Verdict from 8 hours of research from the internet

11 reasons to buy

  • Several users were delighted with the Reebok Freestyle Hi Crackle’s boundless comfort.
  • It was a subtle classic, employing a stylish option for many wearers.
  • A handful of customers would definitely purchase another pair in a different colorway.
  • According to one consumer, the sneakers were superbly lightweight.
  • Some reviewers found the Reebok Freestyle Hi Crackle to follow the standard sizing with no uncomfortable tightness.
  • It was a sneaker made up of high-quality materials and excellent finish, as exclaimed by a user.
  • A couple of fashionistas received tons of compliments while wearing them.
  • According to a handful of customers, the alligator detail and the crackled texture were accents that made the sneaker stand out more.
  • As spurted out by one buyer, the sneaker was reasonably priced.
  • One extremely satisfied purchaser explained that the sneaker offered stability to her ankles and feet when she was walking long distances.
  • Few testifiers praised the high top’s durability.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Though more reviewers insisted that the Reebok Freestyle Hi Crackle runs true to size, a few with broader feet were highly disappointed with its narrow form.
  • A customer disliked the sneaker’s flat sole which, according to her, has no support.

Bottom line

As one of Gigi Hadid’s showcased Ree’s, the Reebok Freestyle Hi Crackle shines in a brilliant yet unique croc-like leather upper built not only for the catwalk but also to the streets. It high top construction provides ankle stability for casual affairs and light exercises. 

Surprisingly light in weight, the sneaker rakes in compliments while strutting down the streets. Wearers with wide feet might sometimes find the sneaker to run a tad narrow than their usual.

The women’s Reebok Freestyle Hi Crackle can be grabbed in sizes starting from 5 to 11. These high top sneakers are constructed following the B medium width standard for ladies. A dual hook and loop velcro straps in front of the ankle provide a secure lockdown while laces adjust the snugness around the vamp.

For those who are encouraged to imitate the Gigi Hadid look, either mom jeans or cropped pants would suffice. But of course, one has to have the same posh and confidence as the celebrity herself. Other clothing options like shirt dresses, pop-over dresses, and bodycon's complement the Reebok Freestyle Hi Crackle’s appeal.

The iconic feature that these Reebok Freestyle Hi Crackle shoes possess is the presence of crocodile patterns across its glossy upper.

What started out as a running-focused brand in the mid 19th century eventually ended up in almost all platforms of apparel in the 80s. The quintessential boost that triggered its colossal success was with the introduction of a female-specific shoe in 1982 dubbed as the Freestyle.

Reebok was fortunate enough to have included a Californian sales rep named Angel Martinez to their payroll because it was he who noticed the burgeoning depravity in ladies’ aerobic footwear. It first came up to him one day when he decided to visit his wife in a gym in California. Many issues were heard that day coming from his wife’s fellow aerobic buddies especially foot pain and lack of support.

Martinez pitched his idea to Paul Fireman, who by that time was the person responsible for the distribution of Reebok products to North America, and everything was a hurricane of events after that. Reebok then shifted their efforts to primarily focus on developing a revolutionary women’s sneaker that is not only functional but also sleek and fashionable as well.

Then the year 1982 came, and sales were off the charts. In only a year of its existence, Reebok revenues reached a million and more the following years after. Heck, even Mick Jagger had a piece of the Freestyle-action evident with his music video with David Bowie.

Fast-forward to several decades in the future, Jagger was not the only celebrity that would hold an iconic place in the Freestyle’s legacy. Gigi Hadid, one of the hottest fashion model’s during this ethos was hailed as Reebok’s brand ambassador. What shoe was she advertising? The Reebok Freestyle.

Being a promoter of such a brand signifies that numerous iterations of different Reebok models must come in place. The Freestyle was up first, and one of its contemporary editions include the Reebok Freestyle Hi Crackle. The said sneaker features croc-like cracks on its shiny leather upper that ups the sophisticated sneaker by a notch.

  • Famous colorways of the Reebok Freestyle Hi Crackle are Chalk Green and Chalk White.
  • The tooling consists of an EVA midsole for cushioning and an abrasive rubber outsole for grip.
  • Reebok brandings are embossed.
  • The collar is aptly padded with supporting comfort coming from the breathable textile lining.
  • The sneaker was first seen on the feet of Gigi Hadid on April 5, 2018.
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.