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.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower is only available in men’s sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 6 to 14, while the ladies can go 1.5 sizes down from their usual size. The shoe runs true to size.
Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower Style
The Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower seamlessly combines skateboarding and art. Its contrasting colors and subtle graphic art make for a stylish casual shoe that could add a touch of creative flair to your ensemble. Its low-top profile makes it easy to pair with most of your wardrobe. Dress it in jeans, shorts, or chinos for a stylish look.
The shoe's upper is made of ethically sourced canvas making for a light and breathable fit. Its distinct rubber toecap provides durable protection against abrasions and bumps, while the grippy rubber outsole offers great board control. Bonethrower's signature artworks could be found on the shoe's tongue, insole, toe box, and heel counter.
Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower History
Skateboarding started in the late 40s when surfers couldn't ride in the ocean since the waves were flat. They were looking for something to do and came up with the "sidewalk surfing," which is known today as skateboarding. The sport first became popular in the 70s and became so popular that companies and brands started to create collections and lines that solely catered to the demands of skateboarding.
Adidas was one of these companies. The company decided to branch out and create a line specifically for skateboarding in 1989. The Adidas Skateboarding started out by re-engineering old shoe models into a skateboarding-equipped footwear. An example of a classic shoe re-modeled for skating is the Stan Smith.
Adidas eventually created the Adidas Pro Skateboarding team that comprised of well-known and skilled skaters like Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, Marc Johnson, and Silas Baxter – Neal. These pro skaters collaborated with Adidas to create footwear that will appeal to skaters and perform on the board.
The Adidas Matchcourt is one of the many shoe models that the Skateboarding line produced. It is known for its sleek design and prominent toecap. In 2017, Bonethrower aka David Cook an artist who is also a skateboarder collaborated with Adidas to put his own spin on the classic and dubbed it the Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower. The shoe featured his signature artworks and play on colors. Bonethrower, who is known for his unique take on mysticism and memento mori said that he wanted to combine the work of Adidas Skateboarding and the world he created through his art.
- The shoe is available in D – Medium width.
- The Adidas Matchcourt x Bonethrower is created in partnership with Better Cotton Initiative to put light on ethically sourced materials.
- Adidas and Bonethrower also released multiple apparel merchandise and a cap along with this sneaker.
- Bonethrower is an artist that is also well-known in the skateboarding community.