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Style / September 2020
Tara Gardner, Reebok Contributor

This Fall, It’s All About Futuristic Sneakers

Dream about a brighter tomorrow with ahead-of-the-curve shoes that offer endless styling potential.

While retro styles still have a firm grip on sneakerdom, there’s a new view on the horizon. Futuristic sneakers are a key look for the fall season, featuring space-age styles and eclectic details. Add to this an array of imaginative technical twists, engineered elements and unexpected colors, and this is a trend that serves big on variety and ingenuity. A major favorite on both the runways and the street thanks to their flair for fun and freedom, these shoes offer a sneak peek at a future that’s looking loud, proud and unabashedly optimistic. 
Find your future sole-mate with this edit of the top styles you need in your wardrobe.

New Moves

Taking design cues from the Aztec, Classic Leather and Reebok archives, a future icon is born with the Classic Leather Legacy. This shoe is infused with innovative character—think crisp lines, graphic details and chunky sole—and comes in a rainbow of tempting colors. The ultimate go-with-anything shoe, whatever your style vibe this sneaker is in it for the long haul. 

High Tech

The Swiss Army Knife of sneakers is loaded with cutting-edge technical details aimed at supporting the needs of elite and amateur athletes alike—not to mention having a distinctly cool monochrome aesthetic, too. With its innovative lacing system and splatter paint detail on the soles, the elevated Nano X is just as impactful paired with your downtime look as it is when matched with your workout gear. Wear these shoes with attitude. 

Future Fury

No edit of futuristic sneakers would be complete without the Fury. Giving a nod to its retro ’90s roots with that fun pump action on the uppers, this pair nails the dad sneaker silhouette that’s so coveted right now. What’s more, the Instapump Fury sprints ahead of the pack with its high-tech lace-free design that uses an air adjustment to create a personalized fit. Fierce in its color and gender-fluid in its design, there’s a Fury to suit all. Pair with a cropped pant or midi skirt to really make a statement. 

Big Energy 

Showcasing tomorrow, as imagined through an early aughts lens, the Premier offers up a space-age slice of playfulness and positivity. With bold neon accents, ombre effects and a mesmerizing mix of graphic shapes and textures, these sneakers deliver high energy to workout looks, while re-invigorating your socially distant style with a hefty dose of notice-me appeal. Be brave and partner these kicks with bright, clashing colors up top for the ultimate in dopamine dressing.

Pump It Up

If you’re searching for an aesthetic that’s both retro and futuristic, few make a better case than the Pump Court sneakers. This style unicorn takes ’90s vibes to the next level with a fantastical mix of technical details, textures and colors. Transcending seasons, these pumps are a smart investment to work in your wardrobe all year round. Elevate your look by pairing them with shorts, a short dress or miniskirt for all the impact. 

Retro Redux

Stranger than fiction and cooler than contemporary, these U.S.C.M Bug Stomper shoes have you stepping straight out of a sci-fi movie. The high-top silhouette may be inspired by the ’80s, but the innovative details are all about the future. You’ll love the lace-less slip-on function, camo print and military hardware, making these coveted sneakers the ultimate picks to perk up your downtime or loungewear look.  

High Vibes

The future trend isn’t just about aesthetic, it’s all about performance, too, and these Zig Kinetica Horizon shoes are at the forefront of fitness technology. Push your limits and embrace your fears with these advanced-power sneakers. Whether you’re headed for a run, spin or HIIT class, however you chose to move, this style is designed for max momentum and thrust, rocketing you past your PB and then some. Sleek and chic for play, they’ll put a spring in your step when paired with skinny jeans, slouchy sweats or leggings.

Space Age

Destined to become new icon in the high-tops category, the VB Dual Court Mid II Shoes in space-age silver play to the more classic futuristic visions. They’re chic, sharp and make an edgy accompaniment to most outfits. Work the look with wide leg pants or sweats and a slim-fitting crop top. If your vision of the future is more understated than out-of-this-world, these sneakers offer an effortless way to dip into the trend.  

Cool Runnings

Get ready to go full throttle with the most innovative footwear technology. You can’t go wrong adding the Zig Dynamica to your workout or play ensemble. Bold and fearless, with its speckled zig-zag-effect midsole, high-vis orange highlights and classic vector designs on the uppers, this is future-forward design at its finest. The cushiony style will put a spring in your step for all activities, including your socially distanced evenings out.
Find the perfect pairing for your futuristic sneakers with loungewear looks that hit the sweet spot for easy comfort.


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Style / September 2020
Tara Gardner, Reebok Contributor