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.
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Adidas Primeknit tech has been known for its lightweight, supportive, sock-like fit. The AF 1.3 Primeknit Boot with its one-piece woven material coated with transparent and waterproof TPU overlay and lined with weatherproof membrane continues to be comfortable and supportive while offering a warm and snug fit. Available in men’s sizes 4-14, the shoe usually fits according to size.
Brave through winter cold, snow and slush in style with the high-top Adidas H.F/1.3 Primeknit Boot.
Its silhouette constructed with an all-Primeknit upper and EVA midsole with an exaggerated Dellinger webbing is unlike any other sneaker boot in the market. Its odd appearance, however, sets this shoe apart from its leather-clad equivalent. The shoe also performs like any other traditional boot minus the extra weight. Often dressed in neutral shades, expect to match these kicks with your favorite winter clothes with ease.
Already visually-appealing with its PK upper, the H.F/1.3 Primeknit Boot becomes, even more, striking with its Dellinger webbed EVA midsole. Commonly seen on Originals ZX models, the Dellinger web is known to supply enhanced support and durability. The shoe also looks rugged with the addition of the deeply grooved rubber outsole which offers improved traction and grip.
In the past, sneaker fanatics dreaded the coming of the colder months. These days, though, there’s so much to look forward to. Thanks to the sneaker brands’ unwavering drive for customer satisfaction and their designers’ boundless creativity plus present-day’s tech, hybrid sneaker boots were born.
This type of footwear has been known to perfectly fuse style, comfort and the boot’s weather-resistant construction. Year after year, brands come up with more variations, Adidas included. To welcome 2017’s chilly and windy months, the German sneaker brand decided to surprise their fans with an Adidas Originals boot dubbed as the H.F/1.3 Primeknit Boot.
Making a debut in October 2017 in two colorways, this lifestyle sneaker supposedly borrowed some of its design elements from vintage runners as well as boots worn by Germany’s elite Police Tactical Unit known as Grenzschutzgruppe 9 or GSG 9. The brand, though, disclosed that these kicks design was inspired by photographers with its heel pull feature looking like a camera strap.
The H.F/1.3 Primeknit Boot, which is frequently referred to as the Adventure A.F., looks modern with its re-engineered Primeknit upper. Initially launched in black as well as white, the shoe ran out of sizes a few weeks after its release. Its popularity only increased with the introduction of other colorways.
- Support is enhanced with the aid of the leather heel overlays. Other colorways utilize suede for its heel cap.
- The full-length lacing system can be adjusted for a customized fit. The lace-up closure includes reflective laces with PU-dipped tips.
- Heel pull tab with “Hiamovi” logo makes the slip on/off a tad bit easier. The “Sesame” colorway released in January 2018, though, features an “Atric” insignia instead of the "Hiamovi" logo on the strap.
- Kicks marked with an "Atric" symbol apparently features premium materials. Therefore, this new Adidas construction is sold with a higher price tag. The “Sesame” hue, in particular, retails for $243.
- Visibility of the shoe at night is enhanced with the addition of the reflective webbing detailing on the midsole.
- The Ortholite sockliner keeps feet insulated while providing lasting comfort underfoot.
- Welded “Three-stripes” complete the shoe’s overall look.