Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the purchasers exclaim that not only is the Reebok BB 4000 stylish, but functional as well.
  • Numerous fans of Reebok sneakers express that the design remains true to its original silhouette, save for some minor tweaks.
  • Several shoe collectors highlight that the overall comfort on this low-top is above average.
  • Plenty of wearers describe that the leather material feels so soft and supple to the touch.
  • A handful of users notice that the construction makeup of this retro looks and feels durable.
  • The color options on the BB4000 is very versatile when it comes to outfitting choices, quips a few users.
  • Many sneaker aficionados point out that this shoe is reminiscent of the Reebok Club C 85, but more durable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several users cite that the forefoot area feels a little narrow to their liking.
  • The leather feels a bit stiff out of the box, explains a couple of reviewers.
  • Some testers opine that the shoe can, at times, feel too warm.

Bottom line

Much like the retro collection from Reebok, the BB 4000 is a kick deserving of its own reputation. Taking inspirational detailing and design from the basketball footwear style of the 80s, this lifestyle low-top trainer has a non-slip outsole that can take the daily beating of the wearer’s urban hustle.

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Good to know

The Reebok BB 4000 is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. Plenty of reviewers share that the sizing on this hoop-inspired pair runs a little large. However, it is also important to note that several consumers also notice that the forefoot area feels narrow. 

It is helpful to refer to the brand’s sizing guide and scroll through reviews on the site to get an idea of what the best size to get is.

With a classic silhouette and a classic design, styling does not need to be limited to classic as well. Although going basic is a never-fading trend, because of the timelessness design of the BB 4000, mix-and-match can go as far as funky to avant-garde, just like the rest of Reebok’s lifestyle range.

  • Boyfriend jeans folded at the seam, a crop top, an oversized colored long coat, and a Reebok BB4000 in all-white hue creates a street style to the tee.
  • Look effortlessly cool in a barbecue party with some chino shorts, a polo shirt, and a pair of the BB 4000 on feet.

Consistent with the old-school basketball shoe is the tread pattern on the outsole. Maintaining the concentric circle at the forefoot allowed basketball players to pivot and rotate while maintaining grip. 

Crafted to suit the more laid-back ways, Reebok painted this re-issue with more color options for the trendier sneaker wearer, regardless of age.

Other variations have a suede-leather upper that gives it a formal-ish vibe to it. Another Reebok signature is the terry fabric lining the insides and tongue for that extra comfort.

While up-and-coming giants Nike and Adidas were vying for the male consumers in the eighties, Reebok tapped the female market of aerobics and took both companies by surprise. 

Gaining momentum that success, Reebok decided to launch footwear for the male market this time, and basketball was a sport that was gaining popularity.

Released sometime between the late eighties to the early nineties, the Basketball 4000 Low, just like any basketball-inspired footwear from Reebok, was loved those who were looking for court-to-street footwear. Its vintage vibe added to its appeal.

                 BBC x RBK BB 4000

Reebok’s partnership with Billionaire Boys Club started in 2004 when Reebok managed the distribution of BBC apparel. Launching in 2019, a capsule of different styles, BBC painted the BB 4000 in a graphic-laden dollar sign and diamond leather with a hit of suede at the heel.

  • Padded tongue and collar provide much-needed cushioning and comfort.
  • The OG version featured a bigger wordmark and Union Jack Flag on the window box logo.


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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.