Summary

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10 reasons to buy

  • Many like the cool retro design sported by this sneakers. One was nostalgic because its style takes you back to the 90s.
  • Several of the commenters are delighted to receive many compliments from wearing these.
  • A handful of reviewers shared that these can be styled in various ways and can produce different looks.
  • The combination of colors used on these sneakers are divine, said one tester.
  • Albeit made for casual wear, a few were pleased that they were able to use the low-top Rapide MU for running.
  • A significant number of testers lauded the comfort of these shoes as they are perfect for everyday wear.
  • One gave ten stars on the quality of this product.
  • The mesh upper drastically keeps the weight of the footwear down, said a wearer.
  • One noticed that the Reebok Rapide MU is more lightweight than the classics.
  • It works well with high-arched feet, said one purchaser.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe does not look attractive for people with flat feet, stated a shopper.
  • The color of these sneakers is lighter in real life than what is shown online.

Bottom line

Although it was previously constructed as a performance shoe, the Reebok Rapide MU makes its comeback on the streets. Though not as technologically-savvy for the modern times, these sneakers were able to adapt in terms of style and comfort.

This comeback classic continues to display stellar performance even though its purpose is for the streets this time. Overall, these low-top shoe raises the bar up for casual footwear.

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The Reebok Rapide MU is a men's sneaker that is available in sizes 4-13. The synthetic suede and textile upper hugs the feet while still providing it ample room for comfort. Albeit it is ideal to go to a brick and mortar store to see how it fits, most users stated that these fit true to size. However, those who prefer a little bit of wiggle room may need to size up to allow more space on the toe area.

The Reebok Rapide MU is not a preacher of the "out with the old, in with the new" saying. Despite looking as if fresh from the 90s, these retain that hip and fresh style as if it is straight of a fashion magazine. The contrasting color of the side does not only accentuate the logo of the brand, but it also gives a nice pop of color on the monochromatic upper.

These lifestyle sneakers can be versatile enough to pair with shorts, jeans, and joggers. All of those looks will exude an effortless casual cool vibe.

While timelessness is a feature that is exhibited on the outside, the Reebok Rapide MU also projects this characteristic on its interior. These sneakers are adorned with an EVA midsole which is a familiar comfort since its conception. As it is constructed for street and everyday wear, users will not have issues on pain despite specific foot issues. Those who prefer orthotics as well can take advantage of its removable sock liner for that lasting relief.

Before getting the name Reebok, the shoe company was named J.W. Foster after its founder Joseph William Foster. Creating the first spiked shoe, the company was the first amongst many. Eventually, J.W. Foster included his sons in the business and continued to produce shoes that are favored by athletes.

In 1958, the company adopted the name "Reebok," named after an African gazelle when his grandsons took over the business. The brand continued to project innovation on its line of products and captivated the attention to reach success rapidly. From just spiked shoes, the brand eventually catered to different performance shoes. More so, being a brand from England, the company was also acquired by Paul Fireman and extended its market to the United States.

One of the most iconic shoes released by the brand is the Reebok Rapide. Released in 1995 as a lightweight running shoe, these sneakers were pulled out again in 2018, now making its transition as lifestyle footwear.

  • The low-top Reebok Rapide MU is available in black, tin grey, army green, shark and parchment colorways.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com