Now that we have announced the top three sneaker silhouettes as part of our first ever bi-annual Snobette Sneaker Awards, we move on to the best collaboration for January-June 2014. The easy and clear winner for this category was Reebok’s collaboration with Melody Ehsani on the Classic Pump Omni Lite with a style (shown above) called “Love Me Or Leave Me Alone.” Besides being the first woman to collaborate on a Pump, Ehsani’s design was original, bold and generally sassy, basically everything that the world dictates women aren’t supposed to be, which made us love the shoe that much more.
Limited in numbers, it sold out pretty much within 24 hours of launch, and as discovered wearing my pair at a trade show, they are a statement piece, in other words, everyone has a statement to make about them and they’re all good ones. This shoe makes people smile! So props and more props to Melody for creating a shoe just like her–one that lights up the room and makes the world feel like a awesome place.