Evan Belforti Just Unveiled Reebok’s Shoe of the Year

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Reebok’s Evan Belforti — one of the designers featured in Highsnobiety’s Footwear Vanguard late last year — took to Instagram to share his latest sneaker, the Zig 3D Storm Hydro. The sneaker is part of Reebok’s in-house special projects series and looks like one of the best new models to come out of Reebok (or most other brands, for that matter) in a while.

The Reebok Zig 3D Storm Hydro features a new Zig 2.0 midsole that wraps around the sleek upper and looks ultra-comfortable. As Belforti shared on Instagram, the model takes inspiration from “shelter and protection, using water shoes and soccer cleats for reference,” as well as the Winter Runner III from 2000. As has been mentioned in the past, ’00s footwear is having a moment, with several brands bringing back performance running shoes from that era, following last decade’s ’90s revival.


The sneaker also features a ShelterShield shroud that gives the upper a very stealthy and aerodynamic look. Keeping things performance, Belforti has outfitted the sneaker with a toe lock system that locks the speed laces into place.

The Reebok Zig 3D Storm Hydro is set to be released at some point in April in the above triple black colorway. Stay tuned for more colorways and news relating to the sneaker.

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