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 Leather Ice History
Before the current trend of technology-imbibed shoes, there was a time that leather was a core material for the upper of a running sneaker. It was 1983 when the world first witnessed the Classic Leather, a running shoe that utilizes garment leather as an upper material. It is also fixed with a BiDensity Shock Protection System for supreme cushioning (at the time) and air vents for breathability.
But as shoe technologies spontaneously developed, the "runner" function of the Classic Leather faded out. Fortunately for the brand, civilians who loved its look continued to sport it to the streets. The act contagiously spread through casual walkers and soon became an underground hit throughout the decades.
In the recent years, the vintage style gradually crept its way into the limelight with a lot of help from loyalists who kept the Classic Leather spark alive from the underground. With artists like Kendrick Lamar spearheading its comeback, its name became relevant again in the footwear realm.
In 2016, Reebok Classics brings back the ice sole which was used in 90s Reebok Workout Mids and attached it to the Classic Leather. Tinted in black and white tonal uppers, the Reebok Classic Leather Ice adds coolness and exceptional grip from below.
Reebok Classic Leather Ice Style
Two prominent colorways were released bearing the ice sole for this sneaker iteration. The black and white hues showcase a crisp and clean image that is easy to partner with clothes. The ice sole perfectly adds chic to the overall appeal of the low top form which complements the tonal strike of the upper.
Fit & Sizing
The Reebok Classic Leather Ice is a low top primarily designed for men. It runs in full sizes starting from 6 to 15 in D medium widths. Women are also welcome to sport the classic trainer bearing in mind a 1 1/2 size below the men's.
The walls of the sneaker are lightly padded to add coziness on every stride. It utilizes a lace enclosure for lockdown. Cushioning comes from the traditional EVA midsole which also absorbs shock.
Aside from resurrecting the famous tonal black and white uppers, the sneaker adds another iconic feature: the icy blue sole which advantageously enhances grip and traction.
- The sneaker stays true to its production roots with its Die-cut EVA midsole for cushioning and comfort.
- The upper material consists of premium soft leather for a luxurious but stylish look.
- The sneaker was released in May 2016.