Verdict from 9.4 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • The high-top construction of the Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT provided added ankle support which most consumers commended. 
  • Comfortable was a word frequently used in describing this sneaker.
  • Some reviewers happily expressed their delight with the shoe and said that they would recommend it to anyone.
  • Most purchasers adored the kick's stylish aesthetic.
  • Several shoe users especially loved the upper's soft tumbled leather.
  • Its construction and materials are of excellent quality, according to a high number of reviewers.
  • It is available in a number of colorway options, which most female consumers found appealing.
  • The sneaker fits as expected, according to the majority of wearers.
  • A reviewer was ecstatic that she received compliments because of this shoe.
  • A high number of long-time fans loved that this retro style is still being offered as it is very nostalgic for them.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of online shoppers claimed that the Polish Pink colorway is lighter in person than on photos online.
  • Some consumers wished that it came in more colorways.
  • One reviewer griped about how the shoelaces kept on coming undone.

Bottom line

Retaining its predecessor's well-loved silhouette, the Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT features the same time-tested comfort and superior ankle support that the Freestyle Hi lineage has been known for.

However, this model is now crafted from soft tumbled leather, which adds a stylish texture to the shoe and also enhances its overall feel. Highlighting its heritage, superb comfort and support, this pair could be a great addition to every woman's wardrobe.

User reviews:

The Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT is exclusively offered in women’s sizes that range from 5 to 12. Guys who want to cop one should go 1.5 sizes up from their standard shoe size. The sneaker generally fits true to size.

The sneaker’s high-top collar is well cushioned providing excellent cushioning and support. In conjunction with its well-padded collar are Velcro straps that comfortably keep feet in place.

The Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT retains its vintage good looks, which delighted most old-school sneaker fans and long-time Reebok fans. Its premium tumbled leather provides a wrinkle effect that enhances the shoe’s overall look. Some consumers complement this kick’s sporty demeanor by pairing it with sweatpants and cropped tops for an athleisure inspired look, while most opt for their usual everyday pieces such as jeans, shorts, skirts or dresses.

This shoe’s charm lies in its vintage silhouette that’s enhanced with buttery soft tumbled leather bathed in unique colors. It offers a more stylish version of the brand’s best-selling model without compromising its time-tested comfort and support.

With the increasing popularity of fitness during the 80s, Reebok was there in the forefront. They saw this upcoming trend and grabbed the opportunity to provide the appropriate footwear for it. Moreover, knowing that women are a big part of this trend, they made a wise decision of introducing the very first footwear model that's solely made for the ladies. They called it the Reebok Freestyle, which was designed for women who are into aerobics.

The Reebok Freestyle was initially crafted from glove-soft leather, which most consumers applauded. The shoe's sales skyrocketed when Jane Fonda, a famous actress, and fitness guru, used the shoe in her workout videos. With this, the brand also catapulted to fame and has been unstoppable since.

One of the many iterations of this shoe is called the Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT (short for Fewer Better Things.) It comes in several colorway options that most consumers found stylish and feminine.

  • Perforation holes are placed on the toebox and sides for added ventilation.
  • Colorways of this shoe include Polish Pink, Shell Pink, Opal, Smoky Orchid, and Smoky Indigo.
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.