Some artists wait years to hit the top working in clubs, bars, underground stages, and releasing mixtape after mixtape. Some artists become huge at such a young age it almost seems surreal. Rae Sremmurd members Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi seemed to come straight off the roof of the Empire State Building, rising like Superman — so fast it seems almost unbelievable.
But they aren’t just rappers — nope, not according to them. While “Black Beatles” is definitely at home on rap radio and playlists, the boys insist they can and will play any type of music including rock and roll, trap, pop music — whatever hits their ears. Because of this, they consider themselves unclassified.
All of that brings us to the reason we are here: the shoes. What shoes could possibly be so classic, so boundary-crossing that the Rae Sremmurd members rock them as go-tos? The Reebok Classic Leather.
We first talked about this partnership back in June and now it comes to fruition with the Classic Leather released in four colorways.
Here is a little of the interview you can see in the video below:
“We do all genres, you know what I’m saying, we do trap, we do pop. We do Black Beatles, we do rock ‘n’ roll, you can’t just say ‘oh yeah they’re rappers.'”
“The Classic Leather is all about defying classification — anyone can wear it, wherever you’re from, whatever your situation is,” said Jxmmi.
There is no denying the Reebok Classic Leather is one of those sneakers that needs to be on shelves constantly; the cut, materials, and ability to take color make it one of the all-time greats. It is great to see it still relevant and hitting again, 30 years after the initial release.
The Classic Leather is available now at Eastbay.com. Let us know below if you have grabbed a new pair, or even if you rocked with them in the past (full disclosure — I had an original pair).
Images courtesy of Reebok