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.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Tubular Radial Primeknit is available only in men’s sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 5 to 14 while the ladies who would like to cop can go 1.5 sizes down from their usual size.
The shoe is reported to run a bit big, so it is recommended to fit a pair first before purchasing.
Adidas Tubular Radial Primeknit Style
The Adidas Tubular Radial Primeknit’s monochromatic color and clean lines make for a stylishly minimal everyday shoe. Its modern aesthetic is versatile enough to be paired with almost any casual ensemble. It will look great dressed in chinos, jeans, shorts or joggers.
The notable difference in the Tubular Radial Primeknit when compared to its predecessor is its deconstructed Primeknit upper. It offers a more breathable and lightweight option for consumers. A pull-tab is also placed on the shoe’s tongue as an aid when putting the pair on.
Suede overlays accompanied with the leather cage adds protection and construction to the shoe.
Adidas Tubular Radial Primeknit History
Adidas aimed to innovate basketball shoes when they first introduced the Tubular back in 1993. The pair’s minimal and slim silhouette was designed to stray from that era’s standard high-top basketball shoes. However, the shoe’s new and futuristic aesthetic didn’t sit well with sneaker fans at that time. People seemed resistant to change which eventually led to the Tubular’s discontinuity.
Adidas’ VP Nic Galway saw the shoe’s huge potential and decided to re-introduce the Tubular in 2014 with an all-new and improved silhouette. The pair, now called Tubular Runner, boasts of a minimal and sleeker silhouette. According to Galway, this was the product of half a decade of research.
The Tubular Runner was so successful even A-list celebrities were seen rocking a pair. Stars such as Justin Bieber, A$AP Rocky, and Kendall Jenner contributed to the success of this shoe.
Inevitably, the Tubular family started to expand at a rapid rate, and different versions and models were introduced to the public. One of the latest iterations is the Adidas Tubular Radial Primeknit. It is a lightweight and breathable version of its predecessor, the Tubular Radial.
- The Adidas Tubular Entrap is available in D – Medium width.
- The shoe was called “Tubular” because car tires inspired its sole unit. It is molded after the inner tube of tires.
- It was considered to be the “world’s first inflatable sneaker.”
- The shoe was directly inspired by Y-3 designer Yohji Yamamoto’s renowned Qasa sneaker.
- The Tubular is available under the Adidas Originals category.