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


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.


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.



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


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.


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.


We spent 6.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Many described the shoe’s classic silhouette as decent and great.
  • It looked exactly as shown in the online pictures, several confirmed. Another user even claimed that the shoe looked better in person.
  • With a $70 price tag, most thought that the low-top Reebok Royal Smash is priced right.
  • According to some reviews, this shoe is made of good quality materials and is solidly-built.
  • It is really light and flexible, more than a handful of users noticed.
  • The Royal Smash gained a couple of thumbs up for its comfortable fit and feel. One wearer even mentioned that the model felt comfortable out of the box.
  • This versatile shoe can be easily matched with a wide array of clothing.
  • It is commonly available in black and white. The shoes are also often accented with a contrasting color on the heel and tongue label.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Others noted that the shoe fits a bit large. Some even had to size down and get a pair a full size smaller than their standard choice.
  • One user complained about the white soles getting dirty quickly.
  • Less than a handful were displeased with the shoe’s lack of ventilation stating that it made the feet feel hot and sweaty.
  • The Reebok Royal Smash would have looked better if it had thicker soles, one buyer advised.

Bottom line

With an affordable price tag, a decent looking silhouette and a comfortable fit and in-shoe feel, it's not surprising why the Reebok Royal Smash is steadily gaining in popularity. Its unperforated synthetic leather upper, however, may disappoint some. This minor flaw, though, is perceived as insignificant by the majority who remain pleased with this lifestyle sneaker’s overall look and performance.



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Reebok Royal Smash History

Although a bit behind when it comes to market share and popularity, this brand has undeniably made its imprint in the sneaker industry. Established in 1895 under the name JW Foster and Sons Incorporated, its founder Joseph William Foster was already developing spiked shoes even before sneaker giants like Adidas conceived the idea.  

Over six decades after its inception, the brand decided to change its name to “Reebok.” A name way more appealing than the former, the term was taken from the word "rhebok” which refers to a species of South African antelopes.

Throughout the years, Reebok continues to be a household name among sneaker fanatics. Aside from being renowned for their innovative running kicks that were once considered the go-to runner of world-class athletes, they are also known globally for their lifestyle footwear that’s durable, versatile, high-quality, not to mention stylish.

Among the brand’s most sought-after models are found in the Reebok Classic, Ex-O-Fit and Club lines. The low-top Reebok Royal Smash, though is included in the Royal Collection which has not received much exposure. Despite being underrated, shoes under this line is slowly catching fans’ attention with its fashion-forward aesthetics and attractive price tag.

Reebok Royal Smash Style

Look stylish wearing your everyday jeans and tees as well as chinos and polo shirts in a snap with the low-top Reebok Royal Smash. Made of synthetic leather, this shoe is ready to keep your feet warm and comfy during the slightly colder months of the year.

Often dressed in white and black, its clean, simple silhouette’s appeal is elevated with the addition of a debossed Reebok branding on the lateral side of the shoe and contrasting color on the heel which can range from neutral hues like white and bright colors like royal blue and red.

Fit & Sizing

Supportive and comfortable fit can be expected from this sneaker’s synthetic leather upper. Although sleek, its construction with a low-top profile also ensures to provide ankle mobility as well as ample space for the toes. Built for men, it is up for grabs in medium “D” width with sizes ranging from 5-13.

Notable Features

Minimally styled, the Reebok Royal Smash stands out for its sleek, court shoe-inspired silhouette. Its white cupsole with stitching accent is light and flexible and is made with a non-marking outsole which is known for its stability as well as dependable grip and traction.

Additional Info

  • This sneaker have removable insoles that offer ample cushioning. Insoles can be easily replaced with orthotics whenever needed.
  • Fit can be enhanced by adjusting the 7-eyelet lace-up closure.
  • The in-shoe comfort of the Royal Smash is improved with the addition of a mesh lining, breathable, padded tongue as well as a padded collar.
  • Some models have a buttery suede overlay on the toe cap for added durability. This minute alteration also gives the shoe extra style points.
  • An all-suede version dubbed as the Reebok Royal Smash SDE is also available.