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  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $220
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Adidas New York Present Arsham History

Born in 1980, New York-based contemporary artist and filmmaker Daniel Arsham released the second chapter for his collaboration with Adidas Originals. The previous collection, called the Adidas New York silhouette reflects Arsham's fascination with 20th-century cultural artifacts and archeological concepts.

As part of this partnership, the filmmaker released a short film entitled "Hourglass" that reflects the artist's creative work. The 12-minute film, which is part-fiction and part-documentary, is composed of three parts Past, Present, and Future, along with a glimpse of the artist's childhood experiences.

The Adidas Originals by Daniel Arsham provides a unique interpretation of translating current familiar objects as future artifacts and illustrating the past is present and vice versa. The artist chose the iconic 1980's New York silhouette as a canvas but refashioned it with unadorned canvas upper with frayed edges giving it an extraordinary design. For the second wave of his collaboration, Arsham retains the legendary running silhouette but focuses, this time, on the Present.

Adidas New York Present Arsham Style

Daniel Arsham, in partnership with Adidas Originals, follows the part two of the Hourglass film with the continuation of his childhood. Unlike the previous collection which comes in white, the New York Present Arsham comes in a subtle matte gray color. Its monochromatic color and minimalist design make it a versatile pair suitable not only for everyday use but to transition to different seasons as well.

Fit & Sizing

Unlike the previous collection that has a larger sizing, the New York Present Arsham fits a tad small based on the feedback of its users. Going a half size up or one size bigger is recommended for an optimum fit. Produced exclusively for men, these sneakers come in a wide variety of sizes ranging from 5-13. Women can also indulge in this pair by merely availing 1.5 sizes down their usual.

Notable Features

The New York Present Arsham creates a defining theme that resonates and illustrates the artist's fascination with archeology. Much like most of his works, probably also because of his color blindness, these sneakers come in a concrete color playing with different materials—neoprene on the majority of the upper with suede mudguards and leather lining all over the shoe. The use of the Boost midsole not only modernizes the New York silhouette but delivers the feeling of responsiveness on every step.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas New York Present Arsham was released on December 9, 2017, together with the second part of the Hourglass film.
  • The packaging of the shoe is an interesting and notable detail which completes the overall look of the shoe. It is enclosed with a broken tape and opened with a drawstring.

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