12 Classic (or Classics-Inspired) Reebok Hi Tops

After being bought by Adidas a decade ago, Reebok is trying to make a comeback by partnering with "prominent fitness groups," according to Reuters. It makes sportswear and shoes for CrossFit and is pushing itself as brand for "hardcore" sports enthusiasts. I suppose that's one tack to take, but Reebok could also emphasize its history of making the coolest sneakers ever. Observe: These 12 classic (or classics-inspired) Reebok sneakers.

After being bought by Adidas a decade ago, Reebok is trying to make a comeback by partnering with "prominent fitness groups," according to Reuters. It makes sportswear and shoes for CrossFit and is pushing itself as brand for "hardcore" sports enthusiasts. I suppose that's one tack to take, but Reebok could also emphasize its history of making the coolest sneakers ever. Observe: These 12 classic (or classics-inspired) Reebok sneakers.

1980s Reebok Freestyle Hi Top

According to Kicks on Fire, Reebok has roots going all the way back to 1891, but didn't become a big player in the global sneaker market until the late 1970s. By 1982, it was near the top of trainer sales wars, and "the product that gave Reebok that competitive edge" was its line of Freestyle hi tops. Here's a 1980s rainbow suede version.

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1980s Reebok Freestyle Hi Tops.

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1980s Freestyle Hi Top.

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1980s Reebok low-top running shoe.

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Reebok R.A.D.

In 2008, Reebok re-released a collection of R.A.D. (Reebok Advanced Design) old-school hi tops, based on some of its 80s skate releases.

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2013 "Vintage" Nylon Sneaker

Reebok's current classic line recreates Reebok sneakers in all their 1980s and 1990s glory. Here's a 2013 version of its classic leather and nylon aerobic sneaker.

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The 2013 version of Reebok's classic "Princess" sneaker.

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2013 Reebok Freestyle Hi Top

The modern Reebok Freestyle HI, re-issued to celebrate Reebok's 25th anniversary.

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2013 "Alicia Keys Mid Cut Wedge"

It's also got a line of badass modern-meets-classic high-tops designed by Alicia Keys.

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2013 "Alicia Keys Mid Cut Wedge"

So glam, so beautifully nonathletic.

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Freestyle HI TXT

2013 "Freestyle HI TXT"

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2013 "Reserve Tech 90s Collection" Pump Hi Top

The Reebok Classics Reserve Tech 90s Collection using 1990s color schemes with "Hexalite cushioning," aka the Pump.

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