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 Stan Smith Cutout History
The Stan Smith was initially designed as a tennis shoe by Adidas in 1963 and was the brainchild of Adolf ‘Adi’ Dassler’s son, Horst. The shoe featured a white leather upper and three rows of perforations on each side instead of the regular three stripes. Interestingly enough, it was not even named the Stan Smith back then but was known as the “Robert Haillet sneaker” for the professional French tennis player.
When Robert Haillet retired from playing tennis, Adidas looked for a successor and found Stan Smith, an American tennis player. For several years after (from 1973-1978), Adidas could not decide whether to keep calling the shoe The Haillet or rename it as the Stan Smith. They kept producing the shoe with Stan Smith’s likeness on the tongue and the name Haillet written above it. They finally removed Haillet’s name from the shoe in 1978 and officially renamed it as the Stan Smith.
The Stan Smith originally came out in all-white, but a green foam padding at the heel tab was added in 1967 for Achilles tendon protection.
In the year 2000, Adidas released the Stan Smith 2. Stan Smith’s likeness from the tongue was dropped, and the words “adidas Stan Smith” were embossed instead. It was also produced in various colorways and was one of the best-selling versions of the model.
Nine years later, in 2009, Adidas released another version of the Stan Smith, which they called the Stan Smith Slim. It was, as the name suggests, much slimmer than the original with a pointier toe. It became popular with fashionistas who loved the new look.
The Stan Smith has since come out in various other variants and editions such as the Stan Smith Vintage, Stan Smith 80s, and a Star Wars version, among others. It has also featured in a lot of collaborations with designers, artists, and celebrities.
Early this year, Adidas again debuted another iteration of the Stan Smith. The Stan Smith Cutout has two layers of overlapping leather with an eye-catching cutaway pattern. The geometric perforations make for a breezy and breathable shoe, perfect for warm weather. It also features an embossed logo on its heel, tongue, and the midsole.
Adidas Stan Smith Cutout Style
The Stan Smith Cutout is a versatile and unique model that is perfect for playing tennis or just hanging out with friends. It can also double as a work shoe with its leather upper which gives it that sophisticated look or it could complement any street-style clothing.
Fit & Sizing
The Stan Smith Cutout has the same general fit of the Stan Smith line for women. The sizes for women range from 5 to 11 with half sizes available. It may run a bit too big for women with narrow feet.
Most people were appreciative of the shoe’s unique look and how well it goes with most of their outfits. Buyers remarked that they get compliments from other people when they wear the Stan Smith Cutout.
- Some retailers sell this model at a discounted price.
- The Stan Smith Cutout is very affordable and in the case of some discount retailers, budget-friendly.
- The sneaker is easily one of the most innovative designs in Adidas’ lifestyle shoes.