Summary

We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • According to many testers, Champion Life Rally Pro shoes are some of the comfiest they’ve ever worn.
  • These kicks from the Champion brand are extremely stylish and offer “major street cred,” plenty of purchasers say.
  • Size is not a problem as these are true to length, several buyers have stated.
  • Several individuals are pleased that Champion Life Rally Pro sneakers fit like a glove on their feet. 
  • Expect compliments when you wear these kicks, some happy users have remarked.
  • One person has told of the excellent colorways for Champion Life Rally Pros, particularly the black one.
  • A couple of consumers have mentioned in their reviews that these feel light.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of customers have noted the lack of ankle support in the Champion Life Rally Pro shoes.

Bottom line

Champion Life Rally Pro shoes bring street-style swagger to basketball-inspired sneakers. The color schemes are brilliant and easily stand out. And because these look so cool, expect head turns and compliments wherever you go.

The sock-like construction of the shoes offers a snug and perfect fit that molds to the shape of the feet. The soft fabric uppers provide extreme comfort, aided in part by the light and airy feel of the sneakers. If it’s comfort and style you want, these are the way to go.

Facts

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The Life Rally Pro shoes by Champion are true to size and fit. Their one-piece cleatie build is flexible and adapts easily to the shape of your feet. These kicks offer supreme comfort through their soft uppers, which makes them feel like “socks with soles,” as one user put it. However, it’s also these same soft materials that are at fault for the shoes’ lack of ankle support.

The shoes come with an elastic strap for a bit of support for the forefoot. Front and heel tabs provide the user with an easy way to put them on or take them off the feet.

Get your cool on with these baller-inspired kicks. The shoes have a distinct casual flavor care of the sock-like construction that’s so trendy these days. Because they also contain an athletic vibe, it’s best to pair them with yoga pants or distressed jeans. Pants with a tight fit on the ankles are your best bet because they don’t ‘swallow’ the shoes.

Champion Life Rally Pros also come in red (cherry pie), burnt orange, neon light, Venetian purple, and navy aside from black.

Sock-like sneakers have been the rage since 2017 when luxury brands eagerly took up the trend. They pushed it even further with footwear models that resembled socks more and more, with soles as the only differing feature from your traditional foot-hugging fabric accessory. Champion’s Life Rally Pro kicks quietly follow this trend but offers us something more: Champion’s renowned sports heritage to spice it up.

The Rally Pros are a tad more supportive than the average luxury brand sock-sneakers. They’re also comfy,  stylish, and they come with an even better deal—they’re affordable. 

Champion is an American company that specializes in sportswear. It’s one of the oldest companies around, having been founded in 1919 by the Feinbloom brothers. Formerly known as the Knickerbocker Knitting Company, it changed its name to Champion Knitting Mills in the 1930s. 

The Champion brand became known for kitting out college soccer teams with sweatshirts and uniforms. It was the pioneer of the hooded sweatshirt and the Reverse Weave technique, both of which have been adopted by many clothing manufacturers today. 

In the late 90s to the early 2000s, Champion was the official outfitter of the NBA. It was this history with basketball that prompted the brand to launch court-inspired shoes in 2018. It included in the shoes’ construction the reverse weave knit technique that it’s known for and added some functional details into the mix. The result is the Rally Pro model. 

  • Champion Life Rally Pros are offered in youth sizes too.
  • The shoes feature embroidered terry cloth logos at the ankles, bonded toe trim finish, cushioned EVA midsoles, and rubber outsoles. 
  • A printed version of Champion Life Rally Pro sneakers is offered in white and black. 
  • The uppers are made of mesh, fleece, and leather.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com