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
Both men and women can enjoy this shoe’s classic design. Available in sizes 4-14 for men and 5-11 for women, all genders can expect this shoe’s all-suede upper and low-cut construction to provide uncompromised support and unrestricted ankle mobility while offering ample comfort.
Adidas Gazelle Super Essential Style
Initially used by athletes on and off track, this trainer, with its clean and sleek silhouette, transitioned to the fashion world with ease with the help of its street-ready style. Its recent rendition, the low-top Adidas Gazelle Super Essential, like the original, remains good looking and versatile. Rock it with a collared shirt and chinos, tees and jeans, and look fashionable in a snap.
Many Adidas classics feature the serrated Three Stripes, the Gazelle Super Essential included. The “Gazelle” wordmark printed in gold and the “Adidas” callout found on the shoe’s eyestay, however, defines this sneaker’s look from other versions.
Adidas Gazelle Super Essential History
Born in the year 1966, the Gazelle, to date, continues to be one of the Adidas’ most coveted sneakers. Though the origin of its name is still uncertain, it is a known fact that this was the first Adidas shoe to don a suede upper. Notably lighter and softer than leather, the suede-made edition was able to supply enhanced protection. When dyed, it also looked more vibrant than its colored leather equivalent.
Interestingly, this model was initially launched in two hues each having a different outsole. The red pairs were made with a non-slip, transparent, gum rubber sole which was best used for outdoor training. The blue pairs, on the one hand, featured a Microcell tech-infused ripple sole that offered enhanced impact protection and firm footing on smooth surfaces indoors.
The signature hexagonal-shaped tread that the Gazelle has been known for was only introduced in the year 1972. Aside from its outsole being altered, the shoe’s shape, heel, and tongue have also been tweaked giving rise to different variations. The Gazelle Super, one of its many iterations, was a special edition launched exclusively in former Yugoslavia in the year 1987.
The German sneaker brand, after 30 years, finally decided to bring this rare, collector’s item back. Re-introduced in January 2017, the shoe was a faithful reprint of the 1987 model.
- Aside from the suede-made Adidas Gazelle Super Essential, the brand released another of its kind. The other version which flaunted a leather-constructed upper that sits atop a gum sole was released during the same year.
- Seven-eyelet lace-up closure with flat, tonal laces aids in improving the shoe’s fit.
- The hard-wearing white rubber outsole with hexagonal tread pattern offers dependable traction and grip.
- The manufacturer’s site gives the option to personalize the kicks by adding a name or number on either shoe for an added cost.