Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many users agree that the Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova Ripple x Gigi Hadid shoes are “super comfortable.”
  • Several purchasers of the high-top sneakers think that the shoes’ design is “cute” and “spot on.”
  • The excellent ankle support of the lifestyle sneakers makes them perfect for a lot of activities including weightlifting and impact cardio, some people have reported. 
  • Reebok x Gigi Hadid Freestyle Hi Nova Ripple sneakers provide a good fit width-wise, according to a few testers.
  • These shoes are ideal for rainy days and cold weather, a handful have said.
  • A small percent of consumers have commented that the quality of the shoes is of a high standard.
  • The lifestyle footwears look exactly as pictured, some pleased buyers have reported.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of customers have reported that the shoes can be non-flexible especially the laces and tongues, which are stiff.
  • These shoes from Reebok’s lifestyle collection need wearing in before they get to a comfy enough state, a few have noted.

Bottom line

Reebok’s Freestyle Hi sneakers have been given a fresh new look with the introduction of these Gigi Hadid collab shoes. Although remade into a more current design that’s more in line with lifestyle needs, the shoes have not lost the comfy appeal of the old classic. 

These also come with the same much-loved ankle support of the classic model and loads of style. Perfect for cold seasons and when you just want to be a little bit extra.

Facts

Base model: Reebok Freestyle Hi
Top: High
Inspired from: Training
Collaboration: Gigi Hadid
Collection: Reebok Freestyle
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather
Season: Winter
Price: $130
Colorways: White, Black
Special editions: 5 special editions
Size
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The Freestyle Hi shoes by Reebok were designed for athletic sessions. This is clearly seen from the high-top construction of the sneakers, which provide ample ankle support. This new iteration kept that detail intact although the brand did away with the velcro straps of the old. 

Men have worn the classic Reebok Freestyle Hi Tops (because who can say no to that style even if it’s made for women?), and they can do so still with this new version by adjusting their shoe size to 1.5 sizes more from their usual. 

Be bold and daring with Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova Ripple x Gigi Hadid sneakers. Pair these with your favorite gym outfits such as a sports bra and leggings or bike shorts. Top off with a pullover if you want to get warm. 

The shoes are available in black and white colorways which look good with either neutral shades or bright ones.

Sometimes when classics are given makeovers, they fail. But other times, the results can be phenomenal. These Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova Ripple x Gigi Hadid sneakers are the latter. The clean leather construction and the hiking-inspired details (chunky cleat silhouette, ripple soles, and hiking laces) lend the old classic style a chic, edgy vibe.

Reebok Hi Freestyle shoes came out in the early 80s (1982, to be exact) and were an instant hit. An absolute genius move by Reebok, the company decided to produce the first athletic shoes for women. With the fitness craze at its peak in the years running from the 70s to the 80s and with mostly women as patrons of the sport, the shoe release was almost guaranteed to succeed from the outset. 

The high-top model was ideal for aerobic exercises because the shoes gave the ankles enhanced protection. Double velcro straps brought added lock-in security along with the lace-up front. The initial release came out in a variety of hues including blue, pink, orange, and red among others, which was another reason why the Reebok Freestyle Hi model became such a success.

To this day, Freestyle Hi sneakers remain in production. Various iterations of the iconic shoes have also come out including the Freestyle Hi Nova (a toned-down version of the Freestyle Hi) and Gigi Hadid’s Freestyle Hi Nova Ripple. 

Reebok’s Freestyle Hi Nova Ripple sneakers follow the more understated feel of the Freestyle Hi Nova but add in hiking elements for a more adventurous vibe.

  • Reebok Freestyle Hi Nova Ripple x Gigi Hadid shoes are made of textured leather uppers. 
  • Round wax laces, chunky ripple rubber soles, and neon infusions on the insoles and tongues complete the hiking-inspired look of the shoes.

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