The Reebok LX 2200 is one of the latest sneakers we crossed paths with and we could not miss the opportunity to review its looks. You may not tell by its looks this is a brand new silhouette inspired from Reebok’s retro vault, more specifically from the LX8500. The latter was first introduced in 1985 , six years before the Reebok Pump Omni Zone II was released. Over the time it has become one of the most popular from the brand along with the Classic model. The LX 2200 is a 2022 modern interpretation of the classic much like its name suggests. Same as the Asics Lyte classic or the Nike Waffle Debut, it is also a more affordable version of the classic it was inspired from. 

How They Fit 

The pair we got our hands on was the black and gray version which was one of the first released in 2022. Out of the box it looks like a true retro shoe from the 80’s, much like the LX 8500. It is lightweight and feels pretty solid overall. On foot they fit true to size but they are quite pointy towards the front which may be an issue for wide footed folks. As usual, going a half size up should do the trick but still, overall they run pretty narrow. If not sure about your size you can check out this size chart. Some may need a bit of break in due to the leather overlays but it was not the case for me. They feel like most retro shoes do, comfortable and somewhat versatile.

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Upper 

The upper of the Reebok LX 2200 is made of mesh with suede and leather overlays, the classic setup from the 80’s classics. The comfort you get is pretty basic but the looks and craftsmanship stand out for sure. They are quite breathable and because of the different layers they are made to last for a while. There is just enough padding in the heel area, tongue and insole to ensure comfort for everyday wear. It did not take much to confirm during our Reebok LX 2200 review that these are best for daily walks and less for serious athletic activities. 

Sole Unit 

Same as the upper, the sole unit of the Reebok LX 2200 is a pretty classic setup with the exposed EVA midsole and rubber outsole. The brand kept some elements of design from the LX 8500 to give it some distinct look, like the line tab from the heel area which for the 2200 is more of a heel cup for additional stability. The outsole features a different pattern, however , that reminds us of golf sneakers which have enhanced traction. The sole unit overall offers what most classics do, a moderate cushion that strikes just the right balance between comfort and stability. 

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Bottom Line 

To conclude our Reebok LX 2200 review, these are an excellent addition to the brand’s lineup of retro sneakers. At a $90 retail price you get a retro looking shoe made with quality materials that will make it last for a while. It is a shoe that you can wear every day and even use for light athletic activities like running or in the gym. 

Reebok LX 2200

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