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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Fit & Sizing
Locking the foot down with its distinctive lacing system, this kick conveys a regular, breathable fit with its knit upper structure. The Adidas Crazy BYW II is in men’s sizing that ranges from size 4 US to size 14 US with the half sizes also included. The sneaker is offered in medium width.
Adidas Crazy BYW II Style
The Adidas Crazy BYW II exhibits an exclusive design that gives off a futuristic vibe. With its unique appeal, it also delivers the ability to function as a finish for a stylish street-inspired look. The low-top sneaker exhibits a design that blends the past and the future well, giving off a rather on-trend appeal.
Following the footsteps of its predecessors, the Adidas Crazy BYW II also features the signature podular sole unit which is combined with the brand’s Boost technology. The distinguishable iteration made on the design of the sneaker was the emphasized arch support clip that takes the most of the midsole to its lateral mid-foot section.
This low-top silhouette’s upper construction is covered in Primeknit material which is also accompanied with mesh to give off proper ventilation. A bit of suede graces the lateral heel of the shoe and on its medial side arch. The Adidas Crazy BYW II comes in a white/black/purple colorway as well as white and black combination, and the latest one to be introduced is the combined red and white.
Adidas Crazy BYW II History
The Feet You Wear (FYW) technology was introduced by the Adidas brand in 1996. The purpose of this technology was for the shoe to follow the principle of the natural movement of the foot like it was some sort of an extension. Frampton Ellis was the one behind the development of the said innovation. He selected for the FYW to be licensed for the brand to use it despite him working outside of Adidas.
The shoes designed by Ellis feature a “wider and lower-to-ground” base as well as curves that go from its outsole up to its midsole. The design was to maximize the foot’s lateral movement’s stability. In the year 1997, the technology was featured in Kobe Bryant’s first signature shoe under Adidas.
After five years, Ellis and Adidas encountered problems on the licensing of the FYW which brought it to its end. But during that brief time, the FYW technology was utilized in developing remarkable silhouettes which landed their spots in the retro models.
When the year 2018 came, the Adidas Crazy Boost You Wear (BYW) was introduced, and which was inspired by the FYW technology. Also in the same year, a follow-up release was made by the brand for the Adidas Crazy BYW II which retains the original design yet offers an updated, stylish look with its low-top profile and notable design iterations.
- “BYW” in Adidas Crazy BYW II means “Boost You Wear.”
- A pair of this low-top sneaker is sold at $140.
- The shoe features the TPU overlay that also serves as a stylish accent for its design.
- A heel pull tab can be observed which displays the 3-Stripes.
- It is also called the Adidas Crazy BYW Lvl 2 by some retailers.