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Vibrant Suede Sneakers

The Snipes x Reebok Collaboration Reworks a Classic

— June 25, 2014 — Fashion
The SNIPES x Reebok collaboration concerns itself with revamping the sneaker brand's 'Classic Leather' silhouette.

The Germain retailer updated the sneaker with vibrant colors. It's interesting to observe how the captivating crimson hue interacts with the bold blues and yellows. These arresting shades are counterbalanced by the neutral presence of beige, which is featured on the sole, laces and upper, front part of the shoe.

In terms of materials, the shoe is constructed out of supple suede, giving it an effortless (yet luxurious) look and feel. As is the case with many premium sneakers, wearers aren't forced to choose between style and comfort. The collaboration is a way for fans to continue to enjoy the Classic Leather silhouette in a brand new way.

Trend Themes
1. Vibrant Colors in Footwear - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Develop new color combinations and use vibrant hues in the design of sneakers and other footwear.
2. Suede Sneakers - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Experiment with different materials and textures to create unique and luxurious-looking sneakers.
3. Collaborations in Sneaker Design - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Explore collaborations between different brands to create fresh interpretations of classic sneaker designs.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Integrate vibrant color trends and use premium materials to create eye-catching sneaker designs.
2. Fashion Retail - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Foster collaborations between fashion retailers and footwear brands to offer unique and exclusive sneaker collections.
3. Luxury Goods - Opportunity for disruptive innovation: Combine high-end materials like suede with bold color choices to create luxurious and fashion-forward sneakers.
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