Reebok WorkOut History Plus

The Reebok Workout Plus Trainer Gets Re-Worked in An Updated Chalk Colourway

The history of the Reebok Workout trainer goes back to an era of leotards, leggings and leisure shoes.

It doesn’t take a genius to ‘work out’ what the Reebok Workout trainer was initially intended for. We may have seen a massive rise in cross-fitters and ripped up calisthenics’ over the last 10 years but this new found fitness trend is certainly nothing new. Diet fads and exercises may have changed slightly but the 80s was where the fitness revolution really happened. The Reebok Workout trainer fuelled the feet for your daily gym workout like a bodybuilding supplement in sneaker form. Comfort, stability and grip made the Workout the ideal gym companion for your workout wardrobe and the fact it looked just as good when you stepped out of your aerobics class was an added bonus. The Workout just screams 80s fitness, which is exactly what it is, a fitness shoe that has gone down in trainer history as an all time classic. The history of the Reebok Workout has seen it go from a gym goers favourite to an 80s footwear icon. Reebok’s fitness origins have lead to sponsorship deals with the CrossFit Games, an annual reminder of the original Reebok gym connection from the 80s era.


Above: “Because Life Is Not A Spectator Sport.” An original advert for the Reebok Workout Mid-Cut trainer from 1985.

As other leading sportswear brands such as Nike and adidas were predominantly focusing on running trainers and sole technology, Reebok saw a gap in the 80s fitness market. With a new fitness direction, Reebok Introduced a range of gym focused leather styles that could also be worn for everyday use such as the Workout. The Workout was born in 1984, as gym memberships were going through the roof and getting in shape was the in thing to do. Designed specifically for working out in, the Workout became just as popular for every day use. From general gym workouts to aerobics the Workout proved to be a massive hit. City yuppies of the era could even be seen wearing their Workouts as they left the gym, usually teamed up with expensive Armani suits and Burberry trench coats.

Reebok WorkOut Plus Chalk Navy

Above: The Reebok Workout Plus trainer in chalk/navy now available from 80s Casual Classics.

The iconic 80s fitness shoe now returns to 80s Casual Classics in an updated chalk colourway for the latest season. Going on the original minimalist vibes of ‘old skool cool’ the Workout trainer returns with all its OG 80s fitness glamour for this latest iteration. Now introduced in a brand new chalk colourway the Workout Plus trainer features the iconic H strap to the sides with the original Union Jack logo of the Bolton born brand. Other highlights of the original fitness shoe include full grain leather uppers, perforations to the toe vamp for breathability and an upated gum sole unit. If it’s Classic 80s Reebok you’re after then this latest version of the Workout Plus is the trainer for you!

Above: The Reebok Workout Plus trainer in chalk/navy now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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