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.
Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
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Adidas Indoor Super History
The Adidas Indoor Super was initially released in the 80s for the sport of squash, a highly popular racket-game then. It utilized nylon for the upper and reinforced with velour, featured a rounded toe box with perforations, and had a flexible rubber outsole that was specifically designed for indoor sports.
The Adidas Indoor Super enjoyed a hugely successful and long run, not only with fans of the racket game but also crossing boundaries into the fashion scene. The silhouette was considered a ‘must-have’ and wearing them with frayed jeans was marked as ‘cool.’ After years of enjoying prominence, the shoe was discontinued for a while before enjoying a brief reissue back in 2003 in limited numbers. The reissue kept most of the details of the original but instead utilized leather for the upper.
The shoe was released again in bigger numbers after that, much to the delight of fans of the shoe. It has also seen a few iterations since then. One of these is the Indoor Super Spezial launched as part of Adidas’ Autumn Winter 2016 collection. The Spezial edition was basically a retooling of the 2003 reissue to make the shoe’s toe box as flat and as close as possible to the OG, which the reissue had not achieved.
In 2017, a bevy of colorways and editions were introduced. One is August’s “London to Manchester” Pack which included a white and yellow version of the Indoor Super, said to represent above ground transport Manchester’s colors. It had a premium leather, nylon, and suede upper and silver accents on the heel tab and three branding stripes.
Another is September’s Busenitz edition. Adidas Skateboarding’s team rider, Dennis Busenitz, kept the colorway and gum sole of the OG but reworked it to have a pig suede upper, modified canvas tongue, and nylon overlays throughout. It was also tweaked to have a more stable and durable grip on a skateboard.
October also saw the release of a limited edition colorway of the shoe. This colorway featured a deep claret-colored upper and light blue tongue, heel tab, and stripes.
Adidas Indoor Super Style
The Indoor Super is a low profile, low top trainer that is perfect for casual events. Pair it with shorts, blue jeans, or tapered trousers and a long-sleeved henley top for an easygoing look.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Indoor Super is offered in men’s sizes which range from 3.5 to 13.5. The shoe is true to size lengthwise but is a bit narrow according to reviewers. People with wide feet may opt to go up a size higher.
The Adidas Indoor Super’s silhouette and contrasting three-stripe design, which have made a lasting decades-long impression on a lot of people after its first release, is the model’s most notable feature. Add to that the comfort and reasonable price, and you’ve got a standout shoe.
- The shoe has a suede upper with a nylon quarter and perforated toe area.
- The Indoor Super features a synthetic leather patch on the heel and textile lining.