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Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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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    $140
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Fit & Sizing

This high-top model uses a traditional lace-up closure, comprised of eight eyelets, to lock the feet in with a custom fit. Furthermore, the Rivalry RM is available in men’s sizes, which range from 4 to 14.

Adidas Rivalry RM Style

This high-top silhouette oozes with lots of vintage hooper vibes, fitting in today’s casual, sporty, and athleisure style, especially with its Boost upgrade. Such silhouette matches a wide range of clothing variations—from regular or tight-fitting jeans to loose sweatpants and tapered joggers. Tops can either be sweaters, hoodies, or tees.

These Rivalry RM shoes come in a couple of colorways, such as core black/carbon/grey six, core black/cream white/orange, crystal white/cloud white/cream white, cloud white/chalk white/raw white, and more.

Notable Features

This vintage ’80s high-top silhouette evokes a nostalgic vibe, but having a Boost upgrade, it also flashes a powerful contemporary appeal, in both comfort and styling. In this Rivalry RM model, the past meets with the present to pave the way for the future.  

Adidas Rivalry RM History

The original Rivalry silhouette debuted in 1986. It was famously associated with the New York Knicks’ Patrick Ewing, an NBA superstar and eventual basketball Hall of Famer. Adidas had given Ewing his signature sneaker, the Ewing Rivalry, which was dressed in Knicks-themed colors.

Recently, Adidas teamed up with designer Eric Emmanuel to reissue the Rivalry Hi. Then, as if picking up steam, Adidas put the Rivalry Hi under the RM program to give it a literal boost. The Rivalry RM features the famous Boost midsole and Memory Foam padding.     

Additional Info

  • There is a tongue loop that lets the laces hold the tongue in place.
  • Tiny perforations spread throughout the leather upper to provide breathability.
  • A pull tab is stitched in the heel to aid on-and-off wear.