24.5.12

custom kicks


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.)

32 comments:

  1. Yay, I remember your post on Twitter. So glad you got these. They look great!

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  2. You got them! So tough.

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    1. Thanks! And thanks again for your help.

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  4. Haha! I can't believe you! These are awesome and I am jealous! You brought back so many childhood memories!

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  5. i need new sneakers! except i'm fairly certain i'd look like kelly from misfits (the tv show), so i think i'm sticking with converse for now. BUT! i love the maxi-dress idea! so adorable.

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    1. I haven't seen that show! But hey, Converse work.

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  6. These were THE shoe when I was in middle school - preferably in magenta or classic orange with the Velcro worn open and out. Haha. These are super amazing and understated - definitely more versatile than the crazy originals.

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    1. Magenta next time for sure. Ha! Thank you! I like 'em.

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  7. Can't wait to see you kickin' around the 'hood in these babies! You so fly!

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  8. I can't get over these. Nice work.

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  9. Very happy, you're bringing these back. They are awesome. Remind me of being in elementary school!

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    1. Same here! I like that feeling, though.

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  10. Gorgeous! I love those Isabel Marants too, and your Reeboks came out just as chic.

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    1. That's a big compliment, thank you!

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  11. Oh I remember! Hi-top sneakers were 'the' thing. My brother whined to my parents till he got a pair. My mum used to love hers - she had this awesome pink pair with purple glitter (I kid you not). I call those her barbie shoes.

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  12. I had a husky named Reebok. She was black, white and grey and was kind of like a furry marshmallow. Just sayin!

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  13. I think they look great!

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