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 Club C 85 SS History
One iconic Reebok shoe model that remains relevant up to this day is the Reebok Club C 85. Released in 1985, it was a retitled version of the Reebok Revenge Plus and designed to comply with tennis courts’ dress code standards. Because of its promising features and on-point functionality, it gained popularity in the sneaker community and among tennis enthusiasts. However, there came a time that it had to be pulled off the shelves.
After its comeback, the Reebok Club C 85 is still a well-received model. It has been recently released in countless of colorways, versions, and even got involved in collaborations and exclusive releases.
One modern iteration of this classic is the Reebok Club C 85 SS, in which the SS stands for Speckled Suede. It released as part of the Speckled Suede in several colorways including “Beige/ Collegiate Navy/ White” and “Gray/ Flat Gray/ White.”
Reebok Club C 85 SS Style
The Reebok Club C 85 SS is another Reebok shoe designed with a touch of modern elements but remained faithful to the brand's classic roots. The silhouette mimics that of the original Club C 85, hence the timeless vibe, but the speckled details on the entire upper make an excellent addition to the already stylish flair. The suede material gives out a premium appeal with a white textured midsole contrast.
Fit & Sizing
These low-top Reebok sneakers come in men’s sizing that ranges from US 7.5 to 13 in D Medium width.
They have a sufficiently padded collar and tongue for a comfortable ride. A lace-up fastening system is in place for an adjustable and secure fit. The tongue features an extra loop tab at the center to avoid it from sliding to the sides. Overall support and hold are great considering its tennis shoe DNA.
This iteration of the Club C 85 shoe makes a familiar Reebok classic look, but with a modern twist. Named as SS, which stands for “Speckled Suede,” it features a premium suede upper accentuated with speckle design or paint-like splashes all throughout.
- The Reebok Club C 85 SS also features cushioned EVA midsoles for comfort every step.
- The rubber outsole provides excellent traction.
- Signature Reebok brandings are on the tongue, side panel window, and heel.