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.
CollaborationWings + Horns
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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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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The Primeknit upper of this Adidas Wings and Horns offers the feet an adaptive but secure fit. Matched with a traditional closure, it allows its users to customize the fit based on their preference. These sneakers are available in men's sizes measuring from 8-13.
The NMD range, since its release has been seen various upgrades and updates. The collaboration of Wings + Horns and Adidas Originals displays the two-fold perspective and the supreme quality the brand has been known for. The NMD_R2 Primeknit features a primal yet contemporary aesthetic of the NMD's. Along with the leather-crafted rendition, these sneakers come in a one-piece muted gray colorway with laser-cut perforations promoting airflow and maximum breathability. The exposed tonal stitching on the upper gives it a primal appeal and gives additional texture.
Even though the silhouette of the Wings + Horns NMD_R2 Primeknit comes in a very minimalist and simplistic low-top silhouette, each detail stands out, and all come with a purpose. Like the NMD_R2, these sneakers come with a Primeknit upper and Boost sole, which provides maximum energy return because of its responsive cushioning system.
Being one of the largest athletic footwear brands in the world, Adidas has developed a long list of collaborations. It enriches the brand into having fresh ideas and helps the company keep up with the ever-changing trends.
From opposing but complementing perspectives, the menswear label Wings + Horns was born. With influences of Japan and Canada and a name that depicts the struggle of good and evil, this brand became reputable for its dual disposition. Launched in 2004, the label became known for its quality materials and craftsmanship that applies technique, detail, and discipline. Their contemporary aesthetic focusing on precision and simplicity makes their designs stands out.
The Spring/Summer 2017 collection of Adidas Originals and Wings + Horns is not the first for the brand. The brand has been known for its series of collaborations like the deconstructed New Balance vintage trainers and the Decade Parka for Canada Goose.
- The Adidas Wings + Horns NMD_R2 Primeknit was released on April 27, 2017, along with the rest of the collection.