105 users: 4.3 / 5
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Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Royal
Colorways: Black

Verdict from 9.2 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • A lot of reviewers loved the gum sole detail. 
  • The Reebok Royal Nylon Gum is a true classic with a twist. 
  • Majority of the wearers expressed how comfortable the shoe is.
  • A couple of the shoe’s fans mentioned that they purchased a few more pairs because they loved it so much.
  • The shoe’s tonal colors and classic silhouette go well with different looks, which some recognized as a must for a good sneaker for everyday wear.
  • The Reebok Royal Nylon Gum is an affordable shoe compared to its contemporaries.
  • Some wearers specifically appreciate the foam midsole as it is very comfortable and could be worn all day, according to them.
  • A significant number of purchasers expressed their delight with the shoe having great quality and good value for the price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • There were reviewers who mentioned that the Reebok Royal Nylon Gum is smaller than their usual size. Recommended getting half a size bigger.
  • Two buyers observed that the nylon material in the upper of the white colorway could get dirty easily.

Bottom line

The Reebok Royal Nylon Gum is a classic with an added oomph to its look. With its tested comfort and classic style, this is a great shoe for people who value ease and good looks. The shoe could also add a stylish accent to any outfit with its updated gum sole. Presented with the shoe’s aforementioned good qualities plus its affordable price, Royal Nylon Gum is easily a must-cop for many.

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The Reebok Royal Nylon Gum is available in sizes for both men and women. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 6.5 to 13 while the ladies can choose from sizes 5 to 12. Some reviewers observed the shoe to run a bit smaller than their usual size and recommended to try a half size bigger.

If your measurements fall between two sizes, choose the smaller size for a more snug fit or the larger size for a looser fit.

The Reebok Royal Nylon Gum has the same classic retro silhouette and monochromatic look as the line’s past models. The shoe has a classy, versatile, and sophisticated sporty look perfect for people who like mixing and matching their outfits. The shoe’s design was inspired by the road so expect the leather texture to add a subtle hint of rugged touch to your look, but nothing overwhelming. The gum sole feature could also be a stylish and unique accent to a rather bland look.

The Reebok Royal Nylon Gum’s upper is crafted in low-cut style using leather and nylon materials for its upper. The mixture of leather and nylon exudes a rugged look, which took inspiration from the road. Reebok logos could be found on the tongue, back collar, and side underlays of the shoe. It features a blind eyelet lace-up for closure. The collar and tongue are padded while it features the Memory Tech foam for its sockliner. The midsole is made from die-cut EVA foam while the outsole is crafted from carbon rubber.

Reebok originally debuted its Royal Heritage Collection in 1983 and are known for their simple and casual design. By flawlessly combining athleticism and casual style in the original Royal Nylon shoe, it had its successful run during its time.

The current Royal Nylon offers a new twist to the classic in the form of the Reebok Royal Nylon Gum. Evident in the shoe’s name, this model features an updated gum sole. Although crafted almost similarly as its predecessor, the Royal Nylon Gum offers a unique and new look to today’s audience.

  • The shoe does not come with Ortholite.
  • The Reebok Royal Nylon Gum is available in medium width.
  • Aside from men and women’s sizes, the shoe is also offered in kids and infant sizes.
  • It is offered in tonal colorways: black and white.
  • Some people also use the shoe for running in urban settings and during gym workouts.

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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.