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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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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Fit & Sizing
This men's Adidas Originals Rising StarXR1 is available from sizes 4 to 14 US in regular width. It has a lace-up fastening system for a snug, personalized fit added with the responsive Boost midsole for cozier strides.
Adidas Rising StarXR1 Style
The low-top Adidas Rising Star X R1 revived the classic 80s fashion with its shiny leather and suede upper modernized with the NMD details. Three Stripes used a Boost midsole with plugs to give a fresh look to this retro profile.
Adidas offers this model in three exciting colorways which buyers can choose from - the Silver Metallic/Collegiate Red/ Cloud White, Running White/ Cloud White/ Grey One, and the Core Black/ Utility Black/ Solar Red. Most reviewers post their Adidas Rising StarXR1 on feet photos with their joggers, skinnies, or dark-colored shorts matched up with plain tees and a cap. Meanwhile, some can also be seen sporting this with their tracksuit for a more athletic vibe.
Aside from the retro look of the Adidas Rising StarXR1, another striking element are the plugs found on the Boost midsole, which helped the NMD silhouette rise to stardom. Adidas also borrowed the heel pull tab, and the rubber outsole of the NMD and added to this retro sneaker.
Also, the shiny metallic silver colorway of this kick has garnered the most attention from its onlookers. Its space-aged color accented with red branding on the sides, tongue, and heel further add appealing charm especially for buyers with a penchant for eye-catching sneakers.
Adidas Rising StarXR1 History
Adidas is not new in revamping old models into fresh kicks to suit the constantly changing sneakers game. The endless attempt of the brand to rekindle past models for modern consumers has resulted in creating new silhouettes with hints of Adidas' colorful heritage.
The brand created the Adidas Originals as a special sub-brand that is responsible for re-launching classic silhouettes into the present market. Some iterations were re-launched with updated materials while several models were designed taking a cue from the impressive archive of Adidas. Some of the famous past models that were reintroduced by Adidas Originals to the current market are the EQT line, the ZX series, and the NMD collection.
The first NMD was unveiled in 2015 that gives hints of vintage running shoes added with state of the art technologies aimed to provide comfort for the modern day Nomads. Adidas Originals NMD was inspired from three classic 80s running silhouettes of Adidas - the Micropacer, Boston Super, and the Rising Star.
In 2018, all these classic running shoes received a modern-day upgrade by using modern details. Adidas launched the Never Made collection that aims to introduce the upper of pivotal traditional models inserted with modern technology such as the Boost technology and the 4-D printed midsole. This new hybrid series features eight different models from the archives of Adidas.
These eight sneakers were further subdivided into several series, and one of it is called the Genealogy of NMD that features three classic silhouettes - the Boston Super, Micropacer, and the Rising Star which were modernized with the NMD's most popular element - the midsole plugs.
The first Adidas Rising StarXR1 introduced featured the midsole, outsole, and midfoot bumpers and the heel tab similar to the NMD series. This noteworthy model was dressed in kangaroo leather and suede upper in silver/gray hues accented with red details which are in tune to its original look.
- The Boost technology was said to be Adidas' most responsive cushioning. This innovation from the Three Stripes was unveiled in 2013 and is made of TPU that swiftly bounces back to its original form to absorb shock and return energy to its wearers effectively.
- The suede toe overlay provides durability and style.