Back to School shopping can be stressful, especially when you have a tiny fashion-forward child like i do. As a parent, I look for two things when it comes to buying school shoes: comfort and aesthetics. I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of athletic shoes because of their appearance to look 'bulky' and often times causal, especially with my son's school uniform. So, when Reebok sent over their shoes to review I was impressed with the overall new look of the shoes.
Reebok ZigTech kids’ footwear is designed to reduce wear and tear in key leg muscles while offering a comfortable fit for athletes of all ages. ZigTech kids shoes are versatile and as well suited for free play in the schoolyard as they are for sports activities in gym class. The multi-surface outsole will give kids ultimate traction wherever they go.
Reebok RealFlex kids’ footwear is a style of running shoe created with natural motion of the foot in mind, and a unique technology of 76 independent sensors built into the bottom of the shoe. The line was designed to help feet move and flex naturally while kids run, jump and stretch at school or at home.
These shoes are the perfect gym shoe. They are durable, well made and the soles are ribbed for traction. I really love the shiny accents and lines and bright colour strips against the stark black shoe. My youngest loves these shoes, he loves to run and jump and now I feel that he has the best protection while playing. The ZigZag velcro closure has made putting on shoes easy and fun too. My son always says he's 'cool' in his new shoes, and 'no one else has shoes that close like these'. Good thinking Reebok ;)
The Reebok RealFlex shoes have a retro appearance, perfect for my trendy school-aged boy! They are fun and funky and VERY lightweight. This is super important to me because I know that he will be wearing them the majority of the day, and the last thing I want is a shoe that is heavy. The material is breathable and comfortable, similar to a netted water-shoe or sock. I especially love that the sole is SUPER flexible, making my son's foot move with ease and comfort. I am thrilled to have found these shoes because my oldest son has always walked on the balls of his feet, making shoes uncomfortable....not anymore!
Reebok ZigTech and RealFlex shoes available for boys at Sport Chek, Foot Locker, Sports Experts and Reebok stores across Canada.
Grade school (sizes 3.5–7): $84.99
Preschool (sizes 10.5–3): $74.99
Toddlers (sizes 4-10): $64.99Twitter
: Reebok ZigTechAbout Reebok
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied heritage in running, training and fitness. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division. For more information, visit Reebok at www.reebok.com
.Disclosure: I was given Reebok RealTech and ReelFlex shoes directly for review. Lil-sugar.ca was not compensated additionally for this post. All opinions are my own.