Facts

  • 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
    $130
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Built as a low top, with an oxford-cut silhouette, the NB 1100 does not restrict ankle motion. It’s designed to let the wearer quickly adapt to spontaneous and sudden foot transitions. Furthermore, a lace-up closure, featuring leather laces, provides a custom fitting that suits the wearer’s preference.

The NB 1100 is available in men’s sizes ranging from 7 to 14, in standard (D) and x-wide (4E) width options.

Having a sophisticated, oxford styling and leather construction, the NB 1100 looks formal enough for dressy clothing, such as coats and slacks. But since it carries the running shoe DNA, it seamless matches casual wear like jeans, khakis, and chinos, etc. These walking shoes are so versatile while being so subtle about it.

The NB 1100 comes in a refined series of collectible-worthy colorways, such as Black, Brown with Maroon, Navy with Blue, Grey with Blue. The full-grain leather version is available in Black with Grey and Dark Brown with Sand.

What makes the NB 1100 stand out is the way it seamlessly blends its highly sophisticated look (oxford-cut, leather-suede upper with classic stitching, leather laces) with the qualities of a sneaker (PU all-purpose cushion insoles, an EVA midsole, rubber outsole).

Famous for pouring huge amounts of money on research and innovation, New Balance prove that they're not missing out on style as well. With the release of the NB 1100, the good old Boston-based brand has taken a bolder step toward making dressier sneakers embedded with superb athletic performance.

  • The rubber outsole delivers the kind of  traction and stability a good running shoe would.
  • New Balance branding is detail in the tongue, heel tab, sidewall, and insole.  

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