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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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.
Fit & Sizing
The Adiease x Gasius is offered in men’s sizes which range from 6 to 12. The shoe uses lace closure which can be adjusted to your feet. Adidas structured this to be a skating shoe and it does offer sufficient support and hold for those who live an active lifestyle.
Adidas Adiease x Gasius Style
The Adidas Adiease x Gasius has a definite elegant vibe that can easily be dressed up or down. Pair your shoe with a chino and long-sleeved polo shirt for semi-casual events. You can also match it with jeans or shirts for casual outings.
Aside from the distinctive woven detailing on the Adiease x Gasius’ upper, the reflective three stripes and glow-in-the-dark artwork on the tongue adds to the shoe’s visual flair. The design is an eye-catcher, and the comfort is a bonus.
Adidas Adiease x Gasius History
Skateboarding has been around for decades, but it wasn’t until the late 90s when major athletic wear companies began to sit up and take notice of the sport. Before this, skateboarders had to make do with kicks made by small footwear companies dedicated to the sport or utilize basketball and other sports-inspired shoes when skating.
Adidas recruited pro skaters Mark Gonzalez, Lucas Puig, and Dennis Busenitz along with some others to form their Skateboarding group in the early 2000s. These pro skaters not only promoted the brand but also collaborated with the company to create their skateboarding versions of shoes from within the Adidas archives.
The Adidas Adiease was launched by the brand as an addition to their Skateboarding line. The shoe is inspired by an indoor soccer footwear but recreated to make it more suitable for skateboarding. The Adiease has since been released in many versions and colorways. One of the versions is the Adiease x Gasius, a collaboration with the known British artist.
The Adiease x Gasius was released in May 2017 and features a clean off-white upper with an intricate woven pattern sitting on a black sole. The left tongue contains an animated caricature while the right has the tagline, “ADIDAS-FUTURRE-GANGS.”
- The glow-in-the-dark artwork is screen-printed onto the tongue.
- The shoe has a silver textile lining and a vulcanized rubber outsole.