What separates sneakers from high fashion footwear? Is it their silhouette? Or their fabrications? Maybe it’s their overall design sensibilities? While there is a multitude of factors that classify a sneaker from an ordinary high fashion shoe, the most diversifying is arguably comfort. Sneakers are more comfortable to wear than stiletto heels, Oxfords, and whatever luxury footwear there is in the sphere of high fashion. Today, brands like Reebok are taking the comfort factor up a notch with their Pump Supreme ULTK sneakers.
Release Date and Price
Release date: July 2017
Price when reviewed: $150
Taking inspiration from their classic Instapump model, Reebok’s relatively new Pump Supreme series has taken sneaker culture by storm. One of its latest models, the ULTK sneakers, which was just released last July of 2017, already amassed quite a following. At $150 a pair, sneakerheads can easily buy their own pair of this new and exciting model.
When it comes to sneakers, comfort is the name of the game, which Reebok just won with their Pump Supreme ULTK sneakers. Incorporating high-quality stretch knit on a running shoe will have the feet breathing better even when the wearer is already worn out. The ‘Pump’ bladder is also stretch-fit, which makes it easier to wear for any foot size. Design-wise, the shoe is one of Reebok’s most sophisticated to date. The ironic yet refined mix of a leather detailing with the luxurious knitted fabrication makes for a fascinating and sleek look that will be as show-stopping on the runway as it will be on the street.
Since knitted wool is a soft fabric, its durability is put into question once it’s incorporated on a sports shoe. Aside from showing it off, wearers will want to work out and play sports in the said model, and apart from its hard rubber outsole, there’s no guarantee that the shoe is strong enough for such athleticism. Moreover, the fabrication leaves the feet completely vulnerable to wet weather, as knitted garments tend to soak up rain and dry slower than any other material.
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