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.
The low top sneaker follows a unisex construction, but its sizes favor the men. The men’s Reebok Workout Lo Ripple shoes’ dimensions start from 7 to 13. The iconic H-strap accessory provides stability along the midfoot which also keeps the laces in place.
These Reebok Workout Lo Ripple shoes fuse function with exaggerated flair. The boys can partner it with joggers and high socks or denim jeans that are slim fitted. Women, on the other hand, can go freely with leggings or capri pants especially with the white colorway.
The very distinctive accents that the Reebok Workout Lo Ripple exhibits are the relatively large jagged edges on its sole both for function and aesthetic. These sneakers also come in tonal forms even drenching the soles in the same color as the uppers.
The success of the lady-magnet shoe called the Freestyle focused the attention of the civilian world to aerobics and making one self-conscious about his or her body. It was the quintessential move that boosted Reebok’s franchise from running to every other possible platform of sport. But this expansion only drilled the brand’s fascination with athletic conquest even more.
For years, the Freestyle hogged the footwear market for aerobics. A heralding iteration soon followed in the form of the Reebok Workout. Designed to traverse more platforms of exercise and training, the Workout tapped even the harshest environments of Cross Training. This was made feasible by a revolutionary feature called the H-strap--an accessory designed by Edward Lussier and his team. It was released in 1984 along with several other iterations in the Reebok catalog.
Eventually, the Reebok Workout’s fame as a trainer bogged down. As with all other vintage footwear, its sleek design paved the way for its revival as a lifestyle sneaker. It owes much of its resurrection to the underground followers who sport the classic mid-top to clubs and streets. In the 90s, it was the top sneaker of the late Soulja Slim on which even had songs written about it. The strong inclination of the singer gave birth to a new moniker--the Souljas.
Jump to several years after, the Reebok Workout Low received an honorable retro in 2010. The move sparked more Workout iterations in all shapes and sizes. Designs began to be experimental as collabs, and the Reebok design kitchen themselves tweak the sneaker from the upper to the sole.
One of the most riveting editions of the sneaker to be unveiled was the Reebok Workout Lo Ripple. The sneaker showcases an ever-so-popular “ripple” sole which for some, might be a little exaggerated. The Reebok Workout Lo Ripple comes in tonal colorways with some of its versions having unique Reebok brandings that display the original colors. And to complete things off, a coveted H-strap is conditioned on its side panels.
- The midsole is composed of an EVA material.
- The rippling on the outsole adds more traction and excellent grip to the shoe.
- Some of the colorways include White/Steel, Chalk/Dark Royal, and black.
- A Reebok Workout Ripple Low with an icy sole was released on 2018 honoring the late Gary Warnett.