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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT History
With the increasing popularity of fitness during the 80s, Reebok was there in the forefront. They saw this upcoming trend and grabbed the opportunity to provide the appropriate footwear for it. Moreover, knowing that women are a big part of this trend, they made a wise decision of introducing the very first footwear model that's solely made for the ladies. They called it the Reebok Freestyle, which was designed for women who are into aerobics.
The Reebok Freestyle was initially crafted from glove-soft leather, which most consumers applauded. The shoe's sales skyrocketed when Jane Fonda, a famous actress, and fitness guru, used the shoe in her workout videos. With this, the brand also catapulted to fame and has been unstoppable since.
One of the many iterations of this shoe is called the Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT (short for Fewer Better Things.) It comes in several colorway options that most consumers found stylish and feminine.
Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT Style
The Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT retains its vintage good looks, which delighted most old-school sneaker fans and long-time Reebok fans. Its premium tumbled leather provides a wrinkle effect that enhances the shoe’s overall look. Some consumers complement this kick’s sporty demeanor by pairing it with sweatpants and cropped tops for an athleisure inspired look, while most opt for their usual everyday pieces such as jeans, shorts, skirts or dresses.
Fit & sizing
The Reebok Freestyle Hi FBT is exclusively offered in women’s sizes that range from 5 to 12. Guys who want to cop one should go 1.5 sizes up from their standard shoe size. The sneaker generally fits true to size.
The sneaker’s high-top collar is well cushioned providing excellent cushioning and support. In conjunction with its well-padded collar are Velcro straps that comfortably keep feet in place.
This shoe’s charm lies in its vintage silhouette that’s enhanced with buttery soft tumbled leather bathed in unique colors. It offers a more stylish version of the brand’s best-selling model without compromising its time-tested comfort and support.
- Perforation holes are placed on the toebox and sides for added ventilation.
- Colorways of this shoe include Polish Pink, Shell Pink, Opal, Smoky Orchid, and Smoky Indigo.