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 Hardies is offered in men's sizing from 6 to 13 US in medium width. Women can also enjoy this fashionable kick buy grabbing 1.5 sizes down their regular shoe size for a cozy fit. Example, if a lady's shoe size is 7, she is advised to purchase 5.5 in the men7s range for a more comfortable and snug fit.
This kick as textile lining with molded PU sockliner to provide support. The collar and tongue were barely cushioned, thus keeping the slim profile of this kick. Meanwhile, the lace-up fastening system reinforced with metal eyelets has tonal flat laces to deliver personalized, secure fit.
Adidas Matchcourt x Hardies Style
The low-top Adidas Matchcourt x Hardies showcases classic court sneaker with revamped elements apt for the skateboarding fashion. Its upper is dressed in full-grain leather seated atop a crisp white, vulcanized sole. This collection features a color combination of yellow and blue to emphasize the collection's call for unity. Many love styling this kick with virtually any laidback getup, such as loose or skinny jeans, shorts, or joggers. Ladies can also be spotted donning this with skirt or dress to add a striking element to their overall ensemble.
The Adidas Matchcourt x
Hardies presents a striking combination of yellow and blue colors which sets this kick apart from the others. Its premium upper, laces and rubber toecap are dressed in blue hue while the iconic 3-Stripe, sidewall and heel branding, and the Hardies logo embroidery on the tongue are contrasted with yellow to give this kick a distinctive look.
Adidas Matchcourt x Hardies History
It was in the 40s when the skateboarding sport was invented. Fascinatingly, it took more than a decade for skateboarding shoe to be developed. Before the skate shoe era, basketball shoes were used on the board. Mark Gonzales, tagged as the Most Influential Skater of All Time, in fact, used the Adidas Nizza, a hard court kick launched in 1975, as his footwear while skating.
During the 90s, sports brands began engineering technical and high-performance skate footwear. Few renowned silhouettes such as Stan Smith and Superstar were revamped to fit the skateboarding demands. Also, the Nizza profile, the favorite of Mark Gonz, was refurbished into Nizza Matchcourt to suit the onboard use.
The first Adidas Matchcourt was introduced in December 2015 that displayed durable and grippy rubber toecap that worked to protect and lengthen the life of the shoe. The brand also used a more sticky rubber outsole to enhance the board control.
The Matchcourt has undergone several revamping over the years, and one of them is a collaboration with a brand known for its hardware and accessories exclusively for the skaters. The Hardies Hardware is a New York-based brand founded by professional skateboarder Tyshawn Jones and Na-Kel Smith. This capsule collection embodies unity, friendship, community, and crew solidarity. Included in this series are crewneck, 6-panel hat, tee, pants, and the sneaker Matchcourt Lo.
The limited edition Adidas Matchcourt x Hardies offers a new twist on the classic silhouette by using oiled Nubuck construction with embroidery on the tongue. This kick is provided in a yellow and blue colorway to make it stand out from the rest of the Matchcourt iterations.
- The Adidas Matchcourt x Hardies has tonal, durable rubber toecap that provides grip for board flips and durability against abrasion.
- It also has long-lasting double-wrap vulcanized construction for durability.
- The vulcanized outsole delivers reliable board feel and flexibility.