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Reebok Clothing Ultimate Washing Guide

May 21, 2019

Reebok is a well-known company that sells sportswear. Aside from apparel, they also sell footwear. On top of that, they produce accessories such as water bottles, bags, gloves, socks, and headgear, all of which are available for purchase on their website. 

Over the years, they’ve collaborated with many celebrities including 50 Cent, Rick Ross, Alicia Keys, Swiss Beats, and Jay-Z.

More About Reebok

Reebok was founded by Joe and Jeff Foster in 1958. Even prior to that, however, the Foster family had sold running shoes under the company, name J.W. Fosters and Sons. By the early 80s, the brand had grown tremendously. They had successfully negotiated a number of deals and had reached over $1.5 million in sales.

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As of 2023, the company is based in Boston, Massachusetts. They also have regional offices in Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Mexico City, and Montreal.

A Closer Look at Reebok Clothing

Reebok sells a variety of sportswear for men, women, and children. To give you a better idea, they offer hoodies, pants, jackets, track tops, shorts—even underwear! As far as their shoes go, they have multiple lines, each of which is designed for a different purpose. For instance, they have ones that are geared toward running, training, basketball, walking, and CrossFit.

Reebok’s prices are quite affordable—especially when you compare their products to those of other well-known brands. Take their training pants, for instance, you can easily get a pair for under $50! In fact, some are as low as $40. If you catch them at the right time, you might even be able to snag some items on sale!

Taking Care of Reebok Clothing

Reebok products are relatively durable. If anything, their clothes are made to last—this is obvious if you look at the material and stitching. Likewise, their shoes are nothing to scoff at construction-wise. They’re easily comparable to those sold by other sports brands.

With that said, you still want to take proper care of their products. They might be durable but they’re not invincible. Over time, the fabrics will begin to show its age—this applies to both their clothes and footwear. Want them to last? If so, you want to be careful with how you wash them. You might have heard this before, but it’s easy for garments to wear out from improper washing methods. The last thing that you’d want to do is to ruin your new Reebok shirt by washing it the wrong way!

What’s the best way to wash Reebok products? Keep reading and we’ll tell you how.

How to Wash Reebok Leggings, Yoga Pants & Tights

As mentioned earlier, Reebok sells a variety of leggings and tights for men, women, and children. Assuming that you wear them for exercise purposes, it’s not uncommon for them to come in contact with sweat! In other words, they’d get smelly if you just leave them in a pile in your room.

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Why do that when you can just give them a wash? It’s easy! Here’s how.

Washing Reebok Leggings/Yoga Pants/Tights in the Washer

Reebok leggings and tights are made from synthetic fabrics. What does this mean? They’re machine washable! Before you load them in, however, there’s one thing that you want to do—turn them inside out. Not only will that make them easier to wash, but it’ll prevent the dyes from fading. For those who want to be extra careful, consider putting the pants in a net laundry bag. The extra layer will prevent the garments from rubbing against your items, which can cause damage to the fibers.

Note: You can wash Reebok leggings and tights with other garments as long as the colors are similar. In other words, don’t put white shirts with black pants!

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Load the leggings in and measure an appropriate amount of ACTIVE detergent—one scoop will usually suffice unless you’re washing a large load. Add it to the machine and select a cold wash cycle. Make sure to wash on a delicate setting, otherwise, you risk ruining the fabric. Do not use fabric softener or chlorine bleach. Vinegar is a great substitute if you’re looking to soften up your pants.

Press start and wait for the cycle to finish. Remove your Reebok leggings and put them up on a clothesline to dry. Do not tumble dry—even on the lowest setting, the heat can warp the material.

Washing Reebok Leggings/Yoga Pants/Tights by Hand

Sometimes, it’s easier to wash the leggings and tights by hand. You can do this by filling a large basin or sink with water. Dissolve half a scoop of ACTIVE detergent into the water—you might have to swirl the liquid with your hand to mix it. Put the leggings and yoga pants in once you’ve got yourself a soapy solution. Double check to see that all of the fabric is submerged before soaking them for at least 15 minutes.

