Posts Tagged ‘Reebok’
February 12, 2014
The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.
It’s no secret that I am a fitness shoe junkie. I love trying out the latest and greatest, and seem to fall for the majority of running shoes I test out.
I do, however, give honest feedback and appreciate every shoe I try for a different reason. Without a doubt, the new Reebok ZQUICK running shoe is unlike any other I have ever seen.
Reebok is extremely excited about the launch of this shoe that happened just last week. In fact, you may have read about a handful of bloggers attending their Launch Party or might even catch one of their commercials currently airing during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
I thought it was pretty neat to see these three incredible athletes show exactly how “unnaturally quick” they are in one of them.
Yup… that’s these shoes ya’ll.
When I received my pair in the mail, the first thing I noticed was the Z-Rated tired inspired bottoms. Through rubber grids, they are designed to keep you in control, provide traction, and keep your foot in place with the inner bootie.
Over the past week or so, I have tried them in several different ways and love them.
Here are a few reasons why:
• low-cut for mobility: allows your foot to move naturally while keeping it stable
• extremely lightweight: feels light and flexible enough to also serve as an all-purpose gym shoe
• inner bootie lining: soft bootie fit system designed to keep your foot in place with comfort
And according to Reebok, some additional features to highlight:
• no-sew upper: light and flexible NanoWeb PU cast for breathable protection and support
• inspired by high performance Z-rated tires: designed for uncompromising quickness
• speed control: helps you start, stop and turn on a dime
• underfoot grooves: allows midsoles to flex and expand, increasing ground contact
• light, low profile: EVA midsole designed with new geometry for outstanding handling
• CRTek high abrasion rubber: placed in key wear areas for durability
I have to admit that before actually wearing them, I doubted how great these shoes would be for running. For how flexible and lightweight they are, it just doesn’t seem right. I mean, all the good running shoes out there are packed with support which causes them to feel heavy and clunky right?
Eh. I guess they all don’t have to!
When placing my order, I asked for a size 7.5 because I prefer my running shoes to fit a little looser in order to avoid blistering. For this one, however, I didn’t take into account the inner bootie magic that holds everything in place. I could have for sure used the size 7, which is my actual street shoe size.
I have taken them for a couple of spins on the treadmill and I am very impressed with how they hold up. Just for fun, I set my incline at a ridiculous number and power walked for a few minutes to see just how powerful the grip is.
Pretty flipping strong. I have yet to take them out on a long distance run (dang you, insanely cold temperatures outside!) but I plan to do so when I see the roads plowed more to my liking.
In the mean time, I keep grabbing this shoe for group fitness classes and even weight training. They seem to be the perfect gym and travel shoe for someone who doesn’t want to pack more than one!
Also, I really do like the bootie lining. It feels like my foot isn’t going to go anywhere and the bottoms can endure just about anything with the set of “tires” they’ve got goin’ on. You could definitely say I am a fan!
Reebok ZQUICK Giveaway
Now it’s your turn to score a pair! Thanks to the generous folks over at Reebok, one lucky (male or female) Housewife Glamour reader will win a pair of ZQUICK running shoes in the color of their choice!
To Enter: Leave a comment on this post sharing what color combo you are eying and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter!
You have until Midnight Sunday, February 16th E.S.T. to enter the giveaway. Winners will be announced first thing Monday morning, the 17th.
*Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post below! You must do so in order for your entry into Rafflecopter to count.
December 27, 2013
Hello, hello! It’s Friday and just because I am not home doesn’t mean that I am not thinking about you all. How has your week been going? Are you enjoying some time off for the holidays? I sure hope so!
Being six hours ahead over here really gave me an advantage to get this post up bright and early. Today we have plans to fit in a little more sightseeing before heading to the part of the city we will be staying for Scott’s work event. I promise to share more about everything we have been up to in the very near future!
For now, lets rewind and cover some of the things I have been loving this week, shall we?
Don’t forget to tell me about some of your favorites too at the bottom!
Friday Favorites #17: Week of 12/27
• holiday cards
First and foremost, I loved getting surprise hellos, life updates, and season’s greetings from friends and family this month… and especially this week!
And to those of you who included pictures of the little ones: they all made us smile. Thank you so much for sending them!
• these American Eagle fitness shorts
I like to think it is a great accomplishment to find cheaper versions of lululemon type of clothing I really like.
I so happened to find these bad boys on clearance for like… $7 a week or so ago. I love where they hit on the waistline and the secret zipper to hold your key or cash in the back. Plus, I love how obnoxiously bright they are. Neon fitness apparel rules!
Quality clearance rack steals are the best finds ever.
• Reebok Skyscapes
Speaking of rockin’ fitness apparel… check out these shoes Reebok sent me. They are called the Skyscape and are the lightest shoe I have ever put on my feet.
I feel like I say that a lot, but I swear sneakers keep getting more and more airy as the months and reviews go on. Also, they are ridiculously flexible.
Anddd clock in at a low 5 ounces in weight! (What?)
Fun fact: the shoe is crafted from the same materials that are used to make lingerie, providing all around comfort in a cute, flirty style. They are even machine washable! I have already worn them around town and to a few practices and have to agree that they are very versatile.
There you go again, Reebok, gettin’ it!
Random, but you’ll see why it made the list pretty quickly. Hilarious.
• holiday nails
I know Christmas is technically over, but that doesn’t mean I have to stop sporting these festive nails.
• Christmas in Paris
You knew this one was coming…
Scott and I are so grateful to have had the opportunity to travel overseas and enjoy this year’s Christmas together in Paris.
I have already let you in on a preview of our trip so far, and promise to have more up as soon as I get a chance!
