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 Flashback Mid is offered in women’s sizing only. Sizes range from 5 to 11. The shoe’s upper is made of mesh, and the fabric can be stretched.
The Flashback Mid is easy to style. This retro shoe can be paired with hiking pants, leggings, joggers or shorts. Match it with ripped jeans or leggings and an oversized sweater, or you can use tight jeans and a mid-rib top.
The Adidas Flashback Mid bears the classic lines of the retro sneaker, the Dragon, but with a more contemporary look due to the lace construction. The waterproof finish adds a more noteworthy feature to the shoe.
The Flashback Mid dropped in the latter half of 2017. It was a makeover of the model, the Flashback, in anticipation of the Northern Hemisphere’s winter. This iteration takes many of the details of the vintage classic such as the sawtooth outsole pattern and wedge midsole while introducing new weather-resistant materials into the shoe’s make. The Flashback Mid also featured a new mid-height collar and did away with the Flashback’s toe overlay.
The Flashback, meanwhile, is a low-top model that is based on the Adidas Dragon. The Dragon was a running shoe with a ripsaw gum sole that came out in the 70s. It was one of the first runners to feature a nylon upper. It lacked the chunky look that was common with many retro Adidas footwear and rides flat.
With its slim and lightweight silhouette, the Dragon was able to combine stylish aspects from the sport and the street, which added to its popularity with runners and the fashionable crowd. The shoe not only made a good runner but was perfect for everyday casual wear as well. It was sturdy and could take a lot of abuse, even from frequent pavement walks. This impressive design would be adopted by the Achille, a French Adidas release, and of course, the Flashback.
- The Adidas Flashback Mid features a serrated rubber outsole that has good traction on different surfaces.
- The mid-top sneaker has an upper made of mesh with a suede overlay and a waterproof finish to protect the feet from the elements.
- The lining is also made of mesh, and the shoe features a webbing heel pull for easy on and off.
- A wedge midsole made of EVA gives the lifestyle footwear light cushioning.