Size and fit

The Reebok BB 4000 is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. Plenty of reviewers share that the sizing on this hoop-inspired pair runs a little large. However, it is also important to note that several consumers also notice that the forefoot area feels narrow. 

It is helpful to refer to the brand’s sizing guide and scroll through reviews on the site to get an idea of what the best size to get is.

Reebok BB 4000 Style

With a classic silhouette and a classic design, styling does not need to be limited to classic as well. Although going basic is a never-fading trend, because of the timelessness design of the BB 4000, mix-and-match can go as far as funky to avant-garde, just like the rest of Reebok’s lifestyle range.

  • Boyfriend jeans folded at the seam, a crop top, an oversized colored long coat, and a Reebok BB4000 in all-white hue creates a street style to the tee.
  • Look effortlessly cool in a barbecue party with some chino shorts, a polo shirt, and a pair of the BB 4000 on feet.

Notable Features

Consistent with the old-school basketball shoe is the tread pattern on the outsole. Maintaining the concentric circle at the forefoot allowed basketball players to pivot and rotate while maintaining grip. 

Crafted to suit the more laid-back ways, Reebok painted this re-issue with more color options for the trendier sneaker wearer, regardless of age.

Other variations have a suede-leather upper that gives it a formal-ish vibe to it. Another Reebok signature is the terry fabric lining the insides and tongue for that extra comfort.

Reebok BB 4000 History

While up-and-coming giants Nike and Adidas were vying for the male consumers in the eighties, Reebok tapped the female market of aerobics and took both companies by surprise. 

Gaining momentum that success, Reebok decided to launch footwear for the male market this time, and basketball was a sport that was gaining popularity.

Released sometime between the late eighties to the early nineties, the Basketball 4000 Low, just like any basketball-inspired footwear from Reebok, was loved those who were looking for court-to-street footwear. Its vintage vibe added to its appeal.

                 BBC x RBK BB 4000

Reebok’s partnership with Billionaire Boys Club started in 2004 when Reebok managed the distribution of BBC apparel. Launching in 2019, a capsule of different styles, BBC painted the BB 4000 in a graphic-laden dollar sign and diamond leather with a hit of suede at the heel.

Nice to know

  • Padded tongue and collar provide much-needed cushioning and comfort.
  • The OG version featured a bigger wordmark and Union Jack Flag on the window box logo.


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