We spent 9.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Reebok Daytona DMX x Vainl Archive flaunts an exceptional detailing, which has impressed most users.
  • More than a couple of testers like the DMX air pod support and cushioning as the air moves and adjusts to every step.
  • Eighty percent of the reviewers highly recommend this Reebok model.
  • Its colorful accents look so much better in person, a handful of shoppers have expressed.
  • Quite a handful of users say that this trendy sneaker is suited for weekend adventures.
  • A customer tags these as “stylishly ugly sneakers,” whose silhouette pops out perfectly on a neutral-looking wardrobe.
  • This sneaker offers so much value for its price, one customer has noted.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers have pointed out that the laces tend to look a bit loose and make the design look less sleek and slim. 

Bottom line

Reebok emerged stronger when they launched their Classics Collection. Retro releases include the Daytona DMX, a bizarre-looking runner. Its signature air-pod midsole proves itself timeless as it still offers peerless cushioning and some beefy styling.

Japan-based label Vainl Archive remasters Reebok’s DMX Daytona, showcasing their take on it. Coming in a duo of colorways, the Reebok Daytona DMX x Vainl Archive flashes fresh tonal details on the mesh-leather upper, which are mirrored in accents in the outsole and insole. As such, this hefty silhouette joins the company of dad sneakers.


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.
Danny McLoughlin
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.