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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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.
Reebok Classic Leather Beams History
The dawn of the 20th century witnessed the birth of a global shoe brand, which would eventually end up in the hands of Adidas. J. W. Foster and Sons were established before the start of the 1900s which after decades regrouped as a gazelle-inspired brand called Reebok. The England-based shoe manufacturer eventually diversified its market and crossed international waters where it met with Paul Fireman, an American outdoors gear entrepreneur.
During this time, a particular Japanese retail store was slowly crawling towards pop culture status using Westernized influences in clothing and footwear. By merging with the brilliant minds present at the time, Beams only took a handful of years before it became well-known and enlisting itself as a lifestyle conglomerate which caters a vast variety of products from music goods to artworks.
Beams and Reebok met at the latter part of 2017 to produce a shoe that exemplifies the style of the Japanese giant with a hint of Reebok flair. Beams T, the collaboration division of the parent company Beams, joins with another Japanese-centric pop-up shop called CreativeDrugStore to resurrect the Classic Reebok Leather the way they like it. The Reebok Classic Leather Beams shines in a white dominant upper which is given dimension by gold and navy accents.
Reebok Classic Leather Beams Style
Style-wise, the Reebok Classic Leather Beams is all there is to it with all the busy CreativeDrugStore gold brandings at the laces infused in a sleek white leather upper. One can sport the whole look of the collab which also comes with a track jacket and pants. The limited edition low top would be perfect to be partnered with pants or joggers for a casual style.
Fit & Sizing
The sneaker comes in a lace-up enclosure which is responsible for providing a good snug around the vamp. The leather uppers sit atop an EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning. Men can purchase the sneaker in sizes ranging from 7 to 13.
The leather uppers of the Reebok Classic Leather Beams come in tonal whites which are complemented by gold detailing on the laces and at the heel tab. The gold brandings on the laces are of CreativeDrugStore origins. The Reebok branding on the lateral window box is also tinted in white with a colored Union Jack logo. Lastly, the sole combines a gum rubber pigment with navy accents to complete the look.
- The sneaker's model number is CN-2175.
- A molded PU sockliner provides supreme comfort and durability which is also branded with a CreativeDrugStore logo.
- The collection was released at BEAMS T Harajuku on December 16, 2017.