Reebok Debut the Futuristic Zig 3D Storm HydroRelease: 9 April 2021
Reebok have been on a bit of tear in recent years, with their contemporary lifestyle offerings pushing the envelope of futuristic design while still administering a healthy dose of reverence to the brand’s back catalogue. The latest example of this practice is the newly released Zig 3D Storm Hydro, which showcases some of Reebok’s latest tech and simultaneously features some throwback elements.
The Zig 3D Storm Hydro sits on the second-generation Zig Kinetica II midsole, which is already very modern. Atop this accordion-like sole unit is a very complex and multilayered upper that is inspired by archival Reebok water shoes and soccer boots. This reference material may not be immediately obvious, but that oversized instep cover, which Reebok are calling the ShelterShield Shroud, is directly lifted from the foot covering that soccer boots use for cleaner ball strike. In this case, the covering protects from the elements, while simultaneously acting as a second closure system. The primary closure system uses a Speed Lace that hooks around the forefoot above to the toes, locking everything down. All in all, the complex situation is partially hidden by the all-black colourway, but it’s worth taking the time to scrutinise. Nice work, Evan Belforti.
The Reebok Zig 3D Storm Hydro will be available in coming days from boutique retailers like SNS, END. and Browns Fashion.