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 Old Meets New History
After the success of the Reebok Freestyle, the brand decided to utilize leather as a new pair's upper material and dubbed it the Reebok Classic Leather. Released in 1983, the shoe was developed with fashion-forward men and women as its target market. Its minimal design and sleek profile became the driving force behind its popularity and was widely regarded as Reebok's first real success story.
With the Reebok Classic Leather's appeal, it inevitably made its way to the streets and became a casual kick staple. The shoe's success was very evident and undeniable that it became the brand's most iconic sneaker in its collection.
In its more than thirty years of existence, different artists, designer, brands, and personalities have put their own interpretation of this shoe. Some of the more notable collaborations of the Classic Leather are with Palace Skateboards and artist Kendrick Lamar.
One of its many reiterations is the Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New. This shoe's construction and material remain unchanged but now comes with a stylized midsole and fun colorways. It is exclusively offered to the ladies.
Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New Style
A classic with a twist, the Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New is aptly named with the upgrade in its style. A patterned patch is placed on its midsole that adds fashionable and subtle detail to your overall look. Pair it with jeans, shorts, or joggers for a laidback day or dress it in skirts and dresses for a more feminine option.
Fit & Sizing
The Reebok Classic Leather Old Meets New is exclusively available in women’s sizes that range from 5 to 10.5. This shoe generally fits true to size although some have said that it feels narrower than normal size.
The shoe's upper retains its heritage use of leather material that is both time-tested and durable. Perforation detailing is placed on the pair's toe box area for added ventilation. It also features the brand's Bi-Density Shock Protection system for added comfort and ride. Lastly, the shoe's outsole is made of gum rubber, which adds grip, traction, and visual enhancements.
- The shoe is available in B – Medium width.
- The pair is offered in three colorways: baby pink, white and black. The black colorway’s midsole patch is not as visible as the other colors; it just features a grayish line.