Reebok Zquick Dash

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Reebok Zquick Dash Review Facts

Reebok is a pretty well-known name in the world of athletics. They are a subsidiary of Adidas, so they tend to make fewer waves in the running shoe market, but they still do have some quality models and lines. The Zquick Dash is one of Reebok’s trainers that is designed to be very stable, and designed to be used for day to day activities, physical or not.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Pretty good support

Flexible and breathable

Stylish design

Decent durability

Cons

A bit outdated in terms of features

Not the best in terms of price

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Positive
  • These had a broke in feel to them when I slipped them on. They are really stable yet soft. I do a lot of walking and I run a bit at 290lbs and these have been great. I want to buy a few more pairs, I have never had a shoe hold up this well.
  • These are my gym and running shoes. I love them. They are light, airy and fit just perfect.
  • They fit like a glove that kinda sticks off the end of your fingers and you don't care. They are a good width and super duper comfy. I probably could have went down a half size but nothing to worry about. They are perfect.
  • These shoes are ridiculous and have me questioning life. They are the best and most comfortable shoes I have ever owned and I own a lot of shoes. They are cheaper than most and they are really soft on impact, maybe too soft for some. I use them for strolling around town and they are a dream. Really happy with this shoe. I have a bunch of runners, some for actual running and others for comfort.
  • These have the perfect amount of moderate arch support. They are a bit wider than I expected, so keep that in mind. It does not bother me at all. These are not made for marathons but work great for the daily runs i do. They are a bit thin in the top so don't kick anything. They are a great casual and responsive shoe.
  • No more ankle roll due to the realflex technology, it is the best. These are a mix of great crossfit stability with the cushion and stability of a good running shoe. I love the foam inside, makes my feet miss them. I would suggest trying them on in a a store to get fit. I found mine to run perfect. They are priced real nice too, under $100.
  • I do love this shoe and they are really comfortable. Just don’t do any lateral movements, my ankles were not stable. Also the laces stay really snug and I have to loosen them all the way down everytime. And I had to get arch support, these are lacking. I swear I do like the shoe.
  • Not a good lateral shoe but they have been a dream to run in, super light. Going to keep buying these until the discontinue.
  • All over great support. They have great expansion for foot swell without becoming loose or squishing the toes. They fit perfect and cannot be beat for the price.
  • These are genuinely the best ever.They have so much cushion and comfort its criminal. I run and do PE all day with my students and these keep me energized. These are light comfortable and fit like all my other Reeboks,I was a bit worried but consistent with good ole Reebok.
  • The soles are really good and supportive. They work great for my lifting and seem to be great for cardio as well.
  • They push a little on the top of my foot and are a wee bit big. They seem to get nice and snug hen I get the laces right. They are ok.
  • The whole shoes is a great quality material and they last forever. They are equally as comfortable and for the price, nothing better.
  • These are my faves! They breathe well and have a good wide toe box. They are so durable and last a really long time, even with my pounding workouts.
  • I probably am going to get these again a bit smaller. They are super comfy and breathe really good. I also like the way that they look, very stylish.
  • Not a tennis shoe fan at all. I like flops all day everyday. I ended up getting these and they let my toes spread. The mesh material is light and airy, which is great. I really like these and hope they get me through the summer.
  • Good running shoes for the price and how they look. Unfortunately, they are pretty light and have thin material so if you're in cold weather (snow or rain) these shoes won't hold up at all, specially if you have heavy cold wind, your toes will freeze.
  • I love the colors on these. The arch support is fantastic and even though I wear them all day and then put about 7 miles on them they are still comfortable at the end of the day. I owe it all to the great cushioning in these for sure. I highly recommend.
  • Look great! I buy shoes based of aesthetics because my feet are steel and can wear anything. They are really nice and comfortable. Great neutral design.
  • Left shoe a bit tighter due to my longer foot. They hurt after about 10 hours because I have super high arches. Not the soes fault. Tons of cushioning in them and great support.
  • These shoes are awesome!! No break in period, wore them all day the first time I put them on, no problems. Very lightweight and cool. Would definitely buy them again. Came quickly. Great price
  • These work OK. Not the best and not the worst. They grip average and medium support. Just a normal shoe really.
  • Extremely comfortable and love the cloud like feel. They wash well and dry fast so the upkeep is easy They are good quality material and priced well for all they offer. Great shoe Reebok.
Negative
