522 users: 4.4 / 5
Base model: Reebok Freestyle Hi
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Training
Collection: Reebok Freestyle

Verdict from 7 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • The women's Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova obtains overall high ratings from the majority of purchasers.
  • With its affordable price tag, this women's Reebok shoe can easily be availed by anyone.
  • A large percentage of purchasers gladly state that they highly recommend these mid-top sneakers from Reebok.
  • The mid-cut design of this shoe gives ample ankle support, some reviewers attest.
  • Even wide-footed wearers find the fit of this shoe comfortable.
  • Some buyers are pleased that the Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova looks so cute with a variety of outfits including workout clothes and jeans.

3 reasons not to buy

  • At least one reviewer comments that the Freestyle Hi Nova could get more cushioning in the sole for additional comfort.
  • A couple of reviewers state that because of the mid-cut of this Reebok, it could be a bit challenging to put on.
  • This Reebok shoe is released in limited colorways.

Bottom line

In 2018, Reebok, through its brand ambassador and supermodel Gigi Hadid, debuted the Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova. It shadows the classic Freestyle Hi silhouette but with an update to suit the modern market's demands.

Aside from its stylish façade, many buyers are left impressed with these women's exclusive Reebok mid-top sneakers because of their unparalleled comfort and support. Even those with wide feet find the fit of this shoe highly comfortable. However, because of its construction, it could be a bit of a challenge to put on.

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These Reebok mid-top sneakers are made exclusively for the ladies. Created with a mid-cut profile, these shoes ensure wearers ample ankle support, protection, and stability. The fit is secured yet customizable through a traditional lace-up closure that's equipped with flat tonal laces and central loop tab. Overall hold and support are excellent.

The Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova is an updated version of the ‘80s Freestyle Hi shoes. Although modernized, the shoe displays a retro vibe with its ultra-soft garment leather with three collared puffs. Still, a versatile silhouette to strut anywhere at any time of the day, the Freestyle Hi Nova looks best for athleisure, heritage style, and everyday comfort wear.

The old-school training-inspired Reebok Freestyle Hi received an upgrade for a fun and funky up-to-date look that is both comfortable and trendsetting. The classic form of the ‘80s kick is still evident, despite having the signature straps removed for a sleeker and cleaner aesthetic. The last also received an upgrade, but the shoe retains the Freestyle Hi’s signature three collared puffs. Other updates include matter laces and a platform sole.

In 1982, Reebok introduced its first-ever athletic footwear made exclusively for the ladies – the Reebok Freestyle. The timing was perfect. As the aerobics craze during the ‘80s become more and more popular, so is the Reebok Freestyle. It took only a year for Reebok to make a high-top Freestyle version with double Velcro ankle straps of the Freestyle called the Reebok Freestyle Hi. The Freestyle shoes eventually reached huge sales and immense popularity that several more versions and updates have been released throughout the years.

In June 2018, Reebok brand ambassador and supermodel Gigi Hadid debuted a new silhouette that took inspiration from the Reebok Freestyle Hi model called the Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova. Although based on the Freestyle Hi high-top classic, this modern-day rendition boasts a mid-top design. The iconic straps are not adapted, and the last is updated with three collared puffs.

The Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova is a women’s exclusive shoe with colorways such as “Mid-White/ Ultra Purple,” “Enh-Rustic Wine/ Chalk,” and “Enh-Black/ Chalk.” The shoe originally retails for $85 a pair.

  • The Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova features a rubber molded stud outsole for superb traction on any surface.
  • The EVA midsole provides cushioned comfort and allows shock absorption.
  • The cushioned sockliners are removable.
  • There are perforation details on the toe box and lateral and medial sides for increased foot ventilation and added comfort.
  • Classic Reebok brandings are visible on the quarter panel and tongue.

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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.