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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.

  • Price
    $80
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A reliable and sturdy fit can be expected from the Reebok Royal Techque T’s leather upper. It comes in men’s sizes, from 3.5-13, and in women’s sizes, from 5-11. It’s in medium or regular width and fits true to size. A classic lace-up system helps in adjusting the tightness, while the low-top collar lets the ankle move spontaneously.  

The low-top Reebok Royal Techque T comes in neutral colors as well as unique options such as Collegiate Burgundy and Baseball Grey for men, and Silver Metallic and Infused Lilac for women. These colorways offer a smooth yet low-profile vibe to the sneaker, making it look classic and trendy at the same time.

With its polished leather upper, this shoe would go well with khakis, chinos, pants, and jeans, complete with button-down shirts and a jacket. For the ladies, an effortless athleisure appeal could be achieved with this shoe when paired with skirts or dresses. Meanwhile, for more relaxed casual activities, the model could be worn with shorts, leggings or joggers for the ultimate comfort while looking sporty and chic.

Designed for casual wear, the Reebok Royal Techque T has a clean style that is paired with everyday comfort. Its low-cut design offers a sophisticated and sleek silhouette, fit for daily outfits. Support and durability are provided by the soft leather upper, which is minimally styled for a sports-inspired appeal. Reebok branding is found on the tongue, heel tab, and near the laces.

Although Reebok only came to the U.S. in 1978, the company can trace its roots to the year 1900. It was the year that Joseph William Foster established his business, J.W. Foster. It was also during this time that he created the earliest designs for running shoes with spikes. His company later became J.W. Foster and Sons when his children joined him in the enterprise.

Years later, in 1958, two of Foster’s grandchildren, Jeff and Joe Foster, formed Reebok, a companion company to their grandfather’s business. Its unique-sounding name comes from the grey rhebok antelope of Africa. In 1981, American businessman Paul Fireman bought the brand and successfully introduced it to the U.S. market, increasing revenue to the million-dollar mark.

With this breakthrough, Reebok has since consistently released innovative kicks that have stood the test of time. In 2011, the brand introduced a fresh line of contemporary and affordable sneakers called the Royal Flag series. Shoes for various sports and lifestyle categories were released, featuring retro-inspired designs combined with modern features, such as in the Reebok Royal Techque T.

This shoe takes inspiration from the brand’s tennis footwear archive, offering a timelessly traditional look with its fine leather craftsmanship. It also has a sporty appeal, as emphasized by its court-ready rubber sole and smooth silhouette. With such a refined flair, this sneaker could be an ideal day-to-day option for fashion-forward individuals.

  • The high-abrasion wraparound rubber outsole delivers durability and traction.
  • Cushioning with each step is provided by the sneaker’s rubber midsole.

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