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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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.
The Reebok Freestyle Hi x Glow sizing comes in women's measurements ranging from 5-12, with half sizes available. Although it generally fits according to size, some users mentioned that these fit on the narrow side. Sizing up is necessary especially for those with wider feet or for those who prefer a wiggle room.
The Velcro straps at the top of the shoe remain to be a stellar feature of these kicks because not only does it provide convenience when wearing, it also reinforces secure lockdown. The hi-top construction further enhances this and delivers extra support to the feet and ankles.
An already recognizable silhouette, the Reebok Freestyle Hi x Glow shoes don't disappoint the female market by combining the 5411's sport chic profile with pastel colors. Coming in two colorways, a more muted rose gold version and a white upper with pastel Velcro straps, these remain to be very versatile in style and can be paired with various outfits. For everyday casual outfits, the ladies can pair these with dresses, shorts, and pants. However, to exude the 80's Glow style, it is ideal to pair these with colorful leggings and a bright top.
One of the best features of the shoe is its throwback vibe that profoundly represents a part of its history. The elements from the TV show—female wrestlers and the 80's pastels, and Freestyle's history couldn't be a better match. Despite sporting a throwback style, the Reebok Freestyle Hi x Glow sneakers are apt for everyday and casual wear.
Reebok has been known for its performance footwear. But while the competition among different brands started to get stronger, Reebok made the smartest and timely move of offering female athletic shoes when aerobics and Jane Fonda were hyped up. The Freestyle, delivered in the mid-1980s, became the perfect tool in capturing that. Its success was a combination of substance and style because it catered an underserved market and, at the same time, empowered women by allowing them to follow their personal and athletic style.
The Freestyle is constructed with “glove-soft” leather that wrinkles on the toe box, terry cloth lining, and extremely flexible split innersole. Shortly after, the double strap version was introduced which we now know as the Reebok Freestyle Hi. Although it dramatically gave an aesthetic boost on the shoe, the double straps also provided ankle support, a useful quality for performance footwear.
Because of the popularity of this high-cut sneaker, it garnered another term, the 5411, which connotes to its price $54.11 after tax. Throughout the 80s, the Freestyle dominated the women's performance market and paved way to different colorways like Eclectic Blue, Bubblegum Pink, and Banana Yellow. This 2018, Reebok utilizes other exciting colorways and released a collaborative piece with Netflix hit series GLOW.
- Interested buyers can purchase the Reebok Freestyle Hi x Glow sneakers for only $85.
- The upper is composed of soft leather which provides comfort and support, similar to the original Reebok Freestyle.