Facts

  • Top

    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.

  • Collaboration
    Vainl Archive

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • 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
    $125
  • Special editions
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The Vainl Archive x Reebok Daytona DMX is a unisex sneaker. With its low-top profile, this model allows the ankles to have a free range of mobility. Underfoot lies an air pod cushioning system, which provides astonishing comfort. Also, the sneaker uses a traditional lace-up closure, which locks in the foot securely.

Dad shoes have been a thing now for quite a while, and they seem to remain as such for a long time. So long as there is the craze for slim-fitted pants, jeans, joggers, and the sort, a dad shoe such as the Reebok x Vainl Archive Daytona DMX is here to stay. Looking stylish and chunky, these kicks pop out with almost any outfit, slim-fitted or not.

What sticks out the most with this Reebok Daytona DMX sneaker is still its hefty midsole equipped with both DMX air pods and EVA cushioning. However, the collaboration has given this sneaker a new set of details that makes it pop out even more, such as fresh detailing on the leather and mesh upper and reflective accents all over.

Over the past decades, Reebok often comes up with a range of bizarre designs and technologies, and the public can't help but stand in awe staring at these striking silhouettes. Some of which became classics, like the Reebok DMX Daytona. First released in the 1990s, the DMX Daytona got retro-ed in 2018, in its original colorway and of course with its iconic DMX air cushioning tech. It is a pod system filled with air that flows back and forth under the foot, from the heel to the ball and back, adapting to the wearer’s every step. It was then called, almost poetically, a "moving cushion of air."

Vainl Archive head Kouhei Ohkita, whom many considered as an industry stalwart, previously collaborated with Reebok to work on the Club C Shoes. Now, Reebok and his company rejoined and released the Reebok Daytona DMX x Vainl Archive, whose silhouette looked as if it were made for the future or, quite possibly, from the future.

  • This model features a removable sock liner to accommodate orthotics for added comfort.
  • Its rubber outsole is made to withstand high abrasions and daily wear and tear.

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