Reebok was founded by Joe and Jeff Foster in 1958. Even before 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 many deals and had reached over $1.5 million in sales.
As of 2024, 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, including hoodies, pants, jackets, track tops, shorts—even underwear.
As for their footwear, they have multiple collections, each of which is designed for a different purpose.
For instance, they have ones that are geared toward running, training, basketball, walking, and CrossFit.
How to Wash Reebok Leggings, Yoga Pants and Tights
Washing Reebok Leggings/Yoga Pants/Tights in the Washer
Reebok leggings and tights are made from synthetic fabrics, which means they’re all machine washable.
Before you load them in, however, there’s one thing you want to do – turn them inside out. Not only will that make them easier to wash but it’ll also prevent the dyes from fading.
For those who want to be extra careful, consider putting the pants in a mesh laundry bag.
The extra layer will prevent the garments from rubbing against your items during the wash cycle.
Place the leggings in, and measure one scoop of ACTIVE Detergent powder. Pour it into the tub and choose 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 from the machine afterward 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
Start by filling a large basin or sink with water. Dissolve half a scoop of ACTIVE Detergent into the water (you’ll have to swirl and agitate the liquid to dissolve the powder) and place your leggings and yoga pants in the tub.
Ensure 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 leftover 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 and 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.
Washing Instructions for Reebok Sports Bras
Reebok offers a variety of sports bras for women. Given how close they are to the skin, it’s not uncommon for sweat to penetrate the fabric. Luckily, they’re easy to wash.
Putting Reebok Sports Bra in the Washer
Place the sports bra in a mesh lingerie bag and secure the zipper before tossing it in the machine.
Measure out a scoop of ACTIVE Detergent and add it to your washing machine. Choose a cold wash cycle, making sure to select a delicate setting.
Avoid using hot water as you don’t want to expose your intimates to heat.
Press start and wait for the washer to do its magic. Skip the fabric conditioner; these products will ruin the bra’s 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
Fill a sink with enough water before adding half a scoop of ACTIVE Detergent. Mix to dissolve the powder and place your sports bra in.
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 excess dirt, paying extra attention to the straps.
Next, rinse off the ACTIVE Detergent by placing 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.
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 Footwear
Their shoes should be cleaned every once in a while – this is especially true for white sneakers as they’re prone to staining.
Washing Reebok Shoes with ACTIVE Detergent
ACTIVE Detergent is a great choice when it comes to cleaning Reebok footwear. 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.
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 dry 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!
Tip: If necessary, you can add a bit of baking soda to the wash cycle for extra deodorizing power.
Washing Reebok Products – FAQs
Can you wash Reebok activewear with dish soap?
You can use dish soap in a pinch but it won’t be as effective as ACTIVE Detergent, which is specially designed to eliminate odors and residue from activewear.
Can I clean my white shoes with hydrogen peroxide?
Combine two parts baking soda with one part hydrogen peroxide to create a paste. Using a brush, apply a liberal amount onto the shoes. Gently massage it into the fabric before rinsing it with cold water.