Facts

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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.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Based on a majority of reviews, people liked how comfortable the Reebok Pump Supreme Engine felt.
  • A good number of users stated that the shoe looked well-constructed, with one individual reporting he admired the good workmanship.
  • Several people said the shoe fit perfectly well and that it was true to size.
  • A few buyers were pleased that their purchases came exactly as pictured and described.
  • One user commented that it was the first time he’s been impressed with a shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One consumer stated that he liked the shoe overall, but it felt a bit heavy on the feet.
  • Two reviewers noted how expensive the shoes were. One of them mentioned that the shoe looks cool, but he might buy it only if it were on sale.
  • One person said he liked the idea of a pump shoe, but the aesthetics of the Pump Supreme Engine was not very appealing.

Bottom line

The Reebok Pump Supreme Engine is a superior shoe that lives up to the classic Reebok Pump’s standards of comfort and quality. It does have a steep price point that not many can afford, but it does make up for it with perfect fit and function.


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4.5 / 5 based on 6 ratings

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Reebok Pump Supreme Engine History

The Reebok Pump Supreme Engine’s silhouette dates back to the late 80’s classic high top basketball shoe, the Reebok Pump. The Pump, released in 1989, was the first shoe to have an internal mechanism for inflating the tongue to get a snug fit. It has seen numerous iterations since, including 1990’s XST Pump and Michael Chang’s Court Victory Pump.

In 1991, the Pump technology expanded into different sports including golf, aerobics, cross-training, running, and walking. Three years later, Reebok partnered with the movie, Above the Rim, to create a line of shoes, which included the Pump Torch, for the film. That same year, in 1994, the Insta Pump Fury was launched and became a huge success.

In 2005, two Pump shoes were launched—the ATR (Above The Rim) Pump and the Pump 2.0.  Fast forward three years, Reebok again launched a new Pump shoe called the Pump X MLB to pay homage to both the Yankee and Shea stadiums. 

In commemoration of the Insta Pump Fury’s 20th anniversary, Reebok launched in 2014, an OG of the Fury in black/citron/red colorway plus an additional 27 collaborative versions. In September of the same year, a collection of Pumps from Reebok’s “Crack is Wack” collaboration with Keith Haring was released, quickly followed up with the re-release of the Court Victory Pump.

The ZPump fusion was introduced in 2015, and in 2016, two new versions were launched, the ZPump Fusion 2.0 and the ZPump Fusion 2.5. Three other releases were launched almost simultaneously with the ZPumps: the Nano Pump, Nano Pump 2.0, and Nano Pump 3.0.

Also in 2016, a collaboration with Vetements produced the Vetements x Reebok Pump Supreme. It was initially launched with a white colorway, followed by a black one two months later, in December of that year.

The Pump Supreme Engine debuted in January of 2017. It featured a slim and streamlined silhouette, a white outsole, and a slipper-like design. Zigzag overlays go around the knit-like upper, and ventilated perforations can be found throughout. A carbonated foam midsole gives the shoe lightweight support. It has since been released in various colorways including triple white and triple black.

Reebok Pump Supreme Engine Style

The Reebok Pump Supreme Engine combines performance and style. While marketed as a lifestyle shoe, this low top can also be perfect for playing sports. The shoe’s design is trendy and undeniably modern. It looks good when paired with jeans, shorts, and track and cargo pants.

Fit & Sizing

This shoe is available in men’s sizes which range from size 4 to 12. Some half sizes are available. It has adequate interior room and support for those with standard foot measurement.

Notable Features

The Pump Supreme Engine features the PUMP technology which adjusts to the wearer’s foot for a snug fit. A carbonated foam midsole gives the shoe a cushioned feel while carbon fiber in the midsole lends the shoe support and stability. A mesh upper provides the shoe with enhanced breathability.

Additional Info

  • Available at a discounted rate in select retailers.
  • Sole thickness is 3cm.
  • Shaft height at 8cm.