The It Sneaker of 2017 Is Actually 30 Years Old

Lauren Eggertsen
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The sneaker trend is one that over the past few years, has become inescapable in the fashion industry, and with good reason. While I would love to say that wearing sneakers comes naturally to me, it sadly has been a tiresome journey of having to convince myself I look good in the shoe style versus my go-to pair of low heels. I knew sneakers were cool, I hoped they made me look cool, but the fact of the matter was that I didn't feel cool, and I was tired of it. 

Fast-forward to the present: I currently am a huge sneaker advocate and I owe it all to one particular pair that has actually been around since 1983—the Reebok Classic Leather. I recently traveled to the Coachella Valley in Indio, California with the Reebok team to experience the Classic Leather sneaker first-hand. When I say that I wore these shoes for four days in a row while at Coachella, I mean I really wore them. If you've ever attended a music festival, you know that there is a lot of walking, jumping, dancing, etc. involved, and these sneakers kept my feet feeling comfortable throughout it all. 

Aforementioned, the Classic Leather style has been around since 1983 and is the brand's most iconic dual-gender silhouette. The Reebok brand "stands for originality, authenticity, integrity, music, fashion, and fitness," each of which I not only experienced during this special weekend, but are also things I value in my day-to-day life, making my decision to fall in love with these sneakers that much easier. Besides the fact that these shoes have an inspiring history and are insanely comfortable, they are also extremely stylish and affordable, reigning in at under $100.

Remember how I said I used to feel insecure while wearing sneakers? Well, thanks to my personal experience with the Classic Leathers, in addition to pre-existing celebrity (Gigi Hadid and Teyana Taylor) and street style approval, I think it's safe to say I have officially found the perfect pair, and I'm never turning back. And according to history, neither is the rest of the world, which is why I have a good feeling this sneaker is about to be everywhere this year. 

Go on to see the Reebok Classic Leather sneakers styled by some of the coolest street style stars, in addition to shopping our favorite styles from the brand for yourself. 

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