Verdict from 8 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Based on a majority of reviews, people liked how comfortable the Reebok Pump Supreme Engine felt.
  • A good number of users stated that the shoe looked well-constructed, with one individual reporting he admired the good workmanship.
  • Several people said the shoe fit perfectly well and that it was true to size.
  • A few buyers were pleased that their purchases came exactly as pictured and described.
  • One user commented that it was the first time he’s been impressed with a shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One consumer stated that he liked the shoe overall, but it felt a bit heavy on the feet.
  • Two reviewers noted how expensive the shoes were. 
  • One person said he liked the idea of a pump shoe, but the aesthetics of the Pump Supreme Engine was not very appealing.

Bottom line

The Reebok Pump Supreme Engine is a superior shoe that lives up to the classic Reebok Pump’s standards of comfort and quality. It does have a steep price point that not many can afford, but it does make up for it with perfect fit and function.

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Good to know

This shoe is available in men’s sizes. It has adequate interior room and support for those with standard foot measurements.

The Reebok Pump Supreme Engine combines performance and style. While marketed as a lifestyle shoe, this low top can also be perfect for playing sports. The shoe’s design is trendy and undeniably modern. It looks good when paired with jeans, shorts, and track and cargo pants.

The Pump Supreme Engine features the PUMP technology which adjusts to the wearer’s foot for a snug fit. A carbonated foam midsole gives the shoe a cushioned feel while carbon fiber in the midsole lends the shoe support and stability. A mesh upper provides the shoe with enhanced breathability.

The Reebok Pump Supreme Engine’s silhouette dates back to the late 80’s classic high-top basketball shoe, the Reebok Pump. The Pump, released in 1989, was the first shoe to have an internal mechanism for inflating the tongue to get a snug fit. It has seen numerous iterations since, including the 1990’s XST Pump and Michael Chang’s Court Victory Pump.

In 1991, the Pump technology expanded into different sports including golf, aerobics, cross-training, running, and walking. Three years later, Reebok partnered with the movie, Above the Rim, to create a line of shoes, which included the Pump Torch, for the film. That same year, in 1994, the Insta Pump Fury was launched and became a huge success.

In 2005, two Pump shoes were launched—the ATR (Above The Rim) Pump and the Pump 2.0.  Fast forward three years, Reebok again launched a new Pump shoe called the Pump X MLB to pay homage to both the Yankee and Shea stadiums.

The ZPump Fusion was introduced in 2015, and in 2016, two new versions were launched, the ZPump Fusion 2.0 and the ZPump Fusion 2.5. Three other releases were launched almost simultaneously with the ZPumps: the Nano Pump, Nano Pump 2.0, and Nano Pump 3.0.

Also in 2016, a collaboration with Vetements produced the Vetements x Reebok Pump Supreme. It was initially launched with a white colorway, followed by a black one two months later, in December of that year.

The Pump Supreme Engine debuted in January of 2017. It featured a slim and streamlined silhouette, a white outsole, and a slipper-like design. Zigzag overlays go around the knit-like upper, and ventilated perforations can be found throughout. A carbonated foam midsole gives the shoe lightweight support. It has since been released in various colorways including triple white and triple black.

  • Sole thickness is 3cm.
  • Shaft height at 8cm.


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