reebok designed it with bold colors such as black, grey, and blue. The color schemes makes it a good choice when you want to put on basketball shorts and long socks. You can also wear it with dark jeans. In fact, the simplistic design makes it possible to wear it with many types of clothing.
The Ortholite sock liner provides a good snug fit while the roomy toe box makes it ideal for walking or standing up for long hours. That is why the Zigtech is commonly used by professionals like nurses whose daily tasks require standing and walking for several hours. The lacing system is quite efficient and has sufficient padding and cushioning at the collar and tongue.
The most recent version has a raised heel section on the midsole. The heel has been raised by 40% to provide you with better heel cushioning and support. So you can run or walk with them and experience a plush feeling, especially when you strike the ground with your heel.
Within the midsole you can find the Pebax propulsion plate that enhances your mid foot transitions. Consequently, you will feel like the Zigtech propels you forward with every step you take. This is made possible by the Zigtech technology, which transfers the force of each downward strike at the heel to other parts as you move forward. Eventually, you will feel a natural push with each forward movement. At the end of your run or walk, you will notice that you experience minimal fatigue in your foot.
The new design of the non-marking rubber out sole offers a higher heel. In combination with the new low cut design, the out sole provides increased mobility and freedom of movement. You will also notice an accelerated forefoot transition when you run with these shoes. The non-marking sole makes it suitable for use in the gym and for other indoor activities. Its excellent grip, enhanced by the bold zig-zag pattern gives you good traction while you run. You can also use the Zigtech to walk on wet surfaces since it has a non-skid design. To improve its durability, Reebok has added special rubber outlays in the areas where more wear is likely to occur.