Verdict from 7.9 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • A significant percentage of users find that these are a great alternative to the heavy steel toe cleats as these are unique, comfortable and extremely lightweight.
  • According to a reviewer, the insides of the Reebok Work Leelap are nicely padded.
  • This sneaker by Reebok is relatively easy to clean, according to one tester.
  • This model from the Reeboks Classics collection is comfortable to wear according to a lot of reviewers. In fact, those that are on their feet the whole day notice that these are the perfect companion for their lifestyle.
  • Aside from its style, numerous consumers, especially those that are working in a more hazardous environment, enjoy its function of acting as safety shoes.
  • One who is required to wear steel toe shoes every day cannot find one that is durable enough to last more than six months. He seems happy to see one that fits his requirements
  • These sneakers are breathable and keep the feet fresh throughout the day, others note.
  • The reflective side stripes add a delightful accent on the shoe because it acts as a safety feature especially for people working in low light conditions.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The heel part could use more arch support, one of the wearers have said. The shoe is concaved which causes chaffing on the ankles especially when paired with low-cut socks.
  • A shopper wishes that there are more color and non-suede options for this model.
  • A high number of testers find the material harder and not as soft and flexible as the other Reeboks that they are used to.

Bottom line

Despite carrying a low profile, the Reebok Work Leelap does not need to look flashy for one to know its features. Fulfilling the essential qualities that users usually require for sneakers, these are comfortable, lightweight and stylish. Beyond that, its function as a steel toe work shoe works great especially for those who need it or those who merely want their feet protected.

User reviews:

The Reebok Work Leelap is a unisex sneaker that is offered in men's and women's sizes. This shoe has a suede upper that is matched with brushed nylon lining that wraps the foot in comfort while the steel toe provides wide toe room for the feet to move with ease.

Prepare to expect the unexpected with the Work Leelap. Functioning as a steel toe work shoes, these sneakers are disguised in a tennis-style retro silhouette, seemingly making its wearer court-ready. Its low-top silhouette exudes a casual style that pairs well with jeans and shorts. Those who are tired of wearing bulky and rugged work cleats can find these as a great alternative.

Drawing inspiration from athletes but explicitly designed for hard-working professionals, one can only expect that the Work Leelap combines performance and comfort. Functioning as a steel work cleat, users can be assured that even those who are in the most hazardous workplace can keep their feet away from injuries.

Reebok started its humble beginnings in 1890 when Joseph William Foster founded it. The founder was known to design the first spiked running shoes and became reputable in making handmade shoes for athletes during his time. Eventually, his company became a family business and his two grandsons, created a sister company named after African Gazelle, Reebok.

Since then, the brand has evolved despite being bought by Paul Fireman in 1978. One of its lines is the Reebok Work, which consists of the brand's reiteration of a performance and comfort sneakers. Each of the sneakers falling under this category, the Leelap included, is equipped with different technologies.

  • The EH feature stands for Electrical Hazard. It means that this sneaker protects the feet from risks like energized conductors, highly charged electrical equipment, and live circuits.
  • The cushioning of the Reebok Work Leelap is composed of airy EVA foam and integrated heel pads.
  • Some retailers call it the Reebok Leelap EH.
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.