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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The sneaker is manufactured by the Jordan brand in men's sizes which run from 7 to 14 all in D medium widths. It resembles the same cushioning and comfort of the original AJ Future model like the Air-Sole unit encapsulated by a Phylon midsole. Its mid-top construction allows for better mobility while offering ankle stability.
This sneaker is one of the brand's recent attempts to stow away from function-based Jordan silhouettes under the AJ series following the fusion models like the Dub Zero and Spizike. The use of contemporary materials like 3M detailing on the woven upper and glow-in-the-dark tooling made the sneaker seem more futuristic even though the original already is. Its unusual lace bed and structureless textile upper goes well with skinny jeans and joggers, and its mid-top collar also blends well with shorts. Of course, the sneaker would best be sported at low light situations just make sure that it is a safe neighborhood.
Differentiating from the OG model of the Future, the Air Jordan Future Premium Glow contains bright accents on its sole accompanied by woven 3M details.
Launching on March 1, 2014, the Air Jordan Future sets a new standard for off-court shoes by revitalizing the iconic AJ XI tooling and revamping it into a lifestyle-centric design.
The shoe is complete with premium details with hints of 3M on its upper material that can be mistaken for an NSW/HTM sneaker. Suede accents also complete the comfort and look which adds to that natural feel. Though revolutionary, the sneaker was polarly received by consumers, and some find it appalling to have reconstructed the coveted AJ XI.
Soon after, more premium renditions of the Air Jordan Future would surface including the Air Jordan Future Premium Glow which capitalizes the reflective features of the original model and steps it up a notch by adding a glow-in-the-dark outsole. This specific model was released two weeks after the Future which was on March 15, 2014.
- The sneaker contains suede detailing on the heel tab and at the lace
- Jumpman logo branding is featured on the tongue and the mid shank of the sole.
- Gold aglets cover up the ends of the laces.