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.
Fit & Sizing
The sock-like fit of the high-top Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter assures wearers of a secure fit. This is further secured in complete lockdown by reflective rope shoelaces that go all the way above the ankle while its insulating membrane over the Primeknit material keeps the feet warm and cozy. The sneaker runs true to size and comes in exclusive sizes for men in medium – D width. Size ranges from US 5.5 to 12.5.
Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter Style
Coming in gray and red colorways, the high-top sneaker projects a stylish silhouette with its sock-like Primeknit wrapping the foot above the ankle in a bootie-shaped cut. Best paired with winter clothes, thick overalls, and padded jeans, winter kicks no longer have to be bulky boots as the Primeknit material with reflective lacing that goes all through the lower leg keeps this sneaker trendy.
The ribbed elasticated Primeknit material goes all the way up the ankle with a pull tab for easy entry and exit at the tongue. The heritage basketball-inspired profile of the Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter has also been kept intact with the thick rubber sole and welded signature Adidas three-stripes.
Taking prominence into this Winter-ready version of the iconic Adidas Forum is its Primeknit upper material with a weather-proof insulated membrane that keeps the feet warm and dry all day and all through the season. The Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter also has an Ortholite sockliner and EVA midsole to improve comfort levels through the cold months.
Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter History
Since it was established in 1949, German footwear manufacturer Adidas has been at the forefront of making iconic shoes. While they first settled on creating football and running shoes, it has since diversified and branched out to various sports that include basketball.
Prior to the release of the Adidas Forum in the 1980s, the German brand has already had its formidable court models that competed with pioneering basketball brands like Converse. These shoes include the iconic shell-toe Superstar and the Pro Model kicks that stood out in the court.
With the rising popularity of basketball in the 1980s and new brands like Nike getting a massive chunk of the market, the German company had to brace themselves with new designs that include its iconic Adidas Forum. Retailing at $100 and featuring a built-in strap, a high-cut silhouette, and thick rubber soles, the Adidas Forum was geared for intense court action.
Through the years since its release in 1984, the Adidas Forum had several makeovers with the introduction of new materials from synthetic, leather, and mesh. As part of its 25th anniversary in 2008, the Adidas Forum went all-silver in the upper with some embossed details signifying its limited edition release.
More recently the Adidas Forum had its Primeknit iteration in the first quarter of 2017. This modern version was followed by the Adidas Forum Primeknit Winter released on October 27, 2017. The winter-ready version had a weather-proof membrane spread out across the upper that serves as an insulator to keep the feet warm and dry from rain or snow.
- The Adidas Forum Primeknit is lined with weather-resistant membrane for warmth and waterproofing.
- The TPU heel strap has an Adidas printed logo while the heel strap also has a Hiamovi logo on the part of the heel strap and sockliner.
- The Lateral TPU cover offers increased durability and protection.
- Reflective rope laces come with Polyurethane endings for added visibility.