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.
Jordan Lift Off History
The Air Jordan VI is regarded as one of the most symbolic sneakers among the Air Jordan series. It debuted during the time Michael Jordan won his first NBA championship and first Finals MVP. Released in 1991, it was introduced in five distinctive color schemes, the White / Infrared-Black, Black / Infrared-Black, Off White / New Maroon, White / Sport Blue-Black, and White / Carmine-Black.
Jordan himself imposed that the AJ VI must have a clean toe, to which the famous Nike designer Tinker Hatfield is more than happy to oblige. Hatfield designed the Air Jordan VI to have reinforcements on the toe area, making it the first Jordan sneaker or basketball shoe in general to exhibit this feature. Hatfield also designed two perforations at the top of the tongue, and one loop on its back. He called these modifications a "spoiler."
Jordan also requested the AJ VI to have its heel tab positioned in a way that it will not brush to his Achilles tendon. Because of this, the Air Jordan VI is a pioneer for being the first to feature a molded structure on a shoe’s back. The embedded number 23 is one of the final touches to the sneaker’s design.
The AJ VI is the second model under the Jordan series to exhibit a clear rubber outsole. Its predecessor, the Air Jordan V, had amassed complaints from wearers as its soles have a tendency to collect dust, which makes the sole slippery. With the Air Jordan VI, Hatfield added an additional layer of solid rubber to ensure that the slippery-sole issue would not persist.
Over the years, the Air Jordan VI has been continuously re-released in a multitude of colorways. As the brand is more focused now than ever to assert its dominance in the lifestyle category, the Jordan Lift Off was introduced as an off-court reincarnation of the AJ VI. Offered in a variety of color schemes, it retains the iconic look of one of the most celebrated sneakers in basketball history.
Jordan Lift Off Style
As a lifestyle equivalent of the Air Jordan VI, the Jordan Lift Off exhibits a bulky-looking silhouette due to the perforated padding along the heel area and synthetic leather overlays. Similar to other basketball-inspired casual kicks, the Jordan Lift Off is suited best when it is paired with denim shorts or skinny jeans. Try this high-top with baggy denim shorts and a graphic shirt to bring out its sporty appeal in full display.
Fit & Sizing
The high-top Jordan Lift Off is available in US men’s sizes from 7 to 18. Its upper consists of real and synthetic leather and ballistic mesh nylon which offer enhanced breathability. A traditional lace enclosure provides secure wear.
The Jordan Lift Off has a cushy foam midsole and Air-Sole heel unit that delivers cushioning and impact protection. Its outsole showcases a herringbone pattern that offers supreme traction.
- Currently, the color schemes for the Jordan Lift Off are Black / University Red / Wolf Grey / White, Anthracite / Black / Gym Red, Black / Gym Red / Anthracite / White, and Neutral Olive / Olive Canvas / Gum Yellow / Black.