Verdict from 3 experts and 68 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • These Reebok shoes fit well, several remark.
  • The Sublite Pro Rise lives up to its name according to nearly all owners. They claim that these shoes are incredibly light; enabling them to jump higher and run faster.
  • These are good basketball shoes especially for its price, several buyers assert.
  • Many reviewers are satisfied with this shoe’s performance.
  • The shoes are surprisingly supportive, a few comment.
  • Quite a few appreciate the Sublite Pro Rise’s style.
  • These Reebok basketball shoes are quite comfortable according to some wearers.
  • Similar to the 11th Jordan CP3, more than a handful of reviewers are saying that these shoes have good traction.
  • According to one tester, the cushioning is responsive and provides great court feel.
  • These Reebok shoes are very breathable, a small number of players note.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few users are disappointed with the shoe’s quality. They claim that the light materials are not durable enough for competitive basketball.
  • Some say that these basketball shoes run a half size small and are not wide-foot friendly.
  • These Reebok basketball shoes cause terrible blisters, a good number of players warn. They further say that the shoes are painful and uncomfortable wear.

Bottom line

Like the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt, reviewers are pleasantly surprised with the overall performance of the Reebok Sublite Pro Rise. It is extremely light, incredibly breathable, and quite supportive.

However, depending on your foot shape, these basketball shoes can either be very comfortable to wear or quite painful to play in. Because of this, many are saying that these are terrible for basketball but good for casual use. All in all, the Sublite Pro Rise is still a nice alternative to Nike and Adidas shoes, especially for its price.

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Good to know

Raise your performance on the court with the lightest basketball shoes Reebok has to offer. Weighing in at just 9.4 ounces, the Reebok Sublite Pro Rise was the lightest performance basketball shoe during its release in 2012. These Reebok basketball shoes feature a synthetic upper for support, Sublite foam midsole for lightweight performance, and high abrasion outsole for durability.

Cushion. These Reebok basketball shoes are equipped with a Sublite foam midsole that provides soft support and lightweight cushioning. A midfoot stability plate is also present for added support.

Traction. The Reebok Sublite Pro Rise features a high abrasion outsole with a herringbone pattern for traction. The outsole also has flex grooves that enhance flexibility for improved mobility on the court.

Length and Width. These basketball shoes reportedly run small and narrow. Reviewers suggest going up half a size when ordering.

Lockdown. The Sublite Pro Rise has a lace-up closure for an adjustable fit. A padded mid-top collar ensures ankle and heel lockdown.

The synthetic upper is constructed with Reebok’s 3D Fuse Frame technology to reduce weight without sacrificing support. Mesh quarter panels keep the foot cool and dry during intense play.

The Sublite Pro Rise has a unique look thanks to its 3D Fuse Frame construction. Its full-foot flex grooves also give it somewhat of a ZigTech vibe. Finishing off the silhouette is a large Vector logo on the mesh quarter panel.

Reebok launched a wide variety of colorways with the help of NBA players Jameer Nelson and Jason Terry. Listed below are just some of the color options available.

  • Dark Green/White
  • Flat Grey/Vitamin C/Gravel/Grey
  • Gravel/White/Black
  • Red/Black/White
  • Royal/White
  • Team Black/White
  • Team Cardinal/White
  • Yellow/White/Black


How Reebok Sublite Pro Rise ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 11% basketball shoes
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