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.
Fit & Sizing
The unisex low-top Classic Leather Ripple of Reebok is presented in men's sizing from 3.5 to 15 US and in women’s sizing from 5-16.5 US both in medium width. This pair has a lightweight die-cut EVA midsole that effectively absorbs shock with each stride. It is also inserted with padding on the mesh tongue and heel for added overall comfort. This lace-up sneaker runs true to size; thus, it is recommended to purchase one's usual shoe size.
The Ripple version of the Reebok Classic Leather stayed loyal to the timeless appeal of its ancestor but modernized with a more grippy rubber outsole. The upper is covered with premium soft suede contrasted with pigmented leather side stripes to flaunt an authentic classic appeal. To further elevate the retro look, Montana Cans labels can be seen on the insole and tongue label.
Reebok offers the Classic CL Leather Ripple Low in various colorways, such as White, Wheat, Dirty Apricot, or Manilla Light, sitting atop a thick midsole. This shoe definitely looks excellent when paired with everyday wear or athleisure attire, such as joggers, chinos, tattered jeans, or even with a pair of khaki shorts.
Reebok has been unstoppable in releasing classic reissues for the current must-haves. The timeless piece from Reebok's archives was revolutionized with a serrated rubber outsole. This update advances this sneaker's contemporary appeal while enhancing the traction and grip on the city streets.
Reebok first introduced the Classic Leather iteration in 1983, as the first leather running footwear in the market. It quickly gained popularity for its unrivaled comfort and support with luxurious appeal as equated to its contemporaries. This timeless iteration was made of leather, suede, or nylon on the upper, allowing it to blend instantly in the lifestyle domain.
Because of this pair's timelessness and affordability, it has been tagged as one of the favorite kicks for people with an on-the-go lifestyle. Reebok has been in constant efforts in keeping this classic pair significant in the modern trend by continually re-updating it. This pair has undergone various re-modeling and collaborations while maintaining the comfort and support with an inexpensive price.
One variation of the Classic Leather is the Ripple which highlights its ripple patterned outsole that adds athletic appeal and overall durability. The Ripple variation kept the classic low-cut profile with superb comfort and monochromatic colorways that unfailingly enhances this pair's total versatility.
- The Lifestyle Classic Leather Ripple Trainer has a saw-tooth rubber outsole that provides high abrasion capacity to provide robust traction and grip on various surfaces.
- The classic Reebok vector logo can be found on the sides, outsole, and heel, while the Union Jack flag tag is sewed on the tongue.