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 Reflective History
First brought into existence in the 60s, the Stan Smith came from the bright mind of Horst Dassler – Adi Dassler’s son. The shoe was originally named after a different tennis player, Robert Haillet, but Adidas decided to change its name after a new endorser named Stan Smith in 1971.
The shoe’s simplistic design proved to be a hit through the decades and has been named the best-selling shoe in sneaker history. Different brands and designers have reinterpreted the Stan Smith in many different ways throughout the years, eventually sealing its place as a streetwear staple.
In 2014, one of the various iterations released is crafted with a fully reflective 3M upper called the Stan Smith Reflective. It is equipped with the same classic design and is available in different colorways
Adidas Stan Smith Reflective Style
Just like its predecessor, the Adidas Stan Smith Reflective is versatile yet stylish at the same time. It goes with tailored suits just as well as it pairs with a crazy designed denim pants. But its true character is revealed during nighttime when light hits the shoe wherein it gives off a pop of light, which could add a fun twist to anyone’s nighttime ensemble.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective is offered in men and women’s sizing. The guys can choose from sizes 4 to 13 and the girls can choose from sizes 5 to 14. It retains its predecessor’s comfortable fit and feel.
The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective’s upper is crafted from a soft leather upper with the reflective 3M material. The Stan Smith’s signature 3-stripe perforation detailing can still be seen on both sides of the shoe. Its tongue is made from comfortable melded mesh with the Stan Smith logo on it.
The shoe utilizes rope laces with reflective 3M accents for its traditional lace-up closure. The heel patch is crafted from snakeskin with the brand’s Trefoil logo on it. The shoe has a padded collar and EVA midsole for comfort and cushioning. Lastly, the outsole is made of rubber.
- The shoe is offered in medium width.
- It comes with an extra pair of laces.
- The Adidas Stan Smith Reflective in the tonal black colorway features black stitching in the midsole, seen from the midfoot to the forefoot of the shoe.