The New Reebok, Product Review: Should You Rock the Boks?
I recently had the privilege to try several new pair of Reebok shoes. Although I have not been asked to do a product review by the company, since I’ve had so many questions and they have so many stinkin’ styles, I decided to ‘learn up’ on the styles I had and pass along what I think about my new kicks so you could decide whether you want to Rock the Boks too.
First, before I begin. 2 things. One, I won’t tell you how great a product unless I think it’s great – period. If I don’t like something, I’ll tell you. Two, the Reebok I once knew is long gone. The once boring-and-behind company has taken a huge leap ahead, joining forces with CrossFit, and taking its products into the stratosphere of elite fitness training. So far, everything I’ve tried – shirts, tanks, capris, crossfit gear, socks and shoes, I’ve loved and been surprised by. Now, on to my shoe review!
Quick Product Review
ZigLite Electrify - $99
They come in 9 color combinations for women. I have the Gravel (charcoal grey) and Dynamite Pink ones.
Quick Review: They are great if you like a lot of support. The ZigTech sole is very cushiony. I normally run in a thinner, lighter weight shoe, but I ran in these last weekend and my body had no complaints. Although I don’t like for my foot to feel “strapped in”, I know many people need more foot support. Another issue for some is if you have big feet, these shoes will make your feet look even bigger. Girls with small feet look totally hot wearing them and they’re perfect for men with little man syndrome . I, myself, prefer less cushion, less material, less of pretty much everything. But, with that said, I also have worn these a lot because I’m a sucker for pink and they are comfortable shoes. I do get a lot of compliments when I wear them. (I think it’s the flashy pink zig design that draws people’s eye to them.) I prefer to wear these when I’m weight training because they match a lot of my gym clothes. But, like I said, I ran in them and they did do really well if you like all that shoe on your feet. No complaints, but not my favorite.
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RealFlex Fusion TR – $99
They come in 12 color combinations for women. I have the Zinc Grey, Modern Blue & Charged Green ones.
Quick Review: I LOVE the color combinations they offer with these! Pink and green, killer pink and black ones and awesome electric green and black ones. If you look at the other colors, you can see they have a really cool pattern to them as well. As far as the how the shoe feels, they are actually one of my favorite shoes to wear. It’s almost like wearing a sock. They are insanely light and the material is super thin. The RealFlex sole of the shoe are made up of little cubes of rubber, which make the shoe flex in all directions. This is perfect for CrossFit training, plyometrics, running and pretty much any kind of training if you like the feeling of free movement, which I do. Bottom line, I love everything about these shoes. If I had every color, I would wear them every day. The only problem I have is I don’t have clothes to match them or I’d wear them more. Looks like I’ll have to go shopping.
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SmoothFlex Cush Run – $79
They come in 8 color combinations for women. I have the Black & Buzzed Blue ones.
These shoes are super comfortable. They have the same type of sole, with what they call “nodes” that look like miniature ice cubes to me, but their design is to improve flexibility in all directions, making it a great cross trainer. From what I understand the SmoothFlex Cush Run sole is designed to be more durable than the RealFlex Fusion shoe and are great for outdoor training. The added cushion and rubber makes sense as soon as you step on a pebble. I really love their info videos that helps you understand what each shoe is made for. They really helped me a lot when it came to choosing the right shoe for the right activity.
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Which ones are my favorite? I have to say the RealFlex Fusion TR (seen below in various colors). I think I want all 12 pair!! I love how light they feel, how comfortable the are and I love the color combos they offer.
Here are some of my favorite colors:
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Posted on November 1, 2012, in Brands, Fitness Products & Trends, PFIT PFINDS and tagged athletic shoe, finding the right reebok shoe, fitfluential, fitness products, getafterit, product review, realflex, realflex fusion, reebok, reebok reviews, reebok shoes, reebok technology, rock the boks, running shoe, smoothflex, tennis shoes, ziglite, ziglite electrify, zigtech. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.