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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $90
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The Reebok Classic Leather SM is made exclusively for men. Sizes range from 5 to 14 with some half sizes available. The shoe has a lace-up closure that locks the feet securely.

The low-top model tends to run small according to previous buyers, and future purchasers may need to order a half size bigger at least.

Classics never go out of style and are so easy to wear with any outfit. Look casually cool by pairing your Reebok Classic Leather SM with selvedge denim, a plain shirt, and sporty jacket. It will also work with chinos and a casual button-up polo shirt.

The Reebok Classic Leather SM comes with an Ortholite insole to give effective cushioning for long-wear comfort. The insole also has antimicrobial properties that prevent foot odor. The contrasting colors of the upper, as well as the speckled design of the sole, also give the shoe a distinct and unique look.

The Reebok Classic Leather SM is based on the silhouette of the Classic Leather, a running shoe that came out in 1983, right after the underrated Reebok Classic. The Classic Leather combined style and superior performance which is why it gained a popular following from the fashion crowd along with sports fans and enthusiasts. It is also the shoe that started off the Classic Collection of the brand.

The classic silhouette was known in certain English places as the ‘pub shoe’ in reference to the clean lines of the shoe that’s perfect for wearing anywhere, whether you’re counting steps or pints, and also as an allusion to the people wearing the shoe to conduct legal and not-so-legal businesses in the pub.

The 1983 original release featured air vents for added breathability as well as the Bi-Density Shock Protection System for shoe stability. It had an upper made of premium leather which gave it an elegantly sporty look.

The Classic Leather SM (for Speckled Midsole) features many of the details of the original silhouette but is given a more modernized look and tech. The sole of the shoe has a speckled design and contains an Ortholite insole as well as a padded foam sockliner.

  • Perforations on the toe box of the Reebok Classic Leather SM gives the shoe enhanced ventilation.
  • The footwear features a die-cut EVA midsole and a leather and nubuck upper.
  • Some models of the Classic Leather SM contain a sole with contrasting colors.
  • The casual sneaker features a high-abrasion rubber outsole that gives the shoe durability and good grip on different surfaces.

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