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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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.
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Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Harwood SPZL is an eye-catching silhouette that both men and women can enjoy, with sizes ranging from 6.5 to 13. The low-top sneaker’s length is based on men’s measurements, but women should have no problem finding their right fit as long as they follow the general rule of size conversion which is to go down a size and a half from their usual foot measurement when trying on men’s shoes.
The Harwood SPZL features a lace-up closure for adjusting fit.
Adidas Harwood SPZL Style
Rock the street-style look magnificently with the clean and hip lines of the Adidas Harwood SPZL. Men can wear the low-top sneaker with dark jeans and a military-style jacket. You can also keep it sporty by wearing the shoe with a tracksuit. Women, meanwhile, can strut on the streets with ripped jeans, a posh color-blocked knit sweater, and their Harwood SPZL.
Loyal followers of the SPZL series would not be disappointed with the Adidas Harwood SPZL. The running-inspired silhouette has a clean and sporty look that is elevated by the interesting hits of red along the suede accents on the sneaker’s heel counter and the textile fabric on the famous Adidas Stripes. The same red shade can also be seen on the split-color midsole, adding a nice contrast to the off-white hue of the shoe. Fans of the Adidas Seaside would also be pleased to know that the Harwood has faithfully recreated the OG down to the last detail.
Adidas Harwood SPZL History
The Adidas Harwood SPZL comes from the impressive Spezial collection of Adidas—a line of heritage shoes from the brand’s archives which are re-worked to produce new footwear with better materials, tech, and comfort. The man behind this collection is footwear collector, Gary Aspden whose 2013 Adidas sneaker exhibition in London spurred the creation of the line.
The first shoes from the SPZL line were released in 2014 with only four models included. 2015 had a much bigger crop with 13 new silhouettes while in 2016, ten models came out including the Harwood SPZL. Produced for the AW16 collection, the Harwood was modeled after the Seaside, a running shoe that came out in 1988. The Harwood had a reflective arch, contrast heel underlay, and hits of red accents on the Stripes, heel, and midsole.
- The Adidas Harwood SPZL features a leather sockliner, webbed side stripes, and supportive overlay panels made of suede.
- The sneaker comes with an extra pair of laces.