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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Jordan Reveal Premium History
The birth of the Air Jordan started in 1985 during Nike's struggling time. The decline of the running shoe phenomenon, which is the brand's forte, marked a dent on their supposed escalating sales. Although tennis was more sought after than basketball in terms of sneaker endorsement, the brand was adamant in pursuing NBA rookie Michael Jordan to represent the brand. It was also their strategy to appeal to new market segment and upturn the direction of the brand.
The Air Jordan 1, launched in 1985, initially started with underwhelming sales, compared to its enormity today. However, it received overwhelming attention for breaking the rules of the uniform code because of its black and red colorway. The athlete was fined $5,000 every time, but given the return of sales, it only proves its success.
From then on, the brand continued to release new designs, mainly because of how the market embraced the franchise. Since the athlete's retirement, the brand continued to appeal to the younger generation or those who are not familiar with the Jordan legacy. In 2014, the brand diversified its product line by releasing a lifestyle version of its sneakers, the Future. It also aims to fill in the gap of the increasing demand of lifestyle footwear. Followed by the Jordan Future is the Jordan Eclipse, which serves an inspiration of the Jordan Reveal and Jordan Reveal Premium.
Jordan Reveal Premium Style
Even though the on-the-court Jordan's are raising the bar up, the lifestyle line of J's catches up by creating a mark on street style. The Jordan Reveal Premium proves that the brand need not be Retro to be taken to the streets. Coming in an all-new mesh upper and a high–top silhouette, these sneakers exude that sporty casual vibe that is easy to style.
During its release, then Chicago Bulls athlete Jimmy Butler showcased a way of styling the sneaker, wearing only a simple plain white shirt and shorts. His minimalist outfit perfectly matched the minimal style of a black colorway Reveal Premium.
Fit & Sizing
The Jordan Reveal Premium comes in a comfortable mesh upper, which because of its soft material, offers breathability and more room for the feet to stretch out. The high-top silhouette gives support on the ankles, which comes in handy for all-day and long-term wear. It is a men’s shoe that is offered in sizes 6 to 14 D.
Although the Reveal Premium is made for the streets, the brand ensures that plenty of cushioning is provided through the encapsulated Air-Sole cushioning. This technology is unique as it takes advantage of pressurized air inside a flexible yet tough pouch. It allows the cushioning to return to its shape after pressure is applied. The infused unit sole also serves as the outsole to ensure lightweight comfort to the feet.
- The outsole of these sneakers sports a Herringbone pattern and flexes grooves for maximum traction.