The Zig Slash is a basketball iteration of the Reebok Zig Pulse, the training shoe described as an “energy drink for your feet” and seen on the feet of athletes like Chad Ochocinco, Sid “The Kid" Crosby, The Situation (if going to the gym a lot means you’re an athlete…). The Reebok Zig Slash utilizes the Zig Tech sole which transfers energy from your heel strike and shoots it forward through the sole. Think less stress on your heel (less plantar fasciitis) and also 20% less wear on key leg muscles. The design is based on the energy transfer you might see in a slinky. You've gotta love the roots of innovation.