Reebook ZigTech: an outsole for every need
A variety of outsoles give Reebok three routes to the same destination: comfort.
By Striperpedia staff
When Reebok introduced the Zig concept in 2010, the company developed the concept that it would feel like an “energy drink for your feet.” ZigTech was designed to conserve and return energy to the athlete for a soft, cushioned ride. Reebok developed three types of Zig outsoles to cater to the needs of different terrains.
ZigTech – This outsole was engineered for everyday running and training. It was the most versatile platform of the line with its original-height Zig tooling for maximum energy return.
ZigNano – Built for racers and with low-profile tooling for a lightweight ride, a polyurethane foam insert in the forefoot improved cushioning at toe-off. An articulated Pebax dispersion plate on lateral crash zone made for a smooth transition.
ZigTrail – This outsole was geared for trail running and outdoor excursions. A carbon rubber outsole with active traction lugs aided traction and durability. A stabilizer and impact dispersion plate offered support, while a flared heel midsole enhanced stability on rough terrain.
Reebok’s Zig technology has athletes excited, including Super Bowl champion quarterback and four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning.
“Shin splints are extremely common for pro athletes like me,” Manning said. “Wearing ZigTechs gives players a bounce, an energy that lets us train longer with less strain on key leg muscles, like shins. This ultimately enables athletes to stay healthier during the season.”