Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • There are several purchasers who have advised that the mid-top Reebok Royal BB4500 HI2 sneakers are very comfortable.
  • According to the majority of its buyers, this kick’s ankle support is praise-worthy.
  • A couple of shoppers mention that it is more appealing in person compared to the pictures.
  • For a few of the users of this footwear, it provides a secure fit.
  • As per a regular wearer, the flat sole of this sneaker from Reebok is an advantage as it apparently helps with minimizing back discomforts during long hours of standing.
  • There is a shopper who has advised that her husband who has lingering foot issues could only wear this mid-top due to its features.
  • A couple of buyers say that they prefer the white colorway. 
  • It could be utilized as a gym shoe as well as doing everyday activities, according to a reviewer.
  • Its affordable regular price is a welcome aspect of this mid-top.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A user complains that compared to its predecessor, this version has less padding on the tongue.
  • According to a long-time Reebok purchaser, this model has a softer sole compared to other Reebok shoes of similar construction. 

Bottom line

As a follow-up to its highly-rated BB4500 predecessor, the Royal BB4500 HI2 appears to retain most details of the original. Aside from its similar classic design, the ankle support seems to be consistent for this model, as multiple wearers have attested.

The shoe is also proven to be versatile, as it could be used while doing everyday activities, for gym workouts, or even during casual workdays. The budget-friendly regular price is more than enough for customers to consider the Reebok Royal BB4500 HI2.

Facts

Style: Retro
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Reebok Royal
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole
Features: Orthotic friendly
Price: $65
Colorways: Black, Blue, Red, White
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 9/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 8/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Reebok sneaker
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this April

The men’s mid-top Reebok Royal BB4500 HI2 is available in US sizes. Its blend of leather and mesh as its upper and perforated tongue offers breathability and comfort. Securing its fit is also easy with the help of the traditional lace-up closure.

These kicks, often referred to as the Reebok Royal BB4500 HI2 basketball shoes by retailers, have a classic basketball-inspired silhouette that looks great when paired with skinny jeans or denim shorts. Because of the primary color variants, wearers will have it easy when matching the mid-top with any combination of casual clothing.   

Its mid-cut design provides enhanced stability and ankle support. The EVA sockliner not only delivers cushioning but is also removable, allowing it to accommodate orthotics. Durable responsiveness is possible due to its high abrasion rubber outsole.  

Reebok has been in business since the early 1900s. Its founder, a British cobbler named Joseph William Foster conceptualized the Spiked Running shoe, which is the first of its kind. He established the JW Foster and Sons with the help of his family. While the company wasn't completely popular during its initial decades of existence, its products made an impact during the 1942 Olympics.

A grandson of the founder rebranded the company in 1958. From JW Foster and Sons, it changed the name to Reebok, which is a Dutch spelling of the name of a species of antelope. Before the end of the 1970s, the company was acquired by Paul Fireman, an American who introduced Reebok to the United States. After more than a decade after its acquisition, its sales reached almost $2 million.

Reebok released its Classic collection which consists of lifestyle sneakers. One of the shoes is the BB4600, a basketball-inspired sneaker that has been a popular footwear among the younger wearers during the 80s. In 2004, a contemporary reiteration of the BB4600 named BB4500 Hi was released. It pretty much retained the classic design and support features of the BB4600, but with modern materials and color schemes. Recently, the Reebok Royal BB4500 HI2 was released as a direct follow-up to the BB4500 Hi.

  • The color variants for the Reebok Royal BB4500 HI2 are white/lgh solid grey and black/alloy.

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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.

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