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.
Adidas offers this chic-exclusive sneaker in sizes from 5 to 11 US in regular width. While this pair runs true to size, many reviewers found this kick a tad wide on the toe box area; thus, many have suggested grabbing a half size down the buyer's usual fit.
This model comes with easy to slip-on sock-like collar reinforced with a lace-up closure attached to smooth welded TPU overlays for a more secure and personalized fit. Meanwhile, the wearers' feet are pandered on the ultra-responsive Boost cushioning on its midsole to maximize the energy return.
The low-top Adidas Arkyn Knit features a running-inspired profile injected with contemporary details for ultra -fashionable flair. This feminine-styled kick has traces of performance heritage enhanced with modern aesthetics with its futuristic details.
The breathable Knit upper is dressed in various colorways giving its followers ample options to choose from - Core Black/ Carbon/ Clear Pink, Crystal White/ Cloud White/ Clear Pink, and Ash Pearl/Cloud White.
This ladies-exclusive model hugs the feet comfortably, giving a slim impression to its wearers’ feet; thus, boosting the overall feminine charm. Meanwhile, the chunky Boost midsole hints the vintage running heritage, therefore adding to the entire athletic guise.
Many fashionistas and streetwear lovers can be seen sporting the women's Adidas Arkyn Knit with their slim pants, leggings, shorts, and even skirts topped with plain tees. This kick is chic enough to be one's fashion focal point.
The Adidas Originals Arkyn Knit features a seamless knit upper with sock-like collar, giving a clean and minimalist appeal that many reviewers applauded several times in the reviews. While this element enriches the overall guise, this further improves the comfort level by upgrading the ventilation of the sneaker.
Another striking element is the Boost midsole that is a tad oversized on the heel area that seemingly looks like a visor. This design was used to upgrade the cozy feel and bouncy cushioning of the Boost tech.
Meanwhile, the Ash Pearl colorway of the Adidas Arkyn sneaker displays more luxurious features as compared to the other colorways. The Ash Pearl has a suede panel on its heel cup with leather triangular lacing support and heel loop. These upscale details have been noted by some buyers who prefer athletically inspired kicks inserted with plush details.
During the 90s, Adidas separated the brand into three groups that focused on various viewpoints. The Adidas Performance was driven on delivering products explicit to the athletic world. In the meantime, the Style Essentials is centered around giving iterations that mainly focuses on the fashion market. And lastly, the Adidas Originals which concentrates on the heritage designs that stayed essential in the modern market.
The Adidas Originals went in providing particular classic silhouettes that give a strong representation of the fashion unveiled in the 40s up to the 80s. The Trefoil logo was at first used to embody all the Adidas products until the brand decided that the Adidas Originals would utilize this logo to serve its line in 1997.
As it mainly deals in vintage profile, this sub-branch has initiated different products that reflect the heritage profiles from the archive of the Three Stripes. The brand has considered that for the brand to be able to move forward effectively, they should initially recall their past - from its modest beginnings to being one of the most successful fashion and athletic brands.
Adidas introduced in April 2018 the women-exclusive silhouette dubbed as Arkyn. This model was stirred from elements from the archive, revamped with ultra-modern facets to deliver a current discourse in the streetwear of modern women. The end result is footwear with improved feel that significantly speaks to the strong blend of style, culture, sports, and inventiveness of Adidas.
Adidas introduced the Arkyn involving five ladies, who all came from different backgrounds that have aced their disciplines. These impressive ladies who epitomize modern age thinking are Kendall Jenner, a social media influencer; Florencia Galarza, a soccer player; Ana Kras, an artist from Serbia; Marisa Cometello, the founder of Meta Flora author; and Syv De Blare, a renowned musician.
Adidas Arkyn displays a sock-like design with a highly technical upper and tongue, finished off with the 3-Stripe mark. This shoe flaunts its neck-breaking chunky Boost technology on its midsole to give superb comfort and fit. The brand aimed in introducing the Arkyn as footwear for "making, working, considering, motivating, and teaming up in."
The first Arkyn silhouette was unveiled with a mesh upper and neoprene collar. Since then, Adidas launched a couple of follow-up models such as the Knit version and the innovative Primeknit variation. All these iterations utilized Boost technology on its midsole giving its wearers cozy feel with their every stride.
Aside from variations, the Arkyn has been used as a base model for some collaborations, the first of it was with NAKED. Released on March 2018, NAKED known for its female-centered products, teamed up with Adidas to come up with a unique version of the Arkyn. The fashion boutique adorned the Arkyn with a frayed knit upper in black and white colorways.
- Adidas offers the Core Black/ Carbon/ Clear Pink and Crystal White/ Cloud White/ Clear Pink colorways at $130 and the Ash Pearl/Cloud White colorway at $150.
- The Adidas Boost technology has been considered as the most responsive cushioning of the Three Stripes that delivers an incredible amount of energy return to its wearers. It is made of compressed TPU that effectively absorbs shock and instantly bounces back to regain its original shape.
- The brand added breathable fabric lining and foam padded insole to give its users more comfortable strides.
- The thick rubber outsole delivers superb traction suitable for various surfaces.
- To aid its wearers in slipping this kick on, the brand added a pull loop on the pair’s heel area.
- Adidas added a tonal, premium leather branding on the tongue debossed with "Adidas brand with the Three Stripes" in English and German languages.
- Adidas launched the Arkyn silhouette using the "No rule. No instructions. No hype." campaign that aims to use one's creativity the most. Adidas presented the photos of Adidas Arkyn endorsers in their actual lives and working spaces in their most natural state.