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.
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Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop History
With a vast archive of performance shoes in the Adidas Originals portfolio, the Chop Shop which we know today is heavily influenced by the Adidas Campus released in 1958. The heritage design of Campus was given a modern look with a revamped design and materials we now call as the Chop Shop with its shark-tooth accents at the back.
The modern silhouette of the Campus came from the earlier released Adidas Tournament in the early 1970s. Then in the 1980s, the low-top court sneaker transitioned from the courts into the skateboard scene in the 1980s and was renamed the Adidas Campus.
The Adidas Campus slowly climbed the ladder of sneaker popularity with hip-hop communities embraced the low-tops with the likes of Brooklyn group The Beastie Boys wearing these iconic kicks. Now moving forward a few decades later, the low-top design was given white shark tooth accents and given the moniker Chop Shop.
As part of the Adidas’ reaching out to Asian sneaker markets and growing fashion scene in 2018, the German brand collaborated with Tokyo-based street-style label Neighborhood. The brand was founded in 1994 by Shinsuke Takizawa. The influential Japanese label has gained fame for its motorcycle-inspired apparel with contemporary design influences that range from work wear, military, Native American, counterculture among other streetwear themes. The brand in February 2018 released four collaborative designs that include NMD R1 PK, I-5923, Gazelle Super, and Chop Shop silhouettes.
Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop Style
These street-style sneakers epitomize the Japanese aesthetics placed creatively in the Chop Shop silhouette. The result is a sneaker that merges well with a black jogger and a bomber jacket similar to the apparel line that was also launched at the same time as Tokyo-based streetwear label Neighborhood started releasing the Adidas sneakers.
Motorcycle-loving swagger has never been these casual with the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop. Wear them in informal gatherings at daytime for that crisp look that transitions smoothly through the night as its black colorway mixed with white shark tooth accents transition seamlessly to nigh activities like club hopping or a night of poker with friends.
Fit & Sizing
While the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop is a low-top men’s sneaker, women may opt to buy these kicks by buying 1.5 sizes down of this medium width low-top kicks. Available sizes range from size 4 to 14.5 with half-sizing available for accurate fitting.
Regarding technology, the Adidas Neighborhood Chop Shop uses advanced sneaker materials used in premium low-top sneakers from the German brand. These materials include the Primeknit material that assures comfort, durability, lightweight, and breathable uppers. The shoe also boasts of an ultra-responsive Boost sole material. Regarding styling, the limited edition low-top kick has a collaborative logo at the tongue, white shark tooth accents, and heel back, and Shinsengumi's team symbol flag on the heel patch that reflects the Japanese street style influence effortlessly.
- Exclusive collaborative Adidas x Neighborhood logo at tongue.
- Ultra-responsive Boost midsole cushioning is protected by a thin rubber outsole material.
- Nubuck overlays and signature three-stripes over the Primeknit upper.