Size and fit

The Reebok Daytona DMX is offered in unisex sizing. The DMX cushioning provides the right amount of cozy and plush comfort underneath. It also employs a traditional lace-up system of lockdown.

Reebok Daytona DMX Style

Dad shoes would remain dad shoes, and that’s what we love about them. Fashion would fluctuate through time, and the dad shoe flame would tend to subside, but as long as more and slimmer fitted-pant crazies sport these Reebok Daytona DMX shoes, the ugly pantheon continues. Joggers can also accentuate the style of these 90s-inspired sneaks, especially when partnering it with high socks.

Notable Features

There is little evidence between the colorway difference of men’s and the Reebok Daytona DMX for women. The prominent feature of the sneaker is the wavy overlay across the upper which somehow resembles the Air Max 97. For those who don’t know, the Reebok Daytona DMX is created by Christian Tresser-- the same designer of the AM 97. 

Reebok Daytona DMX History

In the decades of its existence, or probably more than a century considering its ancestors, Reebok had been injecting the running and lifestyle community with out-of-this-world technologies. Starting from its spiked shoes way back in the 1800s to pumped up kicks that Foster the People sings about, the UK-born sneaker company  seem to have a knack for science and improving one’s physical capabilities. 

A bulk of its success owes it to the running community because let’s face it, the world contains heap loads of adrenaline junkies who want to surpass their physical threshold. From their 1800 cricket-born roots to their mid-20th century’s intense fascination for running silhouettes, it would be confident to say that Reebok is one of the pioneers of track models of this day. Among their platoon of iterations for the said athletic upheaval, one classic stood out. 

The Reebok Classic Leather was the quintessential runner that put Reebok on the sneaker map. It was designed in the early 80s which are initially composed of garment leather and a couple of technological advancements namely the BiDensity Shock Protection System with matching air vents. As the company’s product portfolio expanded, the Classic Leather’s relevance as a runner soon faded, but fortunately, its sleek image proved worthy for fashion. 

More and more running models were introduced by Reebok as the 90s approached. Their audience went nuts when the brand launched their most coveted technology yet--the Pump. This air-filling accessory boosted Reebok’s place in the ranks, but it didn’t suffice at the time because everything was hot for Michael Jordan. To keep up with sneaker wars pace, Reebok unveiled a heralding follow-up to the Pump’s massive fame. 

The DMX Run 10 was deemed as the most comfortable running iteration - in 1997. Some ‘heads were cynical of its entitlement but the years of its existence showed it was capable of maintaining its position at the top tiers of the shoe realm. The low top runner introduced us to the DMX cushioning tech which consists of pods filled with air that run back and forth from heel to the ball of the foot. Its success gave birth to several more versions in the following months. 

Among those blessed with the DMX cushioning is the Reebok Daytona DMX Runner, a shoe that debuted in 2000. Inspired by the anatomy of the human foot, Christian Tresser designed the Daytona with an ingenious use of layered materials like mesh and synthetic leather. Fast-forward to 2018, the Reebok Daytona DMX was retroed honorably in its original colorway. 

Additional Info

  • The retro Reebok Daytona DMX contains a huge shank plate in the midfoot. 
  • Its midsole is composed of an EVA compound while the outsole consists of a high-abrasion rubber material. 
  • The insoles are removable. 
  • Some of the popular colorways of the Reebok Daytona DMX are black and white.
  • Ai Myon, the Japanese singer, even wore these sneaks in her music video for her collaborated song with Reebok Classics. 
  • Pyer Moss was also seen tweaking with the recent Daytonas in his Reebok Daytona DMX Experiment line. 
  • The sneaker is also highlighted in the VAINL ARCHIVE x Reebok mash-up. 


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.