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.
Reebok x Future Furykaze History
Since sneakers have made their transition as lifestyle footwear, collaborations, at the same time, became a hit not only for Reebok but across almost all athletic footwear brands. Throughout the history of partnerships, hip-hop artists are among the firsts the explored this.
American singer, record producer, songwriter, and rapper, Future, established his career mainly in the music industry. The artist, however, is also reputable for his series of collaborations, with Taylor Swift, Drake, T.I., and more. In 2016, Future signed with another partnership, this time, with athletic footwear brand, Reebok. It entails multiple projects including campaign advertisements and sneaker collabs, starting off with Freebandz Zoku, released in March 2016.
Reebok x Future Furykaze Style
Future follows his first sneaker release with the Reebok x Future Furykaze. Basing on its name, the rapper combines two of the most iconic sneakers the Kamizake II and the Instapump Fury. The sneaker also draws massive design inspirations from his astrological sign, the Scorpio. The hairy upper suede reflects the arthropod's hairy legs, tails, and claws; the molded vamp mimics the segmented carapace, and the TPU heel collar folds down to a level to echo the scorpion's tail.
To style these high-top sneakers, it is best to pair it with sweatpants and a sweater, just like how the rapper wore it on the ad campaigns. For the ladies joining the Furykaze craze, it is suggested to wear it with leggings or trousers to fully show the unique silhouette of the shoe. This Future collaboration sneaker is available in two colorways, Sandstone and Triple Black.
Fit & Sizing
The Furykaze takes both worlds by combining two sneakers in one. Taking off hints from the laceless feature and the Pump technology of the Reebok Instapump Fury and the superior lockdown feature of the Kamikaze II, these high-cut sneakers guarantee to keep the feet and ankles secure and stable. The modified bootie design and the collar inspired by the scorpion's tail allows an easy on and off wear despite the high construction of the shoe.
The Reebok x Future Furykaze is a unisex shoe that is available in men's sizes measuring from 4-13.
Don't be intimidated by the looks. These sneakers are packed with everything that you expect from the legends of Reebok—the Kamikaze and the Instapump Fury. More than the famous Pump technology, the Furykaze also sports the Hexalite, a unique air cushioning system which softens the impact on every movement. It is paired with a crystal gum outsole for the added visual detail and traction.
- The Reebok x Future Furykaze is offered at $250 during its initial release.
- The Sandstone colorway was first released on November 11, 2017, followed by the Triple Black on December 2, 2017.