Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers love the strikingly stylish appeal of Reebok Freestyle Hi Ultraknit.
  • It is very comfortable, a few wearers have shared.
  • A handful of reviewers mention that they consider this kick from Reebok as lightweight.
  • Like the other Ultraknit sneakers, this model is well ventilated.
  • Most reviewers recommend the RBK Freestyle High Ultraknit to anyone.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of reviewers wish that Reebok offers this in other colorways.
  • One reviewer complains that this pair is hard to put on.

Bottom line

The Reebok Freestyle Hi Ultraknit features a not so common profile in the sneaker world. It is an update of the Reebok Freestyle Hi but with a strikingly appealing and stylish ultra-high profile.

Unlike its predecessor, this model is covered with breathable, comfortable, and lightweight materials, which left many reviewers impressed. A highly recommended pair for buyers looking for a pair to express their style and comfort.

Facts

The high-top Reebok Freestyle Hi Ultraknit sneaker is offered exclusively in women's range. This sneaker has the EVA midsole to give a lightweight cushioning to its users. The padded sockliner, meanwhile, adds cozy feel suitable for the city strutting. 

This kick has the conventional lace-up with the double Velcro strap found on the ankle, just like its predecessor the Reebok Freestyle Hi. This securing system provides lockdown fit to its users, especially as this kick was designed for the workout sessions.

The ultra-high Freestyle Hi Ultraknit from Reebok displays a style that is a combination of sneakers and boot. Reebok replaced the glove-like soft leather on the upper with the lightweight and breathable Ultraknit material extending up to below the knee. This knee-high sock-like sneaker is offered in two colorways, chalk/skull grey/stucco and black/ash grey/medium grey.

To give its onlookers a nice view of this lady-specific sneaker, it is best to wear it with mini skirts or shorts. Some may also style this with their skinnies or jeggings. For a workout-ready ensemble, some ladies prefer styling this with their yoga pants.

This women-exclusive sneaker turned several onlookers' heads for its dramatic high-top silhouette. Its exaggerated high sock element situated atop the retro silhouette are the eye-catching details, making many ladies aspire to own one. To pay homage to its classic heritage, Reebok added leather overlays and kept the Velcro closure, which made the Freestyle iteration very popular during the 80s.

Reebok launched the Freestyle Hi in 1982 as the first-ever athletic footwear explicitly made for cardio and stretch sessions of women. This silhouette quickly gained followers for their comfort and fashionable look, and even men wanted to own a pair. The Freestyle catapulted Reebok's popularity into the mainstream also considered one of the most popular silhouettes of all time.

During the peak of aerobics mania in the 80s, Reebok Freestyle Hi was often seen worn by Jane Fonda in most of her videos. Because of its glove-life leather and fashionable style, this kick had huge sales of $13 million in a year, half or Reebok's sales in that year, just after it was unveiled to the public.

To date, Reebok Freestyle's silhouette is still in production. The brand was able to unveil numerous variations of Reebok Freestyle, and one of them is the Reebok Freestyle Hi Ultraknit. This high cut sneaker is Reebok's entry to the sock sneaker trend. This kick features a sock-like fit made of Ultraknit upper attached to the base of the timeless Freestyle Hi.

  • Seen on each sleeve is the Reebok text tag that complements the overall monochromatic look of this model.
  • The Reebok Freestyle Hi Ultraknit is made of thick, highly abrasive rubber outsole that provides grip on city pavements.

Author
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com