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
The Busenitz Vulc ADV ideally fits snugly and runs true to size. It is available in men’s sizes: 7.5 and 8.5 US. For the women who would like to get a pair, going down 1.5 from their usual sizes should give them sufficient fit to wear this shoe.
Adidas Busenitz Vulc ADV Style
The low-cut Busenitz Vulc ADV isn’t only creating waves among skaters, but to non-skateboard riders as well as its classic silhouette goes perfectly with any tapered jeans, joggers, and even chinos. Legions of skaters have somehow created a distinct streetwear fashion that equates to casual T-shirts paired up with slim-fitting jeans matched with their preferred pointed skate sneakers. And the Busenitz Vulc ADV fits the criteria so well. Baggy pants, however are an unlikable match.
One of the notable features of the Busenitz Vulc ADV is its great board feel. With only a little thickness underneath the foot, skaters get a better feel of the board which gives them more confidence to glide and do various kickflips. Its vulcanized rubber outsole is noticeably flexible and provide good grip on the board
Adidas Busenitz Vulc ADV History
Influential pro skateboarder Dennis Busenitz, who started skating and ollieing in Munich at the age of 5, teamed up with Adidas alongside prominent skater Mark Gonzales in coming up with a line of signature skate shoes in 2006. Dennis’ initial three-stripe branding was the Busenitz Pro, a skate shoe created on a rubber cup sole released in 2010. It was succeeded by a vulcanized version with a customized tongue called the Busenitz Vulc. And the more advanced variation hit the streets later, named Busenitz Vulc ADV, made of one-piece nubuck suede with a protective rubber on the toe cap.
The design structure of the Busenitz skate shoe line was taken from the brand’s archive of celebrated soccer cleats. Its silhouette was based from the highly popular soccer shoes of all time with a noticeable oversized tongue, the Copa Mundial launched in 1979. While finer details were lifted from the 1950 Samba, a familiar looking Adidas classic made of suede upper, initially made for indoor soccer.
This vulcanized variation of the Busenitz skate sneaker is a reflection of the powerhouse, unstoppable skater’s flexibility in performing breathtaking flips.
- Its supportive collar securely wraps the ankle with the trademark Geofit padding to prevent the ankle area from limited movement and to protect that region from being hit by the board during flips and turns.
- High-grade suede leather strengthens the upper and prevents it from wearing easily.
- The toe area is strengthened by a hard wearing Adistuff protection
- First three pairs of eyelets from the forefoot are recessed to protract the lifespan of the laces.
- It was said that the sidewalls of the sole are durable. It can withstand the abrasiveness of the sandpaper resembling grip tape on the skateboard.
- A thin yet strong layer of polyurethane material rests just underneath the foot for extra cushioning
- The toe box is slightly tapered to have better control during flip tricks.