I wrote about my love of hi-top sneakers a while ago, and since then I’ve been thinking about the Reebok Freestyle, that staple of the 1980s. Remember? When I mentioned them on Twitter, Natalie said they were like walking on marshmallows, and I think she’s right.
I got pretty excited when I found that you could customize your own pair. It seemed like a fun thing to try, and with parts called “Puff 1,” “Puff 2,” and “Puff 3” it really was fun. The pair I ended up customizing are not flashy and colourful in the slightest. They could have been, though. I had the Isabel Marant Bekket sneakers in mind at the time, so I was aiming for a similar feel, although a little more budget-friendly and old school. The taupe colour wasn’t quite as dark as I had hoped it would be (the sole and the inside lining are taupe), but I’m pretty happy with them! I am going to wear them with maxi skirts this summer, à la Susie Bubble. I think I look pretty dorky in hi-tops but whatever. They still are like walking on marshmallows! See you, me, and Julio down by the basketball court!
(The custom Reeboks only ship within America; thanks, Marissa, for being my shipping agent! You’re the best, girl.)