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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Air Jordan Dub Zero History
The Air Jordan Dub Zero sneakers were released in 2005. Rumor had it that the silhouette was at first just an attempt by Jordan to conceal the highly anticipated Air Jordan XX, but leaked photos of the sneaker became so popular among sneakerheads that the brand rushed it to production.
The shoes are actually a combination of seven Air Jordan silhouettes namely, the Air Jordan 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 20. The soles come from the 4, the back loops from the 6, the patent leather from the 11, and the tongues’ “T W O 3” from the 12. The shape, meanwhile, takes inspiration from the cut of the 13, the woven leather at the back from the 15, and the laser-etch design on the uppers come from the Air Jordan 20.
During the shoes’ initial run, four colorways in patent leather were dropped. In 2006, the brand released yet another colorway, but this would be the last for the silhouette until its return three years later. Unlike the first drops of the sneaker, the 2009 release featured embroidered logos instead of the etched laser print. The brand dropped four colorways for the silhouette in 2009 before taking them off the market again for several years.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan as well as the 10th anniversary of the laser print, Air Jordan brought back the silhouette in 2015. Laser print was brought back as well, but the patent leather had been replaced with traditional leather.
Air Jordan Dub Zero Style
The Air Jordan Dub Zero are great summer kicks that would be perfect for walking, touring the city, or chilling at the park. Wear them like Ludacris with a long-sleeved button-up shirt and baggy trousers or keep it low-key with a simple tee paired with jeans or joggers.
Fit & Sizing
The Air Jordan Dub Zero is available for men in sizes ranging from 7.5 to 11. A hidden lacing system provides the wearer with an adjustable fit while the mid-top cut and the leather fabric uppers give enhanced support for the ankles.
Aside from the unique design of these hybrid shoes, the Air Jordan Dub Zero is noteworthy for its comfort. This is because of the visible Air-Sole units that can be found on the forefoot and heels of this model. The Air-Sole units provide high impact protection for the user as well as bringing lightweight cushioning that guarantees comfort that lasts for hours.
- Ludacris was spotted wearing a 2009 release of the Air Jordan Dub Zero in 2010 in an event honoring his work on the Magnum Live Large Project.