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.
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Etnies Metal Mulisha Fader History
Etnies was initially founded by two French designers in 1986 and called it "Etnics" at first, which came from the word Ethnic. However, the company had to change its name within the first year of operation due to legal problems.
Pierre André took over the company in 1989 as he was nearing his retirement from his professional skateboarding career. This acquisition made Etnies the very first skateboard shoe company to be skater-owned and operated.
Today Etnies carries more than shoes in its inventory as it now includes apparel and accessories. The brand dishes out new designs every season and collaborations with other brands. One of these partnerships is with the clothing company Metal Mulisha.
Metal Mulisha was co-founded by Brian Deegan who is a professional motocross rider since 1997. The brand's owners consist of motocross riders and their love for the sport is obviously passed onto the clothing brand. Etnies collaborated with the brand to celebrate Metal Mulisha's successes in the retail and motocross industries. This partnership birthed the Etnies Metal Mulisha Fader shoe and is available in a multitude of graphic designs and colorways.
Etnies Metal Mulisha Fader Style
Using the Fader's classic bulky, old-school skate profile as its canvas, Metal Mulisha kicked the pair's aesthetic up a notch by applying their rock and militia-inspired artwork on its upper. Grounded in the rebellious nature of skate this kick's skulls and pops of colors will make your outfit more interesting. Pair it with loose jeans, a t-shirt, and a New Era cap for an old-school skate look or opt for joggers, shorts, or straight cut trousers for a more modern casual outfit.
Fit & Sizing
The Etnies Metal Mulisha Fader is exclusively available in men's sizes that stretch from 5 to 15. Ladies who want to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. This kick generally fits true to size. Trying a pair in your nearest retail store is best recommended.
This low-top pair retains the Fader's vintage bulky silhouette, which most old-school skaters prefer for its cushiony protection. It is available in a wide selection of large graphic design/ artwork options and colorways for different preferences. Some insoles also display Metal Mulisha artwork.
- It retails for $70.
- Its upper is crafted from leather.
- The shoe has a padded collar and tongue for added cushioning and comfort.
- The kick uses an STI Foam Lite Level footbed for extra in-step comfort. It is detachable.
- It is offered in Medium width.