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.
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Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV History
In the early 1970’s, Adidas released a low-top basketball shoe with a very simple style bearing the iconic Three Stripes and a signature suede upper, known as the Adidas Tournament. When the brand gained recognition during the hip-hop era in the ‘80s, the Tournament was renamed as the Campus to suit its function as a lifestyle shoe. Beastie Boys contributed in putting it on the map when they graced their “Check Your Head” album cover rocking the Campus.
Taking the silhouette of the classic Campus to a skateboarding shoe gave rise to the Adidas Campus Vulc. It was Adidas Skateboarding’s first vulcanized skate shoe that was introduced in 2008 when the brand re-entered the skate market. Slimmed down versions were later on released known as the Adidas Campus Vulc II and the Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV.
Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV Style
A low-top skate shoe that can take its wearer from skate parks to the streets, the Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV has a heavy duty suede upper in several cool colorways. It looks great when worn with short and pants like any other skate shoes.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV is available in men’s sizes ranging from size 6.5 to 14 in standard width. Both collar and tongue are lightly padded. The lace closure features an extra eyelet on the tongue to keep it in place, and to allow a more secure yet customize fit.
The first three rows of recessed eyelets on the Adidas Campus Vulc II ADV function for added lace protection when skating. The shoe also has a distinct lightly padded tongue that is longer than that in the usual fashion sneakers. The iconic serrated Three Stripes branding is still present in tonal contrast with the suede upper. Lateral to it is the “CAMPUS” text in gold, a feature not present in the first Campus Vulc.
- These shoes feature a removable molded PU sock liner for the much-needed comfort and protection. Another feature is the vector traction vulcanized outsole with grippy tread design, for an increased board feel, flexible foot movement, and lightweight feel.
- The Adidas Skateboarding branding is visible on the tongue while the Adidas Trefoil logo is present on the heel.