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Old Fri Sep 23, 2011, 08:57am
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Reebok Zig Energy Shoes

I see that reebok is offering this shoe for officiating (all black patent leather)
with the zig sole. Has anyone had any experience with this shoe for basketball, or running?
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Old Fri Sep 23, 2011, 09:56am
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I had a black pair last year that wasnt patent. confortable yes. Dont mind the look. Hate you cant shine them. Having said that....hate patent too so, Im headed back to NB I thnk
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Old Fri Sep 23, 2011, 10:35am
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I talked to everyone that I saw wearing them last year, officials and players. The feedback was all positive. I ordered a pair of all black in the spring. They have some patent, but it's mostly the mesh, which as Larks said can't be shined. Anxious to get them in the gym.
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Old Fri Sep 23, 2011, 12:28pm
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I used a pair last season. They were kind of suede-like, so shining wasn't an option. I thought they were comfortable, however they only came in medium width. Not the worst pair I've ever had, but not the best either.
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Old Fri Sep 23, 2011, 05:36pm
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I got the all-patent referee model earlier this month and have worked one day in them - so far so good. I'm curious to see how the patent leather holds up during the season. But during my limited tests, the shoes are comfortable, and they look sharp.
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I thought they were comfortable, however they only came in medium width. Not the worst pair I've ever had, but not the best either.
This is why I'm hesitant. I'm going to a local store and try on a pair to see if they're ok, before I order a pair online.
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Old Fri Sep 23, 2011, 07:15pm
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Thanks for the input
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Old Thu Sep 29, 2011, 06:48am
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I have used multiple pairs for road races 5K/10K and worn them for summer league. They are by far the best pair of pure running shoes I have ever worn. They blow the Nike Air away in comfort and cushioning.
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Old Fri Sep 30, 2011, 01:10pm
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I used a pair last year and they were comfortable and held up really well.

Only caution is be careful when making a sudden change in direction. The soles have a slightly rounded edge and if you don't plant square or flat you may roll over on your ankle.
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Old Fri Sep 30, 2011, 04:40pm
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New Balance seems to fit my wider foot better than the running shoes like Nike or Asics, but these Reebok's wrap around my foot really nice. I noticed they have a mid-cut basketball shoe as well. Might provide a little more ankle support.
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Old Sat Oct 01, 2011, 01:42am
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I have used multiple pairs for road races 5K/10K and worn them for summer league. They are by far the best pair of pure running shoes I have ever worn. They blow the Nike Air away in comfort and cushioning.
This is what I was wanting to hear. I love my Nike Air Max. Actually, my feet are in love with them. Best pair of shoes I've ever worn.

But, if the Reebok Zigs are even more comfortable.....it's worth a shot. The 2011 and 2012 Air Max's, that I've been able to find online, are all meshy and don't look like they'd be good for officiating anyway.

Plus, Smitteez has the Zigs for 95.99. 2012 Air Max = 159.99.
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Old Sat Oct 01, 2011, 03:10am
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Just ordered a pair of black patent zigs on eastbay...99.95 with FREE shipping.

Hope they work out...I'm trusting your reviews.
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As a sworn Nike Air person for years, I was hesitant on changing myself....you won't be sorry...
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Old Sun Oct 02, 2011, 01:58pm
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Anyone tried the reebok zig's who also wears orthotic inserts??

If so I'm curious to see how they work and feel.

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Anyone tried the reebok zig's who also wears orthotic inserts??

If so I'm curious to see how they work and feel.
Good question which will help me too!
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