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.
Part of the New Balance 574 collection, these shoes are available in sizes 5 to 12 in standard and wide versions. These women-exclusive shoes are crafted with a central lacing system that gives enough leeway for fit adjustments.
Dressed in suede and canvas, the sporty New Balance 574 Metallic Patch comes in 4 color combinations that aren’t too flashy yet will definitely make heads turn. For everyday casual wear, this shoe can be worn with a pair of straight-cut pants, a nice-looking top, and a colored jacket. This stylish kick is also great with short A-line dresses and a long cardigan for a relaxed stroll in the park.
The New Balance 574 Metallic Patch is not just a fashionable kick. It is also crafted with a few technologies that will enhance the user’s experience. One of them is the ENCAP midsole which provides excellent support and increased durability. Also, it has an EVA foam midsole and heel for an extra cushioned ride.
This shoe comes with 2 interchangeable patches on the tongue to create a more personalized look. The upper features a combination of suede and canvas materials. It also has subtle metallic details for a truly unique feel.
William J. Riley, the founder of New Balance, started in 1906 by selling arch support and a few other accessories that will improve the shoe fit. Two decades later in 1927, Riley hired Arthur Hall as a salesman, who later became his business partner. Together, they found success in selling arch support.
It was in the 1930s when the company began manufacturing shoes for athletes. In 1960, New Balance released the first running shoe with a rippled sole, which they called the Trackster. It was also the first shoe to be offered in multiple widths.
The success and popularity of New Balance shoes continue to rise up to this day. Several models, including the 320, 565, and 574, became iconic to shoe fans all over the world. In fact, the NB 574 Metallic Patch comes as a commemorative edition that exudes style but ingenuity as well.
The metallic details found on this New Balance 574 model add a subtle touch of elegance to the already iconic shoe. Likewise, the removable hook-and-loop patches create a more unique vibe.
- The New Balance 574 Metallic Patch in size 6, width D weighs 255 grams.
- Its heel insert is made of TPU, a material that provides extra support.
- The foam-padded tongue and collar provide enhanced in-shoe comfort.