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 Classic CL Leather Ripple Mono History
After the successful run of the Reebok Freestyle, the UK based brand decided to utilize the Freestyle's textile leather upper on a running shoe for the first time in footwear history and dubbed this shoe the Reebok Classic Leather. Released in 1983, the Classic Leather was designed with fashion-conscious men and women as its target market. The kick was well received and became famous for its simplistic design and streamlined silhouette. It is widely regarded as Reebok's first success story.
The classic running shoe crossed over to the lifestyle scene and instantly attracted the masses. Today, it is a casual sneaker staple every sneaker fan must have. With the shoe's success and time-tested existence, it became the subject of several collaborations. Some of the kick's most notable collaborations are with Palace Skateboards and Kendrick Lamar, while celebrities like Jay-Z and Travi$ Scott were spotted rocking a pair in public.
One of the Classic Leather's many iterations is the Reebok Classic CL Leather Ripple Mono, which features a tonal colorway with a ripple-like design on its outsole. This shoe was launched in 2016 with the classic silhouette and comes in various colorways.
Reebok Classic CL Leather Ripple Mono Style
Dressed in a monochromatic color, the Reebok Classic CL Leather Ripple Mono is a pair that could elevate your look in a snap. Let the vibrant blue and red colorways be the main attraction of your ensemble by dressing it in neutral colored clothes, while the black and white colorways would look great with basically any casual outfit.
Fit & Sizing
The Reebok Classic CL Leather Ripple Mono is exclusively available in men’s sizes that range from 5 to 13. Ladies who would like to own a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. This kick is reported to fit narrow, hence fitting it in person is best recommended.
This kick's upper is crafted from the iconic leather material this shoe model is known for. It has perforations in the toe area for added breathability, while both the tongue and collar are lightly padded for comfort and cushioning. The shoe's collar is lined with terry fabric for added in-step comfort. Finally, just like few other Reebok Classic Leather releases, this kick comes with a "ripple" sole but what sets it apart from the others is its monochromatic color from heel to toe.
- The shoe is available in D – Medium width.
- The Reebok Classic CL Leather Ripple Mono is a tribute to the red, white, and blue pole outside every barbershop used to invite customers in.
- The shoe is available in a pack called the “Barber Pole Pack” that includes all four colorways: black, red, white, and blue.