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Trail Running Shoes • July 3, 2024

Reebok FloatZig 1 Adventure Review: FloatZig and Jetsam

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What You Need To Know


10.3 oz. (292 g) for a US M9 / US W10.5

Stack Height / Drop

Stack height unavailable (6 mm drop)

Best For

Bouncy road-to-trail miles

Key Features

4.5 mm outsole lugs, No-debris plate base, Floatride Energy midsole

On The Run
Plenty of Floatride cushion We're feelin' nostalgic The gravel bike lugs aren't very technical
Price / Availability

Available now for $150

Introduction to the Reebok FloatZig 1 Adventure

ALLISON: When I heard I was going to review a Reebok shoe, nostalgia instantly kicked in. Being a die-hard Boston Celtics fan, I couldn’t help but hope for a pair with the iconic Reebok Pump — the shoe of dreams for any ’90s basketball enthusiast. Alas, the Reebok FloatZig 1 Adventure didn’t sport the Pump, but it did come packed with some great features for trail running, which is more my speed these days anyway.

What we like about the Reebok FloatZig 1 Adventure:

ALLISON: First things first, the lightweight design immediately caught my attention. Despite being just over 10 ounces, it felt surprisingly nimble on my feet, almost more like a road shoe than a rugged trail warrior. It’s still a warrior, though, thanks to its 4.5 mm lugs and max cushioning.

Speaking of cushioning, this shoe boasts a dual-density midsole with Floatride Energy foam and CMEVA support, delivering exceptional responsiveness. Each step felt energetic and well-supported, a refreshing change from my previous trail shoe experiences. And can we talk about the Zig-shaped outsole? It’s a nod to Reebok’s classic design ethos, reminiscent of the John Wall ZigTech/ZigEncore shoe. No, I didn’t break into a John Wall Dougie during my run — coordination isn’t exactly my strong suit.

The roomy toe box is another standout feature. It gave my toes plenty of space to spread out naturally, enhancing both comfort and stability during runs. Plus, the lacing system is top-notch — those durable laces stayed securely tied throughout, sparing me the annoyance of mid-run adjustments.

And let’s not forget ventilation. The breathable mesh upper kept my feet cool and dry even during the blistering Southern heat wave. This design not only boosts comfort but also reduces the risk of discomfort and blisters during long runs.

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What we don’t like about the Reebok Floatzig 1 Adventure

ALLISON: Despite its strengths, this shoe had a few notable drawbacks. Traction was a concern, particularly on wet or loose surfaces. The “gravel bike” outsole, while versatile, didn’t provide the grip I needed for confident strides, making technical trails a bit nerve-wracking.

There was also a hole in the sole that raised concerns about catching rocks and debris, potentially interrupting my run or, worse, causing injury. I know Reebok called it a no-debris base, but I’m not so sure. Also, the high stack height added to the shoe’s instability on rocky terrain, making me feel a bit precarious at times and increasing the risk of ankle rolls — definitely not ideal for challenging trails.

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Final thoughts on the Reebok FloatZig 1 Adventure

ALLISON: While it may lack the nostalgic charm of the Reebok Pump, and it won’t transport you back to a ’90s NBA Slam Dunk Contest, the FloatZig 1 Adventure has definitely earned its spot in my current trail shoe rotation — at least on lighter terrain. Its lightweight feel, spacious toe box, reliable lacing, and impressive cushioning make it a solid choice for non-technical trails, especially on scorching summer days.

You can pick up the Reebok FloatZig 1 Adventure for $150 directly from Reebok using the buttons below.

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Allison Mercer
Allison Mercer
Southeast Reviewer

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Allison is a die-hard sports enthusiast and long distance runner. As co-leader of Trail Sisters and FKT manager, she’s dedicated to fostering community and empowerment in the outdoors.  Fun fact: she met her husband on Strava, proving that it does go down in the DMs.

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