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.
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This is a photo of my crisp new Classic Leathers on the first day of Coachella with the Reebok team. The rest of my outfit didn't matter because these sneakers stole the show.
These are the perfect sneakers to wear when you want to take your look full athleisure. They are the ideal blend of sleek and sporty.
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Wear your Classic Leathers on a sunny day with a miniskirt and breezy blouse. A woven bag is a perfect way to make your outfit feel chic this summer.
Another head-to-toe athleisure look bites the dust. Because if we are being honest, is there anything cooler?
The black version of this sneaker style pairs perfectly with bright statement trousers.
Here is a close-up of the shoes I have been raving about. Do you see why I'm so obsessed?
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One last outfit shot, but it's definitely not the least. While a matching pajama-inspired set might be the last thing you'd expect to see paired with sneakers, leave it to the street style stars to prove otherwise.
You can't go wrong with a crisp pair of white sneakers.
Glittery shoes make everything better.
Pink sneakers will quickly become your new best friend.
Chic all-black kicks are always a good idea.
You know this color is intriguing you.
Metallic sneakers are the perfect addition to an otherwise average outfit.
The pearl sheen adds a unique touch.
Take these to the gym and beyond if you want to make a bold statement.
Clearly, this sneaker style looks great in pastels.
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This press trip was paid for by Reebok. Editors' opinions are their own.