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 IR History
The Reebok Classic Leather IR contains the DNA of its predecessor—the Reebok Classic Leather, a running shoe born in 1983. The silhouette gained recognition for its simple design as opposed to the technically-detailed running shoes of the time. Despite the simple silhouette, the Classic Leather was a superior running shoe that performed just as well as, if not better than, its running counterparts.
The original model had air vents for breathability, and it utilized the Bi-Density Shock Protection System to give it stability. It was also the first running model to use garment leather for its upper. This glove leather upper gave it a luxe look which would endear it to the hip-hop and fashion culture as well as the world of track and field.
The Classic Leather IR, which came out July of 2014 as part of a limited edition “Reflective Pack,” updates the look of the retro silhouette with a very contemporary reflective detailing that gives it good visibility even during the night. It features the same slim style and comfort the original version was known and loved for.
Reebok Classic Leather IR Style
The Reebok Classic Leather IR would look just as home with a pair of crisp trousers as it would with casual, rugged jeans. The bright details of the low-top shoe bring pep to any outfit, and the sophisticated silhouette does not need any more dressing up. Understated clothes would bring more attention to the footwear.
Fit & Sizing
The Classic Leather IR is an exclusive for men shoe that fits people with sizes ranging from 7 to 13. Some half sizes are also offered. The leather upper gives structure to the shoe while the lace closure provides an adjustable fit.
The simple, clean design of the beloved classic running shoe updated with a modern twist is the Reebok Classic Leather IR’s most eye-catching feature. Also notable is the shoe’s comfort which is just like its predecessor’s.
- The Reebok Classic Leather IR was part of the Reflective Pack along with the NPC II and Workout Plus.