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.
This unisex kick is presented in men's sizing from 6-13 US in medium width. It has a lace-up fastening system for customized, secure fit. Meanwhile, the built-in sockliner brings the feet closer to the ground to deliver stability and comfort.
While the low-top Adidas Lucas Premiere was built to shred, this model did not surrender its fashionable look fitting for city street strutting. It displays an upper that seamlessly fuses different materials to provide durability, ventilation, and chic style.
This kick displays simplicity that can be matched up effortlessly with virtually any attire - from school, work, and even for the night out. This model goes well with straight denim jeans, khaki jeans, skinnies, and shorts. Ladies can also be spotted donning this with a dress or skirt.
The seamless fusion of suede and mesh on the upper of the Adidas Lucas Premiere makes it appealing for the mainstream market. This combination of material improves the ventilation while providing robust protection in areas more exposed to abuse.
The Skateboarding Project was launched in 1989 with a goal of supporting all the professional and non-professional skaters all around the world. This line conventionally updates classic silhouettes from the archives and converts them into durable and better shock absorbing kicks.
The Three Stripes is considered one of the leading labels in the skateboarding field. The brand highlights its high-class skate team that incessantly develops advanced technologies and designs to improve the performance of its wearers on and off the board.
To keep up with the daring stunts on the board, Adidas teamed up with professional skaters and designers in engineering durable and modern skater kicks. Some of the famous skateboarders under the Adidas SB line team are Mark Gonzalez, Dennis Busenitz, and Lucas Puig.
Lucas Puig joined Adidas in 2010 and unveiled his first ever signature sneaker in 2012. The Adidas Lucas Premiere features elements suited for the technical, low-impact riding style of Puig on the board. It was inspired by the archival volley shoe that expertly blended board feel and ample protection.
- The deep cut herringbone pattern on the outsole provides extra grip on and off the board.
- It has the Adituff reinforcement on the toe region to increase the durability.
- This kick has a vulcanized outsole for lightness and flexibility.
- It has leather eyestay for added durability and protection.
- The heel cap gives better protection and also works as a heel stabilizer.