Reebok ZQuick Lite

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Reebok is an established player in the game of running shoes. As such, you’d be right in assuming that their ZQuick Lite would be another strong offering that builds on the Reebok name. This shoe has been lauded by an overwhelming number of reviews that all praise the superior comfort of the shoe. Many reviewers also mentioned that the shoe is surprisingly light, validating the aptness of its name. It offers great breathability, and it has a very diverse array of colors for you to choose from. It can be used for everyday walking, and it’s offered at a price that’s extremely affordable. Let’s dive in to see what else the Reebok ZQuick Lite brings to the table.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Very light
  • Plenty of value
  • Quite breathable
  • Many style options
  • Flexible and responsive
Cons
  • Pebbles can lodge in outsole
  • Heel can create blisters
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What are buyers saying?

We have spent 3.00 hours analyzing a total of 680 reviews.

These reviews are then categoried into "Positive" and "Negative" feedback.

Below you will read a summary of them:

Positive
  • These are tops for comfort, mega light while running, I love the amount of ventilation, nice cool feet, like the flexibility and an impressive return, these feel perfect for short jogs, I don’t know about taking these long distance.
  • Lots of response from these, they feel light while I run and the ventilation keeps my feet comfortable, like the choices of options for style, I’m not a long distance runner just jogging three times a week and these are good.
  • Lovely fit right from the first run, breaking in these was comfortable, no rubbing, the seamless upper feels secure and stabilizing while I run, the midsole is amazing for support and comfort, these shoes feel like they tune into the natural movements of my feet, I give these 4 stars for comfort and performance.
  • I often struggle with fit but these have a nanoweb design which comfortably gives a nice secure fit, the outsole gives good traction on roads and paths, like the amount of flex, lot’s of good ventilation so I do not have sweaty feet.
  • Flexibility feels great in these, I use these twice a week for running and also in the gym, the shoe design is simple and very good for basic running needs.
  • I’m impressed by the comfort from the foam sole, the insole actually feels like it massages and stimulates my feet, it has designed in bumps, the upper is a fabric that does let my feet stay cool and not too hot. These are a basic shoe with good performance.
  • I got these and they felt narrow but after a week they did stretch and adjust to my feet, these feel comfortable I feel a reasonable amount of energy return, on hot days these feel cool on my feet, nice shoe.
  • I work in a hospital so I’m on my feet for long shifts, I get the level of needed comfort, my feet don’t get too hot after hours of wearing, I feel the style of the shoe goes well with casual wearing, I go to the gym once a week for treadmill and these are fine for working out.
  • Perfect for at work, I work in a fast food outlet, I wanted fashionable shoes which give lots of support and comfortable, these are perfect.
Negative
  • The treads constantly pick up loose dirt, they don’t give a natural traction on concrete, the fit feels loose.
  • The shoe has durable issues, after just three months the forefoot sole section started to break down to the point I can’t run in these.
  • The shoe is ok but it’s not a dedicated running shoe, stability is low and these need a better stability design to give feet stability, in these I feel the positioning for my feet is off.
  • The shoe collar rubs at the back and feels very uncomfortable, breaking time helped a bit but there is still discomfort from that part of the shoe.
  • These have the annoying habit of picking up small gritty stones, however, I kept running in these but by three months the forefoot sole is deteriorating, durability is iffy because I have not run these in any challenging places, only on the roads.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole on the Reebok ZQuick Lite is much flatter than you'd expect in any running shoe, especially a road runner. Instead of relying on a single flat base, though, it utilizes a large number of flex grooves that allow for far more cushioning and flexibility than expected. In this way, the shoe itself can flex with the foot, allowing your movements to be more natural than they are with the average road runner.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

As is common with running shoes, the midsole is constructed from a solid layer of EVA material that makes the shoe plenty durable, responsive, and cushioned. Since this foam in the midsole runs the full length of the shoe, you won't have to worry about having parts of your foot that won't be properly cushioned. This will allow for a more comfortable run, which means you can run longer distances without having to stop because of discomfort.
Upper
Upper

Upper

One thing about having a highly breathable upper is that you run the risk of losing structure and protection from the elements. Luckily, however, the Reebok ZQuick Lite avoids this problem by employing a number of overlays that have been fused to the shoe, meaning that you'll get enough structure where your foot won't slip as you're running. You can also look forward to cords that Reebok has included to support the laces.
Weight
Weight

Weight

One of the things that the Reebok ZQuick Lite has been praised on is its light weight. While it isn't the lightest running shoe we've seen out on the market, at 8.9oz. for both the men's and women's versions, it's definitely much lighter than your average running shoe. This means that you'll have a smoother gait cycle and can compete at a higher level in long runs such as marathons and the like. Not all road runners are competitive, but the Reebok ZQuick Lite definitely is.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

As we've touched on earlier, the upper on the Reebok ZQuick Lite is quite breathable. And usually when you have such breathability you also have a shoe that's prone to letting in the elements, but that's not the case with this shoe. It utilizes strategic overlays to add both structure and protection to the upper, meaning that you can run in the rain without having to worry about having soaked feet afterward.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Another one of the major benefits of the Reebok ZQuick Lite, according to its reviewers, is that it's supremely comfortable. And really, this makes a lot of sense when you consider that the overlays on the upper give a better fit for the laces, the tongue is plush and comfortable, the midsole is constructed from a single construction of EVA material, and the outsole utilizes plenty of flex grooves to even further cushion your feet from the harsh impact of the road.
Style
Style