Wash the fabric by kneading it gently with your hand. When you feel that it’s clean, rinse it under the faucet—the goal is to get rid of all the soap. Remember, having detergent residue is never a good thing as it can lead to skin irritation. Transfer the Reebok leggings to a clean surface such as a towel when you’re done; you can use it to blot off some of the excess water.

Let it air dry on a clothesline or drying rack. Avoid putting them in the dryer.

Note: You can wash Reebok tanks, shirts, shorts and long-sleeved shirts the same way. As a matter of fact, they can all be put in the same load (assuming that you’ve separated the different colors)!

Washing Instructions for Reebok Sports Bras

Reebok offers a variety of sports bras for women. Given how close they’re worn to the skin, it’s not uncommon for sweat to penetrate into the fabric. Luckily, they’re easy to wash.

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Putting Reebok Sports Bra in the Washer

As with the leggings, you want to put your Reebok sports bra in a mesh laundry bag. In fact, it’s more crucial that you do so with these items as they’re considered “delicates.” Secure the zipper on the bag before tossing them in the machine.

Note: You don’t have to wash the sports bras separately—it’s perfectly fine to wash them with other activewear. Having said that, it’s probably not a good idea to wash them with garments such as jackets; the zippers can easily damage the bras’ delicate fibers.

Measure out a scoop of ACTIVE detergent and add it to your washing machine. Choose a cold wash cycle—make sure to select a delicate setting. Press start and wait for the washer to do its magic. Skip the fabric conditioner; these products will ruin the bras’ sweat-wicking finish. If necessary, add a cup of white vinegar instead—it works great as a natural softener.

Remove your Reebok sports bra once the machine signals the end of the cycle. Take them out of the lingerie bag and line them dry. Avoid the dryer at all costs if you want them to last.

Washing Reebok Sports Bras in the Sink

It’s convenient to use the washer but that’s not always necessary. Sometimes, you can make do with just the sink! Fill it with enough water before adding 1/2 a scoop of ACTIVE detergent. Mix the two things together before plunking your sports bra in. Press down with your hands—you want to make sure that all of the fabric is wet. Let it soak for at least 20 minutes (longer if you feel that they’re more on the dirty side).

Swirl the sports bra in the soapy water a few times before massaging it with your hands. Gently rub it with your fingers to remove any sweat or dirt. From there, you want to rinse off the ACTIVE detergent. Place it under running water until the water turns clear. Alternatively, you can refill the sink with clean water and use it to rinse away the soap. Either way, you want to continue until the sports bra is free of soap.

Place your Reebok Sports Bra on a clean towel. Pat some of the extra water out before letting it air dry (you can use a drying rack or clothesline). As mentioned earlier, do not tumble dry.

Best Ways to Clean Reebok Shoes

Reebok sells a variety of footwear, all of which can be washed in a similar fashion. It never hurts, however, to check the care label inside the shoe before you start.

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Washing Reebok Shoes with ACTIVE Detergent

ACTIVE detergent is a great choice when it comes to cleaning Reebok shoes. First things first, dissolve some of the powder in a bowl of warm water to create a soapy solution. Dampen a clean cloth with the mixture and use it to wipe away any dirt or stains on the surface of the shoe. Afterward, wipe away the excess detergent with a clean paper towel.

Pro-tip: Check to see if the insoles are removable—it’s always better to wash them separately. You can do this by soaking them in the sink (with soap, of course). Similarly, remove the shoelaces before you start. You can wash them in the washer—just put them in a laundry bag.

As far as the sole goes, you want to clean it with the same soapy solution. Instead of using a cloth, however, it might be better to use a soft-bristled brush (an old toothbrush works great). Gently scrub away any debris before rinsing it with water.

Let your Reebok shoes air dry in a well-ventilated area. You can hasten the process by stuffing the inside with newspaper. Do not wear them until the fabric is completely dry!

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