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.
CollaborationSneakersnstuff & Social Status
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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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The Adidas Consortium Ultra Boost Lux is presented in men's sizing from 4 to 12.5 US in medium width. Women can also experience the luxuriously comfortable strides of this kick by purchasing 1.5 sizes down their regular fit for a cozy feel.
The Ultra Boost midsole delivers excellent energy-absorbing cushioning in each step to maximize the energy return. The soft Primeknit upper hugs the foot comfortably, keeping it secured in place and provides s real sock-like feel. Meanwhile, the lace-up closure system reinforced with a TPU cage delivers personalized, secure fit.
The low-top Adidas Consortium Ultra Boost Lux displays ultra lavish touches that this ultra comfy kick deserves. The cream-colored Primeknit upper is fortified with metallic gold foot cage. The hairy suede details on the toe, tongue, and heel stripe enhance the plush look, while the thick Boost midsole further intensifies the expensive look and athletic vibe. To style this, some opt to pair this up with simple getup and neutral-colored attire with rolled up trousers, joggers, ankle pants, or shorts to highlight this noteworthy sneaker.
The Adidas Consortium Ultra Boost Lux is dressed with fully equipped Primeknit upper with hairy suede details to enhance the luxurious appeal and matted gold cage to highlight the luxurious vibe. The Consortium Sneaker Exchange logo can be seen on the tongue tab of one pair while the other has the Performance 3-Stripe logo.
Launched in 2015, the Adidas Ultra Boost was hailed as the "Greatest Running Shoe Ever" and has been one of the top choices not only by runners but also by icons and Sneakerheads. This iteration was the first ever to use the ARAMIS system to measure the vibration, design, and ergonomics by using cameras and sensors to visualize the movement of runners while wearing the sneaker. ARAMIS system is also utilized by NASA, Boeing, and Audi and was used during the development of other Adidas models such as the PureBoost X and Alpha Bounce.
Meanwhile, the Adidas Consortium collection was unveiled in 2005. It is composed of top-selling silhouettes of Adidas revamped with unique materials and style designed by favorite brands, stores, and some big names in the sneaker world, such as UNDFTD, Sneaker Freaker, Colette, and Sneakersnstuff. Mostly, the iteration included in this line is a remixed Adidas silhouette like Ultra Boost, EQT, and Iniki in limited edition and considered unique products.
One iteration included in this collection is the Ultra Boost Lux which is a result of collaboration with the Swedish retailer Sneakersnstuff and American brand Social Status. This model is part of the Bonus Track of the Ultra Boost and the collaboration played around with the materials and colors in the designing process. The team aimed at transforming the high-performance kick into a luxury item.
- The Adidas Consortium Ultra Boost Lux has gray heel stabilizer made of hard-wearing synthetic material.
- It has a continental rubber outsole underneath the slab of Boost that provides reliable traction.
- Consortium branding can be found stamped on the tongue and the insole.