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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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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Fit & sizing
Women’s sizes from 5-11 and men’s sizes from 4-14 are offered for the Adidas Deerupt Runner Parley. It comes in medium width. On the Adidas website, users are instructed to get a half size larger than their usual.
Many wearers have also confirmed that the sneaker runs small. It has a lace closure that helps to adjust the tightness, while its low-top collar allows the ankle to move freely. Knit material is used on the upper, providing a flexible and breathable fit.
Adidas Deerupt Runner Parley Style
The low-top Adidas Deerupt Runner Parley is available in two colorways: the light Cloud White/Cloud White/Blue Spirit for women and the darker Core Black/Core Black/Blue Spirit for men. These colorways provide a refreshing look that many users found to be summer-ready. As such, dresses, skirts, and shorts would go well with this model.
This shoe also has a running-inspired look that can be paired with different athleisure wear or sporty casual attire such as track pants, joggers, sweatshirts, and more. It has a distinct look owing to its webbing, making for a head-turning appeal that can provide a nice touch to any outfit. For more relaxed activities, jeans and a t-shirt will let this sneaker show off its neat yet sophisticated look.
An ultra-lightweight knit material is used on the upper of the Adidas Deerupt Runner Parley, which also features an elastic web overlay. The minimalistic flair includes Parley Ocean Plastic yarn made from recycled materials. On the tongue is a label graphic design that bears the 2018 release date of the Deerupt model. The Adidas Originals Trefoil logo is on the tongue and heel.
Adidas Deerupt Runner Parley History
In a small town in Germany, Adi Dassler established a shoe manufacturing business right in his mother's washroom. This was in 1924, and the tiny company was on its way to becoming a giant in the footwear industry, renamed Adidas. During the brand's early days, Dassler set out to make the best possible shoes for athletes. The effort paid off when his shoes were worn by gold medalists in the Olympic games, ensuring that the brand had its place in history.
In 1949, Adi Dassler split with his brother and business partner Rudi Dassler, with both brothers creating their own brands. Adi, aged 49, registered Adidas, named after his first and last names. Meanwhile, Rudi established rival brand Puma. On the same day that Adidas was founded, Adi registered a shoe that incorporated the soon-to-be iconic Three Stripes design. His innovative streak would continue to propel the brand forward from then on.
Due to its long heritage, the brand often takes inspirations from previous models in its archive. In March 2018, Adidas released the Deerupt Runner, named after a combination of the words “disrupt” and “erupt.” Webbing encased the whole breadth of the shoe, inspired by the grid, another innovative creation from the brand. It also featured a midsole design seen in running sneakers in the 1970s.
Adidas further pumped up the model with an eco-friendly twist in the form of the Adidas Deerupt Runner Parley. It features the same minimalistic yet bold elements as the original design. Adidas worked with Parley for the Oceans for this edition, using yarn made from Parley Ocean Plastic. It’s made from recycled waste found in beaches and coastal areas, in line with the brand’s eco-conscious activities.
- This shoe’s midsole was made with Boost technology for responsive cushioning.
- Zoned cushioning was used for the sneaker’s sock liner, which has molded foam pockets that hold and cushion the foot securely.