Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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Adidas Adiease History
Skateboarding has been around since the early 1940s, but it was only three decades later that this street sport has gained popularity with the rise of the skateboarding culture in the US, particularly in the populated region of the West Coast.
Gradually, this highly addictive kind of street sport created legions of followers that were seen gliding, flipping, kicking, and olleing. Throngs of riders were seen speeding up on their reliable decks with wheels on the streets, alleys, parking lots, stairs and handrails, ramps, huge concrete inclined structures, pavements, among many others.
From Los Angeles, where it started as a fad, skateboarding became widely accepted around the globe. Soon enough, the progressive street skating developed years later with iconic skaters pioneering new tricks and flips. Among those street legends were California-born Mark Gonzales, who was known for his Gonz Gap, a breathtaking wall-to-platform trick that he propagated, and Munich-raised Dennis Busenitz who was recognized for his unstoppable speed atop his longboard.
These pro skaters teamed up to be part of the Adidas Skateboarding group in the early 2000s. Under the Adidas Skateboarding, which is an offshoot of the Adidas Originals, skateboarders are provided with a rich line of skate shoes from standard to better performing ones. All designs were meant to give them the freedom to glide on their boards whether for training, sports, or pastime.
The most recognizable low tops in the Adidas archives, originally created for indoor soccer with great traction were repurposed, recreated, and landed on the skateboard to confront the challenges of street skating. Among the distinguishable features of the original models which includes leather heel lining, padded insoles, and hard-wearing toe guard were incorporated in the creation of a new street icon, the men's Adidas Adiease.
Adidas Adiease Style
More than a skate shoe, the Adidas Adiease is a go-to everyday shoe as its classic silhouette matches any set of casual street get up and office clothing. It looks great with business trousers, khakis, cargo pants, jeans, shorts, and skirts. The sneaker looks great with low socks or with barefoot when matched with these casual bottoms.
Fit & Sizing
This standard skate shoe is available in men’s sizes from 8 to 13 US, with half sizes. It runs true to size with a medium width.
This classic-looking skate shoe is highly recognizable for its seamless, singular piece upper made of lightweight canvas. Built to perform on the streets with a reliable skateboard, its organic covering is superbly breathable and provides a good flow of air around the foot.
The material is sturdy enough as opposed to other variations available in the market. The Adiease’s upper is designed to last impact for a long period and prevents damages during flipping, grinding, and olleing. It expands well and conforms to the shape of the foot.
- A one-piece breathable and lightweight canvas covers the entire foot while a faux leather wraps the heel region to resist immediate wear and synthetic leather makes up for the branding.
- It has thin, removable insoles.
- The outsole is made of vulcanized rubber that offers good grip.
- Toe bumper is durable enough to withstand the abrasiveness of the grip tape from a good number of kickflips.
- A light, flexible closed cell EVA foam cushioning was incorporated in the design structure to absorb shock in the sole area and prevents the foot from getting blisters.