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.
Adidas Lacombe SPZL History
The Lacombe SPZL is a part of the Adidas Spezial line, an archive-inspired collection that takes heritage Adidas silhouettes and reworks them into a more contemporary design using premium and technologically-advanced materials. The Spezial collection is headed by avid Adidas shoe collector, Gary Aspden who was inspired to put together a new line of Adidas shoes using rare shoes as the starting point. The first models from the line’s collection came out in 2014.
The Adidas Lacombe SPZL is named after the maiden name of a Spezial team member’s mother. It
debuted as part of Adidas’ Spring Summer 2016 collection and is a hybrid shoe that is mainly based on the Adidas Newcombe, a tennis shoe, which in turn, was named after John Newcombe, winner of multiple Wimbledon titles, Australian Opens, and U.S. championships. The Newcombe debuted in the early 70s and featured a rare and unique toe stitching, the Newcomb name across the tongue, and a heel patch in color.
The Lacombe’s upper also takes from the Rod Laver vintage while the sole is a slimmer and narrower version of the Adidas Tobacco. The shoe had a definite refined look and an unmistakable French flair.
Adidas Lacombe SPZL Style
The low-profile look of the Lacombe is a great match with tapered sweats, combat shorts, and skinny jeans. It has such an easygoing style that pairing it up with any casual outfit in your closet would be effortless. The shoe would also look good with slim chinos and a smart polo for a more fashionable ensemble.
Fit & Sizing
This low top trainer is available in men’s sizes which range from 4 to 12.5. The shoe has a larger than normal fit according to many reviewers so going down at least half a size might be ideal for you.
The Lacombe SPZL’s sophisticated silhouette is a definite eye catcher however its most notable feature is the choice materials used in its production, notably the premium full soft leather which graces the shoe’s upper.
- The Lacombe SPZL has a soft leather lining with the numbers “350” printed on it in reference to the OG shoe.
- The shoe’s heel and tongue have a contrasting color to the shoe’s main body.
- A gold Spezial branding can be seen on the tongue.
- The outsole is made of vulcanized rubber.
- The shoe features a perforated stripe branding on the side, flat laces, and a dark gum outsole.
- Comes with a Spezial leather hang tag.