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.
Adidas Jake Blauvelt Boot History
In 2011, Jake Blauvelt, a renowned backcountry snowboarder, and his agent were looking for a potential boot sponsor. They emailed Adidas, a brand which has never before that moment produced snowboard boots. By coincidence, Adidas was at that time also looking for a snowboarding athlete they could endorse. Nike’s success in the sport spurred Adidas to open their own snowboarding line.
The email led to a contract between Adidas and Blauvelt for a three-model signature boot collection for their soon-to-launch snowboarding line. Along with Blauvelt, the brand also signed up Kazu Kokubo, Eric Jackson, and Forest Bailey.
A year after the contract, in October of 2012, Adidas released the first model in their Snowboarding line—the Jake Blauvelt Boot. The Boot blended modern materials with a classic hiking boot style. It was specifically designed to provide the comfort of a sneaker while giving the protection of a boot. It was also made to withstand any storm or trail. The gusseted tongue and the leather fabric used would keep the warmth in while keeping the snow out.
This release was followed by the Jake Blauvelt 2.0.
Adidas Jake Blauvelt Boot Style
The Adidas Jake Blauvelt Boot is ideal for winter use. For fashion use, pair the shoes with jeans and a warm jacket. If you intend to use the footwear for snowboarding, do remember to layer up and avoid cotton clothing. The first layer should be a fabric with wicking power to keep you dry. The second layer could be made of fleece and be either a sweatshirt, pullover, vest, or sweater. Your last layer of protection should be your pants and jacket.
Fit & Sizing
The Jake Blauvelt Boot is intended for men. The sizes range from 6 to 14 with some half sizes in between. The shoes’ high lace-up closure gives a snug and supportive fit.
The Adidas Jake Blauvelt Boot sneakers are function-driven with a high level of comfort. The shoes are made to be sturdy and durable to take on rugged terrain. They are also fashionable enough to bring style to the city streets.
- The Adidas Jake Blauvelt Boot shoes feature black, blue, and brown-based colorways.
- The Adidas high-tops feature sturdy and grippy lug outsoles, thickly padded collars, metallic D-ring eyelets, gusseted tongues that are weather-resistant, and heel pull tabs.
- The shoes have full-grain leather uppers and comfy textile linings.