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.
Adidas Samba FB History
Back in the year 1950’s, Adidas founder Adi Dassler developed a soccer cleat that can clasp impressively well on icy turf. Known as the Adidas Samba, this high-performance sneaker gained the admiration of footballers with its grippy gum outsole as well as durable full-grain kangaroo leather upper that is reinforced with the brand’s most recognizable logo - the Three Stripes.
From the frozen pitches, this sneaker, later on, became the shoe-of-choice of indoor players. Esteemed for its function, its simple, no-frills silhouette, however, granted this sports footwear ease of entry into the realm of fashion.
To date, the Samba is among the most coveted of all of Adidas creations. Still widely produced, the brand ascertained that its myriad of variations kept its predecessor’s DNA intact. The Adidas Samba FB, among this model’s popular versions, retains the familiar, well-loved “Samba-look.” The minimal detailing added on its silhouette, although muted and understated, however, sets this shoe apart from the rest of its kind.
Adidas Samba FB Style
The low-top Adidas Samba FB is an easy pick for those who value style and comfort. Released in both neutral and bright shades, its low-key styling complements with a medley of outfits. Jeans and shorts, though, top the list. While its top-grade all-suede upper overlaid with plushy waxed suede gives this old-school kick a refined look, it also makes it even more appealing not only to the retro-loving crowd but also to the forward-thinking trendsetters.
Fit & Sizing
Soccer cleat-inspired, ample support and stability with enough wiggle room for the toes can be expected from this sports turned lifestyle sneaker’s all-suede upper. Its low-top profile also offers unrestricted ankle movement. Available in men’s sizes 4-14, sneaker queens need not hesitate to get a pair a full size smaller than their average choice.
This version, like its forerunners, adopts the familiar rubber gum outsole for a retro vibe. Grippy and durable, wearers without a doubt will remain pleased with the amount of traction this supplies. While its T-toe overlay and Samba logo in gold are reminiscent of its ancestor’s silhouette, the mid-length, rippled nubuck tongue and heel with contrast-colored stitching, simple as they are, define this shoe’s overall look.
- Fit can be customized with the help of the lace-up closure. This includes flat laces.
- Gold foil “Trefoil” logo is displayed on the tongue for additional branding.
- Option to personalize is available on the manufacturer’s site. This gives the buyer capability to add a name, number, hashtag, flag or team on both or either the right and left shoe for an additional cost.