Summary

We spent 7.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • A great number of reviews have mentioned that these sneakers from Reebok are excellently made. 
  • The Reebok GL 6000 OG are incredibly comfortable shoes, as what satisfied buyers have commented.
  • Based on a lot of wearers, there are no break-in periods or adjustments needed for this pair.
  • One reviewer has wished that more Reeboks fit like the GL 6000 OG.
  • Plenty admire the shoe’s awesome style and colorways.
  • These high-quality sneakers are a great value for money.
  • According to several Reebok fans, they love the classic, retro vibe of these sneaks.
  • Many would recommend this good-looking pair to their family and peers. 
  • Several consider that this is a good trail shoe and is also great for daily use.
  • They look really good on feet, as per numerous users. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few have observed that these low-top shoes are not that suitable for wet and cold weather conditions. 
  • Some have experienced that the pair is a bit tough to clean thoroughly.

Bottom line

Considered as a great re-issue of a classic trainer, the Reebok GL 6000 0G is a successful tribute to the GL 6000 but is updated with an appealing touch. This iteration stays true to the original look and feel of its predecessor while providing extreme comfort where it is needed. 

Although the pair is not suitable for inclement weather, this Reebok classic sneaker is every bit worthy to be added in one’s collection.

Facts

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. 

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. 

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 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.  

  • 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.

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