  • I can see my toes in these. They are so thin. I know they are not going to last at all. Seem very cheaply made.
  • I hated these running. They were OK for lifting weights but still hurt a bit. The tongue is a pain in the but too. It always want to pull down when I walk.
  • My feet were swimming in these. They feel nice and cushy but have zero support. I tried to play b-ball in they fell apart. Really horrible shoe. Never again, complete garbage. .
  • Does not even stack up to the Z Dual. These are supportive but hard on the toes and heels. Just not comfortable at all when running.
  • They were really uncomfortable. I really wanted to enjoy this shoe. The arch support is off and is too low for support. The toe bo is so large that it offers no support at all. You sink in them every time you put them on and they feel like they are sliding all over the place. Pretty darn uncomfortable.
  • I have only been using these for two months and the toes are bubbling and fraying. Too bad, such a waste of money.
  • They pressed on my achilles and were way too high in an awkward way. Toe box is really nice and broad though. I felt really insecure though, like my feet were sliding around. I wanted to like them but too many negatives.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the shoes is a critically important piece that helps with grip and durability. The outsole of the Zquick Dash is made of CRTek Rubber. This is a special blend of rubber that is designed to be very resistant to abrasions. It is placed in key areas throughout the outsole where impacts commonly occur. This rubber material is also designed to provide good grip, and does a pretty good job at that, particularly on concrete. The outsole is also textured in a particular way to add some extra grip. The outsole overall is not super impressive, but is decent and at least provides some grip and durability.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole has the job of returning energy with every step, and also providing cushioning from the impacts of running. The midsole of the Zquick Dash is composed of EVA foam, an extremely common choice for midsoles. EVA, or ethylene-vinyl-acetate, is frequently used for midsoles because it is lightweight, springy, and retains its original shape well. This all culminates in a responsive and durable midsole. The midsole also features Reebok’s special Z-Rated midsole geometry. This careful and calculated design is similar to that of tires, and is supposed to add more traction, stability, and cushioning. Finally, the midsole features grooves. These grooves are designed to redistribute impacts when pressure is put on them. This contributes to a more stable stride overall. The midsole of the Zquick Dash as a whole is pretty solid, and definitely does its job of cushioning and providing good response.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Zquick Dash has an upper that is made of mesh. Mesh is another extremely common choice for uppers, as it has a lot of benefits. Mesh is inherently breathable due to the holes woven into it. It is also inherently flexible for the same reason. In addition to this mesh, the upper also features Reebok’s NanoWeb technology. These are overlays that add some additional support to the mesh and make it more stable overall. They make the shoe tighter or looser depending on the laces as well. Finally, the upper features a special liner inside that is designed to make it softer and fit more comfortably without abrasions while running. The upper of the Zquick Dash is a pretty strong component of the shoe and does its job very well.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Weight is a fairly important trait of shoes, though it might not be immediately obvious. This is because heavier shoes tend to offer more cushioning, in exchange for a less natural range of motion, and lighter shoes tend to do the opposite. The Zquick Dash weighs in at about 9.4 ounces, which is very slightly on the lower end of average. Most trainers fall in the range of 10-12 ounces, so the Dash is not light enough to be considered lightweight. Overall, the weight of the Dash is not really a plus or minus for the shoe.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Zquick Dash luckily does a good job with this due to its upper. The upper of a shoe usually heavily influences its breathability, and this is the case for the Dash as well. The mesh allows air to flow into the shoe very well thanks to the previously mentioned holes it has. Apart from this, the Zquick Dash doesn’t do too much to promote breathability, but it doesn’t really need to, as the upper does more than enough. Breathability shouldn’t be an issue for the Zquick Dash overall.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Zquick Dash is a pretty comfortable shoe overall, thanks to its midsole and its upper. The midsole contributes with its EVA foam and its special geometry. The EVA foam in the sole helps reduce shocks and impacts, which makes each stride more comfortable and smooth. The special geometric design of the outsole adds some extra flexibility, and also helps redistribute shocks more evenly throughout, adding even more comfort. The upper contributes with its great flexibility and breathability, which are a result of the mesh design. These features combined with the stability of the NanoWeb overlay make the shoe a very comfortable fit from above. Overall, comfort in the Zquick Dash is pretty good thanks to the midsole and upper.
Style
Style

