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.
Reebok Princess EB History
Following the successful release of the 1982 Reebok Freestyle, the first sneaker exclusively designed for women, the brand came up with streamlined versions of the said model. This includes the Rhapsody, the Dutchess, the Empress and the equally iconic Princess. All four shared an almost identical silhouette except for a change in color trim.
Making a debut in the year 1983, the Princess made heads turn with its sleek, simple design. Often available in black and white, this athletic sneaker soon became the go-to work footwear for cashiers, waitresses and other professionals in need of a comfortable everyday shoe. The Princess was seen, later on, in other colorways including blue and pink. It was also available in wide widths.
Over the years, this ubiquitous model, which was frequently seen in department stores and boutiques, somehow lost its shine when its genuine leather upper was changed to a synthetic-made fabric. The shoe, though, remained popular despite the revision.
A variety of variations were introduced afterward, the low-top Princess EB included. A part of the Elevated Basics pack released by the brand where renowned vintage kicks including the Classic Leather were revamped with premium materials, the Princess’ look was enhanced when its upper was switched from leather to suede.
Reebok Princess EB Style
Already a stunner with its minimally-styled silhouette, the low-top Reebok Princess EB looks even more attractive and sophisticated with its suede upper. Its simple design complements well with a variety of casual and sporty outfits including joggers, t-shirt dresses, tights and denim.
Fit & Sizing
Sufficient ankle mobility and support can be expected from the Princess EB’s all-suede upper. Its somewhat narrow construction offers ample toe space as well. Wide-footed sneaker queens, though, may consider getting a pair at least a half size up for a more comfortable fit. The sizes for this women’s exclusive range from 5-12.
Just like its leather equivalent, the Reebok Princess EB is equipped with an EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning. Ortholite insoles are also featured. Apart from being lightweight and breathable, it is also known for its ability to wick away moisture.
- Toe box and sides are perforated to improve airflow.
- Its durable rubber outsole offers ample traction.
- Fit can be refined with the help of the traditional lacing system.
- For branding, an inset logo is displayed on the lateral side. The Reebok wordmark is also debossed on the heel, embroidered on the tongue label and embossed on the undersole.