Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Style Never Stops

Earlier this spring, the team at Reebok invited me to stop by their pop-up stand in NYC to check out their newest shoe release, the Skyscape Runaround. I'd just left SoulCycle so I showed up already in fitness mode, albeit a bit of a sweaty mess.
Skyscapes were designed to be both stylish and comfortable, and they really hit the nail on the head. I'm sure you've seen a commercial by now, where Miranda Kerr runs all around town from errand to errand, coming home to hop in the shower and nearly forgetting to take her shoes off…well, I don't know if I'd say that I forget I'm wearing them, but I definitely find myself reaching for them day after day. They actually haven't made it in an official outfit post to date despite me wearing them frequently because I kind of got them a tad dirty, they need a good deep-clean before their first photoshoot, ha! You can see the color I picked out above, a light minty green with a white sole. I've since changed the laces to be a matching green instead of white. 
I rarely step out of the house without numerous compliments and questions about them, which usually leads to me making people feel the shoe. The upper part (that surrounds your foot) is made of flexible, seamless foam. There are padded areas around the heel so that the shoe doesn't rub—I've worn mine for upwards of 12 hours a day before without absolutely no rubbing. I would recommend sizing down a half size from normal since the foam does stretch and conform to your foot, mine are a 7.5 instead of my usual size 8! Also, since they're completely made of foam and light rubber, they're machine washable, and the breathable material dries overnight! Definitely a key selling point for someone like me who trashes everything no matter how hard I try not to. 
Although I should really invest in a pair of black Runarounds because of the aforementioned ability to spill on and get everything I own dirty, when I discovered the "design your own" option I immediately started playing around and now have nearly half a dozen different designs saved. Before you even glance at the next photo, I'm sure you could guess that I'm rather partial to the blue. There are 10 colors total that you can apply to the base, piping, logos, sole, tongue, laces etc. and they're just a fraction more than buying a pre-designed pair, at $80 vs. $65. I personally have plans to scoop up a custom-designed blue pair for fun, and the previously mentioned all-black for days when I know they're just going to get dirty.
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*This post is NOT sponsored by Reebok aside from the c/o Skyscapes at top! I just really love my sneakers.

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