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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New Balance 210 History
In 2013, New Balance launched the New Balance Numeric or NB# as its sub-brand that specializes in skateboarding. Under this line is an incredible team of professional skateboarders including PJ Ladd, Levi Brown, Arto Saari, Tom Karangelov, Jordan Taylor, Tom Knox, Tyler Surrey, and more. The NB# produces skate-specific sneakers that are durable, flexible, and quality-made.
One of the shoes in the New Balance Numeric line is the New Balance 210, or otherwise referred to as the New Balance AM210, New Balance Numeric AM210, or simply NB210. It is a low-top skate shoe built with a sturdy suede or canvas upper, secured lace-up closure system, vulcanized rubber outsole, and multi-layered toe cap. It released in several colorways including Black with White, Grey with White, Light Grey with White, White, Navy with Pigment and White, Pink, Black with Army Black, and much more - all of which are in men’s sizing. Each pair originally retails at $60.
New Balance 210 Style
The New Balance 210 is a low-top skate shoe crafted from soft suede or canvas material supported by a vulcanized rubber outsole. Regardless of the colorway, it exudes a clean and effortless look for on-the-go casual wearing whether you are skateboarding or not. Its low profile makes it ideal to be best paired with cuffed jeans or shorts. Ladies could also strut a pair of these shoes and wear them with a summer dress, shorts, jeans, or skirt.
Fit & Sizing
Available in men’s sizes from 5 to 14 in D Medium width, the New Balance 210 features a low-cut, form-fitting profile that allows non-restrictive foot movement. The fit is secured by a lace-up closure system, which can be customized either by tightening or loosening the laces depending on the wearer’s preference.
The fit is true to size for most wearers. As for the ladies, an accurate fit can be obtained if they opt for a pair 1.5 size smaller than their usual.
The brand's crowd-favorite ProCourt model inspired this New Balance low-top skate shoe. It flaunts a low-profile built with a durable suede and canvas upper with a multi-layered toe cap that can withstand every wear and tear of skateboarding
Also, the outsole features a genuine gum rubber of N-durance rubber for optimum traction or grip. The tongue is also worth mentioning, too, as it is relatively larger (but not bulky) than those in regular sneakers.
- Other retailers refer to this shoe as the New Balance Numeric AM210.
- The New Balance 210 shoes feature a herringbone-patterned vulcanized outsole in a gum rubber material for optimum traction on any surface while allowing a superior board feel.
- An NB 210 branding is placed on the tongue, while a classic N logo is on the side panels. On the heel is the “New Balance” text branding.
- Also featured in this shoe is a breathable textile interior, a closed cell polyurethane (PU) insert protection for impact protection and a Fresh Foam footbed for cushioned comfort.