Who should buy the Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi

The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi is an iconic high-top from the Reebok Classics. It is likely to be a perfect match for you if:

  • you need a high-top sneaker that feels comfy for all-day wear
  • you want a retro style from the 80s that looks up-to-date
  • you prefer a simple, minimalist, and clean silhouette
  • you are looking for a sneaker that Eddie from "Stranger Things" was wearing

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi upper design

Who should NOT buy this sneaker

If you have wider feet, then most likely this Reebok sneaker won't be a good fit for you. It comes with a narrow toebox and has no Wide width available.

Instead, consider the Reebok Royal BB4500 HI2 or the Reebok Freestyle Hi (for the ladies).

An ageless high-top kick

The Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi is adored for its iconic silhouette. It is referred to as a "timeless classic" as it stays true to its roots for over 20 years. It "definitely checks off the fashion box," claims one of the many satisfied wearers of this sneaker. Here are some of the other comments from the shoe's fans:

  • "I feel 25 years younger like I used to feel wearing them in the ‘90s"
  • "They were all I wore from 1990"
  • "appeal is outstanding, and the youth I work with are always asking me where they can get a pair"

Those who used to wear this silhouette back in the 80s and 90s were especially excited about the return of the sneaker: "Haven’t had a new pair in 10+ years so I am really glad to have these."

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi tongue logo

One of this Reebok sneaker's best-selling points is the low-key and simplistic appearance. The reviewers find it "appropriate in most circumstances" and agree that it works with both new fashion trends as well as retro styles. It is also quite practical as you can easily wear it with a pair of jeans, joggers, gym attire, and shorts. Some people even got married in the shoe!

A younger generation fan of the Ex-O-Fit Hi shares that they only bought it because that's what Eddie wore in the Stranger Things TV series.

Reebok doesn't sacrifice comfort for style

"The most comfortable trainer I have found," claims one of the reviewers. And several hundred more people also subscribe to this statement. They love the sneaker for its out-of-the-box comfort that needs no wearing in.

A lot of reviewers have also mentioned that they keep buying the shoe for its well-padded and supportive high collar. Some of them are also quite impressed with how light it feels for a high-top sneaker.

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi collar

Quality craftsmanship

A good number of wearers give a lot of positive feedback about the material quality and the overall workmanship of the Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi. Some describe it as "first-rate." Other commenters also stated:

  • "If properly taken care of they’ll last for years"
  • "standard/quality has remained high throughout 25 years"

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi ankle logo

True to size but too tight for wide feet

The majority of reviewers recommend going true to size in a pair of Ex-O-Fit Hi. Some of them happily reported that it fits "just like [they] remember from the 90s." Several people felt that it was snug at first but has broken in quickly.

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi fit

Unfortunately, the tapered and narrow-fitting toebox wasn't a good match for people with wide feet. They were also disappointed that the shoe is not offered in Wide.

A sneaker that you want to buy again and again

This Reebok shoe must be one of the record-breaking sneakers in terms of how many long-time fans it's had over the years:

  • "I've been wearing them for some 25 years - a new pair every 6 months"
  • "husband has worn your Hi tops for years and has never found another trainer that fits him better"
  • "I have purchased this item about eight times"
  • "will definitely get another pair when these wear out"

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi one strap

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi doesn't break the bank

Getting a trendy sneaker is not so cheap these days, given that the average asking price is $110. In that regard, the wearers consider Reebok's Ex-O-Fit Hi a reasonably priced option that actually looks more expensive than it is.

"Great pricing in a world of expensive shopping," sums up one of the reviewers.

Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi high profile

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Minimalist, Retro
Top: High
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Reebok Classics
Closure: Laces, Velcro
Material: Leather, EVA, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.