In the fashion and luxury retail industry, sometimes a piece needs to truly stand out to stay in the game. The highly cut-throat and competitive business looks for that one show-stopping product that will be hailed as the “it” for the season. Recently, sportswear has been winning at the game with sneaker after sneaker of impactful designs and innovative durability. At times, even a classic can create noise, especially since it reached a milestone and reinvented for modern consumers. A prime example is Reebok’s Classic Instapump Fury OG sneakers.
Release Date and Price
Release date: March 14, 2014
Price when reviewed: $160
20 years after the original Instapump Fury sneakers debuted, Reebok is recapturing the fun and colorful mood of the model by releasing new renditions of the classic for today’s customers. This tribute collection was released on March 14, 2014, and the sneakers have since been available through Reebok stores worldwide and through various online retailers. Each pair costs around $160.
If there’s one thing one needs to know about Reebok’s Classic Instapump Fury Og sneakers, it’s color. The famous model was and continues to be offered in a variety of colorways that one would have never thought of. These shoes are vividly-hued to perfection, mixing colors that are bright, fun, and peppy, all the while exciting and eye-catching. Later iterations see the color look more acidic and futuristic. To a point, one might see the colors as borderline cartoonish, they simply add more fun to the sneakers.
The shoes’ durability has been put into question quite a few times, which is never a good indication, especially for a sports shoe. The pump of the shoe, one of its main aspects, is said to be easily worn out after a long amount of time in usage. Additionally, the Hexalite cushioning is regarded as not the best out of the many sneakers with the same feature. And finally, many people have complained that the model is quite tight, leading many to purchase a size bigger to fit the shoe with comfort and ease.
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Image Credits: Highsnobiety (feature image), Weartesters, PMC Footwear News, Freshness magazine (article images).