Verdict from 8 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Electrolyte 97 amazes new purchasers with its all-around comfort on feet.
  • Several reviewers share that the shoe is super lightweight that it keeps them going for the whole day.
  • Some users say that the shoe has excellent construction and great support.
  • The sneaker has received comments from most online purchasers saying that it has a swagger and stylish look.
  • Several users have stated that the upper panel of the shoe has an attractive look to it.
  • Many buyers are satisfied with their purchase, saying that it is their new favorite shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some fans of the OG feel a bit disappointed with the technology used in the silhouette, comparing its quality to its first release.
  • The shoes run a bit narrow for people with wider feet. 

Bottom line

Comfort and style are what best describe these Reebok kicks. The Electrolyte 97 takes on a unique approach to its design and construction, making it stand out on the streets. Although the quality may differ from when it was first released, it continues to offer the features from the original silhouette such as comfort and support. The sneaker has a price tag that is value for the money, leaving many purchasers satisfied.

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Good to know

The Reebok Electrolyte is available in men's and women's sizes that are in a regular fit. The mesh upper offers a lightweight and breathable feel while the synthetic leather overlays add to the overall support. As for a lightweight cushioning experience, this lace-up sneaker features a 3D Ultralite foam for its midsole. It also boosts up the stability of the shoe on foot. 

Inspired by the OG running silhouette, the Electrolyte 97 continues to sport out the archive style, boosting up its retro look. Some of its colorways come in white, black, gold, and Team Dark Royal that flaunts its appeal, which makes it iconic. 

Both men and women can easily style this low-top sneaker. If donning on a smart casual outfit, it pairs well with jeans or chinos and a shirt or sweater underneath an overcoat. Women can also style it with a dress and a blazer to give a stylish look. Men can match it with baggy shorts, knee-high socks, a shirt, and a jacket for a street style vibe.

Dubbed as ultrafast and ultralight, the Electrolyte 3D 97 showcases a running demeanor. This sneaker continues the Reebok legacy of bringing comfort all-day. Its upper is made with mesh making it breathable and light on the foot. Besides the lightweight cushioning and comfort, the EVA midsole has a reflective finish, highlighting the 3D foam. 

Reebok has been bringing high-quality products on the shelves since 1958. The brand was best known for producing running spikes that contributed to the running performance of many runners. Professional running athletes ran in competitions using the brand's runners, bagging medals for some of them. The company's reputation grew and expanded to other categories that cater to different sub-cultures, not just in sports. 

Many silhouettes have gained fans and fame, such as the Freestyle, the Workout, and the Classic Leather. Some became phenomenal and made Reebok come up with new silhouettes that were inspired by them. Even in recent years, these silhouettes continue to live out its popularity. This trend for the classics opted for it to re-release OGs exciting many sneakerheads. 

The Electrolyte 97 was no exception. Bringing back the 97 runners, it continues to sport out its classic style but with modern upgrades. It is best when out on a run as it features both comfort and style. Its 3D foam midsole also makes it stand out even when out on the streets.

  • It comes with a rubber outsole and a round toe shape.

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com