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 Tubular Rise History
The Adidas Tubular is originally conceptualized and released as a basketball shoe. Released in 1993, the shoe introduced a technology that came with an external pump which has the ability to adjust the shoe through inflation. The name “Tubular” came about because of the outsole design. It was inspired by the tubing of car tires to have more traction and grip on the ground. Two years after its production, the brand decided to shelf the shoe as its manufacturing was too expensive and complex. Nic Galway, Vice President of Global Design, saw the Tubular’s potential and believed in its success.
It was only in 2014 when the brand decided to resurrect it but revamping it with an all-new silhouette. The revived sneaker took five years of research. Named the Tubular Runner, the sneaker looked back to its original inspiration, car tires, but combining it with high fashion, taking inspiration from Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 Qasa silhouette. The sneaker debuted as a running shoe but greatly appreciated by the fashion industry as well. It took over the Paris Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter collection as the entire show was dedicated for this futuristic sneaker.
The Tubular series, despite taking its time, only proved that it was worth the wait. The models under the series, the Tubular Rise included, pushed boundaries because of its cutting-edge design and modern construction.
Adidas Tubular Rise Style
Released in Fall/Winter 2017, the Tubular Rise carries its predecessors’ design elements but exemplifies a “postmodernist visual ethos.” This character is represented by its color palette and use of understated accents. Carrying a futuristic design, this mid-top sneaker comes in a Primeknit upper composed of space-dyed fibers making it look dimensional. The suede midfoot cage overlay adds an interesting accent as it holds the two-tone laces together.
Pairing these shoes with a basic shirt and joggers can instantly make one trendy and stylish. The subtle color accents remain to be neutral, making it quite easy to pair it with almost anything.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Tubular Rise is available in men's sizes. The range of these sneakers goes from 4-13 with half sizes available. The lace-up closure of these sneakers is a great add-on as it is integrated on the midfoot cage overlay. This offers an interesting look at the sneaker and at the same time, makes the lace-up process a breeze.
Much like its Tubular predecessors, the Tubular Rise embodies the boldest iteration of the Tubular philosophy. The use of different materials, a two-tone knit upper, leather vamp and heel, and suede midfoot cage overlay not only contributes to the sleek, minimalist, and futuristic design of the shoe but adds to the durability, support, and comfort of its wearer. More so, its additional feature, the soft EVA outsole with molded stability plugs provides extra cushioning to the sneaker. The overflow panel goes up the heel’s quarter and holds the laces together.
- The Primeknit upper makes these sneakers comfortable and more supportive.
- This mid-top Tubular Rise features a comfortable textile bootee lining, making it more sock-like.