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 Eclipse Holiday History
In March 2015, Jordan released one of its highly-rated lifestyle shoe models – the Jordan Eclipse. Unlike typical Jordan performance basketball shoes that the brand has made a name for, the Eclipse boasts a toned-down, less bulky aesthetics fit for off-court activities and street style. Further, because of its minimal design and lightweight construction, the sneaker world couldn't help but somehow compare it to Nike's Roshe.
Its upper is made of deconstructed textile material and comes with a neoprene tongue for a snug fit. It also has an injected sole unit and an Air-Sole unit in the heel. Completing its authentic Jordan vibe is the classic Jumpman logo on the heel.
The Jordan Eclipse debuted in a wide range of colorways including printed ones and some monochromatic pairs. Seven pairs in total released - three of which in a printed upper with hints of either black, gray, or red in the midsole; the other three colorways in almost monochromatic hues; and the last pair in a blue shade accented with spot prints throughout its upper.
Came October 2015, the Jordan brand released an updated iteration of the Eclipse just in time for the Halloween festivities. Dubbed officially as the Air Jordan Eclipse Holiday, the updated rendition is as minimalistic and lightweight as the core model, but in a Halloween-inspired visual. Shades of gray and black donned the upper, while an orange Jumpman logo gave the perfect contrast on the tongue tab that matched the interior lining. Another detail worth noting is the speckled rubber midsole. The Jordan Eclipse Holiday is made available in "Infrared 23" colorway.
Air Jordan Eclipse Holiday Style
This Jordan low-tops feature a deconstructed upper made of mixed textile/canvas and leather materials in shades of gray and black. Its street-ready look is completed with a lace-up closure and a speckled rubber midsole. One way to emphasize this Jordan's minimal yet stylish look is to pair it with casual shorts or pin-rolled jeans. Jogger pants and skinny jeans would also do the trick.
Fit & sizing
The Air Jordan Eclipse Holiday is a basketball-inspired sneaker made available in men's sizing. Its low-top, deconstructed silhouette ensures wearers not only a non-restrictive and flexible fit but also a comfortable feel that lasts a day. However, due to such built, it fits somehow narrow and small that wide-footed wearers would most likely not be that comfortable. A half size bigger than usual is advised to maximize its comfort.
Although the Air Jordan Eclipse Holiday is an updated version of the Eclipse silhouette, it does not look too different from the base model. It retains the Eclipse’s deconstructed profile and materials and only differs visually, particularly with its stand out color scheme fit for the Halloween. It still features a breathable textile and leather upper, tongue pull tab, lace-up closure, and Air-Sole unit.
- The Air Jordan Eclipse Holiday also features a durable rubber herringbone-patterned outsole for optimum traction.
- Jordan’s classic Jumpman logo is visible on the tongue loop tab, insoles, and heel.