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.
Adidas Oyster Holdings Adidas 350 History
Oyster Holdings is a relatively new Los Angeles-based label. Only established in 2014, the brand instantly set itself apart from other lifestyle brands. With the modern traveler and contemporary luxury in mind, the brand gave a new definition to sportswear separates. The fusion of unique style and quality craftsmanship provides superior comfort for long and short travels and ensuring that no outfit changes are needed throughout.
Not the first collaboration between Adidas and Oyster Holdings, this current release features a wide range of apparel and footwear, all in a capsule. Sneakers included in the collection are reworks of some of Adidas' retro and iconic silhouettes like the Handball Top and 350. All of which are in the pastel spectrum apt for spring.
Adidas Oyster Holdings Adidas 350 Style
With "Travelling is a Sport" as the main mantra of this March 2018 launch, founder of Oyster Holdings Woodie White drew inspiration in designing this from his fascination regarding uniforms. It then resulted to the perfect travel capsule wardrobe. In effect, most of the pieces are timeless and iconic, only injected with a pastel punch.
The Adidas Oyster Holding Adidas 350 digs to the past but is made ultra-modern and chic with the use of dusty colors—Ash Pearl and Trace Scarlet. The low-top silhouette offers these sneakers to be styled in a variety of ways. Both brands have achieved the foremost intent of being a travel-friendly piece, meaning it can be paired with different items without the need for too much styling.
Fit & Sizing
Clad in a premium nubuck upper, these sneakers are ensured to stay secured comfortably on the feet 247. Those who are eyeing for a pair can choose from men exclusive sizes ranging from 8-13. Women can also avail by going 1.5 sizes down their usual.
The aim of this collection goes beyond the style of a capsule collection but seizes to capture the whole essence of it. One of this is the fact that it aims to be worn constantly and continuously and not to be the spur-of-the-moment sneaker, but one's go-to shoe. More than elevating the iconic 350 sneakers into a more luxurious form, the upper is designed with perforations to maximize the breathability of the sneaker without compromising durability. The semi-translucent rubber outsole makes it a great match for the overall look and functionality of the shoe.
- The Oyster Holdings Adidas 350, along with the other pieces
- Branding is kept minimal with the subtle Trefoil and Oyster Holdings logos on the tongue and gold-foil Adidas 350 and Oyster Holdings logos on the side.