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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Available in women’s and men’s sizes, this casual sneaker is frequently dressed in a breathable mesh upper that molds to the feet snugly for optimum comfort. Those, however, who prefer extra wiggle room for the toes can always size up.
Air Jordan Future Low’s simplistic aesthetic is a prize for anyone who values style. Sashay in the streets with a pair of cuffed joggers or distressed denim jeans and long sleeves for a laidback look. A pair of chinos and a blazer also work for those who’d like to achieve a somewhat smart, upscale vibe.
The iconic b-ball shoe tooling featuring a compression molded foam midsole and midfoot shank on the Air Jordan Future Low gave this sneaker its classic panache not to mention lightweight comfort and superior stability. Its asymmetric lace-up closure and minimal-styled upper, though, awarded this AJ XI-inspired footwear a futuristic look unseen on other Air Jordan models.
It is said that the iconic Jordan line gave rise to the all-too-familiar sneakerhead culture. Thanks to legendary MJ’s headstrong attitude that is paired with his superb play on the court, his kicks that were once identified as a symbol of rebellion is now a prized possession.
It all began in the year 1984. Back then, sportswear juggernaut Nike almost hit rock bottom. Their saving grace came in the shape of then-rookie Michael Jordan and a game-changing hoop shoe the Air Jordan 1. Clad in red and black, this Peter Moore creation released in 1985 sold crazy spawning millions of fanatics.
Countless designs have emerged since then. Among the many models that went past being a fad and over time became a classic is the Air Jordan 11 (1995).
A sneaker made by known Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, it was constructed with a full-length Air-Sole unit and carbon fiber plate as well as a lightweight Phylon midsole. Well-cushioned yet supportive, its patent leather upper, however, gave this sought-after shoe a shiny, convertible-like facade that’s adored by many.
Fast forward to 2014, the mid-top Air Jordan Future debuted. While it kept the masterpiece AJ XI’s sole tooling, it ditched the patent leather for a mesh upper to give it a clean, sleek, minimalist flair. No longer built for the court but made with comfort and streetwear styling in mind, unlike other Jordan lifestyle shoes, this one was able to strike sneaker enthusiasts’ fascination effortlessly.
Just like any in-demand kick on the market, the Air Jordan Future warranted a sequel. Thus, the Air Jordan Future Low was born. Still looking fine with its mesh upper and AJ XI’s signature sole, it went public in Feb 2015 and is now seen in a mishmash of shades.
- Its rubber outsole with herringbone pattern supplies durable traction. Some models come with icy rubber outsoles for extra oomph.
- Mesh lining and synthetic suede tongue give this sneaker unrivaled in-step comfort.
- The famous “Jumpman” logo is displayed on the tongue, insole and undersole for branding.
- Iterations with camo print and reflective top are also up for grabs.