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.
Initially created for the hardwood court, expect this shoe to supply supportive fit, as well as enhanced ankle protection, with its leather upper and high-top profile. Its generously padded collar also ensures to provide a snug yet comfortable fit for consumers with average-sized feet. This men’s shoe is offered in sizes 7-11.5 standard D width.
Elevate your look a notch higher with the high-top Adidas Metro Attitude. Its high-cut construction not only offers added ankle support, but it also gives the shoe the extra oomph it needs to make heads turn. Available in eye-catching hues, these kicks look great when rocked with tapered jeans and cuffed joggers.
While most of today’s sneakers boast a streamlined, contemporary look, the Adidas Metro Attitude remains proud of its bulky silhouette. The net detailing on the medial side, the stitching accents on the sole and the debossed Trefoil logo on the heel are small, subtle additions that set this sneaker apart from others.
Back in the year 1986, the German brand introduced the Metro Attitude. Built for the court, the sneaker's groundbreaking design caught the attention of Jamaican-American NBA player Patrick Ewing.
Standing 7 feet 0 inches tall and wearing the number “33” on his jersey, former New York Knicks star Ewing wore the high-top Adidas Metro Attitude on-court and stood out. Not only did he prove that he deserves the title of being one of NBA history’s 50 Greatest Players, but he also showed everyone that the Metro Attitude is a hoop shoe that combined performance and style perfectly.
Fast forward to 2002; this court shoe was reissued and transcended into the realm of fashion. Soon enough, it became a streetwear staple. A year after, a modified version made for skateboarding surfaced.
Since its re-appearance, this France-manufactured sneaker has been released in a variety of hues, mostly in loud, glitzy colors. Its high-top profile served as a bigger blank canvas for fashion designers like Jeremy Scott and Ronnie Fieg, as well as musicians like American rapper Big Sean. Its chunky silhouette was also an ideal base for new technologies.
Among the most sought-after editions is the “Xeno.” This new-found tech boasts a cool iridescent detailing. Inspired by the luminous scales of the Southeast Asian Sunbeam snake (aka Xenopeltidae), this unique feature when applied to a sneaker's upper creates a stunning visual display that makes other 3M-furnished kicks jealous.
Another coveted version is the fake lizard-skin iteration that is offered in purple/yellow, blue/orange and white/black colorways. These are regarded as the rarest editions.
- The perforations on the toe area and the side panels improve the sneaker’s ventilation.
- Comfort is enhanced with the help of the padded collar and fabric lining.
- Its lacing system includes flat laces. The extra shoelace holes on the sneaker help keep the heel and ankle in place for a locked-in fit.
- The Adidas Metro Attitude’s look wouldn’t be complete without the famous “Three-Stripes” and the “Trefoil” logo on the sockliner, outsole and tongue label.
- A women’s version dubbed as the M Attitude Revive is also available.