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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Adidas Palace Pro History
The first collection dropped on May 16th, 2015, which includes two colorways for each model. The Adidas Palace Pro features a silhouette based on the Gazelle tooling, but with a classic and casual heritage mixed with modern styling. The two colorways that debuted this collaborative shoe are the gray/white upper with a translucent sole and the black/white colorway.
On May 21st, 2016, two more colorways of the Palace Pro were released. Both in a suede construction for a more premium appeal and durable exterior, the first color has a navy and white combo while the second has a black upper with a pop of orange accents and a gum sole.
Since the partnership commenced, Adidas Originals and Palace Skateboards have already released a Boost version and a waterproof version of their original collaborative sneaker silhouette that are all well-received by the market as the first two models. In 2017, the Adidas Palace Pro 2 made its debut as a follow-up to the 2015 Palace Pro.
However, despite the new release of the Palace Pro 2, Adidas and Palace Skateboards brought back the Palace Pro shoe in two new colorways that are inspired by London-based skate legends Chewy Cannon and Benny Fairfax on November 17th, 2017. Benny’s Palace Pro comes with a light gray color on the upper with black accents, a semi-translucent teal blue sole, and a “Fairfax” instead of “Palace” text branding on the outer sidewall. Chewy’s, on the other hand, features a Samba black upper with white accents that sits atop a semi-translucent neon green sole. Similarly, the outer sidewall displays a “Chewy” text branding instead of “Palace.”
Adidas Palace Pro Style
The Adidas Palace Pro is a low-top skate shoe that doubles as a casual, street-ready sneaker. It has this signature classic Three Stripes styling, but with hints of Palace Skateboards’ influence and modern flair. A Palace branding is placed on the outer side wall, while both the Adidas Trefoil and Palace logos are visible on the tongue for an authentic classic feel.
Buyers could choose from a lineup of toned down colorways that are all easy-to-wear and match with almost any set of wardrobe, especially if you are aiming for a relaxed and casual look. Adidas and Palace Skateboards designed the Palace Pro as the kind of shoe that anyone could wear (and look great!) on and off the board. Wear it with shorts, jeans, chinos, or even jogger pants, and you are all set to go.
Fit & Sizing
The first collaborative shoe between Adidas Originals and Palace Skateboarders is dubbed officially as the Adidas Palace Pro. It has a low-top profile with thinly-padded collar and tongue for flexible movement of the ankle, which could give a half size bigger than usual fit. Like most sneakers, this shoe also features adjustable lace-up closure for a snug fit that secures the feet. On the heel is a striped pull tab for convenient on-and-off wearing.
The Adidas Palace Pro is available in men’s sizes in D Standard width.
The Adidas Palace Pro has always been an anticipated release for several reasons and one of these, clearly, is its noteworthy features that called the attention of most Three Stripes collectors and sneakerheads.
The upper material varies, but one constant feature is the TPU heel cage which provides additional support and stability. The midsole also deserves a spotlight, as it was taken from the Adidas Gazelle tooling. Another distinctive feature is the Palace brandings on the aglets and the bold Trefoil-patterned outsole in a cupsole construction.
Further, some colorways feature a vibrant semi-translucent outsole.
- The insoles are removable.
- There is also perforation detailing all throughout the upper, regardless of colorway, that makes the Palace Pro breathable and more comfortable.
- The heel pull tab is accented with stripe design detail.
- Palace text branding is displayed only on the outer sidewall. The inner sidewall shows no any sign of branding except the signature Three Stripes.
- The tongue displays both the Adidas Trefoil and the Palace Skateboards logos.