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 Classic Leather History
Reebok launched one of its most renowned classic models, the Reebok Classic Leather, in 1983. The Classic Leather is a running shoe, and the first one to utilize a garment leather as an upper material, that gained popularity even in the casual fashion scene because of its minimal design, comfort, and functionality. It was designed for “style-conscious men and women” and features a Bi-Density Shock Protection System for stability and air vents on the toe box for breathability.
In 2015, Reebok partnered up with Swedish cosmetics brand FACE Stockholm to launch a limited-edition line of Reebok’s iconic sneakers that blends fashion and beauty. The Reebok Classic Leather silhouette, along with the silhouettes of the Freestyle Hi and the Princess Spirit, in particular, were given new looks inspired by the FACE Stockholm makeup and nail polish color palette and the results were color-block pastels, metallic tones, and streaks of jet black. The campaign was headed by actress Ashley Madekwe.
The Reebok x FACE Stockholm initial collaboration was a huge success that led to even more collaboration projects up to this date.
Reebok x FACE Stockholm Classic Leather Style
The Reebok x FACE Stockholm Classic Leather is a low-top sneaker exclusively designed and marketed for women. It is based on the Reebok Classic Leather, with colorways inspired by the Sweden-based cosmetic brand FACE Stockholm’s makeup color palette. It offers versatility in sportswear and street style fashion. The metallic-colored pairs can be best worn with black jeans or an all-black outfit to make it stand out.
Fit & Sizing
The Reebok x FACE Stockholm Classic Leather is available in women’s sizes from size 5 to 12, including half sizes, in B Medium width. It provides ample hold and overall support considering its running shoe DNA, while its lace closure enables customized fit. The low-cut construction also allows free ankle movement.
Even from a distance, the Reebok x FACE Stockholm Classic Leather can easily be distinguished through its sophisticated-colored upper, some in metallic tones that are based on FACE Stockholm cosmetics’ color palette. Inspect the shoe closer and one will find the Reebok x FACE Stockholm quote printed on the sock liner.
- There are perforated details on the toe box to allow ventilation.
- Other features include EVA midsole for shock absorption and high abrasion rubber outsole for durability and traction.
- There are Reebok brandings along the sides, on the tongue, and on the heel.