By Brandon Chuang
on 6.22.12
Photo by Reebok

Sports companies often turn to the animal kingdom for inspiration, and while most brands look to the African plains for their muse, Reebok decided to focus on a far older predator. The Reebok Zigtech Shark ($100) takes much from its namesake. Its base — meant to resemble shark teeth — has been reengineered from the previous Zigtech generation to have 20-degree angles, improving cushioning, as well as aiding with shearing — physics-talk for what amounts to a better, more even dispersion of force. A sharkskin-like, smooth-one-way-rough-the-other sole design promotes improved traction, and the mesh upper construction allows for optimal breathability, meaning that you can run, jump and train to your heart’s content in complete comfort. Ironically enough, the only thing we’d advise against doing is swimming.

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