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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Succeeding the relatively short-lived apparel prominence of Grant Hill was the Fila Silva Trainer. Initially running footwear, the now inducted sneaker exudes its brilliance in utility with its low top form. Presumably an action-packed silhouette, the Silva Trainer even contained Fila’s most promising tech of the decade. The 2A Cushioning located both on the heel and ball of the foot.
Men and women can both enjoy the pleasure of this timely dad-shoe, which contains sizes constructed separately for both. The women’s Fila Silva Trainer comes in a range starting from 5 to 11 while the gentlemen’s sizes span from 7 all the way up to 13. Of course, running-inspired kicks like these are enclosed with laces for a convenient and customizable fit.
The 90s vibe continues to flourish in the concurrent decade evident with the spontaneous releases of dad shoes in the sneaker market. Fila made a bold move by jumping in with the relatively ridiculous trend. Their sneaker of choice--the Fila Silva Trainer.
Its not-so-modest design gives hints of Air Max 98s visible in its upper with curvy accents with air pods resembling a mix of Shox technology and the coveted air bubble. But enough of the Nike mumbo-jumbo because the Italian brand also had a promising era at the same time these Air Maxes were released.
Men and women are blessed with this fine and dandy running-inspired silhouettes which can be partnered with sporty clothes like joggers and leggings. Those who would want to highlight the sneaker’s dad shoe imagery can wear them in skinny jeans or pants.
The wavy synthetic and leather teardrop elements on its upper is a sure-snatch head-turner. 2A cushion pods underneath the sneaker add dimension to its overall look. Lastly, bold Fila logos are patched on the lateral sides and tongue of the sneaker.
FIla was somewhat a powerhouse way back in the 90s thanks to its promising list of ambassadors including Grant Hill and Bjorn Borg. Basketball and tennis were not only the platforms of sport that the Italian brand penetrated and incited to introduce running in their portfolio. Their athlete of choice was the Mexican long-distance runner named German Silva.
In the 1994 New York City Marathon, Silva took a wrong turn but recovered and finished first place. This promising feat lured Fila into drafting him as their apparel sponsor in the following months. The company even made a shoe specifically for him, which is called the Fila Silva Trainer.
After decades, the Silva Trainer was resurrected in time when the chunky trend surfaced the streets. It was officially unveiled in 2018 in numerous colorway options but, of course, the iconic white/red/navy combo is the most sought after.
- Uppers are composed of synthetic and leather materials.
- FIla x Silva logos are embroidered.
- Original retail price is $125.
- Collar and tongue are generously padded for added comfort.