Reebok’s innovative ZigTech outsole has appeared in a number of iterations of Reebok’s lines. You know what ZigTech looks like the moment you see it: a thick outsole that has deep horizontal cuts that looks like a zig-zag and dominates the aesthetic of the shoe. This technology was made to provide runners with an optimal running experience and has been featured in lines such as the Reebok Zigwild TR 2. But for runners looking for a “back to basics” approach, there’s the original line that kicked off Reebok’s ZigTech: the Reebok Zig Pulse.
Launched in Spring 2010 and coming in six colorways, the tagline for the Zig Pulse was like “an energy drink for your feet.” Although a bit of hyperbole, the ZigTech outsole found an audience and proved popular enough that Reebok is still producing shoes to this day with ZigTech. The Zig Pulse is a breathable, functional, and comfortable trainer, with its upper made of a lightweight seamless mesh that’s smooth on the skin and cuts down on irritation from rubbing all while remaining breathable and comfortable for a cool, dry run. Its excellent cushioning is further supported by an Ortholite insole that adds additional comfort and the shank plate that is attached to the heel cup and runs the length of the shoe provides superior support. But of course, the main feature is the ZigTech outsole, which absorbs impact and provides solid energy return with each step while also allowing for excellent traction during a run.
With its thick and sturdy zigzag outsole that provides excellent grip and solid surface control and traction, a breathable upper, and an overall low-cut and eye-catching minimalist design that won’t require a long break-in time, the Reebok Zig Pulse introduced what would become one of Reebok’s more popular innovations in the past several years and continues to find appreciative runners up to today. There’s no time like the present to try out a new idea, and the Reebok Zig Pulse is a great place to start for those wanting to try the ZigTech outsole for themselves.
- Low-cut design allows for quick stride transitions and increased mobility
- PowerFrame support lacing system keeps foot secure throughout a run
- Reinforced midfoot tuck board that increases stability
- ZigTech outsole is responsive and provides good traction
- Outsole made of durable high-abrasion carbon rubber