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


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.


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.


We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Some avid users praised the superb ankle support and the snug fit.
  • The classic throwback style was applauded by other reviewers.
  • The stylish double strap is very appealing for a number of reviewers.
  • Reebok Freestyle Hi has an excellent quality of workmanship said by other buyers.
  • It was described as a durable all-around pair by some long-term users.
  • The comfort and its flexibility are undeniable said by many users.
  • It is available at a very reasonable price.
  • Some said it conformed comfortably to the shape of their feet.
  • A few reviewers said it has an "out the box" ease of slipping them on their feet. It works better than ordinary boots.
  • It is offered in various colorways.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It was described as narrower compared to the usual other Reebok pairs.
  • The Hi top is not readily available and hard to find in physical stores said by some consumers.
  • Some critics found it not true to its size.

Bottom line

These classic Reebok Freestyle Hi sneakers are patterned after sporty throwback profile. Constructed from smooth leather, high-quality EVA midsole, with plush cushioned collar and footbed, and terrycloth inner lining for the finest comfort.  The 2 Velcro straps with the lace-up front made this model remarkable which delivers superior ankle support during strenuous activity. This Freestyle Hi also became the shoe of choice of people with problems on their feet because of the superb reinforcement on the ankle. Pondering on all the benefits this pair gives and is available at a very reasonable price tag, this pair is highly suggested to be included in everyone’s collection.



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Reebok Freestyle Hi History

During the late 1970s, Reebok was able to reach its momentum in the US market. Garnering a $1.5 million sales 2 years after initially introduced in US market, they became unstoppable until the first years of the 1980s.

In 1982, the Reebok made a very genius move of introducing the first every athletic shoe line specifically made for women. They released the Reebok Freestyle which was designed for cardio and stretch sessions. The classic look became so popular that it has also turned into a well-celebrated pair among men clients.

During the peak of aerobics obsession in the 1980s, the Reebok Freestyle was distributed using glove-soft leather. It was used in Jane Fonda’s Workout VHS which instantly caused an upswing in their sales, whopping $13million sales in a year after its initial launch, half of the Reebok’s total sales that year. From then on, the company started funding clinics and workout programs from the 1980s to 1990s. From aerobics, this shoe was able to cross the gap that eventually turned it to become a casual shoe.

The Freestyle first came in two different styles - below the ankle, like a tennis shoe and the hi-top style that has 2 Velcro straps and lace up front which covers the ankle like a basketball shoe. These two designs were initially offered in white, black, red, yellow, blue, pink, orange, and green colors.

Reebok Freestyle Hi Style

Users are greatly fascinated with the styling, comfort and support this shoe gives during working out, competitive aerobics, walking, body building, dancing and even cheerleading. It later on turned into a popular casual wear and frequently paired with jeans, shorts, sweatpants, leggings with slouch socks. Although Reebok categorized this Freestyle Hi as a women’s shoe, some men loved wearing them because of the superb comfort it gives and the retro vibe it provides.

Fit & Sizing

This Reebok Freestyle Hi is mainly offered in women’s size. The Freestyle Hi belongs to Reebok women’s classic shoe that is being offered in sizes 5 to 11.5 US. Sizes for kids have also been made available for buyers, from size 1 toddler to size 13.5 young adult.

Notable Features

The hi top silhouette with the presence of lace-up front with 2 Velcro-fastening straps that sturdily support the ankle made this shoe noticeable to avid consumers. Reebok utilized a very soft, glove-like leather material which makes this pair light and flexible.

Additional Info

  • The aerobic superstar Olympia Cory Everson was frequently seen wearing this unique pair during competitions, working out and Body Shaping Programs of ESPN.
  • The shoe has been seen worn by the legend Jane Fonda in her workout videos and classes.
  • Most sneakerheads call this “fifty-four elevens” which is their slang name for this because this Freestyle Hi is being sold in the retail shop for $49.99 with tax.
  • The Freestyle Hi has undergone several collaborations with numerous designers over the years.
  • It has a thick abrasive rubber sole and EVA midsole.
  • It comes in glove soft leather which makes it extra lightweight and flexible.
  • The terry cloth lining with padded sock-like liner provides additional comfort and cushioning.
  • It has perforations for breathability.
  • It has a lace up closure with logo hardware in front for secure fit and 2 Velcro straps for added ankle support.