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.
Reebok x FACE Stockholm Bolton History
Reebok had its early beginnings in the United Kingdom in 1890 when Joseph William Foster of Bolton, England saw the opportunity of producing sports shoes. Bolton, a former mill town in Greater Manchester in Northwest England is where the brand traces its roots. It is also fitting for this global brand to pay homage to the town where Foster’s vision all started and originated.
In 1992, Reebok first introduced the Bolton silhouette in a blend of mesh and synthetic micro suede with a Hexalite heel that provides superior cushioning and comfort. With Reebok branding details over, the Bolton model easily became a classic running favorite. More than 25 years since it was released, the Reebok Bolton was only re-released in 2015 retaining its two original colorways.
Meantime, following a successful collaboration on the Reebok Classic Leather and the Reebok Instapump Fury, Swedish cosmetic franchise FACE Stockholm has again helped conceptualized another design to elevate another retro sneaker of the American brand.
FACE’s collaboration with Reebok resulted to a unisex retro runner in tones of light gray, gold, soft teal, and a touch of pink on the outsole. Soon fans of earlier Reebok collaborations have taken interest on the shoe that was sold on limited released and easily got sold out.
Reebok x FACE Stockholm Bolton Style
In terms of style, Reebok x FACE Stockholm Bolton is a classy take on the nineties retro sneaker with its low top suede and textile material.
With subtle color palettes provided by Sweden’s top cosmetic brand FACE, the classic kicks feature a compassion blue or teal colored toe cap with an eccentric tan midsection and a gray heel counter. A clean White midsole and touches of Pink are seen on the outsole completing the overall look.
The sneakers are fashionable and the good choices of colors make it a unique combination compared to other sneakers with almost common color ways. The detailing is finished with tonal stitching and a sculpted rubber outsole in beige and white. Finalizing the product’s look is a Reebok logo patch at the padded tongue.
The Reebok x FACE Stockholm Bolton generally runs true to size. Lace-up closure in tan and gray colors help keep the fit snug. While a round toe design gives extra room for the shoe for ventilation and movement purposes. It has a unisex sizing ranging with medium width. Women’s sizes go one and a half size less than the men’s.
The Reebok x FACE Stockholm Bolton is one fine sneaker with a suede and textile upper with a low-cut design to project that the authentic look of the 1990s sneaker that inspired its release. Among its notable feature is a Hy-Lite and Hexalite EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning for a comfy walk and run while a high abrasion rubber keeps the shoe’s grip and traction stable.
- The sneaker features a FACE Stockholm inspired color palette.
- The Reebok x FACE Stockholm Bolton has a speckled midsole detailing.
- The sneaker has a removable foam sock liner features an inspirational quote
- Fashion blogger and social media influencer Julie Sariňana of sincerelyjules.com has worn and featured the shoe on her site.