These look mighty comfortable.
The first thing that we notice about these Reebok Women’s ZPrint Her MTM Running Shoes, is how easily we feel we could slip them on and go for a swift jog about the block. If we were the jogging around the block sort of girl, anyway!
But even if you are don’t think getting sweaty and donning Lycra has any part of your beauty regimen, then don’t stop reading. Because we think these running shoes look pretty nifty for walking and you know, just hanging around in.
Designed with the human foot shape in mind, these Women’s ZPrints also look rather more feminine than some sneakers can be and therefore could be quite the winner with casual clothing combinations.
Made from synthetic textiles and with a low-cut ankle design, to make running and moving your foot around easier, these seem to have been designed with serious movement in mind.
The manufacturer’s state their upper has been constructed to feel sleek on the foot and very comfortable.
What this would seem to suggest about the design, is the rather unusual fact that the tongue is not a separate moveable piece, like it is in most tennis or running shoes. More on this later.
The midsole is of dual density, to aid comfort and performance in the wearer – so whether you are just sprinting for the bus or taking part in a marathon, these should give you that lift you need to cross the winning line/ make it onto the bus in one piece.
If you flip these over, you’ll see the sole is slightly different. It doesn’t have the huge chunks on them that you see in some running shoes or sneakers, but instead features a foot shaped impression on the sole. This, the manufacturers assure us, will give us all the support we need.
It certainly looks the business, so let’s try them on, with no more ado!
With 91% of respondents giving these the thumbs up, we have to say this is a promising start. Nearly everyone seems to agree that these are a good fit and adequately support the foot, all over, including the arches and the toe area.
Coming in sizes between a five and an eleven, including half sizes, means that there should be one to fit you easily.
So, having been able to get a pair to adequately fit your feet, the next thing to consider is how comfortable they are to have on.
The overwhelming reviews here seem to be positive. With its one inch heel and chunky, rubber sole, these offer great support and should be nice and bouncy to run about in.
There is additional cushioning in the form of super soft foam, supporting your foot beautifully and the low cut ankles allow a degree of flexibility that isn’t always possible in other sneakers. This design should help prevent the unpleasant chafing and ‘breaking in’ period that plagues other styles of running shoes. You know, the ones that you don’t realize do need breaking in, until you’re in the middle of a seven mile run and suddenly, the back of your heel is hanging off by a thread.
With these babies, there should be none of that malarkey.
Overwhelmingly, people have described this running shoe as being the most comfortable thing that they have ever owned. Which is encouraging.
And if you are not going to run in them? No problem, these may well be the answer for anyone who has a job which requires them to be on their feet all day long.
Whilst they may not be specifically designed as work shoes, they are plenty comfortable enough to be worn as such. Professions such as nursing and other types of care work, in particular, find these running shoes to be the answer to their prayers.
So far, it is looking fairly positive. The comfort, the fit and the sizing all seems to be spot on. But what happens when we put these Reebok Women’s ZPrints through their (literal) paces?
Well, it seems positive. Really, there are such a tiny percentage of people for whom these have not been anything other than an overwhelmingly positive experience; that it is hard to find anything to really complain about them.
One thing we noted – and this is not actually a complaint – far from it – is that although it looks as if these Reebok Women’s ZPrints come with a normal tongue, it is different.
These are less like a conventional pair of sneakers and more like a pair of slippers that you can work out in. But still look the part in. Win win!
The lack of a movable tongue means that these will not slip and slide all around on you and make you have to stop and adjust your footwear when mid run. Which is always an advantage!
In other respects, how do women find these running shoes to actually, um, run in then?
There has been the very occasional niggle, that for a small minority, these were not as good for running, as they were for walking in.
This is probably just that for those few people, they didn’t get the greatest fit. But in the majority, these are the perfect gym shoe as well a great all rounder.
They may be designed more for the pressures of high intensity workouts in a gym than the open elements, but there is no reason why you cannot wear these out on the road either.
Possible they are not designed for heavy weather or off-roading, but normal, dry, tarmac should be just fine,
With an approval rating as high as this – a whopping 83% of people left these a five star feedback – we would not hesitate for one minute to recommend these Reebok Women’s Z Prints!