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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Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Kiel comes in men’s sizes which range from 3.5 to 13 with half sizes offered. For those who are looking for a laidback and low-top sneaker with just enough hold, the fit of the Kiel deserves serious consideration.
Adidas Kiel Style
Pick out any clothing from your wardrobe, and the chances of it looking good with the Adidas Kiel is pretty high. The Kiel has that vintage look that never goes out of style.
The shoe looks great when paired with trousers, tan-colored chinos, and tracksuits and other sports wear. It can be worn with laces tucked inside or tied outside for casual and semi-casual outings.
The classic simplistic style of the Adidas Kiel is its most outstanding feature. Add to that its grippy, durable outsole that is as at home on a boat’s slippery deck as it is on a skateboard and you’ve got a perfect combination.
The vulcanized rubber outsole gives wearers excellent board control. The synthetic textile upper and lining allow the foot to breathe while the rubber toe gives it improved durability.
Adidas Kiel History
The Adidas name is synonymous with quality and comfort, and the Kiel delivers exactly that. It was initially released in 1972 during the Munich Olympic Games as a sailing shoe.
This new version is the first ever re-issue of the Kiel. Its grippy outsole makes it ideal for skate decks as it was on boat decks back then. It has kept its nautical round laces, breathable textile upper, and rubber toe bumper. The shoe released in a few colorways including black, collegiate navy, and dark grey.
- The Kiel comes with spare laces.
- The seamless toe cap offers added protection and durability.
- There is adequate cushioning in the tongue and ankle collar for enhanced in-step feel.
- The shoe has a Kiel call out in the bottom part of the heel.