Style

Style is another area where the Reebok ZQuick Lite definitely excels. It has a plethora of color options to choose from, capable of satisfying even the most eclectic of styles. The use of colors is simple, with the color of choice on top and a solid white outsole beneath it. It's not too ostentatious, and it lends itself toward more minimalistic tastes. You really can't go wrong with the type of styling that Reebok has whipped up with the Reebok ZQuick Lite.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Usually when a running shoe relies on flex grooves on the bottom of its outsole, you'd expect it to sacrifice durability for flexibility, but that simply isn't the case with the Reebok ZQuick Lite. It uses CRTek rubber that's of a carbon construction to utilize the latest advances in running shoe technology to ensure maximum durability. The midsole doubles the efforts in the durability category, making this shoe an excellent candidate for your next shoe purchase.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The carbon construction of the rubber on the outsole means that the shoe has superior protection for when you're out on a run. Since the outsole is made entirely of flex grooves that are attached to a solid flat outsole, you're also going to get plenty of flexibility on top of all of that. This is usually an either or situation, so being able to get both in the same running shoe for a cheap price is great. Just one more reason to consider the Reebok ZQuick Lite for your next road runner.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The bulk of the responsiveness on the Reebok ZQuick Lite comes from its midsole, which is just as durable and well-cushioned as it is responsive. And again, since it's been made to cover the entire length of the shoe, you won't have to worry about areas where your feet won't be covered. Reebok seems like it's pulled out all of the stops in crafting this shoe, ensuring that it meets just about all of the needs that a runner could have.
Support
Support

Support

The arch support on the Reebok ZQuick Lite was made specifically for neutral running, which is good news for the majority of runners out there. This means that the support will suit the arches of those who don't overpronate, but overpronators might want to consider their needs when it comes to arch support. There is still arch support here for those who overpronate, but it's not as substantial as what you'll find in a shoe that's been built for stability.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

As we've covered earlier, the Reebok ZQuick Lite is most definitely a road runner in terms of terrain. And this makes sense when you think about it, as the shoe makes use of durable carbon rubber in the outsole as well as a large number of flex grooves that protect your feet from the unforgiving terrain of the road. Reebok has delivered a deadly one-two punch with its Reebok ZQuick Lite, and it's now the duty of other running shoes out there to get on their level.
Price
Price

Price

It depends on which vendor you get the Reebok ZQuick Lite from on Amazon, but you can end up getting a pair of these shoe for as cheap as around $40 as of the time of this writing. There's no other way to describe this than as mind-blowing when you consider that the shoe is highly protective, light, well-cushioned, breathable, and flexible. Reebok has done everything in their power to provide the highest quality for the price, and it shows.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The outsole on the Reebok ZQuick Lite is responsible for the superior that the shoe provides, starting first with the blown rubber construction which provides durability while not succumbing to poor traction as is so often the case with other rubber outsoles. The proprietary CRTek technology really shines here, and it ultimately delivers a high level of traction that is actually unusual for a road runner of its type and price.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

As we've covered earlier in this review, the Reebok ZQuick Lite is more flexible than you'd expect it to be. This is thanks in very large part to the flex grooves that completely cover the underfoot of the shoe. The midsole and interior of the shoe is very flexible and adaptive to your movements, so the last thing you need to worry about with the Reebok ZQuick Lite is a stiff run. This means you'll be able to get a great toe off every time.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Reebok ZQuick Lite excels yet again when it comes to overall stability. Reebok thought ahead with this running shoe, making the base just a little bit wider so as to increase the overall stability of the shoe. As we've seen so far, there are very few downsides to the Reebok ZQuick Lite, and stability is definitely not one of them. It still remains a great shoe for stability, flexibility, durability, and weight. And at the price it's offered at, it's really a no-brainer to choose this shoe.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The heel to toe drop on the Reebok ZQuick Lite isn't the lowest we've ever seen, but it's definitely quite low. It sits at an even 6mm for both the men's and women's versions of the shoe. This means your gait cycle shouldn't be affected too terribly much, and you'll get a great toe off that will keep you propelled forward as you run. One of the most important things about the Reebok ZQuick Lite is that it has this minimal drop, allowing you to get a good run no matter what.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Extremely comfortable
- Very light
- Great value for the money
- Very breathable
- Many color options
- Quite flexible
- Suitable for everyday wear
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Reebok ZQuick Lite really is a heavy hitter when it comes to the world of running shoes, and specifically road runners. It delivers on all fronts, including superior flexibility, durability, protection, and light weight. It has the paradoxical ability to have an ultra durable and tough outsole while still remaining incredibly flexible due to its copious flex grooves. An overwhelming number of reviewers have praised nearly every aspect of the shoe, from its styling to its performance. The Reebok ZQuick Lite is superb. And on top of all of that, this shoe is offered at an extremely affordable price. There's next to no downside for the Reebok ZQuick Lite.