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 Pearlized History
After successfully applying garment leather on the Reebok Freestyle, the brand then used it on a running model for the first time in 1983. That shoe was called Reebok Classic Leather. Even though it was initially released as a running shoe, the Classic Leather eventually gained popularity as casual wear because of its simple design.
Since it was first introduced in the early 80s, the Reebok Classic Leather’s DNA hasn’t been altered that much. Instead, Reebok focused on reaching out to various personalities to collaborate with and put their own interpretation on the Classic silhouette. The list of collaborators includes Kendrick Lamar, Travi$ Scott, and Kid Ink just to name a few.
In 2016, the Classic Leather received a lustrous makeover in the form of the Reebok Classic Leather Pearlized. Reebok and Stockholm’s FACE cosmetics joined forces to add a little bit of glam to the sports world and offered it exclusively to females.
Reebok Classic Leather Pearlized Style
The Reebok Classic Leather Pearlized is a classic with a twist. Apart from its already famous silhouette, the shoe’s pearlescent sheen can add a unique element to any outfit. Moreover, the iridescent effect offers an elegant appeal, which makes it versatile enough to be dressed up or down. Pair it with pants and shirt for a laidback and casual look, or go for a dress to complement the shoe’s feminine features when you’re aiming for a more dainty look.
Fit & Sizing
The Reebok Classic Leather Pearlized has the exact same materials as the original Classic Leather so expect the same fit and comfort offered by its predecessor. The shoe is generally true to size. It is manufactured as a women’s shoe and runs from sizes 5 – 12, with half sizes available.
The Reebok Classic Leather Pearlized maintains the simple and classic silhouette from its iconic predecessor. The upper is still made from soft garment leather for support and comfort. Perforation detailing can be seen on the shoe’s toe box. While debossed Reebok logos are placed on the tongue, either sides of the shoe and on the heel. The notable difference between this shoe and the Classic is this has an iridescent effect applied all throughout its upper.
- Reebok used padded foam sockliner for comfort and cushioning in the Pearlized version of the Classic Leather.
- The shoe has die-cut EVA midsole for shock absorption.
- The outsole is made with high abrasion rubber for durability and traction.