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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • There are a lot of users who found these kicks comfortable.
  • The EVA foam midsole serves as the shock absorber of the shoe.
  • The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi is offered at a budget-friendly price.
  • Buyers were generally happy with the quality of the Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi. A good number of them have worn these kicks for years. They want the shoe to stay in the market in the years to come.
  • More than a couple of users praised the shoe for being lightweight.
  • Some users liked the ageless style of the Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi.
  • A handful of wearers are using these shoes for various physical activities such as gym exercises.
  • A small number of consumers were impressed with the support given by these shoes. Some particularly liked the ankle support.
  • The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi has room for orthotics.
  • A high abrasion outsole is applied to the shoe to make it sturdy.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few testers felt that the width could use some improvement because the shoe is narrow. It’s not advisable for people with wide feet.
  • A user complained that the two pairs he bought were no longer usable after three months.
  • A couple of satisfied buyers pointed out that the outsole needs improvement as it tends to slip on wet grounds.

Bottom line

The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi shines when it comes to comfort. This has been observed by people who have worn the shoe throughout the years of its existence in the sneaker market. It also bears the ageless style that people, old and young, love. With style, comfort and performance incorporated into this shoe, potential buyers will get a good deal. Its mid-cut design also provides support should the wearer decide to use this for exercises and other physical activities. People with wide feet may have fit issues in this shoe.


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Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi History

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.

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.