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 Stan Smith Boost NBHD is a men’s sneaker that is available in sizes 4-14. Just like its predecessor, these sneakers fit small and narrow according to the general reviews. Ordering a size up, especially for those with wide feet is a must to avail the perfect size. The top grain leather upper combined with the low-top profile delivers support while giving freedom on the ankles.
Adidas Neighborhood Stan Smith Boost Style
The decade-old partnership between the Neighboorhood and Adidas remains intact with the release of Cali Thornhill DeWitt’s interpretation of the iconic Adidas Originals sneakers. The LA artist shied away from the signature white and green colorway and explored on the olive green hue and injected a new Boost sole which gives a fresh meaning to the timeless low-top shoe. Contrasting the fresh injections is the Old English font that makes a striking statement.
Like the OG pair, it bears the same versatility style-wise. To stay consistent with its military inspiration, pairing it with a camouflage hoodie and joggers is the ideal way of styling it and keeping up with the trends.
It was only in 1994 when the Neighborhood was conceptualized, but it has grown to be one of the most reputable streetwear brands globally. Continuing the affair that it started in 2015, the Neighborhood and Three Stripes collaboration persist with the release of a rendition of the Stan Smith. Retaining the low-top profile of the shoe and the plush leather upper, the overall look gets a military-inspired treatment, deviating from the preppy tennis look that we are used to.
The Boost cushioning system, the brand’s most responsive cushioning system to date, ties everything together, so that style and comfort come on an equal footing.
Adidas Neighborhood Stan Smith Boost History
Before the introduction of Adidas Stan Smith, another name shall be put into the equation. Contrary to what most believe, the first tennis shoe made by Adidas was in 1963 and was named the Robert Haillet. While the trainers rejoiced a specific time on the market, it was unfortunately short-lived due to the French athlete’s retirement in 1971.
Next in line was Stan Smith, which today was the name of the iconic tennis sneakers. The new version became an instant standout from the sea of canvas kicks. The leather upper signified into sleeker look and durable quality. Moreover, the three-row perforations instead of the Three Stripes provided a minimalist look which was appreciated by many.
The popularity of the Stan Smiths peaked during the 1980s and has been reissued in 2014. Not much has changed with the design of these, but during its resurrection, specific technologies have been injected in order to keep up with the modern times. Along with the release of the sneaker, different versions were also launched. One of the most notable versions of the Stan Smith is in collaboration between Japanese brand Neighborhood. The most striking alterations placed on the emblematic shoe is the military-style treatment and the Boost.
- Also included on the pack when the Stan Smith Boost was released was the Adidas Neighborhood 1-5923 and two Kamandas.
- The full collection was released on September 1, 2018.
- Sneakerheads and fans can avail of these for $170.