Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    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.

  • Collection

    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.

  • Price
    $160
  • Special editions
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Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Many thought that the neon hues in the mid-top InstaPump Fury OG Splash looked fun.
  • A large percentage were impressed with how comfortable this model felt. Others added that wearing these felt like walking on pillows.
  • One expressed that it remained comfortable day in and day out.
  • It is well-made and high-quality, some confirmed.
  • A good number were impressed with its lightweight build.
  • Not many said that the Reebok InstaPump Fury OG Splash was flexible.
  • Second to its looks, this sneaker was liked most for its laceless design. Several confirmed that it was indeed easy to slip on and off.
  • A few observed that this model served as an excellent walking shoe.
  • With a $160 price tag, the majority noted that the InstaPump Fury OG is well worth the investment.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Around a handful of wearers noted that this shoe ran somewhat tight especially in the top of the foot.
  • It makes the feet look wide, a few noticed.
  • Some complained about getting a pair with a faulty pump while others said that the pump of their kicks stopped working after a few months of use.
  • The Reebok InstaPump Fury OG Splash fits somewhat long for a small number of purchasers.
  • A few said that the back of the shoe rubbed on their tendons during the first few days of wear.

Bottom line

The mid-top Reebok InstaPump Fury, a classic running shoe that debuted over two decades ago, continues to make heads turn. Even to date, its mind-blowing design is still perceived as futuristic.

Among its recent releases was the InstaPump Fury OG Splash. Its slightly expensive price tag didn’t matter for most. Older generations who bought this product for its history were delighted that their childhood dreams were finally realized. Some were merely pleased with its daring look, its well-made construction not to mention the optimal step-in comfort it’s able to provide.

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Reebok Instapump Fury OG Splash History

Back in the year 1989, Reebok came up with a unique fitting cushioning system that was strategically placed on the upper and lower tongue to lock the ankle in place. Dubbed as the Pump, this revolutionary tech was first seen in the hoop shoe Reebok Pump. Its success led to the birth of other Pump models from various shoe categories, tennis, cross-training and running included.

Shoe designer Steven Smith, a previous New Balance employee who designed a few of the brand’s staples like the NB 1500, 997, 574 and 996, thought of giving the Pump technology a dramatic transformation. With the help of then VP of Advanced Concepts Paul Litchfield and a team of creative designers, they came up with the iconic Reebok InstaPump Fury.

Born in the year 1994, its flame-like color was inspired by New Balance’s kicks radical hues. Its laceless silhouette that adopted a state-of-the-art pumping mechanism which gave the shoe a customized fit, on the one hand, took its cues from one of Italian-based Ellesse’s lucrative ski boots.

Two colorways were released back then. Aside from the one called the “Citron” which flaunted a flaming colorway, a pair dressed in subtle gray, blue and black hues was also introduced. Both looked like it came from outer space. As expected, people had split opinions about its design. Some were vexed with its unusual appearance. Others were just awestruck.

Interestingly, the shoe, later on, became one of the brand’s most sought-after models. It initially captured the attention of sneakerheads from Asian countries like Japan, Korea and China. Soon after, it gained a cult following in Europe as well as in North America.

The increase in hype gave the brand enough reasons to release other colorways. Many of which were crazy, never-before-seen color combinations. In 2017, Reebok thought it would be cool to dress it in water-gun inspired tones. One clad in modern blue/solar yellow-orange shades and the other in solar yellow/solar green-orange tints. These editions promise to take its loyal fans back to their fun-filled childhood years.

Reebok Instapump Fury OG Splash Style

Like it or not, the mid-top Reebok InstaPump Fury OG Splash is truly mesmerizing. Its screaming neon shades may not perfectly match all the clothing in your closet. It can, however, transform any plain and simple casual and sporty outfit like jeans, shorts and sweats into a stunner in an instant.

Fit & Sizing

This men’s sneaker, which comes in sizes 6.5-15, supplies optimal fit with its mesh/synthetic upper plus its external Pump technology. Its lightweight, breathable upper molds to the feet comfortably while the Pump technology supplies fit customized to the wearer’s liking. Ample support can also be expected with its synthetic overlays.

Notable Features

Already recognizable for its vibrant colors and distinctive silhouette accented by its inflatable bladders, the Reebok InstaPump Fury OG Splash is also noticed for its Hexalite cushioning-infused two-piece EVA sole unit that is connected by a carbon fiber arch bridge.

Both techs aid in reducing the shoe’s weight. The Hexalite, though, improves its underfoot comfort and adds impact protection while the plate enhances its stability.

Additional Info

  • Durability is elevated with the addition of the high-abrasion icy rubber outsoles
  • Slip on and off can be done with ease with the help of the heel and tongue pull tabs.
  • Padded tongue and interior mesh lining make the shoe even more comfortable.