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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This unisex sneaker is offered in men's sizing from 3.5 to 13.5 US in regular width. The slip-on construction of this model is reinforced with a uniquely patterned bungee lacing system secured by a lace-lock found on the heel. And to further secure the feet while boosting the overall comfort, the brand used a sock-like collar.
This high-top Adidas Originals by AW Puff Trainers shoes feature an eccentric design with its thick two-toned sole with a black sock-like collar and a maroon heel overlay. The vamp is generously padded to give a puffer jacket element. Adidas dressed this eye-catching silhouette in subtle colorway combination - Core Black/Solar Green to exude a sleek and high-end vibe Alexander Wang is known for.
Styling this luxurious kick is somewhat easy as this kick will undoubtedly serve as the main focal point in one's overall getup. A pair of tapered or cuffed pants surely works well with the AW Puff Trainer x Adidas paired up with a bomber jacket over a plain t-shirt.
The beefy midsole of these men's Adidas x AW Puff Trainer shoes gives a remarkable feature to the overall look of this kick. This design was said to have taken cues from various trainers unearthed from Adidas' archive.
Another notable element is the upper that is made of fluffy fabric. This feature was inspired by the puffer jacket and further modernized the appeal of this unconventional looking shoe. Meanwhile, the lock lace found on the heel gives this pair a unique element. This kind of lock allows the wearers to adjust the bungee laces quickly while enhancing the style.
Adidas has been open to different partnerships with athletes and nonathletes to come up with striking silhouettes that can be matched up with the current market. Few of the favorite collaborations of Adidas known in the lifestyle scene are with Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Jeremy Scott, Rick Owens, Raf Simons, and many more.
Bolstering their collaborations line up, Adidas added another famous name in the fashion world. Alexander Wang, one of the popular brands in the avant-garde vogue, was said to be responsible for the athleisure dominance in the sneakers realm. Wang gained admiration for his keen attention to details and premium textiles.
The progressive partnership of Adidas and AW was able to engineer high fashion shoes with its eccentric details and unique elements. The archives of Three Stripes mostly inspired these bold iterations.
For their latest collab, Adidas x AW launched a collection that struts retro-inspired sneakers revamped for the modern idea of design. Included in this collection are several pairs namely Adidas Originals by AW Turnout Trainer, Adidas Originals by AW BBall, Adidas Originals by AW Turnout BBall, Adidas Originals by AW Skater Super, and the Adidas Originals by AW Puff Trainer. All the shoes included in this collection has subtle color palettes, such as black and white, with hints of earth tones.
The Adidas Originals by AW Puff Trainer features a chunky sole which is said to be a mash-up of various Adidas trainers. The brand added it with sock-like detail on the upper and an intricately designed lacing system.
- It has a gum rubber outsole that provides reliable traction on different pavements.