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    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
    $80
  • Special editions
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The New Balance 574 Seasonal Shimmer is made exclusively for women. The shoe sizes range from 5 to 10 in standard B-medium width.

The New Balance 574 Seasonal Shimmer has a pretty and feminine flair that looks great on the feet no matter what outfit you have on. Pair it with shorts, cropped pants, jeans, leggings, and miniskirts. You can also match it with sporty dresses.

The lustrous effect of the New Balance 574 Seasonal Shimmer is what catches the eye first, quickly followed by the pretty colors and classic silhouette. The shoe also features the ENCAP cushioning system which is a midsole technology that combines a durable and supportive rim of polyurethane to an EVA core.

The New Balance 574 is the brand’s most popular model. The silhouette—an advanced running shoe—first came out in 1988 and is a combination of two different New Balance sneakers. The mashup resulted in a comfortable and durable shoe with a large selection of colorways to choose from, which is partly why it became such a fan favorite. Also during that time, recreational running was a widespread fad, and the 574 was a highly functional runner.

The silhouette was released yet again in 2003 with technological updates such as the ENCAP cushioning system. Due to its popularity, the silhouette has had several iterations come out, in a variety of colors (tonal or otherwise), prints (camo, polka dot, etc.), and fabrics (mesh, leather, and so on). A re-engineered version  (the 574S) was released as well, featuring a slimmer shape, a more sloping sole, and a one-piece mesh lining.

Among these newer versions of the classic is the 547 Seasonal Shimmer which has updated the retro look with an iridescent design and metallic details. It kept much of the details of the 2003 release but added a glittery effect to the mix.

  • A durable rubber outsole provides traction while a shimmery synthetic upper gives the shoe a stylish look.

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