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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Only available in men’s sizes, the Jordan Eclipse Leather features a roomy interior with thinly padded lining. The round lacing keeps the feet on a secure lockdown while a pull tab on the tongue aims for a quick on and off. Available sizes range from size 6 to 16 with half-sizes in between for a precise fit.
The smooth silhouette of this off-court model from Air Jordan brings a new lifestyle silhouette to the Jumpman brand. Its minimalist design with luxurious perforated leather upper is merged with a lightweight sole for all-day comfort.
As in most off-court kicks from the Air Jordan brand, the design keeps the aesthetics simple with only a few signature Jumpman detailing at the tongue and back heel. The lifestyle sneaker matches well with clothing meant for daily commutes in the metro to casual hanging out with your mates in pubs after work. These well-constructed low-top sneaker pairs well with regular jeans and a loose fitting shirt as it comes as a casual footwear style with no frills but only the bare necessities.
Most prominent in the overall design of the Jordan Eclipse Leather is the encapsulated Air-Sole unit at the heel that provides cushioning, impact absorption, and lightweight strides. The premium leather material is smooth and durable making this laid-back silhouette, and everyday must have.
Making its Debut in Summer of 2015, the Jordan Eclipse is a follow-up to the fashionable off-court sneakers released by the brand like the Air Jordan Future. The shoe was first retailed at $110 per pair and has been dubbed as a commuter shoe as the lifestyle kick strays away from the often purely basketball design of most Air Jordan kicks.
While the Jordan Eclipse remains as basketball-inspired, it is a lightweight sneaker option especially during the summer months as its breathable materials help keep the feet ventilated that others compare its design to the famous Nike Roshe Run.
In October 2015, the Jordan brand released the Jordan Eclipse Leather City Pack focusing on three cities namely Paris, London, and Berlin. The shoe had country flags on the sole as well as PAR, LDN, and BLN stitched at the pull tab to add to the overall look.
The Jordan Eclipse Leather was recently reissued to include a smooth suede leather upper and a flexible midsole and outsole combination with a deconstructed look. Continuing the Air Jordan legacy in this off-court kick design is the encapsulated Air-Sole unit at the heel with a plush sockliner for a cushioned comfort making daily commutes and walks around the city a comfortable experience.
- Premium leather material with a breathable mesh tongue.
- The Jordan Eclipse Leather retails at $110.
- Pull tab at tongue aims for quick on and off.
- Herringbone pattern rubber outsole for traction and on-court flexibility.
- Signature Jumpman logo at pull tab, and back heel.
- The Jordan Eclipse Leather sneaker was also issued as Jordan Eclipse Leather City Pack in October 2015 featuring symbols representing London, Berlin, and Paris.