Style

When it comes to style, Reebok shoes tend to be a bit less popular than some brands like Nike or Adidas. They also usually offer a bit of a departure from more classic styles of running shoes like Asics or Brooks. The Zquick Dash embodies this idea, and has a very sharp and minimalistic design. It is offered in several colors, some bright and some more discrete. The shoe as a whole is pretty stylish, and could probably be used as an everyday shoe with one of the darker colors as well.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Durability is another very important trait to consider with shoes. The Zquick Dash’s main sources of durability are the midsole and outsole. The midsole contributes to durability once again with its EVA foam. EVA is a very durable material, as it retains its original shape well, even after repeated exposure to impacts. This makes the midsole stay effective, even after many miles. The outsole contributes to durability with its material and design. The CRTek rubber is very resistant to abrasions on its own, and also is put in common impact areas on the bottom of the shoe. This adds to the lifespan of the outsole a great deal. These are the two main features that contribute to the durability of the Zquick Dash, and they do a pretty good job at that.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Protection in the Zquick Dash is decent, though not exceptional. The main factors in this are the midsole and upper. The upper protects the foot via its cushioning and geometric design. The EVA foam cushioning helps protect from shocks and impacts while running, which makes each stride more smooth and safe. The special grooves also help redistribute impacts and add to the protection of the midsole as well. The upper contributes with its synthetic overlays that help hold down the mesh. These overlays make the shoe much more stable from above, which helps prevent twists and sprains that can commonly occur while running. Overall, the protection of the Zquick Dash is not bad, but definitely not amazing either.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is shorthand for the way that a shoe can return energy and is heavily dependent on the midsole, as it is the part that returns energy the most. As a result, the Zquick Dash is pretty responsive thanks to the use of EVA foam in the midsole. The EVA foam is a naturally responsive material because it is very springy, and as such, it returns energy pretty well. Apart from this, the Dash doesn’t do too much to promote responsiveness, but the shoe as a whole is still fairly responsive thanks to its midsole.
Support
Support

Support

The main sources of support in the Zquick Dash are the upper and the midsole. The upper adds support with its mesh design and its NanoWeb overlays. The NanoWeb Overlays secure the foot very well, as they are tied to the lacing system as well. This security, paired with the flexibility of the mesh, make the foot very supported from the top, which makes for better strides overall. The midsole contributes once again with its EVA foam and with its special geometry. Both of these features help to absorb and redistribute impacts in the best way possible, to make for a more cushioned and supported stride.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

When it comes to terrain, the Zquick Dash should fare pretty well on most commonly ran on terrains. Dirt, grass, or concrete all should not cause any issues for the Dash. Like most running trainers, the Dash will probably be most effective on city-like terrains, but they should be fine for light off-road running. On more extreme terrains like mountainous or icy regions, they probably should not be used, however. The shoes are usable in rain as well, though they are not waterproof so caution should be exercised.
Price
Price

Price

Price for the Zquick Dash is not amazing, but the shoe is definitely on the cheaper end for trainers. It runs a bit cheaper than most popular trainers on the market currently which is definitely a plus. For what is received in terms of features, the shoes are pretty good too. Additionally, for certain sizes, the Dash can be found for even cheaper. Overall, the price of the Dash is fair, and is a pretty decent value for what is received.
Traction
Traction

Traction

For the Zquick Dash, traction won’t be much of an issue for most commonly ran terrains. City terrains will have the best traction, but grass or dirt shouldn’t cause any major issues for the Zquick. This is largely due to the outsole, with its CRTek rubber, which is a very well gripping material. Once again though, it is not advised to use the Dash on more extreme terrains, as the traction might not be suited enough to running.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility is heavily contingent on the upper, as that is the part that secures the foot down. Luckily, the upper of the Zquick Dash is made with a pretty good quality mesh. As mentioned above, mesh does a great job with flexibility, as holes are intentionally woven into it. Another factor that contributes to the flexibility are the grooves and geometric design of the midsole, which allow the shoe to flex appropriately with each step. Overall, the flexibility of the Zquick Dash is definitely good.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Zquick Dash is a pretty stable shoe overall thanks to the upper and the midsole. The upper adds a great deal of stability with its NanoWeb overlays, which secure the upper of the shoe down and make the foot snug and secure. This makes random twists and turns of the foot less likely, which is great for injury prevention. The midsole contributes to stability with its cushioning. It absorbs shocks and impacts, which makes the ride more stable overall.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop on these shoes is definitely on the lower end, measuring around 4mm. The ZQuick Dash favors a more minimalist styled drop, which might appeal to some. Overall, the drop seems fine for this shoe, and probably won’t be an issue for most.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

  • EVA foam midsole

  • Mesh upper with NanoWeb overlays

  • Flexible

  • Unique midsole geometry

  • Solid pricing
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overall the Zquick Dash is a pretty solid running trainer. It offers decent, if not amazing, technology, and also has the flexibility to be used as an everyday shoe. For the price, it definitely is a decent buy as well. For anyone seeking a more casual everyday trainer that can also be used generally, or for other physical activity, the Zquick Dash is definitely not a bad choice.