Verdict from +100 user reviews

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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Good to know

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.
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.