Summary

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8 reasons to buy

  • Nearly all reviewers have given the Reebok Daytona DMX Vector a perfect rating and highly recommend it.
  • Lots of testers praise the peerless brilliance of the DMX airpod cushioning as it delivers an unbelievable level of comfort.
  • The Daytona DMX Vector flashes some colorful trims, overlays, accents, which caught the eyes of many.
  • Various users love the two “Vector” colorways—neon red and yellow—with a few regarding these as symbols for summer and spring.
  • Its overall design has struck a couple of customers as a classic ’90s dad shoe.
  • According to some shoppers, this sneaker is affordable and gives so much value for its price.
  • A few wearers have also highlighted that the DMX cushioning made walking easier for them.
  • Several users have noted that this Daytona model is surprisingly lightweight despite its heavy-looking base.

1 reasons not to buy

  • An in-depth reviewer has pointed out that the toe box is a bit high and big and looks awkward.

Bottom line

Reebok continue to enrich their Classics Collection by reviving the Daytona DMX. It’s a late-’90s runner boasting a strange “dad shoe” look and an even stranger technology. Its audacious upper, comprised of a layered mix of synthetic and textile leather, sits atop the beastly DMX-cushioned midsole, which spreads a moving mattress of air underfoot.

In 2019, the Daytona DMX Vector launched. While retaining its trademarks, it features two dashing colorways, toned by a sweetly curved Vector tape logo laterally running along the streamlined upper. This Daytona iteration sits affordably at $120.

Facts

Base model: Reebok Daytona DMX
Style: Dad
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Reebok DMX
Closure: Laces
Designer: Christian Tresser
Material: Leather, Mesh
Price: $120
Colorways: Black, White
Special editions: 1 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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The Reebok Daytona DMX Vector is a unisex design available in men’s sizes. For women’s sizing, go down one and a half sizes from the original. For example, a women’s 8 is converted as 6.5 in this unisex sizing chart.

This model has a low-top profile, which allows the ankles to have free range of motion. With that, the wearer can better adapt to quick, sudden transitions in each stride. It also uses a lace-up closure to lock in the feet with a custom fitting. Lastly, the well-renowned DMX cushioning system lies underfoot, ensuring a plush, bouncy ride.

Carrying a Daytona DMX DNA, this model packs some huge hefty styling that would win in a dad shoe contest. Such a shapely, bulky silhouette would pop out in a minimalistic outfit, such as skinny jeans and tapered-down pants and joggers.

But dad shoes aren't just merely about size and shape. It’s about colors as well. These Daytonas are presented in a pair of astonishing colorways worthy of collecting: White/Navy/Mist/Yellow and Black/Grey/White/Neon Red.

While the sculpted DMX-cushioned sole usually pops out first, the colors in the Daytona DMX Vector aren’t left quite far behind. However small, the new details and accents give the classic beefy silhouette a certain richness, flair, and identity. Indeed this iteration stands out on its own.

The past decades that rolled saw Reebok coming up with futuristic, perhaps bizarre, designs. Think of the split soles, the air Pump technology, and the DMX airpod cushioning. Those models who wielded these technologies became iconic silhouettes, which remind everyone that Reebok were the one to dare to push the envelope of design.

Retro-ed in 2018, the late-’90s DMX Daytona has a brilliant iteration. Though freshly designed, especially its upper, Daytona DMX Vector still features the DMX pod system, where air flows back and forth under the foot and adapts to every step.

  • This Daytona iteration features a removable EVA sock liner to accommodate orthotics.
  • Its midsole also contains an EVA compound, complementing the DMX cushioning, for superior comfort.
  • The huge shank plate in the midfoot adds stability.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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