Verdict from 6.6 hours of research from the internet

11 reasons to buy

  • Per most reviews, the Reebok Workout Clean Mid Strap delivers superior right-out-the-box comfort, and needs no breaking in or additional insoles.
  • This model is budget-friendly.
  • Its bold, vintage ’80s styling, furnished with modern features, appealed to many shoppers.
  • Quite a handful liked the Reebok Workout Clean Mid Strap’s overall clean look.
  • Its leather upper felt soft and cozy to several users.
  • Some testers judged the shoe to be well built.
  • It too has become a favorite shoe to a couple of buyers.
  • The majority of wearers agreed it runs true to size.
  • A few shared their feet felt good wearing the shoe for long hours.
  • One customer liked that the strap made his feet look smaller.
  • A sneakerhead declared that of all the twenty pairs he owned, the Workout Clean Mid Strap strikes him as the most comfortable pair.

4 reasons not to buy

  • More than a handful wished that this model came in more colorways.
  • Few wide-footed persons said that it fits slightly narrow, especially during the first weeks of use.
  • One tester felt that it does not have enough ankle support.
  • Sticky glue gushed out from the sole, a user reported.

Bottom line

Reebok reworked their classic Workout silhouette and gave it a one-of-a-kind throwback. Raised to a mid-cut height, with the iconic H-strap complemented with a novelty leather Velcro strap, the Workout Clean Mid Strap unstraps the rules of the ’80s old school heritage.

Its soft full-grain leather upper looks sleeker and cleaner. A die-cut EVA-cushioned midsole supports the foot. Underneath all this, a gum rubber outsole grips the floor without scuffing. Priced at $90, this Reebok Workout iteration has proven to barely show any weakness in its game, comfort-wise or style-wise.

User reviews:

These Reebok Workout shoes are available in men’s sizes, which range from 3.5 to 15, and all in medium width. Women who wish to grab a pair should go one and a half sizes down their usual size. For example, a women’s 6 need to pick a men’s 4.5. This laced-up model features a mid-cut design and hook-and-loop leather Velcro strap, which all provide the foot with adequate support, padding, stability, and secure custom fitting.

Mid-tops are not as widely regarded as low-tops as high-tops. So it follows that people do not frequently wear them. It also means that mid-tops, such as the Reebok Workout Clean Mid Straps, stand out amidst a crowd of sneakers whenever seen.

These Reebok Workout mid-top shoes, with their smooth, clean, and classic leather-y look, match a lot of outfits. Be it athleisure or casual wear or a mix of both. Men and women can rock these mid-tops daily with joggers, cotton shorts, sweatpants, plain tees, as well as slim-fit jeans and mini-skirts. Currently, this model is available in black and white colorways.

The signature H-strap which this Workout model exhibits is impossible to ignore. But put a novelty to it, such as adding a leather Velcro strap over it, then it’s on a whole different level. These Reebok Workout Clean casual shoes also feature a leather upper that has cleaner, subtler stitching and detailing, with a lightly perforated toe box area for added breathability.

The Workouts first appeared in the 1980s to accompany the rise of the aerobics fad. The Workout came in low-top and mid-top variations, designed by Edward Lussie, with aims of providing a footwear with all-around comfort and some dandy styling. The widely coveted side panel H-strap is a testament to that as it improves overall support and stability while boosting the sneaker’s style with flair.

Now Reebok comes up with a new iteration that shakes up the old Workout silhouettes. The Workout Clean Mid Strap is among the freshest additions to the beloved Workout line.   

  • Its gum rubber outsole provides excellent indoor traction.
  • The EVA, or ethyl vinyl acetate, midsole also absorbs shock.
  • Reebok branding is found in the tongue, H-strap panel, and heel area, and is embossed on the midsole.

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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.