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.
In the last stretches of the 80s, Reebok changed the sneaker game with their coveted Pump technology. People would be skeptical at first given that it has a staggering expensive price range but things pushed through because somehow, the snugging apparatus worked and the teens loved to punch it.
From this technological blueprint hails a concurrent model that bears the Pump technology. The Reebok Pump Supreme borrows its design from the 1994 Instapump Fury model which is still made relevant up to this day. Reebok stripped the outrageous design of its predecessor and settled with a crisp and minimalist image with only an air bladder exoskeleton giving dimension to its upper.
The Reebok Pump Supreme was initially teased in 2016 under the collaboration with French clothing expert Vetements. The said model was to be featured in the Vetements Spring/Summer Collection of 2017. Essential elements of the Vetements x Reebok Pump Supreme are the Vetements branding at the vamp with matching "left" and "right" labels on each designated shoe. The all-white slip-on was released in Parisian fashion brand's in Seoul, Korea in October 2016.
Although simple in its low top form, the Reebok Pump Supreme has a lot to offer when it comes to technological flair. Aside from the visible Pump on its exterior, the sneaker showcases a Fusion Fit Sleeve that draws the upper closer to the foot which helps the pump feature deliver the best fit. These upper elements sit on top of a carbonated foam midsole which is supported by a Metasplit outsole for a light yet stable stride.
Subsequent Pump models ambitiously keep the model on the limelight like the ambitious Reebok Supreme Jacquard Tape which displays a full white upper with Jacquard detailing. Another version featured Ultrakit uppers instead of the Engineered mesh in the name of Reebok Pump Supreme ULTK or Ultraknit.
Clothing up the Reebok Pump Supreme is tricky at first without knowing the adequate style for it. But once having an idea of the proper way to emphasize the sneaker, numerous apparel combinations would arise.
First off, clothes that would hinder or cover the Pump feature is a big no-no because a simple silhouette like the Pump Supreme should at least show off the best element it possesses. Outfits that employ this type of style would be joggers or skinny jeans for men, and leggings for women.
Wearing baggy jackets is also suggested to portray a relaxing feel accompanied by loose tees that somehow coincide with windy weather. In general, partnering the sneaker with sporty clothes does the trick.
The low top sneaker relatively runs true to size but thanks to its Fusion Fit Sleeve and Pump tech, one can acquire a tailored fit that boasts supreme comfort. It is constructed in D medium widths but follows a unisex sizing that is available from 4 to 13. Women should go 1.5 sizes down as advised by the official website.
Many colorway variations of the Reebok Pump Supreme display different styles, and material revamps. The signature element of the core model is the engineered mesh upper which comes in basic colorways. Perforations are also scattered throughout the shoe's upper for maximizing breathability.
- The midsole is composed of Injection Molded EVA which is a process for producing durable yet comfortable cushioning.
- Carbon rubber outsole on critical positions delivers exceptional durability and traction.
- A TPU plate on the mid shank provides stability on every stride.