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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The Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Turnout Trainer is obtainable in standard sizes, which means you may purchase this pair at your usual sneaker size. Looking like a modified multisport trainer, the Adidas Originals by AW Turnout Trainer is obtainable in men’s shoe sizing ranging from 5.5 to 13 US. Its uber chunky build is attached to a durable outsole with a multi-traction pattern.
Call it disruptive or deconstructed, the Alexander Wang x Adidas AW Turnout shoe is an affordable alternative to the high-end, designer-labeled dad sneakers parading the big cities around the world. Whether you pick up the lightly colored Clear Mint/ Core Black/ Clear Mint, Core Black/ Bold Orange, or greyish Light Brown/ Chalk White, you can wear this as a statement piece anytime of the day with a pair of chinos, joggers, skinny jeans, or sweatpants as if you’re walking along the streets of New York, Paris, London, and Milan.
The striking inside-out aesthetic of the low-top AW x Adidas Turnout composed of patched up raw edges of rubber, cut-out patterns, textures, and prints are altogether its selling point. In spite of its deconstructed look, this oddly-designed dad sneaker doesn’t fall short in the area of comfort as it is equipped with plush leather lining and supported by a fairly cushioned midsole.
Adidas teamed up with the ever-eclectic Alexander Wang, a fashion mogul known for his signature out-of-the-box ideas, for four seasonal capsule releases in 2018. Wang’s fearless sense of fashion is manifested on the Adidas x Alexander Wang Turnout Trainer, a lifestyle sneaker kitted out with a hodgepodge of design elements sifted from old Adidas basketball and skateboarding trainers. Simply put: the Turnout sneaker is a far cry from the ordinary.
The puzzled up Adidas AW Turnout Trainer is part of the third drop of the Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals lineup for 2018. Looking like a prototype model fresh from the designer’s table, the low-top profile is assembled with nylon mesh and suede upper juxtaposed by quirky detailing such as printed shoe specs on the vamp; bar code label and inverted Adidas branding on the tongue. Even the reversed Trefoil logo offers an extra flair. The midsole appears like a patchwork of the treaded rubber used in the mash-up outsole.
The Turnout Trainer is just one of the silhouettes drafted by Wang that seemed like a lampoon iteration of some of the iconic Adidas Originals sneakers. At the start of 2018, the two brands have been throwing in a couple of lifestyle sneaker drops which are out of the ordinary, pumping new life to some of the models from the Adidas vault. Apart from the men’s Adidas AW Turnout Trainer, other collaborative capsule releases are the jacket-inspired Puff Trainer, low-top basketball-inspired Turnout Bball, Boost-cushioned AW Bball, and the Superstar-influenced Skate Super.
- The Adidas Originals Turnout Trainer by Alexander Wang was released on November 14, 2018.
- Its top consists of nylon mesh, velvety suede, and leather.
- Graphic labels which are typically seen inside the shoe are exposed on the tongue and vamp.
- Even the sneaker box followed the inside-out theme since the exterior is made of plain white while the Trefoil labeling is printed inside.
- Each shoe is wrapped with a disposable sock.
- The aglets have Alexander Wang and Adidas inscriptions.
- Its product code is engraved on the medial side and displayed on the tongue.
- The Trefoil and AW labels are debossed on the caramel colored outsole.