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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These special Continental 80 trainers presented by Adidas Originals and TFL are available in men's sizing, which ranges from 4 to 14.
Built as a low-top with a lace-up closure, this model does not hinder any ankle motion and lets the wearer get a locked-in custom fit. Both the collar and tongue area are also lightly padded to make each stride cozy and delightful.
The Continental 80’s heritage is primarily rooted in tennis but has since long evolved into an exciting sneaker. Its neat, vintage look made modern is a great match almost any outfit—be it casual or sporty. A pair of jeans, shorts, or track pants, topped off with a plain tee shirt and sweatshirt, accentuate the shoe's classy, straightforward style. One can also dress these Continental 80s up with jackets or hoodies.
Now Adidas, along with Transport for London, have broadened the Continental 80’s image by coming up with a brilliant, conceptual iteration: taking in the themes and color schemes of London’s Underground stations and incorporating them on the classic silhouette. Still retaining its heritage silhouette, the Adidas Originals x TFL Continental 80s comes in station-themed colorways and labels, which adds so much identity and history to the sneaker.
The Adidas Originals x TFL Continental 80 is a more sophisticated design than its predecessors. The concept behind the sneaker’s detailing alone is noteworthy. A Roundel station sign heel is embossed on the heel tab and debossed on the insole. The Continental’s signature sidewall piping takes on the colors of the Underground line the shoe was representing.
The Three Stripes x TFL may be among the best collaborations in recent memory. The launching of the Adidas Originals x TFL Continental 80 series in the latter part of 2018 shook London’s underground. The collaboration is a tribute to London’s twelve Underground lines.
This capsule has six Continental 80 iterations, with each pair focusing on two Underground lines. The pack comprised of (1) Hammer Smith & City and Northern, (2) Jubilee and Piccadilly, (3) District and Elizabethan Line, (4) Circle and Metropolitan, (5) Bakerloo and Central, and (6) Victoria and Waterloo City.
- Aside from delivering comfort, the Ortholite insole also provides anti-bacterial and anti-moisture properties that help keep the foot clean, dry, and fresh.
- The small perforations on the toe box and side walls make the shoe well-ventilated.