Who should buy the Reebok BB 4600

This basketball-inspired Reebok sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with an 8-pring lace punchouts for a snug fit
  • You are after a sneaker with well-padded heel collar for additional support

Reebok BB 4600 Logo

Style of the Reebok BB 4600

Reebok BB 4600 Outsole

Evoking a nostalgic silhouette, this basketball style 4600 makes for a fashion outfit that surpasses time, generation, and style trends, similar to the rest of retro style shoes from Reebok. Capture the perfect old-school-meet-contemporary attire by throwing on a vintage-printed shirt, tucked into a flowy midi skirt, and some BB4600 on feet in the white/yellow/blue color variation. Fashion should be beyond on-court and off to the streets in black skinny ripped jeans, denim long-sleeved polo, a fedora hat, and the 1986 OG color in white/red for that no-fail look.

Reebok BB 4600 Midsole

Notable Features

Reebok BB 4600 Laces

One defining difference from the 1986 version is the modified height that most sneaker collectors instantly notice. The 2019 model of the BB 4600 comes with a much shorter heel collar but retains the same amount of padding to provide enough ankle support. Staying true to the OG is the tread pattern on the outsole. Maintaining the concentric circle at the forefoot allowed basketball players to pivot and rotate while maintaining grip. Although there are other tweaks, they are minute that some may bypass it. 

Reebok BB 4600 Toebox

History of the Reebok BB 4600

Reebok BB 4600 Heel

Having great success in the aerobics market in the early 80s, Reebok decided to release a basketball line targeting the male market. Pioneering the basketball range for Reebok is the release of the BB4600 model in 1986, years before the more popular Reebok Pump came into the picture. With its predominantly NBA-sanctioned white upper and some stripes of color, it was a hit to the high-school students who were looking for on-court-off-court stylish footwear. In the later part of 2019, Reebok re-issued the BB 4600 in its OG red/white colorway and added some color options in neutral tones that fit the sneaker trendsetters of the contemporary age.

Reebok BB 4600 Side

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA
Season: Spring, Summer

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.