• Dispicable Me 2
Even though I still haven’t seen the first one, I can’t say enough good things about this movie. Both Scott and I have been wanting to see it (We’re five… I have accepted it), and hopped on the chance to view it in flight on the way over here. I thought the characters were great and it really is entertaining for anyone at any age!
• dry shampoo
An absolute life saver on days where you just don’t feel like washing your hair. Judge all you want, it’s actually healthier not to wash it every single day, say most hair dressers across the board.
You better believe I am traveling with this can while we’re gone! International plugs are so temperamental, so I have been relying heavily on this to minimize hair greasiness and maximize days between washes.
I am sure there are tons of great brands there, but the one I have been going towards lately is this Beyond the Zone can I picked up at Sally’s. On a good blow out, I can make a hairstyle last up to three days! Seriously, I said don’t judge.
And I guess that just about does it for this week. Your turn!
Have a great start to your weekend!
December 3, 2013
It’s Tuesday after a long holiday weekend, and if you are feeling anything like me today it’s more than a little sluggish.
I don’t know if it was the craziness of last week’s game schedule topped with Thanksgiving and all of the yummy (carb loaded and sugary) food that goes with it or what, but I am just not feeling myself this week. I am doing my best to get as much rest as I can while getting my eating and workouts back on track so I can hopefully kick whatever is trying to take over this body of mine. Fingers crossed!
Speaking of kicks… remember when I previously wrote about how you can design your own shoes (<- make sure to read about the process if you missed it!) on Reebok’s website? I was given the opportunity to select a pair to custom design as part of my partnership with them and was so excited to see them arrive at my doorstep yesterday!
After at least an hour of going back and forth on the design (I am horribly indecisive), I came up with a Detroit Pistons type of color scheme, complete with a customized initialed back.
Pretty darn accurate, right?
Excited to give them a go, I wore them to practice last night which also included a workout of running stadium stairs, walking lunges and core exercises. By far, the CrossFit Nano Speed sneakers have been my favorite versatile workout shoe I have tried thus far.
Interested in designing a shoe of your choice for yourself? Good news!
Reebok is offering one lucky Housewife Glamour reader the chance to win a gift card to design your own custom shoes, too!
Leave a comment on this post sharing what sneaker you would pick to make your own and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter.
Did you utilize all of the entries available? (Remember if you are already a HWG fan on Facbeook/Twitter, that still gets you additional entries!)
You have until Midnight Sunday, December 8th E.S.T. to enter the giveaway. The winners will be announced first thing Monday morning, December 9th.
AND (!!!) before I go, I have to mention that Reebok has extended their Cyber Monday savings to midnight TONIGHT! Through today only, receive 30% off everything Reebok (except for custom shoes and the Nano 3.0s) by using the promo code CYBER30. You better believe I took advantage of this savings by stocking up on winter fitness gear and maybe even a fitness shoe or two for the husband. (<- best shopping strategy ever.)
See you later this afternoon with a new recipe from Thanksgiving.
*Disclaimer: All products were provided to me, free of charge from Reebok. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!
October 29, 2013
I have two things to share with you today.
One is this delicious fruity protein smoothie I made last night for dinner and again this afternoon for lunch.
It was that easy and dreamy. The protein powder I used was Deisgner Whey Luscious Strawberry and it was really, really good. I’m sure you could create something similar with any kind of vanilla powder, but I enjoyed the extra sweetness I could tell came from the strawberry.
Also, I recently received a question about how to measure out my “1 scoop” of protein powder in my recipes. In the last handful of smoothies, I have used the same one serving size scoop that holds 28 g. So, I would say 1 serving = 28 grams of protein powder. I hope this helps!
Second is something pretty neat from my friends over at Reebok. If you have been following the blog for a while, then you already know I have an ongoing partnership with them to review new inventory and share my thoughts with you guys.
This month, I had the opportunity to create my very own pair of customized sneakers using the YourReebok page. This page allows you to customize your own pair of Reebok shoes in a variety of styles, colors, and personalization options to make them truly yours!
The site was really easy to navigate, and I started the process by simply selecting “Women”. I played around with different styles for a few minutes, then ended up selecting the CrossFit Nano Speed sneaker to make my own. It’s been my favorite review so far as an overall versatile sneaker I can wear for almost anything, including dance practices.
The first this you choose is whether to start from scratch or customize an already existing design.
Those who know me will agree that I am not the most decisive person out there. I am notorious for going back and forth on minor decisions, even on something as simple as where to meet a friend for lunch. When it comes to selecting something that offers options upon options (i.e. designing your own shoe style and coloring) my perfectionist tendencies take over and I could easily spend hours making a final selection.
Just for fun, I started from scratch to see what I would come up with.
My favorite option had to be the personalized logo option on the back. You can make it say whatever you want in seven or less characters!
After an hour of going back and forth between an obnoxiously colorful and bright shoe to the opposite extreme of a black and white design, I finally came up with a sneaker perfectly suited to me.
I am going to wait to debut the exact design when the shoes arrive at my doorstep, but for now I can at least tell you that I ended up using an original design to at least help me coordinate a color theme.
Starting with colors already set and then substituting them for others (red where there’s blue, grey where there’s yellow, etc.) made it so much easier, and the final design came out looking well thought out and put together.
My order is placed and the shoes should be arriving in the next four to six weeks, just in time for the holidays. You know what I am looking forward to just as much as getting these new sneakers? Hosting a giveaway for YOU to customize a pair of your own too!
As a thank you for tuning in today, you guys get a heads up to keep a lookout for this giveaway ($125 value!) around mid-December, courtesy of Reebok.
All right… looks like it’s time for me to boogie. I had plans to get in a trip to the gym before our final Opening Night halftime rehearsal tonight, but I just might enjoy another workout in the basement instead. I’ll be sure to share anything interesting tomorrow. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!