14 users: 4.6 / 5
Base model: Reebok Freestyle Hi
Top: High
Inspired from: Training
Collaboration: FACE Stockholm

Verdict from 8 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • A majority of buyers commended the Reebok x FACE Stockholm Freestyle Hi for its incredible comfort.
  • Many reviewers were delighted that the shoe they loved in the ‘80s is back in style.
  • Some reviewers noticed and appreciated the shoe’s lightness in terms of weight.
  • The new colorways for this collection are great and are appreciated by a number of reviewers.
  • The shoe has a great material, according to some reviews.
  • Some purchasers commented that the shoe fits perfectly.
  • The Reebok x FACE Stockholm Freestyle Hi is budget-friendly.
  • The leather material on the upper is appreciated by some purchasers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some purchasers were so disappointed that the color of the Reebok X FACE Stockholm Freestyle Hi is not as accurate as it looked like in the photos.
  • Some reviewers mentioned that the shoe size is inaccurate. 
  • One purchaser noted that though the shoe conforms to her expectations, the shoe is difficult to put on.
  • One reviewer was not pleased to receive a poorly-made, low-quality pair.

Bottom line

Originally a fitness shoe, the Reebok Freestyle Hi was able to slowly make its way as a fashionable sneaker for women. On its 35th anniversary, Reebok and Swedish brand FACE Stockholm collaborated again and released a collection of this classic in colorways that are inspired by the latter’s makeup and nail polish colors.

The Reebok x FACE Stockholm Freestyle Hi not only brought a sense of nostalgia to those who loved their classic Freestyle Hi in the ‘80s, but it also left purchasers satisfied with its quality, comfort, and aesthetics.

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Runs true to size in general, the Reebok X FACE Stockholm Freestyle Hi is available in women’s sizes ranging from 5 to 11. It has a lace up closure with an additional double ankle strap closure that provides a comfier fit.

Showcasing the Reebok Freestyle Hi’s signature leather upper and lace up and ankle strap closure, the Reebok X FACE Stockholm Freestyle Hi is available in colorways inspired by the Swedish makeup brand’s makeup and nail polish colors. A high-top sneaker that can be worn basically with anything, it goes well with jeans, shorts, or skirts.

The Reebok X FACE Stockholm Freestyle Hi features a similar silhouette as that of the classic Freestyle Hi, but is released in colorways inspired by the makeup brand’s makeup and nail polish colors. The upper is comprised of soft, full-grain leather. It also features EVA midsole cushion, double ankle strap and lace up closure, and high abrasion rubber outsole.

The Reebok Freestyle was originally introduced as a fitness shoe in 1982. As the first ever athletic shoe designed and marketed exclusively for women, it had a huge success in sales and popularity and even became a must-have during the aerobics craze in the ‘80s. In 1983, the Freestyle Hi was introduced, a high-top version of the original silhouette bearing the signature double Velcro ankle strap.

On the 35th anniversary of the Reebok Freestyle Hi, Reebok teamed up with the Swedish makeup brand FACE Stockholm and came up with a collection of the Freestyle Hi variation with colorways inspired by the latter’s makeup and nail polish colors. This variation is known as the Reebok X Face Stockholm Freestyle Hi. Interestingly, this collaboration is also a celebration of the FACE Stockholm’s 35th anniversary.

  • Other retailers refer to this as the Reebok X FACE Stockholm Freestyle Hi 35. The number 35 is added which corresponds to the shoe’s 35th
  • The side panels and the front part of this shoe feature perforations for breathability while its interior has a removable insert and a soft textile lining. The midsole is made of EVA foam cushioning. The rubber is resistant to abrasion.
  • The Reebok Freestyles are also referred to as the 5411. This originated from the streets of New York and was based on the $54.11 ($49.99 plus tax) price tag of the shoe and song references from rappers Redman and DMX.

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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.