Verdict from 6 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Some of the buyers are using the sneaker as a workout shoe due to its dynamic support.
  • A large percentage of the wearers attested to the satisfying comfort of the Reebok Workout Plus Altered. One even said that the shoe “feels like clouds on his feet whenever he puts it on.”
  • There are a few users who stated that it could be worn for long hours without discomfort.
  • A reviewer concluded that he is recommending this shoe and the Reebok Workout collection itself to a lot of people because of its qualities.
  • A good number of purchasers praised the Reebok Workout Plus Altered’s design features. There is one who thought that "its design is different from other conventional sneakers, adding to its appeal.”
  • One buyer was particularly fond of the White / Navy / Lime color scheme. He said that its classic look is praise-worthy.
  • According to a shopper, the low-top provides sufficient traction.

2 reasons not to buy

  • As per a wearer, the sneaker creases easily even after minimal use.
  • There is one who is not satisfied with the shoe for having a flat bottom.

Bottom line

The vintage aesthetic of the Reebok Workout Plus Altered is not only its positive aspect. While most had praised the design, its support details are also worthy of being complimented. Comfortable as any lifestyle shoe could be, it can be utilized for long hours without the feeling of uneasiness. Its low-cut design provides the essential mobility and freedom of maneuverability. For its design and features, the $90 retail price tag seems to be reasonable or could be considered as a bargain.

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Good to know

The sneaker's soft feel and breathability are mainly due to its full-grain leather upper. Its padded heel and tongue with the regular lacing enclosure offer a secure fit.

The Reebok Workout Plus Altered is available in US men’s sizes, from 3.5 to 13.

The low-top Reebok Workout Plus Altered showcases an eye-catching design, with the trademark H-Strap and brandings across the shoe’s exterior. Its soft leather upper delivers an elegant and authentic classic vibe. The 1987 flaglet on the lateral sides and brandings on the pull heel tab add more distinction. Whether working out or while doing everyday activities, this training-originated shoe delivers style and confidence on every step.

Its high abrasion rubber gum outsole delivers traction and durability. The EVA foam midsole is there to provide shock absorption and cushioning.

Many labeled the mid-80s as the peak of the workout/training phenomenon. At this juncture, a large margin of average men and women went to health clubs while taking videos of themselves. The Reebok brand played an integral role in this fad by releasing the Reebok Workout in 1986. The majority of the gym-goers loved the shoe for its versatility and design.

This fad reached the 90s. Many people were searching for a pair of trainers that somehow embodied the 80s style.  This demand prompted Reebok to release an update of the Workout, which is named Workout Plus. Compared to the original model, this one exhibits a more refined upper and slightly lighter build.

Over the years, the Reebok Workout Plus has been reiterated numerous times and made the transition from training to lifestyle category. The signature H-strap has been retained on most of its models.

In 2011, the company released a Vintage Collection comprised of the Reebok Workout Plus, Reebok Classic Leather, and Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi. This monochromatic collection is designed with classic detailing, such as hints of yellow across the sneaker. By 2012, a collaboration by Reebok and Swedish apparel brand Cheap Monday paved the way to an updated modern version of the Workout Plus. This low-top's upper consists of two-tone denim with black and grey sections.

One of the recent additions to the Workout Plus collection is the Reebok Workout Plus Altered. Staying true to the collection’s style, this one has the classic details of the Workout Plus but with some design nuances. Released in 2018, the sneaker is offered in distinctly different color schemes.

  • The color schemes for this shoe so far are White / Tm Dark Royal / Excellent Red / Snow Grey / Chalk, Collegiate Navy / White / Excellent Red / Chalk, Black / Excellent Red / Yellow, White / Collegiate Navy / Neon Lime, and White / Black / Red / Mist.


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