Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
CollaborationBait & Stranger Things & Ghostbusters
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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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Bait x Stranger Things x Ghostbusters x Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi History
The Reebok Ex-O-Fit was initially unveiled in 1983 as the men's version of the renowned Reebok Freestyle of 1982. It showcased a single ankle strap for added support inserted with terry cloth inner lining for more comfort. This high-top leather kick was able to reach the popularity comparable to the status of the Nike Air Max 1 and the Air Jordan 3.
Reebok, later on, introduced several iterations molded from the Ex-O-Fit and one of it is the Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi. This modernized model kept the classic elements with tweaked details for a more distinct style.
In 2017, just in time for the debut of Season 2 of the Netflix series "Stranger Things," Sony and Reebok unveiled their partnership to launch a special sneaker model. Both brands also worked with the Ghost Corps, the company responsible for the projects related to Ghostbusters, to unveil unique footwear, centered in the 1984 sci-fi movie. The BAIT x Stranger Things x Ghostbusters x Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi features a look that is a direct replica of the Halloween costume of Dustin, a character in Stranger Things.
This kick is exclusively offered through BAIT and features the classic Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi with doodles all-over inspired by the Ghostbusters costume Dustin donned in the Season 2. These doodles were drawn by one of the most famous characters, Dustin, making this kick more appealing and noteworthy.
Bait x Stranger Things x Ghostbusters x Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi Style
The high-top BAIT x Stranger Things x Ghostbusters x Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi is the re-introduction of the 80s Reebok Ex-O-Fit. This very limited kick kept all the classic details and added offbeat designs all over on each shoe.
This kick commemorates the Halloween season and the Stranger Things series by adding playful elements on its soft, leather upper. The Stranger Things logo can be seen stitched on the sole while the sides of the shoes have the Ghostbuster doodles. On the heel region, the 'No Ghost' word was handwritten to add striking design and one of the famous Ghostbuster's characters, Slimer, can be seen drawn on the other pair.
The classic Ex-O-Fit details were kept such as the all-white leather upper with the timeless Reebok branding on the tongue and heels. Many bold fashionistas strut this pair with their skinnies, shorts, and joggers to display this eye-catching kick in plain view.
Fit and Sizing
This model is exclusively offered in men's sizing in medium width. This model fits true to size; thus it is highly recommended to grab one's regular shoe size. For the ladies, they are advised to purchase 1.5 sizes down their regular shoe size for a cozier fit. Example, for ladies with shoe size 7, she is suggested to buy size 5.5 in men's sizing for a comfier fit.
This pair has a lace-up fastening system with single-strap Velcro on the ankle for a snug, comfortable fit. Meanwhile, Reebok inserted Terry cloth lining and cushy insole for added comfort and support.
The doodles all over the white leather upper of the BAIT x Stranger Things x Ghostbusters x Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi magnetizes interests from many buyers and onlookers. Both shoes have different drawing designs which boost its eccentric appeal.
These doodles are focused on the 80s hit movie Ghostbusters and were the drawing of Dustin, one of the main characters in the Stranger Things series. This sneaker collaboration stayed authentic to Dustin's doodle and used it as the final design in the re-introduction of Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi in partnership with BAIT and Sony Pictures, and Ghost Corps.
- This sneaker has a flexible rubber outsole that provides traction on various surfaces.
- Another version of this model is called the BAIT x Stranger Things x Ghostbusters x Reebok Ex-O-Fit Vintage Hi. It displayed the same design of the Clean Hi but treated with few vintage details to associate time with the design. The midsole is in cream, it has sponge vintage tongue, and yellow glue marks to depict its old vibe. Also, the OG logo of Reebok is stitched on the tongue instead of using the retro 'Reebok Classics' logo.