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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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 Reebok Workout Plus x the Hundreds comes in medium widths that fit those with narrow to medium width. Wide feet users are advised to go half to full size higher for extra wiggle room. While it is a unisex shoe, it is offered in men’s sizes that range from 7 to 13.
The classic style of the 1980s is given a new contemporary look in the Reebok Workout Plus x The Hundreds. The collaborative design features a black/gum colorway with the fitness sneaker silhouette paying homage to the skateboarding community that has given the shoe much respect and appreciation.
The black Reebok Workout Plus x The Hundreds sneaker is a fantastic footwear choice for those looking for minimalist aesthetics and vintage design. The collaborative shoe blends well with slim and straight-cut jeans, shorts, chinos, and khakis for a laidback thrasher look with relaxed tees and hoodies as tops. The unisex sneaker can also be worn by women who like the skateboarding-inspired design as they can easily pair the black Reebok Workout Plus x The Hundreds low-top shoes with skinny jeans, leggings, and even denim skirts.
The collaborative branding details of The Hundreds breathe new life to the full grain leather upper in a black colorway with a gum rubber midsole. The main features of the Reebok Workout Plus were retained in this collaborative shoe that includes the patented H-Strap in the midsole that immediately recalls influences of fitness training in mind. The H-Strap feature also provides support to the retro fitness training sneaker.
Reebok has been a brand known to have been instrumental for the growth of the fitness and recreational running trend in the 1980s. The first silhouette under the Reebok Workout line was born during that time when the brand has been successful in introducing favorite models like the Reebok Freestyle, Reebok Classic Leather, and the Reebok Ex-O-Fit. The Reebok Workout had garment leather in most of its parts. Created as multipurpose gym footwear, the Workout as its name implies is the brand’s answer for the market’s need for a durable gym sneaker that is needed for the rigorous routines of Crossfit and bodybuilding that has started to become famous.
Upgrading the Reebok Workout, the Workout Plus sneaker has an edgy silhouette and contemporary structure. The shoe also has a toe overlay that is an improvement to the original Workout shoe. For quite some time after it was released the Reebok Workout Plus was rarely talked about and given that much attention. It was only in 2011 when Reebok released a Vintage Collection that the iconic sneaker was featured again in an all-white leather upper with grey hints and an old-school vibe.
As the Reebok Workout Plus celebrated its 25th year since it was launched, the silhouette was given makeovers with the Reebok Workout Plus x Titolo with a brown suede upper with blue and cream accents. The profile also featured in the Keith Haring Collection in 2013. In 2016, the Gosha Rubchinsky x Reebok Workout Plus collaboration design was dropped. Two Workout Plus iterations were released presenting a tonal colorway in black or white in a premium tumbled leather upper. It also displays a PACCBET branding on the side panels with signature Reebok branding detail at the tongue and matching tonal laces and rubber midsole.
Los Angeles-based streetwear shop The Hundreds has several successful collaboration with Reebok that on their fourth round of partnership, they decided to work on the Workout Plus silhouette. Together with another Reebok fitness sneaker the Workout FVS, the Reebok Workout Plus x The Hundreds shoe pays homage to the forgotten history of the shoe that it was once a well-loved kick by many skateboarders. At the time when the fitness sneaker audience has forgotten the Workout Plus silhouette, it was the skateboarding community that had paid particular attention to its sturdy construction and a rubber gum sole that has an excellent grip and boardfeel.
In the latest The Hundreds collaboration, the Reebok Workout Plus x The Hundreds sneaker was in black/gum colorway and an oiled full-grain leather top. It also featured a black full-grain leather inner lining that exudes a premium feel while an embossed The Hundreds bar logo on the side and Solid Bomb logo on the shoe’s lace tips provide the collaborative branding details. The Reebok Workout Plus x The Hundreds sneaker is sold at retail for $110.
- Flat laces come with Solid Bomb logo on the lace tips of the sneaker.
- An embossed The Hundreds bar logo can be found on the sides of the shoe.
- Gum rubber outsole in the Reebok Workout Plus x The Hundreds provides excellent grip and traction.