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.
The Adidas women's EQT Racing ADV PK comes in US ladies’ sizes. A comfortable and sock-like fit is afforded by the Primeknit upper, which fits snugly against the foot. This shoe has a low-top collar that ensures unhindered ankle movement. Meanwhile, the lace-up system allows the wearer to adjust the fit accordingly.
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 sporty appeal that’s perfect for creating athletic yet casual looks every 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. Its color options include blue tint/grey/core black, grey/grey/cloud white, and pink/aero green/cloud white, among others.
All of these color selections offer a soft and clean flair along with a highly versatile appeal. Thus, there are many possibilities on how to style these kicks.
A vintage touch
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.
The shoe’s color variations, such as the women’s Adidas EQT Racing ADV Primeknit cream white, offer a clean and elegant appeal that can be dressed up or down. It’s ideal for women who are always on the move, looking put-together and ready for anything. The kicks can be worn with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt for any laidback day, suitable for hanging out or walking around.
Available in neutral and pastel colors with white or black accents, the Adidas Originals EQT Racing ADV Primeknit sneakers feature an attractive knitted upper. It’s made up of a one-piece Primeknit material that not only offers a modern and fresh aesthetic but also delivers support and flexibility like no other.
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.
A neat, athleisure touch
This model has a chunky sole along with a round toe design, emphasized by a sleek finish. Its toe has a ribbed knit design, providing a subtle variation to the shoe's seamless appearance, as can be seen in the Adidas Originals EQT Racing ADV Primeknit sneakers in the white colorway. All of these accents give the shoe a well-balanced finish that incorporates both sporty and casual elements.
Since its official inception in 1949, Adidas has grown exponentially to become an athletic powerhouse when it comes to performance gear. The company was previously known as the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory, a footwear manufacturing business established by Rudolf and Adi Dassler. They launched their operations right in their mother’s small laundry shop in the Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach, Germany.
Soon, the brand's kicks were worn by Olympic medalists and world-class athletes, including Jesse Owens, who wore Adidas shoes in the 1936 Olympics. It was just the beginning for Adidas, paving the way for the brand to have worldwide success. Adi Dassler, in particular, was known for traveling extensively to meet athletes and hear what they have to say.
Despite the thriving business, the brothers soon parted ways due to many disagreements. Rudolf Dassler moved to the other side of town and founded Puma. Meanwhile, Adi Dassler renamed their company Adidas after his combined first and last names. He also registered a shoe that incorporated the Three Stripes design, which would later become an iconic image all over the world.
Over the years, the company 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 began to experiment with knit technology and its possibilities for performance and lifestyle footwear.
The brand went on to introduce Primeknit in 2012, beginning with the AdiZero Primeknit shoe. It was also the year of the Summer Olympics in London, so Adidas produced 2,012 pairs of the model in a red and white colorway.
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. The innovation knits fused yarn together, which enables Adidas to perfect the right support and flexibility needed in different areas of the shoe.
In addition, the technology delivers a comfortable and lightweight feel that wraps smoothly across the foot. It also uses fewer materials, which results in less waste and a more environment-friendly process. With its many benefits, Primeknit has been well-received by sneakerheads, leading to Adidas producing more silhouettes with the material.
Adidas EQT Racing ADV
Years after the seamless knit technology’s introduction, the brand decided to incorporate it into one of its modern classics, the Adidas EQT Racing ADV.
The EQT line started in 1991. It stood for Equipment and was headlined by creative director Peter Moore. That year, 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.
Among the results was a stripped-down shoe series, created from scratch by Moore's team and released under the Adidas Originals line. Shock absorption was improved along with premium cushioning details. Meanwhile, 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. It’s part of the ADV Primeknit Originals series and was built for the modern lifestyle. Adidas decided to take the sneaker to further heights by adorning it with its one-piece knitting system, resulting in the Adidas Originals EQT Racing ADV Primeknit.
This model balances a vintage-inspired silhouette with an ultramodern knit upper made up of Primeknit material. It’s a fresh take on a celebrated 1990s running sneaker, offering everything that’s essential while keeping all the fuss away. As a result, the shoe is as straightforward and minimalistic as it is practical and ultra-comfortable.
- 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.