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The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi is a shoe for men and women. It is offered from 5 to 15 in men’s sizing and 3.5 to 12 in women’s sizing. Women who would like to purchase the men’s version should order 1.5 sizes down from their normal size to get the right fit. The sneaker generally runs true to size. The upper, which is made of soft full grain leather, gives support and comfort. The Velcro strap at the ankle provides support and stability.
The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi keeps itself relevant in the modern times by staying true to its comfort and simplicity concepts. Reebok went back to the basics when they re-released this shoe. The athletic shoe embodies a minimalist style that focuses on quality, comfort and feel. These kicks are excellent with jeans, shorts and gym wear.
Comfort is the most praised characteristic of the Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi. The shoe has been around for decades and Reebok has maintained the comfort that the shoe delivers. No wonder there are people who keep ordering the pair, despite the emergence of innovative technologies by Reebok and other footwear companies. The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi brings comfort through its padded foam sockliner which also allows orthotics and the EVA foam midsole which absorbs shock upon the foot’s strike on the ground.
The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi came from the original Ex-O-Fit trainer released in 1983. Its conception was a unique case. Rarely did people see a women’s trainers inspire the creation of a men’s version. It took its design cues from the Freestyle sneaker which was marketed to women.
After seeing the success of the women’s sneaker, Reebok decided to produce two trainers that will connect fashion and fitness. Thus, the Ex-O-Fit and Classic Leather were born. The Ex-O-Fit was a one-strap trainer for men. It matched two iconic shoes from Nike—the Air Max 1 and Air Jordan III—in terms of significance. Regardless of receiving ridicule from Nike (which has loads of icons in its archives), it became an icon in its own right.
- The mid-top design of the Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi provides support.
- The Ex-O-Fit silhouette also has a low-top version.
- The Reebok Classic line evolved from the Ex-O-Fit, Workout, Classic Leather, Freestyle and Newport Classic.
- The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi was a silhouette used in a collaboration with Gosha Rubchinskiy, a Russian fashion designer and photographer.