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  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $500
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Fit & Sizing

The high-top Adidas x Raf Simons Detroit High is a unisex pair that is offered in men's sizing in regular width. Women are advised to purchase 1.5 sizes down their typical shoe size to enjoy more relaxed, secured strides. 

This lace-up sneaker is reinforced with metal eyelets to provide its users an adjustable fit. Also, to maximize the comfort, Adidas inserted fabric lining and EVA on its midsole for lightweight, flexible cushioning.

Adidas by Raf Simons Detroit High Style

With its shin-high height, the high-top version of the RS Detroit Runner will surely turn an instant hit on anyone's wardrobe. The boot-like upper is made of synthetic material in exciting hues - black, pink, and grey riding on top of the thick rubber sole. The soles with a generous rubber tread are dressed in vibrant hues to add visual contrast while boosting the sports-lux vibe of this sneaker.

Most wearers boldly flaunt this attention-seeking footwear using their slim jeans topped with a ripped shirt to project a punk vibe. Meanwhile, some ladies opt to pair this sneaker up with their floral dresses or mini skirts to give out an edgy, glam-rock style.

Notable Features

The high cut rubberized plastic upper of the Adidas RS Detroit High gives an outstanding appeal to many observers. The unique upper sits on top of a curvilinear midsole and heavy tread on its thick outsole, offering a stout and one-off design. 

To further catch the attention of onlookers, Adidas and Raf Simons dressed the luxurious Detroit Runner with unique branding and a black and white picture of a woman on its lateral side. These elements further add intriguing details while enhancing distinctiveness to this pair's overall style.

Adidas by Raf Simons Detroit High History

Raf Simons is a Belgian fashion designer who started his brand in 1995. He was known for his fashion-forward designs with touches of luxury and uniqueness. Seventeen years after he established his brand, Christian Dior hired Simons to be the Creative Director of his brand. After three years, Simons moved to Calvin Klein company and worked as the Chief Creative Officer.

Under the Calvin Klein company, Simons was credited for his influences in shaping modern fashion. He was acknowledged as the brain behind the stable status of Calvin Klein in the lifestyle fashion world all around the globe.

Just like most renowned fashion designers, Adidas did not let the chance pass of starting a collaboration with Raf Simons. Together, they came up with the concept of mixing street fashion with extravagant style. Adidas and Raf Simons first launched their sneaker lineup in the 2017 Fall/Winter collection. This lineup features the modernized variation of the classic Stan Smith, Ozweego, and Detroit Runner.

In 2019, Adidas and Raf Simons' partnership continues and launched several models under their Spring/Summer collection. Included in this sneaker pool is the taller version of the RS Detroit Runner. Raf Simons x Adidas RS Detroit High sneakers display the majority elements of its predecessor but revamped with higher shaft and rubberized plastic upper. 

Additional Info

  • The Adidas x RS Detroit Runner high-top sneaker has a thick rubber outsole with dense rubber tread to deliver superb traction and futuristic style.
  • Its midsole has the shiny piece arched on the middle part and runs in a narrow line around the shoe. This feature boosts the modern and exceptional overall look of this sneaker.
  • The toe box is covered with rubber to reinforce the durability while adding flair.