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 Jordan Galaxy is available exclusively in men's sizing from 5 to 14 US in medium width. The single piece medial panel and tongue is reinforced with innovative lacing system for a lockdown fit and superb support. The pull tab is found on the heel counter for easiness in putting this pair on and off.
Jordan Galaxy Style
The mid-top Jordan Galaxy displays unique mixed materials on the upper; half is made with full-grain premium leather while the medial side is made of mesh neoprene. This unique combination creates the asymmetrical look and boosts the premium look and feel. Its burrito-style construction with far-out ropelike lacing system adds laudable style, making this pair a worthy of onlooker's second look.
Styling the Jordan Galaxy can be an undemanding task for some. Few users typically rock their Jordan Galaxy in the streets wearing a pair of denim jeans, joggers, skinnies and rolled up jeans paired with a clean button down for a weekend get-up. Meanwhile, some strut their pair with crew neck shirt and leather jacket and tattered jeans for a masculine ensemble.
The multi-textured upper of the Jordan Galaxy delivers exceptional style while staying simple with its monochromatic colorway. Its one-of-a-kind single piece mesh medial panel that overlaps on the leather lateral side gives an eccentric premium casual design.
Jordan Galaxy History
It all started in 1986 when Nike leaped faith by choosing a rookie from the Chicago Bulls to become their endorser. His name is Michael Jordan, a native of North Carolina.
The first ever Jordan sneakers that kissed a basketball court was released between 1985-1986. It’s called Air Jordan 1 that displayed black and red colors, hence giving it a rebellious image since NBA won’t allow shoe color that is not white in the majority. This infamous act of Michael Jordan, still wearing the shoes even if it is banned, ushered the Air Jordan 1 as the most anticipated shoes throughout that time and up to this day.
During that time, every kid wanted to take in a couple of J’s. With that uphill demand and limited stash, the value of the Jordan also ascended. Nike released different versions of the Jordan every season, outshining the previous versions. This move made the Jordan seamlessly became part of the urban streetwear culture.
The phenomenal clamor for the Jordan shoes coming from the public brought various impacts to Sneakerheads. It paved the way for basketball shoes to be used in the streets, wearing it as casual as possible. Sneaker summits were also everywhere, which, later on, developed a community for sneaker collectors, hence opened a channel for them to connect and socialize and sometimes trade shoes.
Despite having an outdated technology, many collectors, as well as avid fans, still preferred owning the old releases or the OG version. On the other hand, others would instead hold re-releases of these pairs with a fine-tune in material and in the technology which they call the Retro version.
While it is safer for the Jordan brand just to offer the Retros or the OGs, the brand still opted to launch a variety of basketball-inspired casual shoes, like the Air Jordan Future, Jordan Eclipse, and another non-retro the Jordan Galaxy. The Galaxy displays a unique lacing system and overlapping tongue with a textured leather upper and neoprene mesh.
- The durable rubber outsole has geometric tread pattern for durability and superb grip on various surfaces.
- It has the injected unit sole for flexibility and lightness.
- The Jordan Galaxy has the flexible cushioning for the added comfort.
- It has embroidered Jumpman iconic logo on the lateral side of the heel.