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.
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Adidas Superstar Boots are sold in women’s sizes which range from 5 to 11. The sizing is a bit long, so buyers are advised to size down by at least half, although the width is spot on.
The mid-cut construction gives the ankles additional support. The sneakers have a lace-up front with extra long laces to wrap around the shoes.
Adidas reimagined the classic b-ball trainer as a winter-ready combat boot with a herringbone pattern tread for grip. The resulting design is part retro and many parts street. Adidas Superstar Boots come in black and white, ash-pearl, all-black, all-white, and cardboard and white colorways. The rich tones are beautiful and when combined with the leather uppers, quite striking.
You can wear these shoes and still look quite feminine. Pair with an asymmetrical skirt, a fitted top, and top off with a leather jacket for an edgy, chic look. Or you can replace the skirt with warm leggings, and change the fitted top to a long shirt. Don’t remove the leather jacket.
For a more casual ensemble, wear these boots with blue jeans and a colorful knitted sweater.
No tech features for these shoes, but who needs them when you’re already assured of comfort and tons of style? The combat boot take on the Superstar model looks edgy chic, but the full-grain leather uppers elevate the shoes into something more by bestowing a certain expensive aura (though they’re far from being pricey) and elegant vibe.
The Superstars started life in 1969 as basketball trainers. They were initially released as low-top versions of the Adidas brand’s Pro Model shoes, but they achieved such popularity that they quickly surpassed the latter.
One fan of the shell-toe design and leather uppers is legendary basketball player, Kareem Abdul Jabbar. The top NBA scorer never wore anything but Superstars on the court. And because of his charismatic and dominant personality, fans of the game and of Kareem became fans of the shoes too.
Pretty soon, the sneakers made their transition from on the court to off it. Hip-hop group Run D.M.C. took them up next and made the Superstars into their signature footwear. It became customary to see them wear their Superstar sneakers with the tongues pushed out and laces untied. They even wrote a song about the shoes called “My Adidas.”
The rise of hip-hop and the push made by Run D.M.C. turned Adidas Superstars into casual kicks rather than athletic footwear. The shoes’ ability to adapt to different cultures and their undiminishing stature in the sneaker world for generations have also made them into legit classics.
While the Superstar silhouette remains in production today, it has undergone various Superstar reimaginings throughout the years leading to the production of dozens of iterations such as the Superstar Foundations, Superstar 2s, and lately, Superstar Boots.
- Adidas Superstar Boots contain glossy tongue logos, soft synthetic linings, rubber outsoles, and lightweight EVA midsoles.