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.
The Adidas Rom is a unisex shoe with a regular fit and soft feel inside. Men can pick theirs from sizes 4 to 14, women from 5 to 15.
The wearer’s ankles get full mobility as this model has a low-top design. Also, an Ortholite sock liner and a lightweight EVA insert provide instant step-in comfort. Lastly, a traditional lace-up closure fastens the leather upper for a secure custom fit for the feet.
Crossing timelines, the Adidas Rom has brought along with it a vintage style that doesn’t wither with age. Hailing from a soccer heritage, these Roms go well with the sporty look—think joggers, sweatpants, leggings—or any athleisure. These kicks can go all casual, laidback, and preppy as well. Jeans, short, chinos, topped with a simple tee, sweat, or jacket, go along with the Roms without a fuss.
These Roms are currently offered in two colorways. One could buy a pair in a Cloud White/Collegiate Green/Grey One colorway for that smooth, cleaner look. Or opt to go smooth and subtle with the Clear Brown/Raw Sand/Gum colorway.
With the Three Stripes insignia lined on both side panels and the “Rom” label embossed on one side, the Adidas Rom flashes an instantly recognizable Originals silhouette. It is simply vintage Adidas, through and through, but it stands out with its iconic features, such as the iconic toe bumper and wedge-like midsole.
Launched during the 1960 Summer Olympics, held in Rome, the Adidas Rom is one of the brand's oldest designs, predating other noted classics such as the Campus and the Superstar. The iconic Gazelle was molded from the Rome’s silhouette. A hit in the 1960s, its popularity died in the 1970s. But it reclaimed its fame back in its first reissue in the 1980s when the casual culture was rising in the UK. Also, a flat-soled version was released in France that same decade, but never got quite gain the same status as the ridged sole.
Now the Trefoil brand brings it back once more, and the Adidas Rom still looks fresh as it did more than half a century ago.
- The lightweight Ortholite sock liner has a high-level of breathability and moisture management. It is also anti-microbial, prevents foot infection and bad odor.
- The collar and tongue area are both padded for extra comfort.
- Adidas Trefoil branding is emblazoned on the heel tab.