Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many testers call the Reebok Royal Ultra SL a comfortable shoe that is ideal for walking.
  • This low-top footwear is incredibly stylish according to a big number of reviewers. 
  • Plenty of consumers loved the colorways of the shoe which they said blends with most casual clothes. 
  • Several buyers said the shoe offers great quality at a reasonable price.
  • The Reebok Royal Ultra SL is a lightweight and versatile shoe that is perfect for casual wear according to a few customers.
  • Some said the casual low-top sneaker looks even better in person while others said the contrasting fabrics look good.
  • One user said he liked the footbed in the shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Reebok Royal Ultra SL is quite narrow and a bit short according to several people. 
  • One tester said the shoe is not very supportive and can’t be used for intensive exercises or anything other than walking.
  • A person complained about the shoe’s lining that he says doesn’t line up where the foot should be.

Bottom line

Reebok continues its tradition of producing comfortable shoes with the Reebok Ultra SL. The shoe is also on trend, and the large variety of colorways available are all eye-catching.

Adding to the perfect combination of style and comfort is the affordable pricing of this low-top sneaker. The only drawback to this shoe is that it is a bit narrow which may be a deterrent to wide-footed users although some say this can be solved by going up a half size larger.

Facts

Base model: Reebok Royal Ultra
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok Royal
Price: $75
Colorways: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Pink, Purple, White
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Reebok sneaker

The Reebok Royal Ultra SL is available in men and women’s sizes. The shoe is offered in sizes ranging from 5 to 15 for the men and 5 to 11 for the women.

The Royal Ultra SL is already a trendy shoe that does not need much to enhance it. For women, pair the kicks with simple leggings or jeans and top it off with a black leather jacket for an effortlessly stylish look. For men, match the shoes with slim jeans for casual Fridays and khaki pants and a polo shirt for a smarter setting.

The shoe’s classic old-school silhouette has been updated to give it a more stylish and modern vibe. The metallic details of the low-top footwear add to its notable and striking appearance.

The Reebok company has always been known for producing quality and innovative products for athletes. Since their inception in 1958, the company has been churning out footwear designed to improve each athlete’s comfort and enhance their performance. Some of their shoes have been worn by Olympic champions such as Harold Abrahams who was immortalized in the movie Chariots of Fire.

The Reebok Royal Ultra is a throwback to those early years of Reebok with its sleek and low-cut classic silhouette. The heel tab detail makes the shoe more eye-catching while a padded sockliner made of foam gives it an enhanced cushion. The shoe’s upper is made up of a combination of nylon and suede, and the midsole is a die-cut EVA for superior shock absorption. The iconic logo could be found on the side of the shoe as well as on the heel.

The Reebok Royal Ultra came out in a variety of shades and currently has 17 colorways to choose from.

The Royal Ultra SL is a flashier version of the Ultra. The shoe kept the silhouette and the same classic good looks. It was also released in many varied colorways just like the original. However, the Reebok Royal Ultra SL has been updated with gleaming metallic accents which draw the eye. The outsole’s tread was also changed for enhanced durability.

  • The Reebok Royal Ultra SL has a die-cut EVA midsole for absorbing shock.
  • A high-abrasion rubber outsole gives the footwear durability.
  • The shoe features a padded foam sockliner to give it extra cushioning.
  • The upper is made of nylon and suede leather.
  • The Reebok Royal Ultra SL has more than ten colorways to choose from.

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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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