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.
The upper of the Adidas Cloudfoam Super Hoops Mid is made up of leather and mesh, providing strong support for the foot. Women’s sizes are available from 5 to 10, while men’s sizes are offered from 6-14. Both come in medium width and fits true to size.
However, several wearers attested that this model runs small and narrow, so going up than one’s usual size may be needed. It has a mid-top collar which offers excellent support and protection for the ankle. The lace-up front secures the overall fit.
A classic basketball shoe look lends a head-turning sporty vibe to the Adidas Cloudfoam Super Hoops Mid. It also has a vintage and versatile appeal that fits with any kind of casual activity. Pants will look especially good with these kicks, along with shorts. Activewear, including leggings, can also be matched with these shoes. Its eye-catching 1990s look can be paired with white, black or grey socks in crew or mid-calf length.
An upper made up of mesh with leather overlays forms the sleek look of the Adidas Cloudfoam Super Hoops Mid. It has a minimalistic appeal that’s balanced by its retro-inspired basketball silhouette.
The iconic Three Stripes logo is stitched on the sides while the Adidas name logo is seen on the heel. A heel pull tab helps in easing the foot in and out. Providing a stylish contrast to the shoe’s monochrome flair is the asymmetrical mid-cut collar.
Adidas was formed when Adolf Dassler started making sports shoes right in his mother’s laundry room in Herzogenaurach, Germany. He was subsequently joined by his brother Rudolf in 1924, during which the business was named the Dassler Brothers Shoe Company. Adolf was instrumental in creating spiked running shoes for different sports events. American athlete Jesse Owens wore his handmade spikes during the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Within a few years, the Dasslers decided to split up due to their frequent spats. Adolf renamed the company Adidas after his own name, Adi Dassler, while Rudolf went on to launch rival brand Puma. Since then, Adidas has been widely recognizable all over the world, becoming one of the top names in sports footwear and apparel.
In 2008, Adidas decided to enter into the world of fast fashion through the NEO sub-brand. It was part of the brand’s strategy to reach young, fashion-conscious individuals who are always on the lookout for the next affordable trend. One of the innovative technologies under the NEO line is Cloudfoam, which promises a superior level of cushioning. It’s made up of an innovative EVA structure that’s incorporated in the midsole’s heel pad.
Since their introduction, Adidas Cloudfoam shoes have been well-received for their supreme comfort. One popular shoe that incorporates the technology is the Adidas Cloudfoam Superhoops Mid, a sneaker designed for off-court style.
It has a simple, retro look that’s perfect for those looking for everyday footwear with a unique vintage appeal. With comfort and looks combined, this basketball-inspired Adidas shoe is for the young and fashionable yet practical-minded individual.
- A sockliner made with Ortholite technology offers comfort and cushioning.
- The Cloudfoam Super technology is used in this model. A super-soft midsole is combined with the Cloudfoam midsole to deliver visible enhanced support and comfort.