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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Fit & Sizing
This women’s exclusive is available in sizes ranging from 5 to 10. The Reebok Freestyle Hi Spirit’s lace closure allows the user to tighten or widen the fit. The velcro straps give a snug fit while the high-cut design provides more ankle support.
Reebok Freestyle Hi Spirit Style
The Reebok Freestyle Hi Spirit is surprisingly easy to match with clothes. A casual look can be achieved by pairing the shoes with jeans or leggings. To glam your style up a bit, throw in a long, streamlined jacket, or you can do a Miranda Kerr and pair the shoe with a short bodycon dress and a cardigan.
The Reebok Freestyle Hi Spirit has an understated design but eye-catching bright colors. This perfect blend results in an ultra-stylish shoe that you can take anywhere. Though the shoe does not boast of any new technology, it is still very comfortable due to its foam sockliner and soft leather upper.
Reebok Freestyle Hi Spirit History
The Reebok Freestyle Hi Spirit is a sneaker based on that 1982 classic that set the trend among shoe companies across the world—the Freestyle. The Reebok Freestyle was among the first athletic footwear designed exclusively for women and was created to tap into the aerobics that was sweeping the fitness world during that time.
The Freestyle had a garment leather construction, a terry cloth lining, and a flexible split inner sole. Reebok managed to blend style and performance perfectly well in this shoe. A year later, a high-top version of the Freestyle came out which incorporated double velcro straps. The newer silhouette provided more ankle support for people doing fitness workouts.
The Freestyle line took off spectacularly, largely due to being marketed towards women when most sports shoes were being produced solely for men. Throughout the years, the company continued to produce new colorways for the Freestyle, or the 54 11s as people called them in reference to the footwear’s $54.11 price tag after sales tax. Some of the colorways, particularly the Banana Yellow and Bubblegum Pink, became iconic on their own.
The Freestyle Hi Spirit first came out in July of 2014 in an “Excellent Red” colorway. A year later, a new pack came out, this time in monochromatic shades such as green, purple, yellow, and tan.
- An abrasion-resistant rubber outsole, molded EVA foam midsole, padded sockliner, and leather upper make up the Reebok Freestyle Hi Spirit.