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 Melted Metals History
The 1980s was a revolutionary year for sneakers. Most of the fashionable shoes today have taken a different path from being sports kicks to lifestyle sneakers were born on this decade. Among the footwear that crossed over from being a running shoe is the Reebok Classic Leather.
First coming out in 1983, the Reebok Classic Leather was first conceptualized as a running and fitness shoe with its full leather exterior and thick soles. The simple design and all-white colorway was an instant hit among sneaker fans.
Some 30 years after its release, Reebok began to reinvigorate their sneaker portfolio after more than a decade of struggles in sales. Among the designs that were embraced with an impactful comeback is the Reebok Classic Leather.
But this is no ordinary comeback for the 1980s running shoe as by the time it was launched sometime 2014, the booming fashion sneaker market has already started with other major brand releasing previous designs as lifestyle and fashion sneakers. The presence of celebrities as endorsers for these sneakers also helped a lot in reviving the popularity of the Reebok Classic.
Among those stars are American rapper and hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar who collaborated with the brand in late 2014.
The collaboration between Lamar resulted in the release of favorite shoes that include the Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Ventilator in 2015; the Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather, Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather Deconstructed, Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather Perfect Split pack, and Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather Lux in 2016; and the last the Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Club C in 2017 before he jumped ship to rival Nike’s collaboration territory.
Soon the brand also made headway after copping collaborations with other celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Ariana Grande, Machine Gun Kelly, Future, and Gucci Mane. For the Reebok Classic Leather melted metals, however, it was fashion supermodel Gigi Hadid that brought it to the attention of many fashionistas.
The Reebok Classic Leather Melted Metals, which is often just called the Gigi Hadid Reebok Classic with its metallic design, has paved the way for the company to be taken seriously again by many women who have been looking for stylish classic kicks to glam up their style.
Reebok Classic Leather Melted Metals Style
Designed for daily wear, the Reebok Classic Leather Melted Metals takes lounging on these kicks a notch higher with it fashion-forward style. Worn by fashion supermodel Gigi Hadid, this chic iteration of the heritage Reebok silhouette makes it a natural choice for a reliable lifestyle sneaker for many women.
The monochromatic colorways with hints of metal and a white sole instantly glams up any casual outfit from jeans, skirts, shorts, and maxi dresses. Among the famous colorways of this low-top model include Peach Twist/Sleek Metal, Lilac Glow/Sleek Metal, Pearl Met-Grey Gold/White, Gold/Pearl Met-Peach/White, and the all-white version.
Fit & Sizing
The Reebok Classic Leather Melted Metals runs true to size and is kept snug by a padded collar and tongue and flat lacing. The shoe comes in medium – B width for women while US women’s sizes range from 5 to 12.
The vintage appeal of the Reebok Classic Leather Melted Metals is its main selling point and prominent feature. The signature Reebok logo on the side and the monochromatic color scheme gets elevated with metallic treatments for a chic look. Notwithstanding the stylish makeover of this heritage pump, the low-top shoe boasts of superior comfort from its die-cut, shock-absorbing EVA midsole and dependable traction from the rubber outsole.
- Supermodel Gigi Hadid endorsed the Reebok Classic Leather Melted Metals as part of her Rise Beyond Collection and worn the sneaker in several outings.
- The smooth leather upper with metallic accents mixes comfort, style in the vintage sneaker look.
- A cushioned foam sockliner and a padded collar and tongue add extra cushioning.