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 Samba Recon LT is a unisex shoe that's offered in men's sizes ranging from 5 to 14. Half sizes are available between sizes 7 to 13. Based on the brand's size chart, to get their correct size women should go one size down from their standard shoe size. This kick utilizes traditional lace-up closure to keep feet snug and in place.
The Adidas Samba Recon LT retains the original's silhouette, from the T-toe design to the gum sole, but this kick now features extra-long tongues for a unique and edgy design. Also, this shoe utilizes premium materials, which enhances its overall aesthetic. Pair it with jeans or joggers for a casual day out or opt for shorts or leggings and skirts for the ladies to make the shoe your outfit's focal point.
The Adidas Samba Recon LT showcases its predecessor's signature T-toe overlay and gum sole construction, which retains the retro classic look making it notable as it is. However, this version's charm lies in its premium materials and unique tongue design. It could add unprecedented yet stylish detail to amp up your look.
Adidas Samba is one of the most-loved vintage sneakers in the brand's lineup that it is still coveted by serious sneaker fans today. First released in 1950, the Samba was built to cater to soccer players during the winter season. Crafted from kangaroo leather upper and gum rubber outsoles, the sneaker provided protection against wet and cold elements and excellent grip on icy surfaces. Moreover, the Three Stripes branding on the shoe's sides provided support for lateral movements during the game.
Armed with simplicity and timeless retro style, it didn't take long enough for non-athlete consumers to take notice. The sneaker soon transitioned onto the streets and was warmly welcomed by popular culture. In its endless efforts to provide its fans with trendy and up-to-date styles, Adidas continually released this popular sneaker in various and seemingly endless Samba iterations without compromising the kick's original essence.
The Samba has so far sold at least 35 million pairs making it the second best-selling Adidas sneaker model. Moreover, having been over 68 years since its introduction, it is considered the longest model in production among all Adidas running sneakers.
In June 2018, the Samba is once again reintroduced through a new version called the Adidas Samba Recon LT. It is a premium version of the classic kick which features extra-long tongue design that folds over.
- It is available in Medium width.
- Colorways so far include Crystal White and Core Black.
- The sneaker retails for $170.