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

6 reasons to buy

  • A lot of the people who reviewed the Reebok Royal Complete Royal CLN called the shoe “comfortable.” Some of them also mentioned that the shoe is great for long walks.
  • Most buyers described the low top casual kicks as a quality shoe.
  • According to many, the Royal Complete CLN gives excellent value for money. Some called it “quite a bargain.”
  • The low-top Reebok shoe has a simple yet elegantly sporty style that frequently gets wearers compliments. One reviewer wrote that “the shoe ‘s design preserves the essence of the brand” while another said it was “a model that does not go out of fashion.”
  • Several purchasers loved the great variety of colorways available. The different white color combinations particularly got a few mentions, especially the white/gold one.
  • The Reebok Royal Complete CLN is a durable low-top footwear, reported some testers. A few commented on the outsole’s thickness and elasticity while one noted that his pair lasted him longer than his other shoes.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Reebok Royal Complete CLN runs a little big according to some testers. They recommend buying the shoe a half size smaller than your regular size.
  • One buyer wished for a bit more cushioning at the heels. He said the edge where the ankles meet the shoe is a bit hard.
  • The Royal Complete CLN stains easily and is hard to clean, one disgruntled customer said.

Bottom line

Some shoes just combine comfort and style so well, and the Reebok Royal Complete CLN is one of them. The low-top minimalist shoe is a reliable and sturdy footwear that will serve you well for a long time. Buyers just need to take note of the bigger sizing and adjust their order accordingly.


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Reebok Royal Complete CLN History

The Reebok Company was founded in the U.K. in 1958 by two grandsons of J.W. Foster, a known shoemaker for runners who was one of the first to design a spiked running shoe. The grandsons named their company, Reebok, after an African gazelle.

In 1978, while at an international trade show, a partner in a sporting goods company saw the products made by Reebok. Three years later, the man—Paul Fireman—bought Reebok and brought it over to America.

The brand first focused on the fitness industry by producing the first athletic shoe for women in 1982, the Freestyle. It was designed to cater to women doing aerobics workouts which was the fitness craze in the 80s. It became wildly successful and paved the way for the company to break into the fashion and mainstream sportswear scene.

The Reebok Royal Complete CLN’s silhouette takes inspiration from the brand’s long and distinguished fitness history as seen in the shoe’s subtle logo details, minimalist look, and soft leather material.

Reebok Royal Complete CLN Style

Owing to the shoe’s fitness background, women won’t go wrong with wearing yoga pants or other sporty outfits with the Royal Complete CLN. The shoe also goes well with skinny jeans.  Men can wear the footwear with jeans for a casual look or khaki pants for a smarter getup.

Fit & Sizing

The Reebok Royal Complete CLN is offered in both men’s and women’s sizes. For men, sizes available are 7-13. For women, the sizes range from 3 to 10.

Notable Features

The silhouette of the Reebok Royal Complete CLN pays homage to Reebok’s fitness roots and is one of its most notable features. Aside from the simple low-cut design, the remarkable cushioning the shoe offers makes it a standout. It keeps people on their feet all day in both comfort and style.

Additional Info

  • The shoe has a removable PU sockliner to accommodate orthotics if the wearer needs it.
  • The Reebok Royal Complete CLN’s rubber herringbone outsole gives it improved traction on many surfaces.
  • A leather upper gives the footwear increased support.
  • The shoe is available in quite a number of colorways including charged pink/white, collegiate navy/white, white/collegiate navy, white/charming pink, black/black, brown/stone grey, scarlet, white/collegiate burgundy, flat grey, and turquoise.
  • Lace up closure gives the low-top shoe a snugger fit.
  • The Reebok Royal Complete CLN weighs approximately 11 oz per shoe.