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Style / January 2017
Danielle Rines, Global Newsroom

Teyana Taylor's Sneaker Style

There’s nothing like a Classic. To sneakerheads, a classic is considered a staple, recognized for value and quality.

That’s why Reebok is re-releasing the Reebok Classic Freestyle Hi, with hip-hop artist, dancer and famed sneakerhead Teyana Taylor leading the charge.

“Reebok has always been a brand that’s been very special to my heart ever since I was young,” says Taylor.

Introduced in 1982, the Reebok Classic Freestyle Hi is the first fitness sneaker that was specifically designed for women.  For Taylor, it was one of her first pairs ever.

“I was 4 and I just knew I loved them, I wouldn’t take them off,” she says. “Freestyles were all I wanted to wear growing up so it feels like everything’s come full circle with this partnership.”

The Freestyle (commonly known as the 5411 for it’s original price) was a groundbreaking silhouette and became an iconic sneaker.

The 5411’s really opened the door for creativity in womens fashion, it gave permission for sneakers to be feminine.

As a dancer, Taylor says the Freestyle is a mix of style and versatility. 

“I’m a serious sneakerhead, I can dance in anything, but the 5411’s are so light weight and narrow and they have the ankle support,” she says. “And you can wear them with anything.”

Now the perfect choice for going from the studio to the street, back when it was first released, the Freestyle Hi was the first to bring a feminine flare to sneakers.

“The 5411’s really opened the door for creativity in womens fashion, it gave permission for sneakers to be feminine,” says Taylor.

With her unapologetic style and bold expression, Taylor represents the legacy of the Freestyle Hi.

As a powerful woman, with a unique background in style, music and fitness Taylor will bring a fresh and revitalized spin to a classic staple.

 “I’m honored to be the face of the Freestyle campaign for everything it stood for yesterday and what it still represents today,” she says.

What’s your favorite way to style the re-released Freestyle Hi? Tweet @ReebokClassics and show us!

Style / January 2017
Danielle Rines, Global Newsroom