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.
The Converse Fastbreak Mountaineer Leather Mid is a unisex shoe destined to be sported by all walks of life who has a niche for the outdoors. The promising sneaker can be grabbed in men’s sizes starting from 5 all the way up to 13. Women’s sizes range from 6.5 to 14.5.
This Converse Fastbreak sneaker is a break away from the typical Chuck Taylor facade. Aside from its mid-top form, an unusual cut for most All-Stars, the sneaker also employs a Ballistic textile upper for a sturdy yet breathable construction. Underneath all that mumbo jumbo is a stitched cupsole which adds to the model’s overall durability.
Overall, the Converse Fastbreak Mountaineer Leather Mid radiates a hiking vibe courtesy of the Ballistic fabric upper. Other color options like the Utility Green iteration is also a dead giveaway to the sneaker’s presentation as one of those kicks in the hiking-inspired category.
The sneaker can be worn either by recreational superstars or street casuals in an outfit combination comprising mostly of pants or denim jeans. The mid-top structure allows high socks to be sported as well, but one must take note that this style is not only for the gents. Ladies can wear these bad boys with jeggings or shorts as well.
The durable Ballistic upper of the sneaker makes it stand out from the rest of its Converse Fastbreak brothers. The midsole-outsole combo resembles somewhat a Nike Dunk-ish appearance alongside that almost familiar lacebed.
For many of us sneakerheads, it’s like general knowledge to know that Converse is a part of the Nike family since the early 2000s. But way back in the 80s, it was a different scenario. Back then, every sportswear brand is battling over one particular player--Michael Jordan.
Before MJ signed with Nike and created a majestic brand of his own, he was wearing Converse. Not just any type of Converse kicks, but the classic Fastbreak Mid. He wore it during his high school basketball games when he was still a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels. Then months later, Jordan chose these shoes in his breakthrough game in the 1984 Olympics when the USA defeated Spain.
Decades after, the sneaker remained in the Converse catalog and was embellished with numerous material variations. One of those is Ballistic fabrics included in the Converse Fastbreak Mountaineer Leather Mid.
- Aside from the Ballistic textile fabric, the sneaker also utilizes suede for its overlays.
- Contains a black midsole-outsole with speckled details.
- The laces are also made to be trail-inspired.
- Pull tabs are found on the tongue for ease of entry.