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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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.
The low-top Y-3 Yohji Super of Adidas is a unisex pair that is exclusively offered in men's range in medium width. This kick uses the Poron performance cushioning on its sockliner to provide enhanced comfort. This model also utilizes the traditional lace-up closure system that allows its wearers to adjust the fit according to their comfort. Meanwhile, the recognizable white midsole gives ample cushioning for day-long use.
Yohji Yamamoto gave the classic Adidas Superstar a luxurious update. The Adidas Y-3 Yohji Super sneakers are made of premium, shiny leather upper inserted with lavish details for finest comfortable feel. The iconic Adidas Superstar's rubber toe cap was replaced with leather, giving out a clean, luxurious look while retaining the timeless profile. The crisp upper was added with graphics "Love Yohji Yamamoto" taken from the paintings of Yamamoto.
Adidas x Y-3 offers this in two colorways, the Core Black and All White, which are relatively easy to style for its versatile and smart appeal. Jeans, joggers, shorts, or even skirt for the ladies, all can be paired with the Yohji Super sneaker of Y-3. For an edgy attire, some can be seen matching this kick up with their baggy jeans and oversized shirt in monochromatic hue.
Y-3 replaced the rubber toe box of the classic Adidas Superstar with leather and stripped off the 3-Stripe branding on the sides, resulting in a monochromatic all leather upper. These striking elements give a modern update to the iconic iteration without overdoing it. This sneaker also displays contrasting calligraphy on the toe box that says, "Love, Yohji Yamamoto."
Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto teamed up with Adidas in 2002 to come up with high-style sneaker iterations. Deemed as the dream team, this collaboration formed the Y-3 line which stands from Yohji Yamamoto and the iconic Three Stripes of Adidas.
The Y-3 lineage aims to provide modern, streetwear tweak to the athletic profiles. The team-up provided the fans roster of sneakers and apparels that have modern style inserted with premium quality of materials. Adidas and Yamamoto successfully blended athletic technology to the avant-garde fashion, resulting in high-end products.
Y-3 has been consistent in providing impeccable craftsmanship with unique appeal using some of Adidas' classic silhouettes. As for the latest Y-3 line, the brand introduced the "Yohji Love" capsule composed of apparel, accessories, and sneakers. This Spring/Summer 2019 collection was inspired by the 80s fashion added with the cursive hand-painted graphics "Love, Yohji Yamamoto."
In this capsule, the brand revamped the Adidas Superstar with a few new details to make it stand out without giving up the classic cozy feel of the iconic silhouette. Offered in two colorways, the Adidas Y-3 Yohji Super shoes have contrasting calligraphy on its leather toe box, to heighten up its remarkable charm.
- Y-3 logo can be seen debossed on the tongue and insole of the Adidas Y-3 Yohji Super.
- Bold Y-3 branding can be seen on the heel tab.
- The zigzag pattern on its rubber outsole provides traction and grip on the city streets.