Verdict from 7.9 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Phase 1 Pro is a budget-friendly retro sneaker, which many shoppers highly recommend.
  • All testers are almost unanimous in praising its superior level of comfort.
  • Like its brother, the Reebok Phase 1, its crisp, vintage ’80s tennis court silhouette has appealed to most reviewers.
  • A handful of customers say that the Reebok Phase 1 Pro looks sharp and smart enough to wear at work or on any occasion.
  • Quite a couple of wearers are flabbergasted with its lovely variety of colorways, highlighting the classic off-white hues.
  • The colors match how they look on the website, according to a few online shoppers.
  • Some users have reckoned that it’s solidly built to withstand daily wear, with one claiming it can last him a decade.
  • Several buyers have considered the Phase 1 Pro as one of their best purchases.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few customers didn’t much like the unexpected plastic part on the heel.
  • Its arch support feels lacking to some wearers.

Bottom line

Considered as among Reebok’s criminally underrated vintage models, the Phase 1 Pro has been dwarfed by the other Reebok Classics, such as the Newport Classic and the Club C. But the Phase 1 Pro, an over-three-decades-old tennis silhouette, silently endures the test of time.

With the current trend pointing toward the retros, it’s the perfect time for the slightly forgotten Phase 1 Pro to make a renaissance. Its clean, classic style, signature paneling, richly hued side stripes, superb comfort and durability—all these merit its hard-earned timelessness. It’s priced at $95.

User reviews:

The Phase 1 Pro, a sneaker from Reebok’s lifestyle catalog, is offered in men’s and women’s sizes.It has a vintage low profile that provides full ankle mobility. It also runs on a traditional lace-up closure, which provides the feet a custom, lockdown fit.

With tennis as its roots, this vintage sneaker easily matches daily casual wear and athleisure. Shorts, pants, skirts, chinos, and jeans will go along seamlessly with the Reebok Phase 1 Pro. A tee-shirt, sweatshirt, a hoodie, or jacket can finish the laid-back look. As for athleisure, joggers, track pants, tracksuits, tank tops, and the sort do the job.

Moreover, the Phase 1 Pro is available in classic and contemporary colorways—off whites and other colors. One can pick any or collect all these colorways: classic white/meteor red, classic white/blue hills, white/banana, white/multi Fuji, black/white, tin grey/white, and bunker blue/white, bare beige/chalk/pale pink and lavender luck/chalk/pink. (Depending on the colorway, the sneaker may have suede or leather upper).  

The Reebok Phase Pro 1 sneaker exhibits a sleek, sporty style for everyday wear. Its look rounded up by the white midsole and colored outsole as well as the side stripe overlays and Reebok branding window. Additionally, the tongue is made up of mesh material for ventilation, furthered with little perforations in the toe box and vamp.  

The Reebok Phase 1 Pro was initially released in 1984, as one of Reebok’s original tennis lineup. It was also noted as the first leather sneaker to offer right-out-of-the-box comfort with no need for a break-in. To hype up to its legend, Reebok offered customers a twenty-one-day trial period. During which, customers could freely return the Phase 1 Pro if it left them unsatisfied. No questions asked. Besides a refund, customers also got a free can of tennis balls.

After three decades, the Phase 1 Pro returns, with a vengeance, as among the forefront silhouettes of the Reebok Classics.

  • The rubber outsole offers durability and a high-abrasion capacity.
  • A lightweight EVA midsole provides ample underfoot cushioning.
  • Its EVA sock liner is removable to accommodate orthotics.
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.