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 Primeknit History
Palace Skateboards is a London-based streetwear brand that launched in 2009 and founded by Lev Tanju. Although a relatively young brand, it has already established how it can compete with other streetwear brands such as Supreme and Bape. Its famous Tri Ferg logo is easily recognizable and continuously makes a strong presence in the street style fashion umbrella.
In May 2015, Palace Skateboards, or otherwise more popularly known as Palace, teamed up with Adidas Originals for a collection that includes two new shoe models – the Adidas Palace Pro, and its Primeknit counterpart, the Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit. The two shoe models may have different upper construction, but both of them sits atop a midsole based on the classic Adidas Gazelle model tooling.
The collection made its debut on May 16th that year, with two fresh colorways for each shoe model. The Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit’s first two colorways are the black/white Primeknit upper with a gum rubber sole and the white/gray Primeknit upper with a white sole. On June 4th, 2016, the “Bright Orange” and “Serf Petrol” colorways of the Palace Pro Primeknite released following the first two colorways about a year after.
Like the Adidas Palace Pro, the Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit also features a TPU heel cage, a lace-up closure, Palace branding on the outer sidewall, a heel pull tab, and a Trefoil-patterned cupsole.
Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit Style
The Primeknit version of the highly-acclaimed Adidas Originals x Palace Skateboards collaborative shoe model is as street style ready as its leather or suede counterpart. The low-top profile in Primeknit construction couldn’t get any more casual and trendy at the same time. It flaunts a Palace-approved aesthetics that touch the timeless and classic appeal of an authentic Three Stripes kick.
Although its overall look gives the nod to a classic Adidas tooling, subtle hints of Palace brandings are placed on the sidewall, tongue, and aglets of this shoe. As made for on and off the board, the Palace Pro Primeknit shoe could take your street style to the next level without sacrificing performance and comfort. It looks best when worn with pin rolled jeans or shorts for an athleisure or a street style outfit. The white colorway can be paired with chinos if you are aiming for a smart-casual look.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit features a low-top profile with thinly-padded tongue and collar that collectively results in about a half size larger than usual fit. Hence, it is recommended to half size down if you want a snug fit for this shoe. The feet are secured with a traditional lace-up closure that can be adjusted. On the heel is a nylon pull tab for easy on and off wearing. Overall support is sufficient and improved by the TPU plastic cage on the heel. The Primeknit upper is breathable, conforms to the foot’s shape, and allows non-restrictive movement.
The Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit shoe comes in men’s sizes in D Standard or Medium width.
The Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit is almost aesthetically similar to the Adidas Palace Pro model, which is its leather or suede counterpart. Both shoes flaunt identical features except the upper material. They have a TPU heel cage for added support and stability in the heel, Palace brandings on the sidewall and tongue (along with the Adidas Trefoil logo), and Trefoil-patterned outsole in cupsole construction.
However, this particular model’s unique characteristic is its upper material that follows a Primeknit construction for a more breathable and lighter fit and feels. Primeknit is an Adidas’ upper technology that digitally knits the entire upper in just one piece.
- The Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit comes with an extra set of flat laces.
- In a pair of the Adidas Palace Pro Primeknit, the left shoe insole bears the Adidas logo while the right shoe insole has the Palace logo.