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Base model: Reebok Freestyle Hi
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Collection: Reebok Freestyle

Verdict from 9.6 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all who reviewed the Reebok Freestyle Hi Metallic were wowed by the colors which they described as “fab,” “gorgeous,” “bold,” and “extra.”
  • Many users were all praises about how comfortable the mid-top sneaker is. They said it was great for fitness activities and standing events such as festivals or music concerts.
  • Several purchasers were happy about the bold update to a stylish classic. They said the shoe was fun to wear and added a little drama to any outfit.
  • Some consumers recounted how many compliments they got from friends and strangers because of the Reebok Freestyle Hi Metallic.
  • One person liked the style of the shoe because the mid cut and the Velcro straps across the shoe provided great ankle support.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Reebok Freestyle Hi Metallic has a narrow fit, several people reported.
  • The mid-top sneaker has flat soles and no arch support, one customer complained.

Bottom line

The Reebok Freestyle Hi Metallic is a shoe designed to attract attention. The bold and vibrant hues coupled with a shiny effect are destined to draw all eyes to it. But the sneaker is not just about style. It is also engineered to get you through long hours of work or play with its comfortable fit and great ankle support.

It does come narrow, and has quite flat soles as most retro sneakers do.

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The Reebok Freestyle Hi Metallic is just like its predecessors—exclusively made for women. However, for men who are attracted to this eye-catching silhouette, it’s easy enough to find the perfect fit by going up a size and a half. Since the model reportedly runs narrow, two sizes up might be even better.

The shoe utilizes both a traditional lacing system and two Velcro straps to keep the feet snug and secure. The mid-cut profile gives enhanced ankle support, perfect for people looking to use this shoe for fitness activities with lots of movements.

Be bold, be fab, and be a little extra with the Reebok Freestyle Hi Metallic. This mid-top sneaker adds a lot of sass to any outfit. It even looks extra good with leggings for your Zumba lessons. You can also match it with jeans, a fitted shirt, and a casual jacket for music festival night with friends.

The Reebok Freestyle Hi Metallic has a decidedly striking appearance that is not for the faint of heart. The shiny metallic finish of the shoe and its very vivid colorways are designed to draw attention and keep it. Along with the brilliant update, the sneaker retains that reliable comfort that classic kicks provide. 

The Reebok Freestyle Hi Metallic’s ancestor, the Freestyle, was born more than three decades ago in 1982. It was a model that signified a great leap for women in the world of sneakers. Reebok had the great idea of tapping into the aerobics craze of the 80s and producing a silhouette that’s made just for women. It was a huge success because before the Freestyle, women were mostly making do with using men’s shoes for their fitness activities.

The OG had a gum sole, a low-cut profile, and used garment leather for its upper. It also featured a terry towel lining and a flexible innersole.

One year later, the Freestyle Hi debuted. It contained the double Velcro straps that is still very much in use today. The Velcro straps were both a style statement and a feature for securing ankles and providing support. Like the original Freestyle, this version also took off. In fact, more than half of Reebok’s sales came from the sale of this silhouette.

Over the years, Reebok would release new colors and looks for this silhouette. It became a favorite canvas for the brand to introduce their creativity. The Freestyle Hi Metallic is one such iteration. It contains most of the elements of the Freestyle Hi yet has a flashier look courtesy of the metallic finish.

  • The Reebok Freestyle Hi Metallic contains a high-abrasion rubber outsole, padded foam sockliner, and a die-cut EVA midsole.
  • American recording artist and actress Teyana Taylor modeled the Reebok Freestyle HI Metallic for the brand’s 2018 “Always Classic” campaign.

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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.