Size and fit

This retro pair is widely available for men and women. They fit true to size so both genders will not have a hard time in getting the correct sizes for them. Also, it is advised to go for one’s usual size. For those with narrow feet, it is recommended to go a half-size down. With a lace-up closure, one can guarantee a secured and personalized fit. 

Reebok GL 6000 OG Style

Reminiscent of the ‘80s models, these Reeboks stay true to the original with a touch of retro style. The retro runners have reproduced the look & feel of GL 6000 of the original released in 1985 faithfully. Its nostalgic running style comes with a nylon upper that is detailed with premium pigskin nubuck overlays.

This time around, the pair is added with a bit of leather accenting. Additionally, ‘GL6000’ is stitched on the heel counter while the Reebok logotype is found on the side windows of the shoes. The archive logos add impact and a heritage-inspired flair to the GL 6000 OG’s design. 

This iteration pushes the colorways, the OG men’s and women’s colorways, towards the lifestyle and sporty tones. The colorways for this Reebok pair are cold gray with white and triathlon red accents while the other one is in true grey 5, with white and C. blue.

As these retro runners are very casual and stylish on their own, they can be styled easily with any clothing piece from one’s wardrobe. For a casual ensemble, one can go for a relaxed pair of jeans or denim, a pair of shorts or cuffed joggers with plain shirts, blouses, sweaters or tank tops. If one opts to go for a sporty ensemble, gym outfits are perfect for the pair. 

Notable Features

The Reebok GL 6000 OG features a low-cut design. This classic shoe’s nylon upper is lightweight, adding to the shoe’s lightweight characteristic. An ultra-supportive, die-cut EVA midsole, which is superior in cushion characteristics, is utilized to also provide lightweight cushioning with every stride. For an extra comfortable feel, a padded foam sockliner is also added to the shoe’s construction. The durable and high-abrasion rubber outsole brings durability and enhanced traction. 

Reebok GL 6000 OG History

Reebok was an extension of the J.W Foster and Sons athletic footwear company that was first founded in the 1890s by Joseph William Foster in the town of Bolton, United Kingdom. The footwear company is one of the very first manufacturers to utilize track spikes in their running shoes.

Reebok hit the US and has grown into new markets, selling their products in over 28 countries worldwide. The sportswear giant began introducing clothing and sports accessories to its roster, including track tops that are still produced and designed to this day.  Today, Reebok is one of biggest brands alongside Adidas, Nike, Puma and many other various footwear brands.

Just like a lot of other brands, Reebok also loves going through its archives when it comes to updating its classic sneakers. One of the shoes that got its revision is the GL 6000 OG, an iteration of the GL 6000. The GL 6000 is a classic Reebok running sneaker, originally released in 1985. Although it is a more updated version, the GL 6000 OG still stays true to the look and feel of the original design.  

Nice to know

  • Several iterations of the GL 6000 have been re-released numerous times in various colorways and styles.
  • The complete archive logos that are found on the shoes, as part of the branding, pay homage to the original.


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.