Not too long ago, women’s sneakers designs lacked in availability and pizazz in design because they only represented a small fraction of the market. No longer an issue now, in part thanks to interests and new involvements from the likes of songstress Alicia Keys. For her third collaborations with Reebok and its Reebok Classic line, Keys wanted designs that not only project the sports lifestyle theme but hints of femininity. What she and the Reebok Classic design team came away with was the Alicia Keys x Reebok Classic A.Keys Wedge, a fusion of Reebok Classic Freestyle and Chi-Kaze on a hidden heel platform.
Keys also elaborated the collaborative range with four different design packs. The so-called Military Pack highlights the usage of suede, heavy canvas, nylon, and premium leather, while the Crocodile Pack employs the exotic reptilian pattern with rubber gum sole. Meanwhile, the Reptile II Pack and Tribal II Pack are designs carried over from the previous seasons, now with even brighter colorway and luxurious executions.
Part of the Fall/Winter 2013 Collection from Alicia Keys and Reebok Classics, all four design packs, along with the new A.Keys Wedge, will be available starting in September 2013 through select Reebok Classic retailers worldwide.
Release Date: September 2013