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.
Offered in unisex design, the mid-top Adidas Originals by AW Turnout Basketball shoes are available in men's sizing 3.5 to 13.5 in medium width. This model has the traditional lace-up front fastening system for an adjustable, snug fit while the padded tongue provides added overall comfort and style. Meanwhile, the pull loop found on the tongue aids in slipping this shoe on easily.
Few buyers found this kick a bit wider; thus it is recommended grabbing a half size down than the buyer's usual size.
The unisex Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang Turnout BBall sneaker features the classic basketball shoe appeal, modernized to suit the modern trend. The 1997's EQT Elevation inspired upper is made of textile and synthetic panels seated atop a thick midsole inspired by several trainers. To further elevate the modern look, Wang's signature branding was laid on the lacing system, quarter panel, and on the midsole.
Adidas offers this in two neutral colorways - the Core Black and Cloud White/ Core Black, for buyers to pick depending on their penchant. To style this eye-catching footwear, a score of fashionistas can be seen sporting this with their cuffed pants or joggers topped with plain tees and finished off with a sporty cap. Meanwhile, for a totally athletic look, some can be seen flaunting this with their monochromatic tracker suit.
The attention-grabbing thick rubber sole of the Adidas x Alexander Wang Futureshell gives this pair a noticeable appeal to the majority of the buyers. This element was inspired by several trainers from Adidas' archives mashed up to create a unique design with futuristic guise.
Adidas started collaborating in the decade when shoulder pads, neon clothes, and high socks ruled the fashion market. The brand was the first to partner with non-athletes, aside from athletes, among the known athletic brands in the market.
To keep up with the diverse demand of modern consumers, Adidas has teamed up with several brands, names and retailers found all over the world to come up with unique and fashionable kicks. Some of the most notable partnership of Adidas was with Yohji Yamamoto, Ric Owens, TopShop, Raf Simons, Kanye West, and Alexander Wang, popular for his modern designs.
The Adidas x Wang came up with a complete line of fashion apparel, from clothes to footwear, all displaying unconventional appeal offered in unisex sizing, consistent to Wang's eclectic style. Wang has been consistent in creating a fashion line up that shows a quirky look of some of Adidas' classic footwear silhouette.
Adidas x Alexander Wang Fall 2018
In Adidas x AW 2018 Fall collection, the duo created a roster of footwear which consists of seven retro silhouettes revamped for the modern market. The brand added details and mixture of materials added with distinct branding of AW x Adidas collaboration. This tandem also added thick midsole while retaining the performance and style heritage. This partnership has been consistent in delivering life to bold models originating from the vault of the Three Stripes.
One of it is the men’s AW x Turnout BBall shoes, which were launched in 2018 that features retro basketball features made of a single-piece upper with mesh tongue and the signature Alexander Wang upside-down Trefoil logo. The midsole which appears to be sculpted took cues from the various models of Three Stripes classic basketball shoes.
- This pair's thick rubber outsole provides reliable traction on different kinds of surfaces.
- The inverted Trefoil logo serves as Alexander Wang's signature detail on all its collaborative models with Adidas.