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.
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Fit & Sizing
Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost Style
The Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost is a low-top skate sneaker with a full-length boost cushioning in the midsole and a premium seamless suede upper with embroidered detail on the toe cap and on the side. It has gold Adidas branding on the side panels and on the tongue. The collar is thinly padded and fairly unstructured. The tongue of the Busenitz is distinctively prominent and can be worn in three ways – keep it that way, fold it over, or cut it off. The Busenitz Pure Boost is a sporty shoe that can function as an everyday shoe or for casual use.
The Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost features a full-length boost cushioning for extra comfort and top-notch impact protection. It also features a premium suede upper with embroidered detailing, metallic gold accents, and grippy rubber outsole. The tongue part is also relatively more prominent than the usual.
Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost History
In 2006, Adidas signed pro skateboarder Dennis Busenitz as part of the growing Adidas Skateboarding Team along with the skateboarding legend Mark Gonzales. The Adidas Busenitz is his signature shoe which was initially inspired by the Adidas Copa Mundial, Busenitz’s personal favorite soccer cleat, and other soccer shoes like the Samba.
With growing different versions of the Busenitz silhouette, it also received a Pure Boost technology upgrade in the midsole in 2015. The Boost Technology was firstly used through the running shoe line of the brand but made its way through other Adidas shoe models as well. This new version of the Busenitz is known as the Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost which features a premium seamless suede upper material with embroidered detailing on the toe box and on the side panels, and gold Adidas branding on the side panels.
In 2016, the Adidas Busenitz celebrated its 10th anniversary and in celebration, a special release of the Adidas Busenitz Pure Boost in black and gold colorway was made.
- This shoe is the first skateboarding shoe to use the Boost technology in the midsole.
- The 10th anniversary special release is available at the Adidas website, but is limited to one item per purchase. It features the number “06” on one heel and “16” on another to commemorate the special celebration.