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.
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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.
Reebok Act 300 History
Reebok, with all its glory and popularity in the sneaker industry, has beginnings that take us all the way back to the 1890s. Around this time, Joseph William Foster founded JW Foster and Sons, a company that designed the specific spike running shoe. Having poured his heart and soul into the company and the product, the shoes were able to reach the Olympics, widely recognized and popular.
But not one to harp on this success alone, the company continued on with a clam and relaxed demeanor, opting to focus on creating and delivering superb shoes. By 1958, the big change for the company was to come along. After a lengthy discussion, the grandsons of Joseph decided that it was time to go for a name change, seeing just how much of a mouthful JW Foster and Sons was. Instead, they decided in going with Reebok and everything from then was sealed.
With fresh invigoration, the newly re-named brand went into the market of running. There, Reebok went ahead and introduced its quality shoes that were excellent for running. To say it was popular with the running crowd would be an understatement. Seeing the potential, Reebok decided to enter other various sports market, one of these being tennis. In this category, Reebok was able to penetrate and give the tennis crowd a number of sneakers that have actually carried the inspiration on up to this day. One example of such a sneaker is the Reebok Act 300.
WIth the Reebok Act 300 low top, one can clearly see and feel the tennis-inspired history to it. It’s sleek and cleanly designed just the way Rebook tennis sneakers were made to be back in the day. It pays homage to it very well, with the Union Jack symbol found along the laces paying tribute to the athletic origins of Reebok.
Reebok Act 300 Style
When it comes to style, the Reebok Act 300, without a doubt, holds the laid-back, and calm and collected vibe to it. Adding to the whole aura of the low top are the colors that it is available in. For a perfect retro-look, the sneaker’s chalk colored upper, that is conveniently made of leather, gets some teal colored details on it. It’s pretty appealing to the eyes with the pop of color making it stand out. For those who want something a little bit more subtle, then the second option might be more enticing. It’s still the same chalk colored upper but instead of green, has red detailing to it.
The Reebok Act 300 has been said to be designed for that classic, timeless yet casual look and we have to say that we agree with that sentiment very much. It goes well with jeans and shorts, paired with simple t-shirts and blouses for the top. Women can’t go wrong wearing these with summer dresses!
Fit & Sizing
With this unisex low top, a lace-up closure system can be found. This type of system allows for the wearer to be in control of the fit of the shoe, dictating how tight or loose they want it. Meanwhile, a soft leather upper makes for a surprising supportive comfort to the foot.
The Reebok Act 300 comes in mens’s shoe sizes ranging from 4 to 13 US. Half sizes are also available. For women who want to wear a pair of the Reebok Act 300, merely go a size and a half down of what is normal to get the size in men’s.
The Reebok Act 300 is a sneaker that, even from afar, holds everything that a heritage Reebok shoe should be or embodies. It’s got a classic look to it as well as feel, but it’s been outfitted with the modern conveniences to make it still a very comfy shoe to wear. The Union Jack symbol that can be found along the laces is something that many have noticed and a detail that Reebok is quick to point out with this sneaker.
- The Reebok Act 300 features a removable EVA sockliner that can accommodate orthotics.
- A high abrasion rubber outsole makes it even more durable.
- The upper material used for the sneaker is made of soft leather.