Summary

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7 reasons to buy

  • Several reviewers commended the Reebok DMX Series 2000 x Swizz Beatz shoe for its excellent quality.
  • Majority of the consumers applauded the sneaker’s design and described it as creative and different.
  • A couple of Swizz Beatz fans were ecstatic at this newly released collaborative piece.
  • A number of shoe users found the kick to be comfortable.
  • Most respondents loved the unique color schemes of this pair.
  • This shoe runs true to size, based on most reviewers’ opinions.
  • Some wearers think that the sneaker is versatile enough to be paired with a multitude of casual outfits.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Most reviewers griped about how hard it is to put on the shoe.
  • Shoe users claimed that the ankle feels too tight.

Bottom line

Building on the past DMX models, this sneaker displays a remastered style through its bold midsole design, sleek double-layered upper, and fresh colors. Moreover with the current chunky sneaker trend in full blast, many consider this shoe fashionable. However, its narrow opening turned off a few consumers as it caused difficulty and discomfort.

Ultimately, if you're a fan of both Swizz Beatz and the chunky sneaker trend and you don't mind putting up with an uncomfortable break-in period, then this pair could be a worthwhile cop.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collaboration: Swizz Beatz
Collection: Reebok DMX
Price: $140
Size
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Rankings

A top 7% best sneaker
A top rated Reebok sneaker
A popular pick
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The Reebok DMX Series 2000 x Swizz Beatz is a men’s shoe that’s offered in sizes 3.5 to 13. Women who fancy a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. This sneaker runs true to size however its narrow opening could make wearing it difficult and could cause discomfort during the first few uses.

It utilizes a cleatie construction for a slip-on function while the second layer acts as reinforcement and features a unique lacing system for a customized fit.

The Reebok DMX Series 2000 x Swizz Beatz features a bold yet sleek silhouette. The combination of its streamlined low-top profile and stylish details bathed in unique colors provide versatility to be able to pair with most casual ensembles and at the same time adds oomph to it too. This pair would look nice matched with the usual jeans and tee combo or amp it up and complement its athleisure style by opting for joggers and a sweatshirt.

Apart from its unique colorways and bold outer aesthetic, this shoe's unique lacing system, which utilizes loops strategically placed throughout the upper, complements and tops off its unorthodox design perfectly. Moreover, a metallic accent on the midsole adds a subtle yet premium touch to the shoe.

Technology-wise, consumers seem to give this shoe's DMX moving air technology a positive review and consider it as one of their cop's deciding factors.

Reebok and rappers go way back when it comes to collaborating - from Jay-Z and 50 Cent's G-unit in the mid-2000s to Cam'ron, Kendrick Lamar, and Rick Ross this era. But one of Reebok's longest collaborators is rapper/producer Swizz Beatz. He is known for producing number one hit songs for numerous musicians. As for his partnership with Reebok, Swizz and the footwear brand started their team up in 2011 and has released remodeled classic Reebok shoes including the Reebok Blast, Kamikaze, and most recently the DMX.

Launched in 2018, the Reebok DMX Series 2000 x Swiss Beatz celebrates the rapper/producer's artistry and love for art. In creating the sneaker, Swizz worked closely with the brand's in-house designer named Xavier Jones. Jones shared that Swizz is a serious art collector and has been heavily involved with Art Basel and No Commission, and when he spoke with Swizz about the artists that inspired him the most Damien Hirst and Dustin Yellin stood out. Both these artists' work on anatomy served as the main influence in this sneaker's design.

Grounded in the aforementioned artists' anatomy works, the upper's skeletal cage acts as added reinforcement to the inner cleatie, and the skeletal system protecting our guts inspired it. The midsole design, on the other hand, combined anatomy and Reeboks's DMX Run 10 shoe which is reported to be one of Swizz's favorites.

The Reebok DMX Series 2000 x Swizz Beatz is by far available in two colorways: Chalk / White / Royal Orchid / California Blue and Mars Dust / Chalk.

  • This shoe is also sometimes referred to as Swizz Beatz 2018 DMX Series 2000.
  • Japanese characters are printed throughout the shoe. The one on the insole means “Disruptive. Performance Artifacts for the Disruptive Kind,” while the one on the upper means “By the Artist. For the Artist. With the People.”
  • Tongue and heel pull-tabs act as an aid for easier on and off.
  • The insoles can be removed.

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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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