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.
Fit & Sizing
The New Balance 247 NB Grey is a women-exclusive model that comes in size 5.5 to 11 in B Medium width. Similar to the original 247 silhouette, this particular edition features a foot-hugging, sock-like bootie construction for a snug and secure fit. Incorporated as part of the upper design are tonal flat laces. On the heel is a pull tab, which helps wearers for easy on and off wear of this low-top. Based on a running shoe silhouette, the New Balance 247 NB Grey delivers a decent hold and support to the feet.
New Balance 247 NB Grey Style
Built to keep up with either a 24/7 busy lifestyle or just for casual use, the New Balance 247 NB Grey radiates a chic look that carries on the brand's premium craftsmanship and sporty heritage. The nubuck-textile upper combination is impressive both in comfort and style with its two-tone and minimal appearance. It sits atop a REVlite midsole and a gum rubber outsole for authentic classic feel.
This low-top lifestyle sneaker is versatile and can be worn with dresses, shorts, jeans, or leggings for a casual day out, traveling, or day-to-day activities.
As part of the NB Grey Collection, the New Balance 247 NB Grey low-top shoe features a mix of luxurious materials and subtle colors. It utilizes premium nubuck and stretch-woven textile on the upper instead of the mesh-leather combination of the original silhouette.
The upgraded flair did not stop there though, as even the smallest details make up a nice touch of chicness to the shoe’s always on-the-go look. The eyelets are iridescent, and there are metallic accents and NB Grey lace-tip detailing.
New Balance 247 NB Grey History
The New Balance 247 is a relatively new shoe model of New Balance. While it carries on the brand’s classic sporty look and top of the line craftsmanship, the 247 is designed to fit the modern day’s 24/7, from day to night, active lifestyle.
In one glance, the NB 247 silhouette is all too familiar. That is because it is a fusion of distinct features of past New Balance shoes such as the 574, 576, 998, and 1300. The 574 and 576 inspired its collar strap design; its asymmetrical detail on the toe cap from the 1300; and the sole unit from the 998 but improved with REVlite technology.
Since it released, the 247 silhouette never cease to get different iterations with varying material upgrades. One of these is the New Balance 247 NB Grey, which debuted as part of the NB Grey Collection along with two other shoe models, the New Balance 520 NB Grey and the New Balance 574 NB Grey.
The NB Grey Collection is a women’s sneaker collection that presents a feminine and chic touch on New Balance’s sporty heritage by incorporating buttery sheepskin linings, nubuck uppers, and muted metallic accents to some of the iconic silhouettes of the brand.
- This shoe comes with a collectible NB Grey canvas tote and special packaging.
- REVlite midsole is utilized on this shoe as well for lightweight and supportive feel.
- Displayed on the side panels and tongue are New Balance brandings.