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.
Asics Gel Lyte III Disney History
Designed by Shingeyuki Mitsui, the Asics Gel Lyte III was first released in 1990 as a performance running shoe with a unique split-tongue design. Taking the spotlight then was the tri-density EVA midsole which is lightweight and durable for an improved running experience.
The major selling point of combining style and performance worked for the Gel Lyte III as it changed the game for running shoes by being also a lifestyle sneaker with its vibrant colorways and edgy design. It was also well received by the running community as it delivered exceptional cushioning and support. However, after its release, the model was discontinued and only reissued several years later in 2000. The time for its release was just right as the demand for classic running shoes were on the rise making the Asics Gel Lyte III one of the most in-demand retro running shoes of the brand.
Disney and Asics teamed up for collaboration on two famous animated movies. The first collaboration was the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney Beauty and the Beast that was released just in time for the blockbuster remake movie of 2017.
Opting for a more feminine look, designers paid homage to Belle’s character in the Beauty colorway released on March 9, 2017, with muted off-white tones and beige hits on the leather overlays. A rose pattern is also stitched on the tongue and sidewall while a Beauty and the Beast Insignia is neatly placed at the bottom sole. Another variation of the shoe pays homage to the Beast character with a darker coffee colorway with indigo accents.
Asics Gel Lyte III Disney Style
Relive the ‘Tale as old as time’ in your footwear with the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney that features colorways and design accents inspired by Beauty and the Beast. The monochromatic tones and subtle detailing of the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney give this retro running sneaker a more feminine makeover. Wear these kicks with your cropped top in the summer and weathered shorts.
Try them on with a sporty dress with athleisure styling for that sporty princess look. The glammed up low-top sneaker is also perfect for teens to young girls at heart who want a more feminine sneaker that remains low-key despite its gorgeous leather finish.
Fit & Sizing
With women-specific sizing, the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney allows women to flaunt their sneakers as if they are fantasy-filled glass slippers that enchant anyone that set its gaze on the low-top shoes with Beauty and the Beast inspiration. The medium width sneaker comes with padded sock liners and cushioning for an internal comfort that lasts all day. It is also equipped with regular flat laces and split shoe tongue for a snug fit. Available in true to size in women-specific sizes, the true to size sneaker is available for the US sizes 4 to 14 with an option for half-sizes for accurate fitting. Men may also buy this sneaker by adding 1.5 to the existing women’s sizes.
The limited edition Asics Gel Lyte III Disney comes prepared for the magical moment with its Beauty and the Beast details at the sole, stitched branding logo, and colorful sockliner that reflects the beauty and romance of the blockbuster story. Aside from aesthetics inspired by the world of Disney, the Asics Gel Lyte III Disney is also assured of utmost comfort by the GEL cushioning technology.
- Disney logo is stitched at the right side heel panel.
- Beauty and the Beast inspired designed accents can be found at the bottom inner sole, interior lining, and back heel.
- Tonal rope laces keep the feet secure in this Disney collaboration.
- Originally constructed with dual density EVA midsole, the Asics Gel Lyte III used nylon and synthetic suede for the upper with Asics stripes on the side.
- The collaboration made use of leather and suede materials for the upper.