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  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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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    $150
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Adidas EQT Racing ADV Primeknit History

Since its official inception in 1949, Adidas has grown exponentially to become an athletic powerhouse when it comes to performance gear. The company also developed a reputation for pushing the limits of technology to get the best possible performance out of a shoe. In continuation of this legacy, the brand introduced Primeknit in 2012, beginning with the AdiZero Primeknit shoe.

Most sports shoes are made with different pieces and panels on the upper. Primeknit changes this trend altogether by digitally knitting the entire upper in just one whole piece. This enables Adidas to perfect the right support and flexibility needed in different areas of the shoe. Years later, Adidas has decided to incorporate the seamless knit technology in one of its modern classics, the EQT Racing ADV.

In 1991, Adidas underwent a reset, looking to its past to determine the future. Everything that was unnecessary was taken out, while only the essentials remained. Practical use, rather than looks, was made the top priority. During this time, the brand introduced its Three Stripes logo, and creative director Peter Moore began headlining what would become the EQT (short for equipment) line.

The result is a stripped-down shoe, created from scratch by Moore's team. Shock absorption was improved with cushion details, while Torsion technology allowed the front and back areas to move independently. One notable release from the catalog is the EQT Racing ADV, an advanced, retro-inspired shoe for a modern lifestyle. Adidas then decided to take the sneaker to further heights by adorning it with its one-piece knitting system, resulting in the EQT Racing ADV Primeknit. 

Adidas EQT Racing ADV Primeknit Style

With a classic ‘90s appeal, the low-top Adidas EQT Racing ADV Primeknit gives wearers a chance to throw on a retro look for any day. It also has a monochromatic appearance that goes well with almost anything. It’s a summer-ready shoe that’s ideally matched with light clothes, particularly those in neutral hues.

Straight pants, especially in light blue wash denim, are perfect for channeling a 1990s flair, complete with a ringer tee or a graphic t-shirt. Track pants or leggings are also a great option to match with the sneaker’s sports-inspired look. For the top, sweatshirts or moisture-wicking shirts will pair well with its athletic vibe.

Fit & Sizing

A comfortable and sock-like fit is afforded by the Adidas EQT Racing ADV Primeknit’s upper, fitting snugly against the foot. It has a low-top collar that ensures unhindered ankle movement, while the lace-up system allows the wearer to adjust the fit accordingly. US women’s sizes are available for the shoe, from 5-11 in medium width. It fits true to the sizing but several users had to get a half size down as they found that it runs large.

Notable Features

Available in neutral and pastel colors with white or black accents, the Adidas EQT Racing ADV Primeknit features an attractive knitted upper. It has a chunky sole along with a round toe design, emphasized by a sleek finish. The Three Stripes logo is placed further down on the midsole instead of on the sides of the shoe, making the branding subtle. No other conspicuous Adidas branding is seen on the sneaker.

On the tongue is the Equipment label tag. There is stitch detailing near the laces on the fabric hooks, which also mimic the Adidas Three Stripe image. The toe has a ribbed knit design, providing a subtle variation to the shoe's seamless appearance.   

Additional Info

  • Padding in the shoes provides comfort.
  • The EVA midsole is compression-molded for lightweight comfort and adaptive support.
  • Ventilation is provided by the breathable mesh lining and knitted upper.

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