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.
The low-top Reebok Club C 85 NBK is available in US women’s sizes, from 5 to 11. It has a conventional lace-up enclosure that offers a customized fit while the suede upper allows for a soft and flexible wear. Ankle mobility can also be expected with its low-cut construction.
The Reebok Club C 85 NBK exhibits a sporty but sophisticated low-top profile that is suited best for casual workdays, holiday trips, or just about any casual weekend activities. Because its colorways are virtually tonal, it naturally blends with almost any casual clothing.
The comfortable cushioning aspect of the sneaker is primarily due to its padded foam sockliner. Its high abrasion rubber outsole which has diamond patterns delivers traction and time-tested durability.
As the name implies, the Reebok Club C 85 was introduced in 1985 as originally a tennis footwear. The C on its name means “Champion.” Its design inspired by the Reebok Revenge Plus but with fewer details, making it more minimal and a bit less flashy. With its minimalistic design, tennis players were allowed to use this in the tennis courts.
The Reebok Club C 85 has a full grain leather upper and a roomy interior that has been well-received among tennis enthusiasts and workout people during the 80s. One noticeable detail on the branding is the British emblem after it, which was considered odd by the consumers, as the sneaker was first released in the US by Reebok’s American distributor Paul Fireman. Although, some concluded that it might be a homage to the brand's British origins.
Similar to other more famous tennis footwear that later became a fixture in the lifestyle category, the Reebok Club C 85 was out of production for a while. When the company re-released the classic silhouette, its sales proved that it is evident that the consumers still appreciate the design of this classic shoe. Famous artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Curren$y were seen rocking the shoe.
One of the recent reiterations of the Club C 85 is the low-top Reebok Club C 85 Nubuck. Released in 2018, it features a suede upper with modest color options, but still has most of the details of the original model.
- The suede upper is made from cow skin.
- It has traditional EVA foam on its midsole.