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.
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Fit & Sizing
The Classic Leather EBK is available for both men and women. Women’s sizes range from 5 to 11 while the men’s models are offered in sizes ranging from 7 to 13.
Reebok Classic Leather EBK Style
The Reebok Classic Leather EBK can be worn by both men and women. The shoes dress up perfectly with a pair of trousers and a button-up shirt. Women can wear it with denim skirts, jeans, and leggings.
The Reebok Classic Leather EBK does not feature innovative technologies like its newer counterparts. However, the shoes are still as comfortable as ever, and the vegetable-tanned leather gives them a richer feel. The subtle colors further elevate the style of the sneakers to something quite sophisticated.
Reebok Classic Leather EBK History
Reebok introduced the silhouette that the Classic Leather EBK is based on in the fall of 1983. The iconic Classic Leather shoes were considered groundbreaking runners at the time because of the innovative technologies that they featured which included toe box air vents and the BiDensity Shock Protection System that gave the footwear stability. However, as pioneering as these technologies were, what added to the shoes’ popularity was the fact that they were the first Reebok runners to utilize garment leather fabric.
From the start, these shoes were able to mix function, style, and practicality well in a way that made them as ready on the streets as they are qualified for the tracks.
The Classic Leather EBK (or Elevated Basic Knit) keeps most of the style of the original model but enhances it by adding knit fabric to the shoes’ uppers. A gum rubber sole further adds to the heritage look.
- The knit material of the Reebok Classic Leather EBK is featured on the tongues and quarters of the sneakers.
- The Elevated Basic Knit Pack for women comes in two colors: Whisper Grey and Shell Pink. There are two colorways for the men as well, namely Army Green and Sand Stone.
- A Classic Leather EBK Needlecraft Pack also came out with the colorways Smoky Indigo, Black, and Beige.
- The Reebok Classic Leather EBK sneakers use a traditional EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning.
- The knitted detailing takes from arrowhead knit detailing on Western wear of the 40’s and 50’s.