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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The shoe fits true to size with the help of the elastic tongue that is attached to the laterals and tucked in at the bottom of the footbed. A TPU patch strengthens the thick lace fastening system and enables a secure fit. Sizes for men is made available from 5-12 in D medium width.
The sneaker projects a very low to the ground silhouette with a sharp sloping upper. This form is adequate for partnering with slim fit pants complementing the color of the kicks. The black colorways of the shoe are more suitable for semi-formal wear. The knitted mesh upper can also be sported in the gym or sporty activities, but the shoe is relatively made for street wear.
Depending on the colorway, the Adidas EQT Cushion ADV was first inaugurated as a limited edition shoe that was made available in three continents mainly Asia, Europe, and North America. It was created at a limited number of 1,991 pairs only, giving homage to the year the sneaker's original release. This is supported by a deubré at the left shoe with a printed 1991 and in the other pair projecting an ordinal numeral on which the buyer bought the shoe.
Several subsequent colorways were released then after maintaining the Nubuck heel overlay extending from the mid shank patched with a TPU cage for added stability and support. The EVA midsole is also unique as it is softer than an ordinary midsole material which is also supported by dotted TPU extensions.
Adidas' proud legacy as a shoemaker was not always progressive throughout the times. There came a period where their sales were stooping down as other companies prevailed. Adidas did a turnout and produced a shoe line that revolved around the idea that additional promotions and over-consumption on a product should be removed. A shoe being essential was the key to its major renovation.
In 1991, the idea of a shoe that functions well in all sorts of field and activity was born. It was coined the Adidas EQT line. The shoe's versatile silhouette catered sports like basketball, football, volleyball, and to some extent, even running. This was made possible by the attachment of the Torsion System which enables the wearer to stride with ease, minimizing injuries and maximizing foot activity. The technology administers ample support in the midfoot while generating a smooth heel-to-toe flow due to its bridge-like behavior.
Models like the EQT Support, EQT Racing, and EQT Cushion were among those that received a retro in the more recent years with each shoe functioning differently from the other.
The EQT Cushion, one model of the coveted line, was reissued in 2017 following an upgrade of the original features and is first launched as a continent exclusive limited edition. The shoe line came in three colors, one for each continent mainly North America (green colorway), Europe (comes in blue), and Asia (Turbo red). The limited colorways were succeeded by general releases in various designs and colors in the same year.
- An arched mesh heel is visible at the back of the model which is also embroidered with premium yarn.
- The herringbone outsole is composed of a durable rubber for grip and durability.
- The black colorways have a deubré that differ with the limited editions that feature a printed EQT instead of numbers.
- The upper of the shoe is composed of a knitted mesh with textile lining excluding the Triple Black colorway which sports a pixelated knit.
- The three stripe tape logo is visible at the laterals of the vamp with a pair of fused zigzag overlays which was purposely made to secure the toe front's form.