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The CL in Alter the Icons model is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. While the ladies’ version features a leather-synthetic upper, the male is swathed in the semi-translucent upper. However, one need not limit to this categorization as fashion will always be subjective to one’s style.
As most reviews share that the sizing on this retro is on the larger side, it is suggested to get this half or even a full size down. Several also share that the forefoot feels narrow, so it is recommended to get it half a size up.
With the larger size and narrow width, it is crucial to follow the site’s procedural guide to getting one’s size to get the closest fit possible.
Whether one decides to get either the leather or the sheer upper, this reimagined shoe will surely be an eye-catcher no matter how one opts to style this.
- Be comfy in the workplace with some khaki pants, plain tee under an unbuttoned plaid polo, and a pair of this sneaker in White/Washed Blue/Primal Red hue.
- Look casual chic in pinstripe dress under an oversize denim jacket and some White/True Grey 1/Glass Blue colorway on feet.
Having the same makeup as the Classic Leather, this upgraded version is differentiated by swathing the shoe with ripstop see-through material, giving it a deconstructed vibe. Splashed in bolder and more fun color modernizes this timeless classic.
Stitched on the tongue and heel are rubber patches that print the version and material of the shoe. Some colorways print the “Concept Sample 005”, while some carry the “Tech. Transparency.” Underneath this unique piece bears the Reebok vector logo.
Reebok initially launched the Icons collection in July 2018.
As the collection states, Reebok takes iconic silhouettes and tap up-and-coming trailblazers in their respective fields of music, fashion, design, and art.
Taking two of its popular ‘80s silhouette, the Classic Leather and the Workout Plus, Reebok encourages these influencers to remix and redesign these timeless models to fit their respective styles.
In February 2019, Reebok launched the ATI capsule with Grammy-nominated rapper Childish Major; Atlanta-rapper, J.I.D; rap artist and designer Rejjie Snow; London-based model-stylist-songwriter Juno Song; singer-songwriter Tayla Parx; and 13-year-old twin sisters DJs Amira and Kayla.
- The female variety has the semi-transparent overlay on the upper that connects to the lace closure area.
- Other color selections feature an icy outsole.