When I was a kid, I drooled over Reebok shoes. They were the ‘it’ thing to have. Even through high school..secretly, I went out for cheerleading my senior year just so I could wear, with pride, the Reebok black high tops that the girls wore. They were so cute and looked so good. I wanted to wear them. Sure, I could’ve bought them myself but I wanted to wear them with purpose. These memories have stuck with me for a long time.
I’ll admit, my perceptions of Reebok had changed slightly over the years. There was a time a few years ago when I thought Reebok might be on the decline. Then about a year ago I really started to pay attention. They were making big changes and they were good. Their connection with Crossfit is genius and a match made in heaven.
But the changes didn’t stop with CrossFit. Reebok also spent some time designing some really amazing products including the VentureFlex shoes. They sent E a pair and he hasn’t separated from them since. They have become his “go to” shoes. These shoes are designed with the same care and detail that the rest of their line is. They have an incredibly flexible outsole which E takes full advantage of running from one end of the house to another.
We got ours but you can see them for yourself at Finishline online or in the nearest store (they are on sale right now online). They are reasonably priced and I really do think they are a good value. This is Es first pair of shoes with laces and it’s been fun to watch him want to learn how to tie his shoes.
So my secret love affair isn’t so secret anymore and I’m passing it on to my kids I guess. E is so proud of his “running shoes” and that’s ok with me.