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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Fit & Sizing
The mid-top Jordan Courtside 23 is available in US men’s sizes, from 7 to 18. Its leather and textile upper provides breathability and comfort while the regular lace-up closure delivers a customized fit.
Jordan Courtside 23 Style
Exhibiting a sporty mid-top profile, the Jordan Courtside 23 has a premium and pristine appearance thanks to its leather and textile upper and essentially monochromatic color schemes. The barely visible Air cushioning units add a degree of distinction, as frequently, these Air cushioning units are very noticeable on many Nike and Jordan sneakers. Because of its basketball design origins, the Jordan Courtside 23 looks best when paired with loose, casual clothing, such as oversized denim pants.
The Nike Air cushioning units has been proven to deliver exceptional cushioning on countless Nike sneakers, including the Jordan Courtside 23. Its outsole exhibits a variety of shapes and textures that offer traction on various surfaces.
Jordan Courtside 23 History
During the 1987-88 NBA season, Michael Jordan won the annual Slam Dunk contest, crowned as the All-Star MVP, selected as one of the First Team All-Defensive, and awarded as the Defensive Player of the Year. And the shoe that the young MJ wore during this stellar career year is the Air Jordan III.
Peter Moore and Bruce Kilgore, two of the AJ I and II designers, left Nike due to various conflicts. They tried to convince Jordan to leave the brand too, to which he said no. As Nike is obviously adamant to continue the worldwide phenomenon Air Jordan series, it managed to hire sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield.
Hatfield and Jordan shared their concepts and visions to each other, as to produce the best shoe that will complement his style of play. Jordan specifically wanted a light but durable basketball shoe. Both of them agreed that the Air Jordan III would have a mid-top profile, which is the first J’s to be built as such. The famous Jumpman logo is placed at the back, with elephant prints along the toe box and sides.
The Air Jordan III was initially priced in 1987 for $100. Since its release up to now, the AJ III is among the most sought-after Jordans for sneakerheads and casuals due to its timeless design, support features, and exciting color schemes. Numerous polls and articles on the internet have concluded that the Air Jordan III is the greatest sneaker of the series.
As the brand recently celebrated the Air Jordan III’s 30th anniversary, it introduced a lifestyle sneaker which is inspired by the iconic basketball footwear. The Jordan Courtside 23 adapted the nuances of the AJ III’s outsole and the visible Nike Air units on the midsole.
- Currently, the color schemes for the Jordan Courtside 23 are Black / Black / Black, Black / Gym Red / White / Black, Grey Fog / Light Bone / Sail / Reflect Silver, and Black / Particle Grey / Gym Red.