Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $70
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The Globe Octave has a low profile, with a medium padded collar and tongue. All of which provides the ankles full mobility as well as the needed support. A traditional lace-up closure fastens the upper and locks down the foot with a customizable fit. There's also a loop in the middle of the tongue to keep it in place. Moreover, these Octave shoes come exclusively in men's sizing, which ranges from 7 to 14.

The Octave's silhouette has a heavy, nostalgic '90s vibe, which reminds one of the good, ol' days wherein life was simpler and slower. Its effortless design matches daily staple clothing, which is essentially laid-back and casual—clothing that reminds one not to overthink and just be. But make no mistake about it: the Octave is one tough sneaker and can still pull off the daring, rebellious look.

That said, a pair of denims or khakis is a perfect match to the Octave. Be it regular, baggy, skinny, washed, ripped, tattered, or torn. The Octave looks easily at home with shorts and chinos as well for that walk around the neighborhood. A great finisher to the look can be just a plain tee-shirt, plaid flannel shirt, sweater, or a hoodie. Moreover, these Octaves are available in a variety of chill colorways: rawhide/curry, black/white, walnut/white, and more.

The Octave takes pride in its promise of longevity. Many skaters have said it can withstand long and harsh skating sessions without breaking down or bagging out. As for comfort and impact protection, the Octave has got that covered with its Nitrolite footbed and classic-styled Katana cupsole. Lastly, a signature Globe S-Trac with a broken herringbone pattern provides an excellent grip that lasts.

Globe began in the mid-'80s with the launching of the Australian-based Hardcore Enterprises, a company which specializes in skateboarding products and apparel (soon branching out to snowboarding and surfing). It was run by the three Hills brothers, two of which were Australian skateboarding champions.

In 1995, Globe established operations in the US, and there grew bigger. Globe since then produced many high-quality sneakers, such as the Globe Octave, a solid cupsole sneaker known for its durability and performance.

  •  In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, Globe launched a book, titled "Unemployable: 30 Years of Hardcore, Skate and Street."

 

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