The Reebok Freestyle Hi Satin Bow is a women’s shoe. It takes its silhouette from the Freestyle sneaker and retains the mid-top collar, which offers ankle support. Its upper is made up of leather to ensure a sturdy fit. Shoelaces at the front keep the foot tight and secure.
An elegant bow dominates the look of the mid-top Reebok Freestyle Hi Satin, yet it does not diminish the shoe’s retro appeal. Instead, the shoe has a chic flair that’s perfect for the lighter seasons of spring and summer. It can go with almost anything, especially jeans, skirts, dresses, and shorts.
It’s enough to let the kicks speak for themselves and keep the rest of one’s get-up simple and relaxed. At the same time, there are also many styling possibilities for really standing out with a quirky outfit paired with these shoes.
The 1980s-era Freestyle shoe makes a comeback with the Freestyle Hi Satin Bow, which takes out the ankle straps of the original model and replaces it with a trendy bow at the top lace. There are perforations along the rounded toe as well as the sides for ventilation. For branding, the Reebok name and logo is debossed on both sides of the shoe. A monochrome look gives these kicks a smooth finish, along with the padded mid-top collar for a throwback touch in addition to providing support.
Reebok's beginnings can be traced all the way back to 1895 when 18-year-old Joseph William Foster began making running shoes with spikes. He later established his own company with his sons, named the J.W. Foster and Sons. Foster made history by inventing running pumps, which became highly sought-after among athletes.
Two of his grandsons eventually established Reebok in 1958, after the Afrikaans name for the antelope which they found in a dictionary. Reebok was then noticed by Paul Fireman, an American businessman who was able to broker a deal to distribute the brand’s products in the U.S.
In 1982, Reebok made history by producing the world's first athletic shoe specifically designed for women. It was called the Reebok Freestyle, and it was at the center of the aerobics boom of the 1980s. The shoe catapulted Reebok into the mainstream, allowing the company to enjoy the level of influence and success that it has today.
Meanwhile, the Freestyle remains to be one of the most popular sports shoes of all time, leading to many Freestyle designs and updates. One modern yet classy version is the Reebok Freestyle Hi Satin Bow, which reimagines the shoe by putting a ribbon across the ankle. It’s fun, eye-catching, and stylish all at the same time, ideal for the modern, sophisticated woman.
- The EVA midsole provides shock-absorbent support.
- A high-abrasion process was used to make the rubber outsole more durable.
- Comfort is offered by the padded foam sockliner.