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  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    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.

  • Price
    $220
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The low-top Mastermind Japan x Adidas NMD XR1 runs true to size and comes in medium men’s width. The collaborative sneaker is available only in limited men’s sizes. Women may opt wearing them by going 1.5 sizes down for an equivalent fit.

An attractive low-top pair that looks expensive on foot, the Mastermind Japan x Adidas NMD XR1 is a versatile sneaker that warrants every sneaker fan’s attention. The black and white kicks are flexible to wear for casual to rugged looks. Don them with easy shorts or tapered jeans for a sharp look that would not distract but complement the athleisure style so popular nowadays.

Wear them with black or white plain shirts or a hoodie and loose overalls for a casual day out with friends that is oozing with street-style swag.  The black and white combo of the collaboration sneaker allows transition to casual night events smoothly as one goes bar hopping with friends or some random street or rave parties and concerts.

Eyes are glued on the skull and crossbones design of Japanese label mastermind that is neatly placed all over the low-top sneaker. The unique placement of the detailing on the black Primeknit upper over the boost sole common with the NMD XR1 sneakers is a good reason to cop a pair of the comfortable, well-cushioned, breathable, and stylish sneakers.

Released on September 20, 2016, the MMJ x Adidas NMD XR1 was launched together with the Adidas Tubular Instinct collaboration with the Japanese label. With a revamped look the protective outer cage in the middle was replaced with a leather material to match the leather used at the heel. The design also featured crossbones and skull Mastermind Japan branding details on the heel, insole, and tongue interchanged with Adidas branding. The premium detailing is also the main attraction of this collaboration low-top sneaker that has Japanese street fashion at its heart.

  • Heel pull tabs at the back with Adidas and Mastermind Japan detailing for quick on and off.
  • Reflective flat laces with extra laces are issued on every pair.

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